Audio Gold For Lucky Men: MY 25 Hi-Fi Malaysia Group
A prosperous two day trip to Kuala Lumpur brings an earful of delights worth millions of dollars.
Engineering The Finest Sound
Yoong Hoi Shing shows us how it's
Upon walking into Yoong's home, we saw a beautiful
selection of vintage audio gear. This includes perhaps the world's very
first 'Walkman', per se, using the Edison cylinder(!). His main rig
featured a very unique dual stack of Genelec 8050A self-powered monitors on
custom stand. Mr. Yoong says there are only three setups like this within the
world and color me very impressed! The dual stack of 8050A monitors are
augmented with a one-per-channel Genelec 7070A powered subwoofers. My notes
say very precise imaging and an enjoyable, enveloping soundscape. His home was
custom designed by him with the priority being the music room. Power lines are
dedicated and short for optimization. He chooses to design and produce his own
cables, as Mr. Yoong is a retired engineer. Furthermore, he employs ceramic
cable stands, which are simply high tension wire insulators, which cost a mere
60 cents each. He is a wise enthusiast who knows the benefits of getting
one's cables off the floor, yet takes advantage of common sense and very
reasonably-priced solutions. Getting back to the music, there is a
harmonically complimentary sound to the music; not lean or overly warm.
Balanced harmonics that is pleasant to the ear without any of the gooey syrup
or strident sounds. During our system audition he kindly let me choose songs
from his music server and in some ways I felt a bit guilty, as have been
without high quality music system for weeks. It was so very refreshing being
able to 'jam' to music. We used a mix of CD and WAV files. Can not stress
highly enough how well this system's time and phase were perfectly aligned.
Imagining was top notch, of course, and top-to-bottom frequency response was
Owner: Yoong Hoi Shing
CAS: Auraliti PK90 modified
CD Transport: Philips CDPro2 module - DIY
Rubidium Clock - DIY
DAC: DCS Debussy
Preamp: Wyred4Sound STP
4 Unit Frank Power Bank PB-15000Ws line conditioner
ABL SURSUM Cryo ELCB 63 Amp
3 Isol8 LC line conditioner
2 Nordost QX4 line conditioner
10 Nordost QV2 line conditioner
1 Clarity 16, 1 Clarity 8 and 4 Clarity 4 Russ
Andrews line conditioners.
Frank Harmonic Correction CH-5
Frank virtual ground PE-5
All Cables and Power Cords DIY.
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