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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2016, 01:28:09 PM »
Dedicated hifi grade power supply to room













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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2016, 05:21:57 PM »
Next house visit is Dr. Lau hifi den, a heart specialist in kuching. He has changed most equipment in this room , except the Apogee Duetta signature speaker! such is the magic of the apogee speaker even with new technology and better speaker. He is using BAT SET amp to drive the apogee...we were playing some orchestra music using his Linn sondek LP12 when his power trip...end up as he used the ps audio p10 to power the BAT power amp and the units draws 1300w in standy mode! so when the loud music passage comes , it cross the safety limit and the P10 shut off. But after he plug the BAT power amp supply to power conditioner, the sound stage collapse to a much narrow and high details is not there... the difference is very obvious and if anyone doubt whether power regeneration can improve hifi system sound...take a trip and have a listen here! Dr. Lau right there place order for another unit of PS audio P10.. tumb up for his system...













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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2016, 05:23:55 PM »
His computer streaming music system



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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2016, 05:25:48 PM »
Linn LP12 and his low frequency bass trap total 6 at back corner and centre.





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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2016, 09:57:35 PM »
Next up is Mr. Chai hifi setup, he is using Magnepan 3.6 speaker driving by Marantz 9 power amp and Nagara preamp plus dcs cdp and Weiss DAC in a living room setup. Mr. Chai has very good hearing and ability to tune good hifi sound with many years of experience.
well, all I can say this is the best sounding planar speaker that i have hear so far... the sound stage, vocal image and the tight bass is how a great hifi system should sound. He play the track 5 Blue Bossa by Wang Wei, well the bass burst come out as quick burst of energy that you not heard it but feel it also! The fast transient and attack of the planar speaker is fully exhibit here...well let just say we can forget about the equipment and listen to music track after track... I will give his system 3 thumb up... and if you do visit kuching this is a hifi setup that you cannot miss....die die must listen!
Again custom metal rack is use to secure the speaker.











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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2016, 09:59:45 PM »
Marantz  7 preamp that were not use.











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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2016, 10:07:22 PM »
Both a ps audio P10 and Torus power are used here.. I asked Mr. Chai to switch the power supply for Marantz 9 from PS audio p10 to just the conditioner, well again the sound stage collapse a lot and lost of high details and  bass become less tight and cannot go low. All I can say is PS audio P10 is doing something great for the hifi setup in multi-hifi setup that I hear so far.







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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2016, 10:14:02 PM »
dedicated power supply is a must if you want to get good sound system...as if the supply is noisy then your sound system noise floor is high that the low level details cannot be heard.. a good demo cd by wang wei, listen to track 1 and 5, it will test your hifi system capability.





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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2016, 09:27:04 AM »
Dear JB

Enjoy reading your fun time in kuching, the people, food, and hifi.

If you do come to Miri, please let me know. Hope to see you soon.

Pui
 

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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2016, 09:35:21 AM »
Hi Pui,

yes it has been a fun week! with the friendship and hifi! If i do drop by Miri, will definitely look for you guy. Likewise if you do drop by Singapore just give me a call, we go listen to some hifi here also.

JB

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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2016, 01:11:40 PM »
Hi,JB
我的系统缺㸃還很多,还需各位指点。
如果有朋友到訪古晋,歡迎大家一同交流。

Chai

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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2016, 02:06:58 PM »
master chai is my mentor, teach n share all his experience in getting good sound...thump up 

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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2016, 02:31:59 PM »
No worry, we exchange ideas on hifi tuning to get good sound...hope we all learn some new thing from each other and improve our system sound better...but most importantly the friendship and the good food... ;D

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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2016, 03:03:19 PM »
A sidetrack from Hifi , if you are touring kuching, go visit the new brooke Gallery at Fort margherita. a short drive from kuching and read the history of sarawak...

http://www.brooketrust.org/the-brooke-gallery







In 1857, due to heavy taxation on gold mine operation, the hakka rebel and capture kuching town for a few weeks, but James brooke manage to escape and later come back with his warriors and of course the rest is history...

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Re: HiFi visiting in Sarawak
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2016, 03:08:24 PM »
Sarawak were rule by the Brooke for hundreds of year and is an independent country having their own currency, national anthem and stamp. until the Japense occupation that finally end it.







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