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Just returned from a weekend in Sunny Bristol, highlights of the show for me was the Neat Iota, amazing sound from such small speakers, loved the Audio note demo, fantastic sound from 8 watts !!

At least that confirms  the AN room was up to standard......The sound from 8 Watts has to be heard to be believed. :shifty:

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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Yes, thanks to all concerned at Bristol - a great day.

 

The Kef Blades with Electrocompaniet, the "little" Arcam DAC thrown in & cd player (don`t know the model) was awesome. On The Beatles tracks you could clearly follow all the instruments which came together in a foot tapping musical feast. 

Switching to the R300`s the piano on an Adele track sounded superb - so natural.

Another room to immerse yourself in, for me, was Arcam with the Audiovector speakers - it just drew you into the music.

Other highlights - Dali Epicon 6 with Linn, AE Reference 1 with Naim, PMC 23 & 24 speakers, Vita Audio R4i, the new Focal headphones & listening to a pair of £1700 Grado headphones through a NAD Viso ! 

Naim UnitiLite (FM/DAB), Neat Motive SE2*, Chord Epic cable*

Samsung 40F6740, Sony BDV-E370*

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Could someone tell me if it was the Epson TW-6000 being demo`d in the Epson room or an alternative model in the range ?

Thanks guys.

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Thanks Chris and Clare!  I hope they will be at Manchester in the Autumn.  I just couldn't get down to Bristol sadly, though it is my ambition to get there one year as by all accounts it is still the bigger of the two shows.

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Enjoyed the show, well worth a visit. Ta Smile

Did you get to hear Audio Note?

Yes. Not my cuppa char, but at least Audio Note's demo actually sounded like music and didn't hurt my ears - most of the other stuff gave me a headache/earache, literally. (In fact, over 24 hours later my ears still hurt.)

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. 

An extreme example of music vs hi-fi was REL's demo: the REL fella played a classical/Spanish guitar piece, first without REL sub, then with. Granted, with the sub the guitar had more presence and generally sounded more 'impressive'.

But it sounded nothing like a real/live classical/Spanish guitar, be it performing in a living-room, concert hall or garden shed.

Horses for..., YMMV etc.

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6th.replicant wrote:

 mostly full of fellows sitting with their eyes half-closed, heads gently lolling while smiling serenely.

 

ROFL Perfect description!

 

(I always wonder which of them posts on here.....!)

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6th.replicant wrote:

Yes. Not my cuppa char, but at least Audio Note's demo actually sounded like music and didn't hurt my ears - most of the other stuff gave me a headache/earache, literally. (In fact, over 24 hours later my ears still hurt.)

Cheers 6th.replicant

Thank you for the feedback.

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BenLaw wrote:

6th.replicant wrote:

 mostly full of fellows sitting with their eyes half-closed, heads gently lolling while smiling serenely.

 

ROFL Perfect description!

 

(I always wonder which of them posts on here.....!)

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Anyone know the dance track KEF played at the Bristol Show 2012 plz

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I made a beeline for the Sansui room when I noticed they were present. Had a good chat to one of the guys there. Currently they are in the process of arranging reviews of their kit, and are also negotiating retail outlets. I'm no longer a fan of big seperates so was pleased to see they had a micro system. Would like to see a review comparisn between that and the CR603.

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Did anyone visit the Leema stand?

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Funny, i never seem to get to the 4th floor, was always the same when Naim had the top floor to themselves !!

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Thanks for coming along to see us at the Bristol Show.  The track you are thinking of is called (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (Daniel Bovie & Roy Rox Dub Mix) by South Street Player.  There are a lot of remixes out there but the one we used for the Blade demo was from the Hed Kandi Beach House 2010 album.

Hope that helps!

 

 

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6th.replicant wrote:
mostly full of fellows sitting with their eyes half-closed, heads gently lolling while smiling serenely.

And that's just the reps.

DavidF @FrankHarveyHiFi, Coventry.

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