KLIAVS: Snapshots (Day 3)
|Spendor speakers and Sugden Masterclass|
components at the Electrades Audio room.
|A nice surprise at the Electrades Audio room - a Well-Tempered|
Simplex turntable with 'golfball' tonearm and a Ringmat.
|There were lots of LPs on sale.|
|The ATC SCM-50 Anniversary active speakers sounded very good with |
the Trinnov ST2 Hi-fi Loudspeaker Room Optimizer at Hi-Way Laser's room.
|Another pleasant surprise - Made-in-India Rethm Saadhana speakers at the |
Hifi Soundtech room. They were driven by an Accuphase E400
integrated amp and the CD player was the Spark 40.
|Elac speakers driven by hybrid Unison Research CD|
player and amp at the A & L Audio Station room.
|Xavian XN360 speakers and Atoll CD player, Atoll pre and|
power amps, and synthesis DAC at the Desa HT room.
|Mr Harbeth himself - Sam Chan and his wee|
little Harbeths driven by, of course, Quads.
|CMY's senior product adviser W.M. Chua and his all-Naim system. |
Like all Naim systems, it sounded lively and dynamic.
|The German Physiks speakers at the AVP Soundcraft room. |
Business was good for the dealer because both pairs of speakers
were sold and several Sim Audio components were also sold.
|The Acoustic Solid turntable at AVP Soundcraft.|
|Several Sim Audio components were sold.|
|The Nagra Mythical 300B amp was also sold.|
|More realistically-priced items from Epos and |
Creek were available at the Acoustic Arts room.
|Joseph Audio Pulsar speakers, BAT CD player |
and pre/power amps at Acoustic Arts.
|Spotted at Acoustic Arts was the Walker Velocitor power line enhancer.|
|The usual items on sale at Tong Lee.|
|The system I almost missed - the Ktema speakers driven by Orpheus pre and|
power amps, Orpheus CD transport with EMM Labs DAC and
Yter and Orpheus cables at the Audio Definition room.
|Mark Levinson media server and monoblock amp at|
Clarity MP. The amp was on static display.
|This arty-looking sculptural block is actually|
the Wisdom processor and amps for Clarity MP's AV system..
|Finally, Alvin Tan of Perfect Hi-Fi obligingly setting up a system for me by |
substituting the Sonus Faber speakers with the Wilson Sophia 3
driven by Audio Research components. It turned out to be a good match.