Unknown Pleasures

Emi Fujita (Camomile Best Audio/ Leafage IGMJSACD 60019)

The following excerpt is taken from the Gryphon Ethos review here, “Similarly, at Filter 1 and with the activation of Upsampling to 384kHz, I found that Emi Fujita‘s rendition of “Best of My Love” (Camomile Best Audio/ Leafage IGMJSACD 60019) to be clearer, and cleaner, as if the presentation was tidied up with more spacing between the words in the lyric. …

Star Tracks (Telarc CD-80094)

The Star Wars series have not only good story, special effects, actors, actresses, but also memorable soundtrack. Therefore, I used one of its track for the review of the Gryphon Ethos, “The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra led by Erich Kunzel playing The Imperial March from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at Star Tracks (Telarc CD-80094) was never that gloriously illustrated by any …

Tag McLaren Audio 01 (Test Tracks 4101)

The following track was used in the review of the Gryphon Ethos CD player, “Playing Blues Company’s Red Blood (Tag McLaren Audio 01 Test Tracks 4101) proved to me that the Gryphon Ethos could lay out the foundation of (any) music, the bass, with hard gripped authority, control, definition, direction, and yet maintained certain refinement and finesse. Throughout the track, …

Amanda McBroom “Midnight Matinee” (Magnum Music/ Master Music XRCD 24-NT0005)

The following was taken from the review of Gryphon Ethos CD player, “When the presented “music snapped into position”, I meant Amanda McBroom was projected standing out with a dense, palpable and weighted image, clearly separated from the accompanying musicians whom were clearly spaced out among themselves, within the spaciousness and airiness of the Preferred Sound & Cornerstone Studios (Los Angeles), in her …

Zhao Cong “Sound of China/ Dance in the Moon {Pipa Album} (Modern Records MCD3101UHQCD)

Crystal CD/ UHQCD has proven to be invaluable in anyone’s CD collection, in my audio book…thanks to Andy Lam and Mimi Chung for introducing me to them! The following excerpt is taken from the Gryphon Ethos review, “At Filter 2 and Filter 3, the double strings of pipa from (Ms.) Zhao Cong “Sound of China/ Dance in the Moon {Pipa Album} …

Eva Klesse Quartett “Obenland”

I have heard this jazz group performed at my university, University of Malaya, a few years back! Then and there I bought this album as one of my Reference CD…is that good! The following is taken from the review of Tombo Audio MP-05; “My immediate test CD was the Eva Klesse Quartett “Obenland” (ENJ-9643), where I discovered their expansive soundstage to be more stable in height, width and depth. That …

Kojak & Baretta

This has been the vinyl album to showcase the PRaT and Control over the Frequencies Bandwidths of my Audio system! The following is taken from the Tombo Audio MP-05 review; “Next I played my favorite test track/record, ‘Hawaii 5-0’ from the vinyl album Kojak & Baretta (RCA JRS-9522), where I could easily attest that the addition of the MP-05 shoes did enhance the …

Mighty Sam McClain & Knut Reiersrud “Tears Of The World”

Sam McClain’s voice, songs and artistry have been in most Audiophile’s mind when it comes to the male vocalist…another worthy album for the collection. The following is taken from the Tombo Audio MP-05 review, “Firstly, I used three (3) pieces of MP-05 shoes under the Technics SP-10 to couple the turntable with the HRS platform…all were metal to metal contact. …

A’ Mei: Truth

This maybe a Chinese/Mandarin Pop album with dance tunes but it’s well done and worthy to be a showcase! The following is taken from the Tombo Audio MP-05 review; “I played the vinyl album of  A’ Mei: Truth (Warner Music Taiwan 5054196909970/ 180g Clear Vinyl Record Made in Japan), where I discovered there were added focus, clarity, delineation and definition …

Zhao Cong “Sound of China/ Dance in the Moon [Pipa album]

This is a showcase quality album that both entertain and educate…just buy it! The following is taken from the review of Tombo Audio MP-05; “Secondly, I added another spike together with another MP-05 shoe at the turntable. I played Zhao Cong “Sound of China/ Dance in the Moon [Pipa album] (Fung Hang Record Ltd/ Modern Records MCD 3101 LP), there …