Astra Suite / Soundscape Client System Albums

An album gallery of our clients' systems and their audio/home theater rooms

* This menu brings you back to the Astra Suite Information or News Page


FT System : 2006

System Configuration - Year 2006

Turntable

Scheu Premier MK2 turntable - 80mm platter, black, 2-tonearm plinth version

 

Living Voice Mystic Mat turntable mat, active carbon mat

Rudolf Bruil Universal Record Stabilizer Ring (URSR)

Tonearms

Scheu Classic MK2 tonearm - 12" version

 

SME 3009R, 9"

Phono Cartridges

Audio-Technica AT-33PTG MC cartridge

Grado Reference MM cartridge

Phono Stage Red Rose
CD player/transport / DAC A few
Loudspeakers Audio Artistry Beethoven
Preamplifier Ayre
Amplifier Ayre power amps driving speakers active (used to also have another Burmester driving triamp)
Room Treatment ATC
HiFi Rack Soundstyle (FT likes the Hutter racks, but they wouldn't fit in his control room)
Cables Many
Accessories, tweaks Many
Music Genre Mainly Classical, a few pop, rock, jazz

 

Mr. Koh, fondly called "FT" by peers, is one of the true veterans in the Singapore high-end scene, probably almost every veteran high-end dealer knows him.  Although he has tamed down quite a bit, he still keeps himself updated listening to new high-end products that interest him, or trying out various accessories.  And of course, listening to music still occupies much of his time, having a great collection of classical LPs.

 

With the introduction of the Scheu Premier MK2 / AT OC9 into his system, the gains that FT reported are better pace, rhythm, and timing.  Overall, a more lively and dynamic presentation compared to his previous Walker Gold Proscenium turntable / Clearaudio Insider.

 

Listening to the system with various music, the above assessment is evident.  On the rare box set LP "Dead Man Walking" soundtrack (if you have the album for sale, please let us know),  we can add that timbre reproduction is very good, with detailed yet natural highs, courtesy of the Scanspeak Revelator tweeter.  And Audio Artistry's claim of "unboxy" speakers holds water, the system was open and free from any sort of boxiness, with the speaker panels of the folded baffle design helping in this department.  FT know his stuff, and the bass modules were unobtrusive, like they weren't there at all, reminding us of the Genesis 1.1 speakers in other systems we've heard.  Ultimately, with the system in an open air environment, compromises have to be accepted.  But in a dedicated enclosed room, this system will be awesome.

 

ftkoh1.jpg
276 views
ftkoh2.jpg
257 views
ftkoh10.jpg
253 views
ftkoh11.jpg
257 views
ftkoh12.jpg
249 views
ftkoh13.jpg
229 views
ftkoh15.jpg
224 views
ftkoh24.jpg
229 views
ftkoh17.jpg
222 views
ftkoh3a.jpg
227 views
ftkoh3b.jpg
225 views
ftkoh4.jpg
234 views
ftkoh5.jpg
219 views
ftkoh7.jpg
228 views
ftkoh18.jpg
227 views
ftkoh6.jpg
227 views
ftkoh19.jpg
227 views
ftkoh20.jpg
228 views
24 files on 2 page(s) 1