Archive for October, 2011

Interconnect & speaker cables

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Our bestseller cables!!..

Why van den hul?

Go Dutch! Okay, nothing of that sort. Van den Hul (VDH) is a dutch company that has been around for over 20years. The company began operations with a main objective, which still stands today to improve the quality of both phono-transfer and the quality of signal transmission in a broad sense.

Over the years, the company continues to apply new unique techniques, solutions and state-of-the-art technology based on their inventions, findings and listening experiences.  This experience is gained taking into account the consumers expectations, which include audio industry and professionals in the recording industry.

Selecting cables may seem like a basic task, but it is by no means simple. Cable companies are widespread and plenty. Many having to prove themselves as not being labelled ”snake-oil”. Snake oil meaning worthless (just like various liquid that are sold as medicine but medically worthless).

Cables themselves look like snakes and some makers make it so enticing by sleeving them into plastic snake skin jackets and thick rubber hoses. Therefore, when selecting cables it is best to focus on performance gains, towards a specific goal and take the looks with a pinch of salt.

Fortunately, VDH cables choose not to do dress up marketing. As important as marketing is to any company, VDH sticks to simple packaging, professional and non fancy approach. They focus on making the cable longstandingly durable,  clean/green from environmental influences and best of all, damn good sounding.

So, why does Audio Creations use van den hul for car audio? Car audio suffers the same fate as home audio and audio/video, but (even more) to a  harsher degree (because of reflecting surfaces in the car) in it’s battle against digital sources, digital reproductions and boringly clean and lifeless music. We find that VDH cables allows us to combat digital boringness more effectively by injecting more analogness in the music.

History of VDH itself proves that the company spends its time and resources making high-end cartridges, and you can’t expect any more analog than that. Analogness preserves musical quality and VDH does just that in a more outstanding manner. Outstanding in the sense that it balances out the need for lowest distortion possible, best detail and resolution possible, realistically solid imaging and control while preserving the realism and essence of physical fullness in the music. 

Make way for van den hul cables in your audio system, and discover how tuning can be less painful and snergy between your high quality or high-end equipment start to take form and perform optimally. You owe it to your equipment to try it out…

Interconnect/ RCA:
Van den Hul BayC5 Hybrid Interconnect
Large Crystal OFC with a dense Silver coating + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)

Van den Hul D300MKIII Hybrid Interconnect
High purity dense Silver coated high purity OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)

Van den Hul D102MKIII Hybrid Interconnect
High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)

Van den Hul Thunderline Hybrid (our favourite cable)
High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)

Van den Hul The Second (our favourite cable)
Full Linear Structured Carbon ®
* this cable will never age

Van den Hul MC Silver 65G (our favourite cable)
Strands with a thin high purity Matched Crystal OFC core and a thick High purity dense Matched Crystal Silver layer; Screen includes a high purity Matched Crystal Silver ribbon

Van den Hul Sub Hybrid
High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC + FUSION TECHNOLOGY: amorphous Cu/Zn/Ag alloy + HYBRID: Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)

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Speaker cables:

Van den Hul Skyline Hybrid @ 14awg
High purity OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)

Van den Hul CS122 Hybrid @ 12awg
High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)

Van den Hul Goldwater @ 14awg
High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC

Van den Hul Revolution Hybrid @ 8awg
Both centre conductor and outer groups: High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)


Van den Hul Revelation Hybrid @ 5awg (our best speaker conductor)
Both centre conductor and outer groups: High purity dense Silver coated high purity Matched Crystal OFC + Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)


mcIntosh car audio

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Mcintosh -USA
Specifications have often been the benchmark for choosing car audio amplifiers.  However, it becomes secondary if you find something that performs way beyond paper/technical specifications.

For a Mcintosh amplifier, the specification is rather meaningless. If you have heard a Mcintosh in action, you will immediately notice how ‘analog’ sounding it makes your sound system perform.

Analog (analogue) as described in simple terms mean it sounds more physical, somewhat organic and emotional. As opposed to other electronics that tend to sound more digital or some describe as clinical/cold sounding.

At Audio Creations we carry both new and mint conditioned pre-owned units. We take pride in all our units, new and used alike.

amplifier
1. mcIntosh MCC404M
100RMS X 4
2. mcIntosh MCC404
100RMS X 4
3. mcIntosh MC431
100RMS X 4
4. mcIntosh MC443M
300rms@4ohm; 500rms@2ohm (Class AB monoblock)
5. mcIntosh MC420
50RMS X 4
6. mcIntosh MC420M
50RMS X 4
7. mcIntosh MCC444
110RMS X 4
8. mcIntosh MCC222
110RMS X 2
Brand new!! 1year warranty
headunit/source unit
1. mcIntosh MX406 local radio reception
2. mcIntosh MX4000 + MDA4000
3. mcIntosh MX5000

amplifier
1. mcIntosh MCC302
150RMS X 2
3. mcIntosh MCC404
100RMS X 4

* please call for price!!
* if you havent heard how analog with thick, full sounding yet revealing character of the Mcintosh amplifiers, please do not hesitate to drop  by for an audition.
Kindly call for a no obligation audition before coming by.
Thank you.

call michael 012-3315669 for an audition

 

 

 

 

 

 

High-fidelity capacitors – custom passives

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Mundorf M-Cap Supreme Capacitor

Listening Impression:

The M-CAP SUPREME introduces affordable high-end sound to any quality speaker drivers. It delivers a very spatial sound with plenty of depth and gives good reproduction of the musical nuances. Detail and depth from the high treble right down into the low mid-range becomes more distinct. This is your first step into high-end crossovers. The Supreme is a clear and transparent sounding cap with a good sound stage, providing a good improvement in clarity, focus and dynamics. The degree of improvement is comparable to upgrading to high-end cabling. We were definitely very impressed when we first auditioned them.

Mundorf M-Cap Silver Oil Capacitor

Listening Impression:

Mundorf states: “…wonderfully spacious and detailed sound reproduction …an even fuller and smoother tonal richness and diversity. This capacitor’s ability to bring out the finest nuances and the subtlest distinctions make the music sound more alive and “juicy”, yet without unnatural emphasis of any individual effects. …Wonderfully spacious music reproduction… ”. Yes, exactly what we felt when we first sampled the Supreme Silver/Oil capacitors. The air, bloom and the high-end feel just became more apparent. The cap gives heighten attention to music detail and depth throughout from top to bottom. The music presentation is very smooth and liquid. The only drawback is the extremely long burn-in period and the rollercoaster performance while waiting. To overcome this teething problem, we offer a 100hour, 200hour or 300hour burn-in service for a minimal charge.

Mundorf M-Cap Silver/Gold Oil Capacitor

Listening Impression:

The Silver/Gold in Oil is Mundorf’s current highest offering and they are among one of the best and most exotic capacitors available in the market. They are expensive but honestly, it is worth it. Compared to the Mundorf Silver/Gold, they have better layering and sound even more airy. The spatial soundstage window is opened wider and deeper. They are richer tonally and better layered than the Mundorf Silver/Gold. The Silver/Gold/Oil excels in refinement of highs and micro-details like the like the Mundorf Silver/Gold but takes it a few levels ahead in extension and creates more depth and width as if you have a larger area beyond the confinement of your room or car. Install it and you may never want to remove it.

Duelund VSF Aluminum Capacitor

Listening Impression:

Calm as a sleeping baby. The Duelund VSF capacitors give you that smile the minute you press the play button. The chocolate bar actually tastes better than it looks. One is tempted to close the eyes (although it is not a good idea while driving) and relax in sheer peacefulness as the music flows from the speakers to your ears and down to your heart and soul. The VSF Aluminum is Duelund’s most entry level offering but it still spells high-end at an affordable level. It is has less flair and is leaner sounding than some of the other high-end capacitors but they sound very natural and has the tonal that most capacitors are dying to achieve. Compared to the VSF Copper, it sounds more forward and less layered. Nevertheless to say, if you own a really kick-ass high-end speaker driver, you ought to take a bite on these.

Duelund VSF Copper Capacitor

Listening Impression:

We were charmed by this capacitor. The VSF Copper comes across very natural, smooth, clear, open and keeps everything in place in an extremely calm and controlled manner. One may think that this is a boring capacitor like some analog sounding capacitors in the market but we term it very natural for its ability to deliver dynamics whenever the type of music calls for it. The tonal balance and harmonics is a definite win-win and we love how it sounds with both instruments and human voices. It does not have the depth and wow factor like the Mundorf Silver/Gold/Oil but it makes up for it with its awesome tonality. We were extremely happy with how the imaging and separation of every individual instrument is portrayed with precision rather than cluster. And we just have to stress again, the VSF Copper is exceptionally natural sounding. This is a definite must have for any serious audiophile or music lover.

 

Duelund Cast Copper Capacitor
the king of the capacitors!

Listening Impression:

The Duelund CAST Capacitor is our no holds barred flagship capacitor. The construction builds on the foundation of our Virtual Stack Foil design but does so with the addition of a proprietary WPIO dielectricum which necessitates several days of impregnation under high pressure. We will spare you the technical details but as complicated it may seems, wait till you have heard how it sounds. The cast design helps music flow effortlessly with utmost presence and palpability. The background is pitch black, quiet and extremely calm. Music is delivered in a timely and high-end fashion. It is a seriously no games, just music and the best that money can buy when it comes to capacitors for passive crossovers. It is available as pure copper or pure silver.

Updated new look – CAST cap


Vcap Reference Grade Teflon Capacitor
TFTF Reference – teflon film tin foil audio capacitors
CUTF Elite Reference – copper foil teflon film audio capacitors
A high-end capacitor use on our general modifications equipment and customized passives as coupling cap
Kindly call audio creations for further information.
or view the link : www.v-cap.com

Year-End Special Pricing

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Year-End Special Pricing

audio creations is always dedicated to bring you premium brands at affordable price. now everybody can own premium car audio gears and enjoy hi-fidelity music reproduction of car audio….

Package
*comes with 4 channel amplifier, subwoofer, front components (complete setup)

1. Hertz HE4 power amplifier, 100% original brand new in box

Class AB 4ch power amplifier
70W RMS X 4@ 4ohm
70W RMS X 2@4ohm + 200W RMS X 1@4ohm(bridged)

highlights of the amp
* DIE-CAST HEATSINKS, robust built hence thermally optimized.
* based on a robust power supply stage and a powerful output stage. Multiple winding transformers and high current 105°C Electrolytic capacitors are employed, along with low RDS Mosfets, selected to ensure high efficiency and current capability.
* equipped with SANKEN TO3P output transistors resulting in a Signal/Noise ratio of up to 100dBA.

2.Morel Tempo 6″ front speakers, brand new
* excellent midrange front components.
* morel is widely known for producing the finest in home hifi speakers

3. JL Audio WX 12″ subwoofer, brand new
* needs no introduction, as JL Audio has been known to produce best car audio subwoofers… period!!
Package price: RM2400.00 (hardware only)

note:
* limited sets only

installation:
* we provide full installation with a minimum charge

Call michael at 012-3315669 to arrange installation dates or pick up