Set up in a newly opened, lavishly decorated Ruma Hotel and Residence Kuala Lumpur, Centre Circle Audio hosted an Evolution Event to showcase a combo of JVC latest 8K e-Shift Projector, Dali 9.2 speakers set up and Parasound amplification together with Onkyo AVR. The event was hosted on Saturday 23rd Feb from 1 pm to 7 pm. There was a VIP session from 1 to 2 pm where media was exclusively presented with the 8K experience.
The event was opened by Tan Wei Shen, Asia Pacific Sales Manager for DALI Loudspeakers. He basically presented the audience the overall set up for the day which includes the following:
- JVC DLA-NX9 8K resolution projector
- JVC DLA-N5 4K resolution projector
- Parasound A52+ 5 channels power amp
- Parasound 1250 12 channels Zone Master
- DALI Epicon flagship speakers for LCR and Rubicon 8 and 9 for Rear and Surround in a 9.2 set up
The event was followed through by Steven Woo of Klingen & Erlesen where he explained in detail what JVC new offerings were. While the picture quality is quite evident in the 8K unit expecially the blacks and depth layering, not being native is something that most people are sceptical about. Also, 8K recording is not commercially available yet as oppose to 4K.
Centre Circle was represented by one of their staff fondly known as Panda Jiong. He explained to the audience the 2 Parasound multichannel amps used for that event. Connected to an Onkyo AVR, the Parasound to drive the 9.2 channels of Dali sepkers sounded effortless.
Michael Pederson of DALI then took the floor and explained about the 9.2 set up for the day. A mix of Epicon and Rubicon created quite an immersive experience. However, I would be more impressed if the LFE was taken up a notch. There might be some restrictions given by the venue as there was no acoustic panels used for that day.
In the other room, various products were also on either static display or active.