Due to work commitment, I missed the award/presentation/Q&A session at AV Designs' showroom (see Big E's earlier post), but caught up later for the dinner. Big E's 10Qs with Peter will be coming up soon. I, in the meantime, have a few photo shots from the dinner to share.
Lam was the most hardworking of the lot, furiously taking down everything that Peter imparted. Lam is sharing this information on his hi-fi avenue blog. Hop over there and have a good read!
Peter was generous with his insights, wisdom and experience. Does he not look like a wise shaman or a grand wizard? You could see the intensity and passion in him when he was talking about loudspeakers and audio
But Peter is a down to earth chap, easygoing and humorous. We had a good laugh with the many stories he told
Here we have Andy at the centre, flanked by our very own LS3/5A guru, Jo Ki, on the left, and the organizer of KLIAV, Dick Tan, on the right
James Tan of AV Designs gesturing while making a point (darn! Big E is blocked again from this camera angle!) ;-)
These BBC-tradition loudspeakers will give an impression of a midrange, vocal for example, that is recessed deep into the soundstage when used in a domestic environment (not exactly a bad thing, depending on your taste).
PMC loudspeakers, on the other hand, are designed to be used in the many other professional recording studios, where the acoustic treatment is done evenly. PMC's mission is to design a neutral sounding, flat-frequency-response loudspeaker, suited for producing a flat frequency response (what else?) in such an environment.
Through the night, I gathered that Peter's aim is none other than building a neutral loudspeaker which will let the music speak for itself.
There is no better embodiment of such a philosophy than the MB2-XBD active loudspeaker system currently on demo in AV Designs. Go listen, I bet you'd be mightily impressed, as was I, when I heard them a couple of weeks ago.
I leave you with these happy faces: