Reviews

TELOS GNR 5.1 PLUS

The Grounding Noise Reducer (GNR) from TELOS AUDIO DESIGNS (TAIWAN) has been around for some years. It has progressed from version 2.1 to version 3.1, then to version 5.1 and (maybe) finally to current version 5.1 Plus. Every upgrade involved new additions to the previous version. The current 5.1 Plus has Schumann Resonators built into its circuitry, and it was …

Comparing ASCENDO THE 12″ Dual Concentric with MILLER & KREISEL S150 THX Certified Speakers.

After experiencing the limitations of my KEF LS50 as the rear surround speakers, eventhough working at 120Hz upwards. I decided its time to check out some dedicated Home Theater speakers that can work well even at high SPL. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t require the Home Theater to play that loud (maybe peak at slightly below 100dB)…I do want …

(Mr.)Tan’s Slam Bang with FRANK ACOUSTICS!

FRANK ACOUSTICS have been designing and manufacturing audio components and loudspeakers/ subwoofers since 1998. Their products have proven themselves at performance and build quality, even fit for an Ultra End Audio System (personally I bought and used some of them). Thus, most of the local audiophile and some audiophile abroad that I knew, used their products…especially their well proven Power …

IPUK UHD8592 PRO 4K UHD BLU RAY UNIVERSAL PLAYER…its one of the Upper Echelon?!

Throughout this Chinese New Year 2023, I am quite preoccupied with my love ones and audio/ video components reviews. The local audio/ video distributors have been most generous to this blog (AV DESIGNS, ACTSESSORY SHOPPE, CREATIVE AV, CENTRE CIRCLE AUDIO VISUAL and last but not least, YY SOUND SYSTEMS/ REFERENCE AUDIO)…thank you all. Today, the main talk would be at …

AVANTGARDE TRIO G3 HORN, the Flagship from Germany!

Today, I was treated to a listening session at CENTRE CIRCLE AUDIO VISUAL Boutique (MALAYSIA), of their latest flagship horn loudspeakers from AVANTGARDE ACOUSTIC (GERMANY), the TRIO G3 ITRON, that was recently launched at the last quarter of 2022. Firstly, I thought they coupled well with their accompanying subwoofers,…the audio presentation was coherent and was coming from a pair of loudspeakers …

KLAV 2022 COMMEMORATIVE CD

Yesterday, I received a pleasant message from Joseph Ki (affectionately known as JoKi among the BBC LS 3/5a collectors/ audiophile) that he would be sending the KLAV 2022 CDs to me. Upon receipt of the CDs, I quickly and purposefully set up my FALCON LS 3/5a system for a listen…reason being that those tracks contained therein were monitored through JoKi’s …

ECHOLE The Ear Opener!

The following was a posted testimony of Mr. Danny Tay (Singapore).      Echole Cables Demo Session with Adrian I knew Adrian from one of the Hi-Fi forums in Malaysia in 2019. We chit-chat, share experience, etc. like most audiophile kaki (member) does. He shared there is a range of cables (interconnect, speaker cable, power cables) that will improve my current …