Singapore HiFi Show 2002

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 2002 International Sight And Sound Exhibition.  We were at room 418, Le Meridien Hotel, Nov 15-17, 2002.

CONTENTS:

Photos System Configurations Visitor Feedback

 

PHOTOS:

 

Below are some pictures we took of our demo room.  Just click on the little pictures to enlarge (each picture will open in a new window).

 

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Doorway

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Brochures

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Display - side view

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Display - front view

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Jan Allaerts MC1B, The Cartridge Man Music Maker II, Digital Force Gauge, Digital Levelling Gauge, Sound Improvement Disc, Graham Slee EXP Elevator Step-Up, Gram Amp 2 SE

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Jan Allaerts MC1B

Singapore HiFi Show 2002 : Soundscape HiFi and Music

Graham Slee Elevator EXP Step-Up and Gram Amp 2 SE

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The Cartridge Man Music Maker MKII

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The HiFi Builders P6 MKII  power distributor block and K2 power cord

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Full System View.  Graham Slee Jazz Club found on top of the Audio Note CD 2.1x under the Thorens turntable.

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A HiFi Builders P6 MKII power distributor block and a Graham Slee PSU1 power supply

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Michell Gyro-Orbe & SME IV - front view

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Michell Gyro-Orbe & SME IV - right side view

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Thorens TD-124 & SME 3009  - top view from right side

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Thorens TD-124 & SME 3009 - with Music Maker MKII phono cartridge

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Jean-Marie Reynaud Trente - in beech finish

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Living Voice OBX-R back view

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Table display

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The sweet spot

 

 

 


SYSTEM CONFIGURATION:

 

We have received queries on what systems we played, so we are posting the info below.  Why two systems ?  We decided to show the versatility of the Living Voice speakers driven by either solid-state and tube electronics. 

 

It was unfortunate that we did not have 2 rooms, as many may not have heard both systems.  Based on feedback we received, most liked System 1 and others liked System 2.  This is normal as we all have different preferences in music playback.  Anyway, we will try to set up 2 systems in Jan/Feb  2003 when we move to a bigger showroom.

 

 

System 1:  energetic, solid-state

Living Voice OBX-R speakers

HiFi Builders P6 distributor block

Michell Orbe turntable/Lyra Helikon SL/SME IV arm

All-Naim electronics

  • Naim NAC52 preamplifier

  • Naim NAP 135 monoblock power amplifiers

  • Naim Prefix K with Naim Supercap power supply

  • Naim NACA5 speaker cables, Naim interconnects

Particular Basic Rack with red French acrylic shelves on top of Isodiscs

*** Main traits we wanted to highlight:

  • Bass power and definition, slam, dynamics - at a mere 3.4 ft high (2 ft, 9 in without stands), 8.4 inches  wide, 11.04 inches deep, the entire Living Voice Auditorium range are pretty small unassuming floorstanders with bass beyond their size.  They only look taller because they're on 6.5 inch stands + spikes.

  • Transients, power handling - e.g. Sheffield Lab "Drum Record" LP, both sides

  • Soundstage depth and width - e.g. Brent Lewis' "Mumbo Jumbo"

  • Almost everything - courtesy of Janis Ian's "Breaking Silence", writer Martin Collom's Stereophile R2D4.  Vocals, presence, tonality of acoustic instruments,  bass definition, slam, etc.

  • Scale, dynamics - e.g. Gounod's Carmen Suite, conducted by Alexander Gibson

  • Capability to handle demanding tracks.  e.g. U2's "Mission Impossible" theme.  Also, Track 19 and 20 from Erich Kunzel's "The Great Fantasy Adventure" CD from Telarc.  The tracks were "Cybergenesis" and "Terminator:Theme".  Loud level without touching the volume control right up to the end.  Great for home theater use too.  *Warning : Please note that these tracks, however, can damage many lesser speakers, either AV or Audio (appropriate warning is on the CD).

  • Fun Factor - e.g.  Lipps Inc. "Funkytown" 12" single.  This did attract a lot of attention :-)

  • Our favorite music of the show from a visitor - a moving and touching classical performance, a violin piece from Sarasate.  Other listeners couldn't help themselves as well and wrote down the CD album's title.  Here it is:

                   Wieniawski - Violin Concerto Concertos Nos. 1 & 2

                   Sarasate - Zigeunerweisen

                   Performed by Gil Shaham with a Stradivarius from 1699, on loan

                   Conductor: Lawrence Foster, London Symphony Orchestra

                   Deutsche Grammophon label

                   Click Me! for the album cover's picture

 

System 2: romantic, tube

Living Voice Auditorium speakers

The Cartridge Man Music Maker MKII MM phono cartridge

Graham Slee Jazz Club MM phono stage with adjustable EQ

HiFi Builders P6 distributor block

HiFi Builders K2 power cords on preamp and power amp

Thorens TD-124 MK1/SME 3009 arm

Audio Note 2.1x CD player

Audio Note M1 preamp

Audio Note Conqueror 300B power amp

Spider rack

*** Main traits we wanted to highlight:

  • Vocals reproduction - Being powered by a 300B amp, we naturally concentrated on vocals, mostly old Chinese LPs of female vocalists, some complete with their sweetening reverb.  Relaxing and sentimental music.

  • Scale, Detail - e.g. Gounod's Carmen Suite, conducted by Alexander Gibson

  • Dynamics - courtesy of James Newton Howard and friends requested by a couple

 

VISITOR FEEDBACK:

 

Feedback 1 - Click Me! - from Extreme Place's Planet Audio forum

 

Feedback 2 - Click Me! - from The Echo Loft forum

 

 
 

Living Voice

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Artemis Labs

Jan Allaerts

Isenberg Audio

Da Vinci Audio Labs

Kondo Audio Note Japan

Horning Hybrid

Audolici

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My Sonic Lab

KAB

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