TOMBO AUDIO’s Latest Offerings!

TOMBO AUDIO (THAILAND) have just sent in their latest products for review.  Is pretty obvious what they are,…their BLACK WIZARD series of fifth (5th) generation “Magic Spikes and Magic Plates“. I was promised that these might be (very) promising in ‘audio performance‘ …after about seven (7) days of ‘resting‘ (or used)…serious listening is encouraged after that recommended resting period. Therefore, I can …

The Well-Voiced Dynamic Falcon LS 3/5a Gold Badge Monitors!

This time around, the main audio components attraction at Mr. Lai of Seremban (Negeri Sembilan, MALAYSIA) is not the DYNAUDIO C4 Loudspeakers. But his newly purchased FALCON LS3/5a Gold Badge Monitors coupled with the Rogers AB-1 Subwoofers (that also act as the monitors’ stand). The attraction did not stop there, Mr. Lai managed to have the Guru of LS 3/5a, …

(Still) Our Most Ambitious Audiophile?!

Recently, James Chin of YL AUDIO, MALAYSIA (distributor of ABSOLARE, ECHOLE CABLES, SKOGRAND CABLES, KRONOS AUDIO, LAWRENCE AUDIO, etc) invited me to his private audio den at his home…he politely stated that this audio den is open to serious audiophile/ friend only (understand that it is his private home), and that a more accessible show room (by appointment) will be opened …

No. 8th pair of 750 pairs of JBL L100 CLASSIC 75 ANNIVERSARY EDITION SPEAKERS

The wooden crate that housed the JBL L100 CLASSIC 75 ANNIVERSARY EDITION speakers was not number. Two pairs were received by AV DESIGNS SDN BHD. They opened up the top crate and discovered it was the numbered 408th pair of 750 pairs worldwide. Both James Tan and Joseph Ki were pleased with that number and decided to keep that pair for …

MUDDY WATERS “FOLK SINGER” R2R Ultra Tape, the Ultra Edition?

Most of us audiophile has heard MUDDY WATERS “FOLK SINGER”. Therefore, I played the ANALOGUE PRODUCTIONS ULTRA TAPE R2R edition for some guests to introduce them to the format. Immediately, one of them exclaimed, “the best sounding source I ‘ve ever heard” He did share that Muddy Waters’ voice was not as forceful and shouty, comparatively. The guitar’s strings were …