Kuala Lumpur International AV Show
July 27, 2019

KLIAVS 2019: Part one…

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

On the first day, I went up to the 6th and 5th floors of Vistana Hotel first and walked down the stairs to the third floor and also managed to visit a few rooms on the second floor. I heard some good sounds and saw some snippets of good movies. I have already come up with an initial list of ‘Best of show’ candidates, but I shall visit some rooms a few more times tomorrow to confirm if what I heard and saw on the first day of the AV show were really deserving of being considered to be among the best.

 

One thing that struck me this time was the high number of exhibitors from Taiwan with unfamiliar brands, including one that had a clone of the venerable LS3/5A. I was also surprised by the sight of a pair of Martin Logan ESL X speakers — it has been quite a long time since I last saw Martin Logans in the AV show.

 

Here are some photos of the show:

 

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These are Taiwanese clones of the LS3/5A.
These are Taiwanese clones of the LS3/5A.

 

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The largish Graham Audio LS5/8 was impressive but seemed a bit too big for the room.
The largish Graham Audio LS5/8 was impressive but seemed a bit too big for the room.

 

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The Audio Note TT3 turntable was the star attraction in the Audio Note Malaysia room.
The Audio Note TT3 turntable was the star attraction in the Audio Note Malaysia room.

 

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The Martin Logan speaker - a rare sight indeed.
The Martin Logan speaker – a rare sight indeed.

 

Note the golden speakers in YL Audio's room.
Note the golden speakers in YL Audio’s room.

 

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Sound Fusion's Starke Sound demo room.
Sound Fusion’s Starke Sound demo room.

 

Image quality in Maxx AV's room.
Image quality in Maxx AV’s room.

 

The SVS Prime Pinnacle speaker in Maxx AV's room. Note the upward-firing Atmos speaker on top.
The SVS Prime Pinnacle speaker in Maxx AV’s room. Note the upward-firing Atmos speaker on top.