Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Open Box Clearance | Mordaunt Short 10" Subwoofer


Mordaunt Short 10" Subwoofer | Condition: 7/10 | RM800 | Contact: 012-377 7175 | Location: Bangsar

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Best Product Awards for 2010 | Compact Subwoofer

When you think of subwoofer manufacturers—and we’re talking about companies that pay the bills making and selling subwoofers—Velodyne is one of the first names that comes to mind. Since 1983, Velodyne has produced an extensive range of highly regarded subs, including its Digital Drive series and “1812” subwoofers.

However, a significant part of the market is now geared towards smaller, compact subs. Perhaps as video displays have moved off of the floor and onto the wall, the aesthetic demands of keeping a visually clean space demand smaller, less obtrusive subwoofers. The challenge for a company like Velodyne is to produce subs that appeals to the new demographic, while maintaining the quality and reputation its products have earned over the last 27 years.

Velodyne’s MiniVee subwoofer, barely ten inches high, certainly fits the bill. But does it sound like a Velodyne?


Source From http://www.hometheaterhifi.com

Best Product Awards for 2010

Paul S. Barton has been in the loudspeaker game for over 35 years and his latest iteration of speakers shows that his experience has been put to good use. The Synchrony Ones are his top of the line 3-way (5 drivers) towers that use some interesting design twists. At nearly 61 pounds a piece, they make an elegant statement of curved wood and aluminum surfaces that blend together in a flawless fashion. But beauty is more than good looks. Can they sound as good as they look? After spending several weeks listening to them, I admit that I was impressed with their sound. In fact, I was very impressed!

Source From http://www.hometheaterhifi.com

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Awesome VeloReview



Executive Overview

Velodyne has got to be one of the most recognizable names in subwoofers, and for a long time they priced themselves for discerning consumers who took their bass seriously. Well apparently anyone can now bring low frequency slam into their living room because Velodyne has dropped the cost of entry once more with the new Impact-10 subwoofer. The Impact-10 has a front-firing 10-inch long throw woofer powered by a 150-watt Class-D amplifier. It is priced at just $299 and has a frequency response that goes all the way down to around 32Hz. That's pretty low, and very respectable for a subwoofer that costs about the same as an iPod.

Velodyne Impact-10 Subwoofer Video Review from Audioholics

All of this is housed in a stylish, CAD-designed cabinet with rounded corners and a beveled, removable front grill. The 10" woofer's output is enhanced by a precisely engineered down-firing port that yields additional bass extension, output and impact. The cabinet is also built like a brick, and our knock test (knock) tells us that its not going to flex and negatively affect the sound.

You can connect the subwoofer to your A/V receiver in two different ways. First, if you have a dedicated RCA subwoofer output, you can plug this directly into the sub and use the crossover on your receiver to determine the amount of low frequency it should get. Or, if you are using an older amp you can connect the stereo left and right speaker outputs to the Impact-10 and then use the sub's speaker level outputs to feed your satellite or bookshelf speakers. Normally this allows the subwoofer to also strip off the lower frequencies before sending the signal onward to your speakers, but in the case of the Velodyne Impact-10 these outputs are full-range. The Impact-10 does, however, include a variable low-pass crossover that goes from 50-200Hz and which allows you to tweak it to provide just the right amount of bass for your speakers.

In terms of build quality, the Impact-10 benefits from the same proven design and manufacturing philosophy Velodyne uses in the engineering and manufacturing of their higher-end "High Gain Servo" subwoofers. That is to say, they engineer a complete product, matching the driver to the cabinet and even going so far as to include the amplifier in the design stages.

The Impact-10 comes housed in a high-tech black ash wood finish with gloss black trim. If you can only spend MSRP RM 1655.00 on a subwoofer - we highly recommend this one!

Summary

  • Product Name: Impact-10 Subwoofer
  • Manufacturer: Velodyne
  • Review Date: December 02, 2010 04:40
  • MSRP: RM 1655.00
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!

Specifications

  • Compact, stylish cabinets; high-value subwoofers
  • Impact-Mini measures just 10"x10"x12"
  • 10", 12", and 6 ½" models
  • Down-firing port or bass radiator minimizes distortion
  • 2" copper-wound voice coils for exceptional reliability
  • "Green" MDP amps from 250 - 300 watts Dynamic power

Monday, November 29, 2010

Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer | Bangsar


Bose Acoustimass 5 Series III Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer | Black Color | Condition: 9/10 | RM2,200 | Contact: 012 3777175 | Location: Bangsar

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Dali November 2010 Awards

There has been a few great additional reviews lately. Here’s a couple of quotes from a Fidelity-review of the EISA- and WHAT HI-FI?-winning IKON 6 MK2:

“IKON 6 MK2 is an excellent loudspeaker for discerning and demanding music enthusiasts with a decent record collection.”

And

“Soundwize it is sober and authentic. In particular, the notable resolution and wealth of details in the high frequency area seem habit-forming and put most competitors in the price range in the corner...it’s not hard to understand why it won this years’ EISA Award.” IKON 6 MK2 is hereby officially Best European loudspeaker 2010-2011.


IKON 6 MK2 is also being reviewed in a stereo equipment test in the latest edition of Danish T3 with a very positive result. The test praises
DALI’s “brilliant” “signature” - the hybrid tweeter, and IKON 6 MK2 is

“...one of the very few loudspeaker pairs I’d recommend for classical as well as rhythmical music.” “In the other end of the audio spectrum, the bass is really good and dry.” Read the full review HERE.

All in all, IKON 6 MK2 gets 5 stars and Gold in T3 magazine.


Also LEKTOR 2 has recieved a brilliant review. The American music, gear, and style magazine ToneAudio
characterizes it as “Tons of fun and a breath of fresh air”. In addition, the magazine praises LEKTOR 2’s midrange abilities, wide dispersion, design, and notes that if you are looking for great performance in a small package, you should “...put the DALI LEKTOR 2’s at the top of your list.” Here’s a quote from the review conclusion:

“Concentrating on getting the fundamentals correct and making the speaker so easy to drive provides true value indeed. This is the kind of speaker that stays in the family for a long time.”


THE NORDIC LIGHTHOUSE took place from May 12 - October 31 2010 during the Shanghai World EXPO as a new concept designed to provide DALI and other Scandinavian companies with a branding and marketing platform.

More than 150.000 visited the Nordic Lighthouse - in average almost 1.000 visitors per day. And more than 150 events took place, including Nordic Fashion Week and Danish Design Jewels, where DALI exhibited and had visit from HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark. See much more on the Nordic Lighthouse’s website, and on HRH Crown Prince Frederik’s visit HERE.

Monday, November 15, 2010

IKON 6 MK2 5.1 system - 5 Stars

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We’re extremely proud to inform you that DALI’s IKON 6 MK2 5.1 system has just
been awarded 5 stars by WHAT HI-FI?!!

In the new issue of the magazine, there’s a highly positive review of the system, which you’ll be able to download in high quality and full length soon. In the meantime, here are a few highlights from the test.

“Blockbuster cinema sound from DALI’s IKON upgrade”:

“Focus and separation are good, effects are steered seamlessly and the whole presentation is underpinned by what might be DALI’s most succesful subwoofer to date, the 325 Watt IKON sub mk2.”

“Tonally, the IKON 6 MK2 5.1 is a clean, clear and fanatically detailed listen, as happy to deliver delicate lightand shade as it is to pound out the action stuff…in terms of poise, detail and outright scale this MK2 package is every bit as admirable as the one it replaces.”

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Power Brand Malaysia 2010 Awards

The owner of A & L Audio Station Malaysia – Mr. Atven Liew has been awarded with The Power Brand Malaysia on 14th Oct 2010 in the 4th Malaysia Power Brand Award Gala Dinner 2010 in Palace of the Golden Horses Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Power Brand 2010 Award is given in recognition of the products and service quality that has been provided by A & L Audio Station for over 12 years of establishment. As it is today, A & L Audio Station always believe to strive for the finest audio experience and only the best quality will be delivered to the customers.

The service itself plays a very important role in A & L Audio Station. We do not plainly sell our products; instead, we custom build a system, be it a Hi-Fi or Audio Visual system, based on the requirement of our customer and deliver it to them. We love the challenges of exceeding our customers’ expectations and we want the very best of the system is brought to them as we truly believe that it is the invaluable high fidelity audio experience that our customers are seeking.

In addition, all of our products are carefully chosen for their best features and we seek merely professionals who are really exceptionally good at what they are doing. Today, we are proud to say that all of the products sold in A & L Audio Station are manufactured and engineered to the highest quality standards in the market.

Lastly and not least, we would like to thank everyone who has been supporting A & L Audio Station all these years. Audio experience is a journey, not a destination – we shall continue to improve our services and knowledge so that we could better serve you in the future.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Open Box Clearance | Bangsar 3

national, 6922, tubes, NOS
National 6922 Tubes (NOS) | RM170/pc | Contact: 012-377 7175 | Location: Bangsar



Quad, Bookshelf, Speakers
Quad 77-11L Speakers | Condition: 7/10 | RM2,000 | Contact: 012-377 7175 | Location: Bangsar




Audioquest Sub-1 Subwoofer Interconnect | Condition: 10/10 | RM490 | Contact: William 017 2311135 (SMS only) | Location: Bangsar




Harman Kardon HD7400 CD Player | Condition: 6/10 | RM320 | Contact: 012-377 7175 | Location: Bangsar

Friday, October 22, 2010

HCC Imagine home theater review

"If you're in the market for a new surround system, I'd definitely advise heading to your dealer for a demo of these classy Canadian cabinets"

Loudspeakers are funny things and the folks who design them a rare breed of cat. While the electronics designer is a technical bod and the cable designer an abstruse alchemist, your speaker-maker is a driven passionate soul who is making speakers not because he has 'identified a market' but because he has to – he can't not. PSB is a classic example of that drive.

Read More Reviews

Friday, October 15, 2010

M2 Direct Digital Amplifier: Ruthless and stunning!

M2 Direct Digital Amplifier: Ruthless and stunning!


In its special collector's edition Yearbook 2010, Hi-Fi News magazine hails our M2 Direct Digital Amplifier as "A revelation in almost every audio respect... sets new standards at the price... it is as ruthless as it is stunning." This roundup to the year's most impressive products also bestows the M2 with a Hi-Fi News Editor's Choice honour.


To download the Yearbook review, click here
To read the full M2 review from May 2010, click here

Thursday, October 7, 2010

PSB Introduces New NAD-powered SubSeries 300


PICKERING, ON, October 5th, 2010 - Leading Canadian manufacturer, PSB Speakers, globally renowned for its design and production of loudspeakers, introduces a new subwoofer featuring a customised power amplifier designed by sister company, NAD Electronics. NAD has won worldwide acclaim for its high performance amplifiers, and the SubSeries 300 is the first in a new line of subwoofer designs to be powered by NAD's sophisticated, high efficiency amplifier. The SubSeries 300 also features trickle-down technology from PSB's award-winning SubSeries 500 flagship, including the company's exclusive "smart bass" limiting circuitry. As a result, the SubSeries 300 offers a winning combination of power, high impact bass, and musicality.

Key Features of the SubSeries 300:

  • Powerful NAD Class D discrete MOSFET amplifier
  • Capable of 850W of peak dynamic power, 300 Wrms continuous power, and 425 Wrms dynamic power at <0.08% THD
  • 90% efficient output stage results in higher power with less energy
  • Ultra-low, energy saving <0.5W standby power consumption
  • FEA and Klippel optimized woofer reduces harmonic distortion
  • High power handling 50mm voice coil to minimize thermal compression
  • Massive 50oz magnet for greater woofer sensitivity and damping
  • Easily accessible front mounted control and convenient bi-colour status indicator
  • Stereo Low Level and LFE input and outputs for simple connection to source equipment
More information on SubSeries 300 and features

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Elac BS243 Review From Hi-Fi World UK

Verdict
Smooth and svelte yet punchy and engaging, this is an exceptional pair of mid-price standmounters.

For
  • sparkling treble
  • lucid midband
  • overall transparency
  • smooth yet punchy bass

Against
  • careful amp matching

Friday, October 1, 2010

Open Box Clearance | Bangsar

QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable with Airloc banana jack | 3.0 meter | Condition: 9/10 | RM400 | Contact: 012-377 7175 | Location: Bangsar



Aaron CC-120 Center Speaker | Made in Australia | Condition: 7/10 | RM450 | Contact: David 016-628 9230 | Location: Bangsar

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Online Warranty Registration For Speakers

We encourage our customers to register their speakers(only) purchased from A & L Audio Station as well as other authorized distributors to indulge yourself with 5 years warranty upon 14 days from the date of purchase.

For more information on

  1. Terms & Conditions @ http://www.alaudio.my/index/terms-and-conditions.html
  2. Register For Your Warranty Now (Speakers Only) @ http://www.alaudio.my/index/warranty-submission.html

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Featuring Helicon 400 MK2 in The Absolute Sound

According to the reviewer, Dick Olsher, Goldilocks would be pleased, because "The HELICON's presentation consistently felt just right. It is the only speaker I've auditioned to date at this price point that I find suitable for realistic reproduction of orchestral music". He further describes the speakers as a fine wine that continues to improve over the first couple of weeks of break-in and reaching the right level of textual silkiness.
Read More

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

EISA European Loudspeaker 2010-2011


As you have probably heard, DALI’s IKON 6 MK2 won the international EISA-award and is now officially European Loudspeaker 2010-2011. There’s further info and a short film on DALI here.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Open Box Clearance | Sg Wang

MBL 116 Radialstrahler Elegance | Condition: 8.5/10 | RM48,800 | Contact: 016-666 8884 | Location: Sg Wang

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

High Definition Audio Knowledge & Tips From PS Audio


Paul McGowan explains about high definition audio and some basic tips on how you could enjoy high definition audio with your pc or mac. As claimed, it's not the best way but it's definitely one of the ways that can get you started. Hope you enjoy ^^

DALI IKON 6 MK2 wins the prestigious EISA-award


The EISA jury states the following:
Thanks to a comprehensive list of improvements, the second edition of DALI's well-reviewed IKON-series of speakers represents much more than a subtle update. Valorized drivers, an enhanced finish, stronger enclosure construction and a completely new crossover network ensure a sound that towers over similarly priced rivals.
Read Detailed Review

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Open Box Clearance | JBL N Center Speaker


JBL N-center speaker | Condition: 7/10 | RM480 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar

Thursday, August 5, 2010

PSB Image T6 Won Another Award

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"The T6s had very good "presence" - they could create the illusion of a performance unfolding in front of me - but they didn't imprint music with their own sonic stamp by making instruments and voices sound forward," writes Beaudette

More review on PSB Speakers Image T6

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Open Box Clearance


Acoustic Energy Aegis Evo center speakers | Condition: 7/10 | RM500 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar


Analysis Plus subwoofer interconnect | Condition: 7/10 | RM290 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar
3 meter | Made in USA


FIM 305/4 isolation platform | Made in USA | Condition: 8/10 | RM600 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar


Harmonic Technology RCA digital cable | 1 meter | Condition: 7/10 | RM300 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar


PS Audio Xstream digital interconnects | 0.5 meter | Condition: 7/10 | RM500 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar


Stello stereo power amplifier | Condition: 8/10 | RM5900 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar


Stereovox HDVX digital interconnects | 1 meter | Condition: 7/10 | RM380 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar


StraightWire Mega-HDS s-video cable | Condition: 7/10 | RM395 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar


Zu Audio Ash digital interconnects | 1 meter | Condition: 7/10 | RM380 | Contact: 012-3777175 | Location: Bangsar

Monday, July 26, 2010

KLIAV 2010

The KLIAV 2010 just ended last night but we believed it still remains a HOT topic for most of us. As for us - A & L Audio Station, we would like to thank everyone for your support during the show. It really a pleasure to meet you all.

This year, we are proud to introduce our new product range from Italy during the show. If you are a big fan of vacuum tube, we believe that you will definitely love our new product range - Unison Research, an exquisite vacuum tube amplifier that will boost your music experience.

StarHill 2, Level 7

Even though the main attraction for our product is Unison Research, our HiFi system built from our only best audio/visual components that consist of Focus Audio, Unison Research, PS Audio and Audioquest.

If you miss this during the show, fret not; you could always come to our nearest branches for demo. Remember to bring your favorite audio cd and listen with your very own ears, you will be judge.

Besides that, we have another HiFi system being setup on the same floor, which consist of Dali, VTL, PS Audio and Audioquest. It is one of the best HiFi system tweaked by our HiFi professional and we believe you would agree with us if you attend and test the sound produced from the system.
Our other product range during the show including Velodyne, PS Audio and Audioquest cable.

Room 7030, Level 7 - PSB Speakers and NAD
At Room 7030, Level 7, we would like to introduce our AV System built up with the combination of out latest award-winning NAD Master Series and PSB Speakers. The best part of it is you get the chance meet Paul S. Barton, PSB Speakers' Founder and Chief Designer on 24th July. There, he explained the principal design of PSB Speakers and the features that have been applied on the speakers to make them distinctive unique compared to others. We hope you enjoy the presentation that has been made and hope it gives you all an useful experience and knowledge to make better decision when choosing the right speakers for yourself.

Room 7032, Level 7 - Densen and Elac
"Life is too short for boring Hi-Fi". Who wouldn't agree that? Densen has live up to its name and expectation with the quality its produced and life-time warranty. We love music as much as you do and we want you to enjoy every sound from your favorite audio cd.

A good music is not something that could be expressed with words, yet it's only can be heard with your heart and felt with your soul. It's our recommendation and we know what is best for you. For everyone who has attended our demo in the KLIAV 2010, we would like to show our million thanks for your support and we would love to see you again next year. It's our lifetime goal to present you with the best audio visual experience in every way we could because we know how much you are devoted to music just like we do.

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Arrival | Jewel Power Cables

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PS Audio Jewel Power Cables have just arrived at our store! Grab one now or call us for inquiries at our branches!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Paul Barton in Malaysia HiFi Show, Malaysia

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Paul Barton, being the founder and chief designer for PSB Speakers, has dedicated his life to providing speaker purchasers with higher levels of sonic realism at lower prices.

Barton is a frugal perfectionist, and his obsession with psychoacoustics is evident in all his designs.

Now, A & L Audio Station is proudly to announce that Paul Barton is invited in this coming HiFi Show 2010, StarHill. You could meet him live at:
Date: 23 July 2010 - 24 July 2010
Venue: Room 7030, StarHill
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm
to gain a better understanding behind the philosophy of PSB Speakers' design!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New Arrival | M2 Direct Digital Amplifier

NAD M2 Direct Digital Amplifier has just arrived at our store! Grab one now or call us for inquiries at our branches!
Read Product's Review

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Arrival | TL 5.5 Series II

TL 5.5 Series II has just arrived at our store! Grab one now or call us for inquiries at our branches!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

NAD C 165BEE / C 275BEE Review

NAD C 165BEE / C 275BEE – "If sonic muscularity and outright scale are important to you, buy this NAD pairing. We can’t think of another amplifier at this price level that delivers so much authority with such ease".

FOR
Sonic muscle, authority and scale; [good] feature list; well-judged presentation.
VERDICT
A likeable brute of an amplifier. For those who want plenty of sonic muscle without having to sacrifice subtlety too much.
To download the full review, click here.