Tuesday, May 28, 2013

SVS is now available at Eng Hi-Fi Services Centre, Bukit Mertajam

Good news to northern Peninsular Malaysia folks! We have a new dealer in town.

Eng Hi-Fi Services Centre (photo below) is an established Bukit Mertajam company selling home theater, hi-fi and karaoke systems. They are located at #2489, Jalan Kulim, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth.  

Currently, they are doing demo for SVS PB-12NSD subwoofers. For appointments and enquiries, please contact Jimmy Goh or Irene Goh at 04-5396269.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

A pair of faulty Martin Logan Ascent-i to be given away.

The panels are not working. For those who wants to collect it, please come over with a van. 

UPDATE : The ML already given away

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Dune HD Base 3D

Dune HD Base 3D is the most affordable universal solution for Full HD video and audio playback. Supporting most all digital audio and video formats, codecs and file containers, including all modern 3D video standards such as MVC, SBS and Top/Bottom, audiophile uncompressed HD audio with high resolutions up to 24 bit /192 kHz, the Dune HD Base 3D sets an entirely new standard. Like previous models in the Dune HD Base range, the all new Base 3D is equipped with an internal 3.5” SATA HDD bay with hot swap function.

  • Key Features

    • 3D Video Format Support: Decodes wide variety of 3D Video formats, including MVC, SBS, Top/Bottom.
    • HDD Player: Plays content from any HDD (internal, NAS or USB)
    • Network Player: Connect Dune HD player to a local network and play content directly from PC or NAS via UPnP, SMB, or NFS.
    • MKV Player: Playback HD and SD video in MKV containers and other modern video file formats, including top quality HD video with very high bit-rates > 50Mbp/s.
    • HD audio: enjoy top-quality audio tracks.
    • USB Ports: Conveniently connect HDDs, USB flash drives, USB card readers and other USB storage devices without a USB hub.
    • HDD Rack Option with Hot Swap Function: Easily and quickly insert and exchange internal 3.5’’ SATA HDDs for nearly unlimited storage capacity expansion.
    • HDMI 1.4: Ensures broad compatibility to the very latest 3D TV’s, displays and projectors.
    • Full Range of A/V Connectors: S/PDIF Optical and Coaxial Audio outputs, Analog Stereo Audio output, HDMI output, Component and Composite Video outputs.
    • Extended support for HD Audio: output bitstream (up to 7.1 channels) or decode to LPCM (up to 7.1 channels) for maximum flexibility when connecting audio equipment.
    • High-Quality Music Playback: Plays very high-quality (up to 192 Khz / 24-bit) music files in various formats (FLAC, Monkey’s Audio APE, WAV/PCM, DTS, etc).
    • Playlist Support: Build playlists from folders, use your own play lists with repeat and shuffle functions.
    • Video Output Flexibility: Output video in any resolution and format (from SD to 1080p, 24p/PAL/NTSC).
    • Video Up-Scaling: High quality up-scaling of DVD and any other SD video content to Full HD (1080p) or other HD resolutions.
    • File Browser: Convenient file browser with powerful file management (copy, move, delete, rename, organize, sort).

RRP: RM1,099

We are open on Sundays!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

SVS 1000 Series active sub-woofer: King of bass (featured in

SVS SB-1000 & PB1000

By Dick Tan
After a short period of hiatus, the king (to me anyway) of no-holds-barred,  high-performance subwoofers is back.

SVS recently announced the release of its dual model 1000 Series which comprises the PB-1000 and the SB-1000.  Both models, given SVS’s reputation for making great sounding subs, are incredibly affordable, priced at RM2,699 each.

One would think that both models must share many common features.  The opposite is true, they could not have been more different like  chalk and cheese.  At this price level something has to give and it is in the finishing.

Both subs come vinyl clad, not in the usual piano gloss or natural wood finish of the more expensive SVS subs. Having said that the vinyl application appears fairly well done and unless you have a fetish for natural wood both the SB-1000 and PB-1000 will easily pass master.

Described as entry-level subs (by SVS standards) one features a 10″ front ported woofer in a mid-size enclosure while the other has a 12″ woofer in a sealed micro-sized enclosure.  Both are driven by high-efficiency class D power amplifiers conservatively rated to deliver  300 watts RMS with up to 720 watts dynamic peak capability.

According to Max Loh of Maxx Audio Visual the opposing size and aesthetics of the SB-1000 and PB-1000 are to ensure that high performance bass reproduction can be had by audiophiles and movie lovers whatever their space constraints may be.

When prodded for a recommendation, Maxx said the choice as to which one to opt for would depend very much on what one would want the sub to do.  If it’s music, the micro SB-1000 with its more linear low end may be more suitable  while the deeper and higher output level of the PB-1000 maybe more appropriate for  home  cinema.
SVS SB1000 and PB1000, rear view

Measuring only 13″ on all sides, the long throw rubber surround 12″ driver of the SB-1000 is said to be able to achieve low frequency depth to 24 hertz.  That is a lot deeper than many larger, more expensive subs.

On the other hand, in a larger room, the PB-1000 measuring 18.4″ x 15″ x 17.4″ with its front firing ported woofer may be the better choice.  In spite of its smaller 10″ driver the PB-1000 is able to hit a bass extension of down to 19 hertz, quite unheard of for a 10″ sub that retails for less that RM2,700.

Standard features of both the PB-1000 and SB-1000 include line level as well as LFE inputs, the latter for bypassing the subs’ built in crossover network system, low 0.5 watts standby power consumption, high power, heavy duty voice coil for greatly improved power capability, speaker level inputs and a generous 3-year warranty.

The SVS range of subwoofers will be on demo/audition at the coming KL AV Show 2013 July 5-7, JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Modwright LS36.5 Tube Pre Amp (NA)

Made in USA. 240V.
Pure Class A gain stage. 1x Balanced and 4x RCA inputs. RCA and Balanced Pre-Out. 
With HT Bypass function.
With a high quality remote. 
Condition: 9/10. With original box, manual & power cord.
Price: Owner has took item back

Note :
Owner has upgraded the tubes recently with 2 Reflektor 6H30P-DR Triode and 1 Mullard GZ34 Rectifier and comes with Herbie's Audio Lab tube dampers.

Excellent reviews :

Please contact Max 0176778820 or Benjamin 0163229428 for appointments or auditions.

We are open on Sundays!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6 review

The Stream Magic 6 is quite a box of tricks – and very easy to use from an iPhone or iPad communicating through a domestic wi-fi link. Only security passwording frustrates this process a little so it’s best to use an iPad that is not passworded.

The Stream Magic’s own display isn’t so great, being usable but not very friendly in its sequential layout, in comparison to an Apple screen. All current network players suffer this, but the Stream Magic 6 on-board display is still rudimentary.

Balancing this is a great range of abilities and enormous processing power, if with a few limitations here and there, like its peculiar inability to read 24/192 from a USB memory stick. However, performance of its on-board Wolfson DACs was superb and sound quality from the analogue outputs beyond criticism. I was taken aback at some of what I heard, such as full 24/192 replay from a Mac Book Pro. The Stream Magic 6 is a “must have” irrespective of my minor criticisms, it does so much so well, making great digital sound quality available at a very affordable price.


A complicated Network Player, but  one of wide ability and advanced performance. Great sound at a reasonable price.

- clean hi-def sound
- many inputs & outputs
- internet radio
- no 24/192 from USB key
- no digital output, USB in
- mediocre display panel