Reviews

JBL L100 CLASSIC 75 ANNIVERSARY EDITION meets HI END Audio!

It’s always an excitement for me to listen to an iconic audio product, especially one that can withstand the test of time. The brand JBL have quite a few of such products, namely their loudspeakers; Paragon, Everest, Hardfield, K2, 4000 series, L100, etc…that still command a very healthy followings. Here, the nice folks at AV DESIGNS SDN BHD (MALAYSIA) invited me …

BALLFINGER MP-002P Reel to Reel Tape Player, The Analogue Source!

BALLFINGER M-002P Reel to Reel Player (only). MY FIRST EXPOSURE I remembered my first hearing of the Reel to Reel (hereinafter referred to as R2R) format was about 7 years ago. It was at a local audiophile gathering, the host played a very familiar audiophile album, Patricia Barber “Companion” (PremonitionPREM90762 [R2]), through a vintage STUDER 810tape recorder in his High End audio system. What I heard then surprised me,…captivated me,…and …

FURUTECH NCF to Boost Up your System’s Performance?!

FURUTECH NCF BOOSTER, “Connector & Cable Holder” I am sure most audiophile have heard and may have use a product or two from FURUTECH Co., Ltd (Japan). They are famed for their specialized and hi-end audio accessories; cables, connectors, binding posts, power distributors, vinyl record demagnetizer, cables lifter, etc…(the list is quite extensive). In my beloved country, Malaysia, FURUTECH products are …

STUDER 810, REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER… An Awaited Experience (Part 2)

STUDER A810 REEL TO REEL TAPE RECORDER . My experience with the Reel to Reel Tape playback experience continued with my latest acquisition from Analogue Productions Ultra Tape, “Winds of War and Peace” (Wilson Audiophile Recordings/ RRAP 0012). I decided on that tape because it’s vinyl record was one of my favorite high rotation test record for scale, dynamic, bass …

TEKTON MOAB Loudspeaker, a Towering Statement?!

Recently, the country has underwent a ‘Conditional Movement Control Operation’ (CMCO). Therefore, home visitation was limited, at best! However, I managed to pay a visit to Encik Ariff, our local ‘audio gentleman’ who lived quite close to my home (previous visit to his audio den at ‘OPEN DOOR’). That visit was prompted by his newly arrived Tekton Moab loudspeakers from …