I've not been to many hi-fi/AV shows, but Bristol emphasised the gulf between being a music fan and a hi-fi fan.
Visited room-after-room, mostly full of fellows sitting with their eyes half-closed, heads gently lolling while smiling serenely. Yet, all I heard was hideous vocal sibilance, ear-splitting top-end and boomy, lung-rattling bass.
brilliant ..... I once went into the Naim room with my mate at Bristol. We had to leave because we got the giggles so badly. I had to go and stand in the corridor snorting I got it so bad.
Love the funny comments, a friend an i visited on Friday, is it just me or did some rooms just kill the mood with the tracks they play!??
My friend then asked (I forget which room) have you hot anything from the breadstick band? The guy replied "sorry guys not this time"
So many rooms i walked into and out again because of the funeral tracks.
I think the best tracks were played by Pmc or Proac, can't remember which, the guy is fairly old and a very large middle and his lady friend of similar age but slim, they played some really great upbeat tracks to show off their kit, stayed in fo about 4 tracks, well done them!
Kef demo great apart from when he asked "who has teenagers?" a couple including myself replied "yes" he said about them downloading rubbish mp3 music and the arcam USB dac can totally change the sound, he then played a track "an old classical piece" who's teenagers listen to this? Friend an I walked out!
Overall not a bad event.
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