Last week, located at Hotel Menara Peninsula, Jakarta, Indonesia, Indonesia Hi-End Audio Club or IHEAC held a high end Audio Video show. This is the 3rd show held by IHEAC and frankly speaking, it has a lot improvement compared to the 1st and the 2nd event. This 3 days show on the weekend seemed really become an good show for audiophile enthusiast. I will not say much about this, so let’s the pictures tell you the story.
All images were taken with Nikon D90, Tokina 12-24mm f/4 wide lens, and Nikon SB-900. Setting mostly done at 1/40-1/60 and f/7.1 to f/8. ISO set at 400. Exposure compensation sometime done at the flash to reduce amount of ambient light. No bounce or diffuser used. Seems this is the best setting for such event. I got bit hard time with Nikkor 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 and Nikkor 28-70 mm f/2.8 lens and small hotel room last time, so this extra 6 mm wide definitely would help much.
Unfortunately, due to limited time, I missed some of the rooms. I missed almost all home theater setup. There was some Dolby Atmos setup which I found to be amazing. Also there were several rooms which I missed because either it was ‘accidentally’ closed for private audition or too many people inside. Forgive me if I couldn’t give clear impression. It didn’t mean they were bad, but just I have no chance to spend more time to get the impression itself. So enjoy it!
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The first room that I visited was Sinar Baja Electric which is well know as SB Acoustics. Maybe not many people know that Sinar Baja is a very big driver speaker manufacturer. You can see the detail here. Previously, they worked “behind the screen” and well known for “affordable speaker”. But since 2006, they worked closely with several speaker designer from Denmark and then their new high end product started to show on the market.
They have a complete driver from full range, tweeter, mid range, woofer, up to really giant sub/woofer. They also ready to have custom enclosure based on your requirements.
The Satori line-up. If you examine the driver, you can see the “look and feel” is quite similar with most speaker from Denmark – but at fraction price. Can’t comment on the sound quality though.
From small to big to huge driver are available there. Not mentioning that you can also order custom made – with MoQ off course.
One of the famous brand, Venture, also joined this show. As usual, Venture (always0 chose bigger room (usually meeting room) to show his speaker. No surprise as the speaker is a gigantic one.
Venture has two rooms this time. The second room shown below is for “Pro Audio”. The supporting equipment is a bit mixed. There are digital source, turntable, amplifier by Venture itself and Accuphase, and I believe some others.
The appearance of “Pro Audio” speaker by Venture. The “look” can tell you that it will not win beauty contest on your living room.