He had a scarf around his neck! I thought asking him was a better way than pulling his scarf off! He might hit me one (as it turn out he could have hit me one anyway!)
TW Raven AC - Soundsmith SG-410 - MSB 202 - Gershman Acoustics Black Swan - Audioquest K9
Thaiman, I thought we'd discussed ownership of that photograph. The money is on its way - used bills, non-sequential, just as you specified.
BTW, the bloke at Clearer Audio is Darren, and you're right - he's very enthusiastic. His products are generally pretty decent, too.
Editor, What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision
I will let you know how is my golden ears get on with them. Simon, I wish you would tell me if you have a bad cold! - I would never let you give me a peck on the cheek....my nose are all block up and soar troat too.
For me it was a mixed show. I would have liked to see more
pure hifi demonstrations.
That been said the AV demo I found most enjoyable was that
of the Optoma. I could have spent the whole afternoon there.
I also enjoyed the Wilson Benesch, which was like an oasis.
The detail present reminded me of Lowthers and the kind of clarity you get with
I enjoyed meeting the Sonos people and their products. I
had considered their range about a year ago before investing in a
Roku/Ethernet/Maxtor Nas set up. Now Sonos have heavily reduced their prices
this makes this a temping proposition again.
I had a long and very enjoyable chat with the technical
director of Chord Cables. I was surprised that he knew my speakers and cable
(both Townshend). I told him of my dilemma, that I needed to find a second
cable to go with the Townshend Isolda (biwire). He suggested another pair of
Isolda cables.I told him I could not afford a second pair (first pair
bought from EBay at 40% of new cost). He tentatively suggested some Chord
Rumour but stressed I needed to borrow some from a shop to try it out. Not
really a hard sell which was very refreshing.
I was also impressed Fatman products for playing ipod/MP3 sources
through valve equipment. I am not a fan of MP3 but the Fatman amps where both
stylish and sounded very good. I could live with that sound. My sister who cam
with even hinted that she would like one of these for Xmas (maybe if I win the
The only really down side happened after the show. Being
disabled I rely on travelling by car. I contacted the show organiser who
advised me that there was disabled parking available at the hotel. So I arrived
(Blue disabled cards in hand) and we parked in the hotel car park. Imagine my
surprise (No disgust would be a better word) at being charged £12. If I knew
that I would be charged I might not have come.
It is the height of hotel greed that they charge such
a price for people who can not travel by busses/public transport and have to
rely on cars and parking a reasonable distance away. From my perspective it is
a kind of discrimination that I will be referring to friends of mine who work
on various publications concerning people with disabilities. I will be
interested in there opinions.
I can see why you were annoy mate. All in all though I bet you had a good time. I went with my best mate so even if the show full with Matsui it still would be a good day out (had some dimsum in China town for supper too!)
Yes, I wish there were more music than movies and even the company that made a good 2 channels products like Cambridge Audio, Tannoy and Mission to name bet a few, they were all too intersted in showing off thier AV products! On the better note - All the Stuffs girls were absolutely gorgeous!
Hi Thaiman, It was great to meet you at the show and I hope that I was of assistance in answering your questions. We look forward to perhaps making a power cable for you in the future! Kind regards, Darren
I have a downgrade headache at the moment but when its all done I will give you a call.
Hello Darren (Clearer Audio). I currently use a variac (I learnt this from another hifi show) as a means of clearing up my mains. Do you believe your cable/mains block can better it? If so I might trial it.
Do you guys like my new avatar? My mate took it for me at the show....look like I need a hair cut!
There a strong middle/late Elvis look!
Really! Thank you very much (in a deep-ish voice)
Hello Anton, The best thing to do is give us a call on 01702 543981 (Monday-Friday 9am-6pm) so that we can discuss your system in detail. We can then advise as to what will work for you most effectively. As always, there is a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee on all of our products so should you not be impressed with anything that you buy from us you can send it back for a full refund. Kind regards, Darren Smith
i payed 13 pound to get in on saturday and same sunday as viewing with different friends .
ok well very disapointed at B&W not being there but in the what hifi demo suite looking at hd ect and those monster dalis i got good info from your man after the demo
loved sonys display very proffesional
we should have been able to buy all the group test winners stuff there (i wanted some grados)
wilson benesh WOW first time i have heard them very good
food and drinks were a right rip off
i stayed in hotel (****) but had a drink with one of the sevenoakes girls (nice)
They were there!
i stayed in hotel (****) but had a drink with one of the sevenoakes girls
but not for sale
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