July 29, 2011

The Night Before KLIAV 2011

Pass Labs and Wilson Audio from Perfect HiFi

Audio Perfectionist's Focal Stella Utopia EM, still wrapped in its protective plastic film. The little box on the floor is the power supply to charge the electromagnet in the bass driver

Focal Viva Utopia centre loudspeaker and McIntosh MC-1.2KW amplifiers

KEF, Krell and Audio Analogue in one of Hi-Way Laser's room

A&L Audio Station's various DALI loudspeakers waiting to be set up

From right, John Yew of CMY, Franck Tchang of ASI System and Big E of HiFi Unlimited

CMY's majestic Dynaudio Evidence Temptation

CMY's display gallery for the brands it carries

AV Designs was in the midst of setting up its AV demo system consisting of electronics from Bryston and loudspeakers from PMC. The spectrophotometer on tripod will be used to calibrate the picture later, as AV Designs always does for all its AV installations

Bryston's SP-3 pre-amp processor making its SEA debut in AV Designs' room

Bargains galore from Tong Lee

Have a great weekend at the KLIAV 2011!

1 comment:

Ken said...

I find the sound of most hifi rooms displayed this year to be poor.

What I really do not understand is how they can get such good gears to sound so awful. Think about it, some of them cost 6 figures each!
I think the reason behind this is because
1. the gear may not be run-in for the show
2. the room may not be suitable(though I doubt this)
3. some of the distributors either do not know how to set up the system properly
4. incompatibility issues

What puzzles me is that some companies even resort to using computer to be the source for their system. And they tell the people who listen to the system that even with this type of source, the sound is good!