Kuala Lumpur International AV ShowAVHi-Fi
July 22, 2016

KLIAVS 2016: Day one…

By Lam Seng Fatt

The sound quality of hi-fi systems and the immersive experience of AV have improved dramatically this year.

Today, I heard several really good sounding systems and experienced four demos of Atmos movies and two DTS:X demos. I am sure that the competition for the Best Sound and Best AV awards this year will be very stiff. The dealers have taken the trouble to get their systems to sound good (and look good, in the case of those selling AV equipment), which is great for audiophiles who attend the show.

Here are some photos of my Day 1 sonic adventure:

These girls are the first that you will meet because they are stationed in front of the ticket counter.
These girls are the first that you will meet because they are stationed in front of the ticket counter.
Jaben has earphones that are individually shaped to fit your ears. Note the price!
Jaben has earphones that are individually shaped to fit your ears. Note the price!
Samsungs huge SUHD TV
Samsungs huge SUHD TV
The new Planar 3 turntable from Rega which replaces the RP3.
The new Planar 3 turntable from Rega which replaces the RP3. You can hear this on demo in the Asia Sound room.
The demo system in Asia Sound's room
The demo system in Asia Sound’s roo.m
General Manager of WKH Distribution, Kenny Sea, with the limited edition pair of Klipsch Heresy speakers. Only one pair is allocated for Malaysians.
General Manager of WKH Distribution, Kenny Sea, with the limited edition pair of Klipsch Heresy speakers. Only one pair is allocated for Malaysians.
Klipsch speakers on static display at WKH Distribution room.
Klipsch speakers on static display at WKH Distribution room.
The Sony VPL-VW5000ES projector with laser light source, This is touted to be the world's most adanced 4K home theatre projector and costs a cool RM350,000.
The Sony VPL-VW5000ES projector with laser light source, This is touted to be the world’s most advanced 4K home theatre projector and costs a cool RM350,000.
The picture quality of the Sony VPL-VW5000ES projector.
The picture quality of the Sony VPL-VW5000ES projector.

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Naim Statement pre and power amps driving Dynaudio speakers in CMY's room.
Naim Statement pre and power amps driving Dynaudio speakers in CMY’s room.

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Audio Research Reference series components driving Sonus Faber Cremonese speakers in Perfect Hi-Fi's room.
Audio Research Reference series components driving Sonus Faber Cremonese speakers in Perfect Hi-Fi’s room.
Focal Sopra No 3 with Esoteric components in Absolute Sound's room.
Focal Sopra No 3 with Esoteric components in Absolute Sound’s room.
Managing Director of CMY John Yew
Managing Director of CMY John Yew
Maggies driven by Fezz Audio tube amp in the Absolute Sound room.
Maggies driven by Fezz Audio tube amp in the Absolute Sound room.
The world's first Atmos soundbar from Yamaha.
The world’s first Atmos soundbar from Yamaha.
Pro-Ject Signature 12 turntable from DNA Audio.
Pro-Ject Signature 12 turntable from DNA Audio.
The KEF Reference series speakers were launched at the KLIAVS 2016.
The KEF Reference series speakers were launched at the KLIAVS 2016.
The KEF LS50 speakers come in striking colours.
The KEF LS50 speakers come in striking colours.
Testing the Focal Utopia headphones. They sounded good.
Testing the Focal Utopia headphones. They sounded good.
AV Designs' system comprising  Bryston and PMC.
AV Designs’ system comprising Bryston and PMC.
The picture quality of AV Designs' AV system which used a JVC projector.
The picture quality of AV Designs’ AV system which used a JVC projector.

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Devialet
Devialet
Designer of Kronos turntables Louis Desjardins posing beside his Kronos Pro turntable and power supply in hifi creations' rooms.
Designer of Kronos turntables Louis Desjardins posing beside his Kronos Pro turntable and power supply in hifi creations’ rooms.
The Kronos Pro turntable and power supply
The Kronos Pro turntable and power supply
Absolare tube amplifier
Absolare tube amplifier
Ocean Five speakers, Absolare amps and Kronos Pro turntable in hifi creations' room.
Ocean Five speakers, Absolare amps and Kronos Pro turntable in hifi creations’ room.
Avantgarde horns, Audionote and TW Acustic turntable in my hifi shop's room.
Avantgarde horns, Audionote and TW Acustic turntable in my hifi shop’s room.
TW Acustic turntable
TW Acustic Black Night turntable
Linn Klimax LP12 turntable
Linn Klimax LP12 turntable
Franco Serbln Ktema, Wilson, Orpheus in WTL's room.
Franco Serbln Ktema, Wilson, Orpheus in WTL’s room.
Picture quality of the AV demo in Audio Art's room.
Picture quality of the AV demo in Audio Art’s room.
Eric Suh from Audiovoxx Germany
Eric Suh from Audiovoxx Germany
VPI Avenger Reference turntable
VPI Avenger Reference turntable
The SVS Prime Elevation speaker in Maxx AV's room.
The SVS Prime Elevation speaker in Maxx AV’s room.
Heco speakers driven by BMC components in Audio Art's room.
Heco speakers driven by BMC components in Audio Art’s room.

1 Comment - View all

Ronnie Beng Chiew 5:15am on July 23, 2016

The first picture is beautiful with those sales promoters, the Marshall Unit is been held upside down doing a little injustice to this fabulous piece of music equipment. Hope there is no hard feeling for my comment. Great Pictures. Thank you. Ronnie - Madison Heights/Michigan.US

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Ronnie Beng Chiew 5:15am on July 23, 2016

The first picture is beautiful with those sales promoters, the Marshall Unit is been held upside down doing a little injustice to this fabulous piece of music equipment. Hope there is no hard feeling for my comment.

Great Pictures.

Thank you.
Ronnie – Madison Heights/Michigan.US