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HiFi Audio DIY / Replaced Marantz SA11S1 cd player laser len
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:00:21 PM »
Recently, my Marantz cd player keep have problem reading disc, so decide to replace with new laser len to keep it playing for a few more years. The replacing method is quite easy just need screw driver and careful when disassemble all the parts. Here it goes....

1) Removed the two solder bump from the new CD laser len (this is to prevent static when ship by vendor)

2) It should look like this after dis-solder.

HiFi Audio Equipment Discussion / Amplifier spec : THD and THD+N
« on: November 24, 2017, 03:11:38 PM »
Often audio amplifier is spec at 20Hz-20Khz, RMS 100W with THD of 0.01% as an example. The THD here in most case is actually THD +N and not the real THD spec. Note the difference in how the THD is calculated.

HifiCafe.SG Lounge / China Hifi museum!
« on: November 13, 2017, 03:15:07 PM »

Look at the amount of hifi equipment he collect can really set as museum. great that he also build 10 plus sound room so visitor can have a listen session.

magnum Dynalab FT101A FM tuner for sale $680, sms 97852192 if interested.

HiFi Audio Equipment Discussion / KLAV show 2017
« on: July 26, 2017, 10:43:31 AM »
KLAV show 2017 is here again 28 to 30 July 2017... at a new venue

This weekend, we gather at Bro Marcus house to have a PK between the three power condition devices on how it improves sound on his McIntosh audio system. He is using Mclntosh pre and power driving B&W speaker, CDP is Marantz SA11S1.

Without any power condition as listen to in his original cdp setup, the high frequency details is roll off, mid range is muffler and bass control is loose. Sound stage is 1d, general feeling music is lifeless and not engaging, a lot of music detail is missing here...
So we added in the Mytek DAC into the system chain, it brings out the high frequency detail but a bit harsh and noisy, also the bass note sound truncated and do not have the well control bass drum liveliness bounce.

So next we add in CSE-RG100 power regeneration for the CDP and Mytek, power cord to cdp is using Nordost Vishnu and Mytek DAC using Cardas Neutral reference power cord, Cable to CSE-RG100 is using Nordost TY2 power cord.
Immediately we hear an improvement on mid range and high frequency detail, but bass control is still not to our taste. So we add the Nordost QX4  in the chain before CSE-RG100, we hear the QX4 roll off the high frequency details but now system become more quiet as more dark black ground, but again sound not to our taste, so we remove the QX4 from the chain as feel it does not improve the system sound.

Next we replaced the CSE-RG100 with PS audio P10 to power the CDP and Mytek DAC, regenerated voltage is set to output 240V with 0.2% distortion. Straight away we hear even better sweet high detail and mid range and better control bass note. Now the sound stage also have a more 3d effect with better placement of instrument in the sound stage.

We then power both the McIntosh pre and power from the P10, using Nordost Vishnu power cord to preamp and Hisago power cord for the power amp. Well, our jar drop, everything start fall into place, the 3d sound stage, the sweet high and mid range vocal and well control bass note. The system sound now is well balance across the freq spectrum and very musical. This is how a high end Hifi system should sound like! It is very comfortable to listen to at the same time all the high frequency detail is there and system is very quiet with dark black ground.

If anyone does not believe a few power cord change and using power regeneration condition can improve the sound should listen to bro Marcus system before and after ... the sound is 100% better... so bro Marcus kena poison decide to order a P10... a very fruitful tuning session indeed and thanks the host for the home brew coffee and hospitability. Bro Marcus and Sydney1128 and Loh, please add in your review of the sound system and which area u like the sound performance...

The final tuning setup that give best optimum sound:

wall to PS audio P10 , use Nordost TY2 power cord

P10 to marantz SA11S1 , use Nordost Vishnu power cord

P10 to Maytek DAC , use Cardas netural reference power cord

P10 to Mclntosh preamp, use Nordost Vishnu power cord

P10 to Mclntosh power amp, use Hisago power cord

Hi all,
recently due to Photobucket decide to charge user for 3rd party photo hosting, the embed photo image on post were no longer viewable  unless u pay a fee.
I have since move some photo image to another photo hosting site that still allow embed photo hosting for free. I will slowly update my post after moving all the photo to this new site. Below is how to post your photo using the IMGUR site

1. Register an account at, then upload your photo to your account.
2. click on your photo picture, then just click " get share link" , set the image size to "Huge Thumbnail" then click on "copy" BBcode (forum) the URL that point to your photo link and paste it on your post.
3. all is done, just do a preview and see how the post look like, then just click post.
4. or you can click the insert image icon and click the photo from your hard drive, but image size has to be smaller than 128KB then allow to upload

HiFi Audio DIY / DIY: AMB lab sigma 22 regulated power supply
« on: July 04, 2017, 10:56:10 AM »
We spent few hours solder two set of the sigma 22 regulated power supply from AMB lab. The PCB design is quite nicely done, but supplier have send some wrong value resistor parts , so could not done the measurement till we get the right parts. The circuit is quite simple and suppose quite low noise and good for audiophile application. Originally design is use to power their own power amplifier. Stay tune for our test measurement and listening test for audio...

Solid steel 5.4 audio rack with sand fill for sale at $680, sms at 97852192 if interested (SOLD)

Nordost Blue heaven speaker cable for sale at $400 , 3M, bi-wire, banana plug , sms 97852192 if interested

Magnum Dynalab ST2 FM antenna for sale at $90, sms at 97852192 if interested (SOLD)

Please recommend CD that has great recording and musical that is worth to buy and keep here!

HiFi Audio Equipment Sale forum / buyer and seller scammer list!
« on: December 13, 2016, 11:37:54 AM »
haha, today just got scam by a buyer +65 8232 0188 , please beware of any sale or buy offer from this guy as he do the same thing at Malaysian HIfi4 sale. ;)  well i have a good laugh of it as I just google and his number appear... and expose his doing....anyway give Singapore a bad name by his doing.

65-8184 6660

65-8232 0188

65-8505 9380





few number he used...

post from HIfi4sale

post from Xtremeplace;all

Aurum Cantus V8F speaker for sale at $1.5K, sms 97852192 if interested. 6 moon review as attached

HiFi Audio Equipment Discussion / HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« on: December 02, 2016, 08:05:04 AM »
This week will be visiting some exciting HiFi room and system in Kuching, first to visit is Mr. Foong HiFi den, he has the original Apogee Duetta signature planar speaker in a dedicated design golden ratio Hifi room. Will be putting down my thought just enjoy the view...and will be visiting a few more hifi system here..stay tune....

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