- TDL RTL2 speakers
- Xiang Sheng tube/solid state pre amp
- Quantum power amp
- Nakamichi CDP
Thursday, 24 December 2015
Friday, 18 December 2015
Friday, 11 December 2015
A long wait.... but its worth it. Meaty sound with quite detailed presentation.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
My faithful MDS JA20-ES MD player.... delivering James Horner masterpiece.
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Sunday, 15 November 2015
The trumpet sounded mellower with the higher frequency was filtered down a notch, creating a less high pitch presentation. Louis's deep and 'rough' vocal blended better into the rest of the songs with minimal focus on the strength alone. It made me feel more at ease as it lets my emotion run free rather than being focussed on his vocal. It was balanced throughout that you dont feel that there was any element of the song that was more revealing than another.
Now, Butterfingers rawness and prowess was felt through and through. Again, no real focus on vocal nor other part of the music. It was well balanced between vocal, guitar, drums and even the bass line was easily recognised. Detail yet balance when it comes to delivering the grunge factor. Emmet's vocal also was more energized as if it was gelled up Loque's shredding guitar. The crash cymbals also sounded more detailed with a distinctive dispersing sound.
To see whether I can get the emotion going without the presence of a singer, I playe the Pink Panther theme. Now, this entertaining yet complex piece, sounded really big that I could not believe my small mini monitors can sound that big. I was concern that given the warm and lower end frequency character in the previous track, it will start distort my speakers. But no! The Kirlin just delivers this track beautifully. In fact, the last strike of at the end of the track which I usually feels that it can sound too high pitched, sounded full and bold that it really gave me a shock.
Firstly, I do feel the merit of using microphone cable as an interconnect in a hifi system. In fact, maybe it has not been given enough credit in this industry. I am sure there are still the dodgy ones just like the hifi interconnects we see in the market but, it is quite a provoking thought if I change all my interconnects to microphone based cables.
Specific to Kirlin, it does deliver a warmer sound compared to Kadas and also more tonally balanced. Given a good source, this Kirlin will allow the source intended sound to be delivered in details, bold and bigger soundstage to your amp and ultimately your speakers.
Give microphone cables a go. Its relatively an affordable option and if you dont like it, convert it to karaoke microphone :)
Kirlin and Kadas can be ordered to the length you require by contacting KOGA Audio at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
If anyone interested to audition, please call Victor on
Saturday, 31 October 2015
Sunday, 25 October 2015
When I had to combine my downstairs hifi sytem with my home theatre upstairs last month, my wife told me that I will not last long before I will set up a another system downstairs very soon. Tried to live with Xounts 2.1 but it is just not hifidelity sound.
So tonight, with some simple DIY to make a speaker cable, I have set up a small digital system for downstairs pleasure. Using Musical Fidelity M1 PWR Class D power amp and M1 CLiC streamer/DAC/pre amp, I have set it up to drive a pair of mini full range speakers I had lying around somewhere.
Satisfied camper now!
Saturday, 17 October 2015
- Sound quality when streaming via BT
- Big storage capacity with 32 GB built in plus 128 GB external microSD which it manages smoothly
- Able to play FLAC files with inhouse app
- Excellent battery life
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
By 1230, there was already a crowd in the venue. Familiar faces from Audiofi.net and AV2Day.com are among the audience besides the owners of the famous Leben amps. John then gave an introduction to some of his famous cables, interconnects, power conditioners and The One full range speakers which was on demo. The audience threw out some interesting questions and these are some of the jeez of John's respond:
- Silver vs copper... which one is better?
- I prefer copper....
- Directional vs non-directional?
- Audience cable have markings on them but its more for indicative purposes
- XLR vs RCA... which one is better?
- XLR suits better in an all round balanced set up
- What is the optimal length for your cables and interconnects?
- We build to whatever length you require
- Thin or thick cables?
- For power cables, the proper gauge is more important. For the rest, other factors like material and insulation is vital.
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