Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Audience For The Simple Minded - My Hifi Shop




On Monday, 5th October 2015, I had the pleasure of attending a small do by the latest outfit to the list of hifi shops in Malaysia. My HiFi Shop Sdn. Bhd. is located in Jaya One just besides the recently opened Swedish Statement hifi shop.


My HiFi Shop is actually only scheduled to be opened in a couple of weeks time but as the CEO of Audience (yes, the brand), Mr. John McDonald was on his Asia tour, the shop decided to host a small informal do for the local hifi fraternity.

 

Yours truly arrived at 1145 am and was greeted by the Director himself, Mr. Thomas Teo. After a quick look around of the shop (which is still in final touch stage), I was introduced to John. John is such a down to earth hifi enthusiast and full of passion when it comes to hifi talk.



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.

The attendees then were treated with beautiful music played from Dr. Feickert Analogue Blackbird TT and Leben CS-600 integrated amp.

Thank you Thomas and Isaac for the invite and good luck on the official opening.

The My HiFi Shop is located at:

H-97-1, Block H, 
The Suites, 
Jaya One,
No. 72A, Jalan Universiti,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor
Tel: +603 79321883 or +6016 6661699



Audience The One full range speakers are quite impressive for its size. It could fill up the listening hall with ease. 





Audience The One Version II

Some of Audience RCA and speaker cable range and also John's full range driver design
Dr. Feickert Analogue Blackbird 
Leben CS-300
Leben CS-600
Dr. Feickert Analogue Woodpecker
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