JVC Kenwood Malaysia Sdn. Bhd has recently launched their latest state of the art 3D home cinema projector line. The event was held at AV Designs in Rohas Perkasa on 22nd January 2013. The members of local press and hifi blog scene fill up the venue, anticipating for something captivating from this new JVC line up.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
This is MF first attempt in IEM devices and so far, a month usage of it shows how Anthony Michaelson hifi philosophy have been applied in the design.
I got to know about MF plans of producing earphones and headphones sometime in July 2012 in which I saw a few pictures of the prototypes of the designs. There were 3 headphones and 1 IEM. The highest grade headphones was in nice brown leather.
Anyway, MF then decided to delay the headphones production till end of Q1 this year (thats what I have been told) but they released their EB50 IEM in Oct 2012. I got a pair sometime in mid Nov.
So after about 1.5 months of usage, I must say that MF have hit the certain right notes on the design.
MF claims that the design on this IEM was based their own internal deisgn and not a copy from other IEM manufacturer. To achieve this, they went back to the drawing board and create a product from the ground up, utilising new technology along the way.
I particularly like the thin and lightweight cables that they use, eliminating the 'fatigue' of having heavy cables hanging from your ears. The earpiece itself is designed such that its interchangeable between left and right ears usage. There is no specific designation on which side is left and which side is right apart the different colour of 'screws' on them. One side comes with red colours ''screws' and the other side is in blue.
They also use military-grade aluminium for the outer casing, which offers a strong yet anti-resonance body that is the ideal mounting for the capsule. (Wow.... a bit far fetch I suppose but I guess it will help to prolong the life of this IEM)
Its not an all rounder or balanced IEM. It does very good in the bass department with good control and detail and not overwhelming. Vocal is definitely not its strongest element where it can sound a bit flat. It does provide a more detailed sound wit regards to musical instrument compared to my Shure IEM.
IEM market is a tough one to breakthrough but I feel MF started off on the right track. For this particular EB50 model, it faces a tough challenge from other IEM brands especially in the likes of Sennheiser, Klipsch etc.
So, to me, it suits best for someone who is looking for warm bass sound and not particular with vocals.
It is priced at RM765 and the authorised dealer is LTB Enterprise.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
I started off this new year by going through my MD collection and this particular album really strikes to me to be one of the best recording I have on MD. What a memory carrying the MD Net player with a few of my home made MDs on the way to university.
Playing through my Sony ES series MD player, and feed it through the MF M1 DAC, it can easily challenge CD reproduction.
This is what I have started off for 2013:
1. CD Player (Transport): Musical Fidelity CDT
2. Main DAC: Musical Fidelity M1 DAC
3. Streamer/2nd DAC: Musical Fidelity CLiC
4. Phono stage: Musical Fidelity M1 ViNL
5. MD Player: Sony MD JA20ES
6. Integrated amp: Musical Fidelity M6i
7. Power amp: Musical Fidelity M1 PWR
8. Headphone amp: Bryston BHA-1
9. Headphone: Alessandro Grado MS Pro
10. Tape deck: Onkyo TA2600
11. Turntable: Clearaudio Concept
12. Speakers: ProAc Response D18
13. Power Management: Belkin PF50
Siltech cabling for items 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 12
QED cabling for items 4, 5, 8, 10
1. New Main DAC: either Musical Fidelity M6 or Bryston BDA-2
2. Record Cleaning Machine
1. Source: iTunes and WMP
2. DAC: UD100 ESS Sabre USB DAC
3. Speakers: BOSE Companion IIs
4. Headphone amp: Musical Fidelity M1 HPA
5. Headphone: BOSE Over the Ear
QED Cabling for items 2, 3, 4
1. Musical Fidelity first headphones....