designer T S Lim
is passionate about music. When he listens
to hifi, he tunes in to the performance of the artiste rather
than the performance of the audio equipment.
you don't know about music, you can forget about sound," says
Lim. "Music must touch your heart and stir your soul,"
is a trained tenor and he plays the harmonica well enough to be
ranked one of Asia Pacific's best. A great admirer of Mahler's
music, Lim is active in the Singapore Mahler Society.
with electronics knowledge can design hi-fi equipment," Lim notes.
"But not many are as deeply involved in music as I am. Not many
know how to make the sound more musical, more human."
knows. He's been at it for 20 years, evaluating different amplifier
designs and testing out hundreds of tubes, capacitors, resistors,
wires... to discover which combination of these components produce
the most musical sound.
Seah is a
man of many talents who wanted to become a musician, having played
the trombone in school brass bands, orchestras, jazz bands and
even in nightclubs.
he studied economics and became a successful business journalist,
then went on to publish his own newsletter on natural health,
and later co-founded an organic foods store.
surprised many friends when he ventured into the hifi business
in 1997 with The Soul of Music. "It's not such a drastic change,"
Richard laughs. "From hi-fibre to hi-fi."
is an explorer. His gift is in finding really good things - good
food, good books, good ideas, good music... good audio equipment
is also an evangelist, one who shares the things he believes in
He finds DIVA to be truly excellent and T S Lim to be a true master
of music and hifi. He loves to share this wonderful discovery