High End Audio

HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition

Audiophiles will recognise the distinctive lowered-case 'b' as a symbol of high-fidelity sound from manufacturers Beats Audio. Now HP is hoping to attract the same type of users to its Pavilion series of laptop computers.

Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Hi-res: Scala Utopia

Focal's third generation flagship series, the Utopia speakers have arrived in style ... literally. Put a pair of the Scala Utopias in your living room and they'll take everyone's breath away. They look that good, but more importantly they sound good ... exceedingly good.

29 May 2009 - 12:00am

Hi-res: Sony BDV-IT1000

At just 16mm wide, the BDV-IT1000's amazingly compact full-range speaker drive units are the width of a finger. With three speakers at the front and two behind, they certainly look stunning.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

Hi-res: Arcam Solo Movie 5.1

A growing problem facing Hong Kong households is component clutter. Where once a TV and VCR were all you needed, now many people have an amplifier, DVD recorder, PS3, broadband TV box, cable TV box, centre channel speaker, and a bulky subwoofer.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Sound engineering

Audio Aero has been around for only 10 years, but it has made a name for itself with its mono bloc tube amplifiers and Capitole CD player.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Sounds like heaven

While I am a fan of classical music, I am too busy to go to concerts. In fact, I do not find the acoustics of venues all that great. Just take the Convention and Exhibition Centre, for example: the quality of sound produced there is simply bad.

I am sure the professionals would agree with me.

10 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Diamonds rock the world of audio buffs

This top-of-the-range product gives out a sound that is as natural and as dazzling as the precious materials incorporated in its design

Diamonds might be a girl's best friend, but they can also be a bosom buddy for the man whose idea of a perfect evening is sitting at home listening to music on a top-end hi-fi system.

4 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Enthusiasts sound out $3m stereo

Seven-speaker hi-fi would dwarf the average living room

A monster hi-fi set complete with seven speakers, nine amplifiers and two pre-amplifiers would set you back at least $2,800,000 - if only it would fit into your living room.

21 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Hi-fi lovers switch on to home theatre

An audiophile is a tough customer. He is prepared to spend $50,000 on his hi-fi system, and insists on top brands such as Pass Labs amplifiers (above) and Mission loudspeakers. And he is completely indifferent to the allure of home theatre, according to Franz Chan, product manager at Audio Supplies Company, a hi-fi specialist in Hong Kong since 1957.

6 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Plug-and-play meets home entertainment needs

Product: Philips LX9000R home entertainment system Price: $11,900 Pros: Space-saving design, integrated, easy to set up and good sound Cons: You can't upgrade an integrated system. If you want a better sound system in future, you'll have to throw out the whole set and buy a new one

22 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

CAV steps away from home base

The mainland's leading producer of high-quality home theatre equipment is looking to put its brand name to the test as the company makes its first appearance at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair.

CAV Audio (China) has been the leading producer of high-end stereo equipment in the China market for the past three years.

12 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Ultra Gadget

HEADPHONE FANATICS ARE a unique breed of audiophile, but once you have heard music through a really good set of cans it's easy to understand their obsession. Speakers just can't match the sound detail headphones can produce. Sennheiser's Orpheus, of which only 300 pairs exist worldwide, are touted as the best headphones in the world.

28 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

The Surround Sound Discography


While we usually think of surround sound as a movie phenomenon, many audio discs are encoded with surround-sound tracks. This website has links to lists of surround-sound audio discs in various formats.

www.ee.washington.edu/conselec/A95/ projects/surround/surround.html

30 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

CD taskforce lives on

A Customs taskforce cracking down on pirated CDs is to have its work extended by six months.

2 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Discs seized

Obscene and pirated video compact discs worth $350,000 were seized from 11 shops in King's Road, North Point. Nine arrests were made.

15 Sep 1999 - 12:00am