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So it's on 21st-23rd February this year. I will most likely be attending, to see the discounts on offer. Anyone else going?

http://www.bristolshow.co.uk/

Pioneer TVs will be at the show (although I'm not holding my breath on them)!).

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Unfortunately I'm working that weekend, so no chance of going - didn't go last year either :cry:

Have a good time though BB.

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I might give it a go, not been before so be interested to see what its like. 

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I will most likely upgrade my home cinema system in the coming months, so will be good to demo a few systems & look at the discounts on offer.

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Upgrading both amplifier and speakers?

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bigboss wrote:
So it's on 21st-23rd February this year. I will most likely be attending, to see the discounts on offer. Anyone else going?

I usually go on the Friday with a work colleague but I came in this morning to be told that he and the other two permanent staff are being taken to Toulouse for a company team-building exercise so I have to be in the office for the three days they're out, which is the 19th, 20th and 21st of February, so it's not looking good (I won't go over the weekend, too far away from home and too busy, Friday's bad enough, I understand is much busier).

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Upgrading both amplifier and speakers?

Yes, that's the plan. Blu ray player as well possibly. So far, I'm looking at Kef R series, with R500 floorstanders as fronts. AV receiver likely to be a Yamaha RX-A3030 or Pioneer SC-LX87. Will look at Monitor Audio and B&W offerings as well.

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bigboss wrote:
So it's on 21st-23rd February this year. I will most likely be attending, to see the discounts on offer. Anyone else going?

I usually go on the Friday with a work colleague but I came in this morning to be told that he and the other two permanent staff are being taken to Toulouse for a company team-building exercise so I have to be in the office for the three days they're out, which is the 19th, 20th and 21st of February, so it's not looking good (I won't go over the weekend, too far away from home and too busy, Friday's bad enough, I understand is much busier).

I will be in London for a meeting on 20th, so thinking of attending the show on 21st before heading back.

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bigboss wrote:

mr malarky wrote:

Upgrading both amplifier and speakers?

Yes, that's the plan. Blu ray player as well possibly. So far, I'm looking at Kef R series, with R500 floorstanders as fronts. AV receiver likely to be a Yamaha RX-A3030 or Pioneer SC-LX87. Will look at Monitor Audio and B&W offerings as well.

Nice, am a tad jealous - wish I could justify a full round of upgrades!  Smile

Provided my work diary stays free I'm up for a look around on the 21st, so let me know nearer the time if your definitely going down that day?

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hope to be able to hear some more B&W speakers this year. was dissapointed they were only there to show off their a5/a7 dock last year with a pair of 802 diamonds in the stand purely for decoration!

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I would like to go. I hope to see Chord Electronics new headphone amp. Is this show the biggest in the UK? I have not made it before and wondered just how big and busy the Saturday will be. 

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RE: Bristol Sound and Vision show 2014

bigboss wrote:

mr malarky wrote:

Upgrading both amplifier and speakers?

Yes, that's the plan. Blu ray player as well possibly. So far, I'm looking at Kef R series, with R500 floorstanders as fronts. AV receiver likely to be a Yamaha RX-A3030 or Pioneer SC-LX87. Will look at Monitor Audio and B&W offerings as well.

Apologies for thread drift. BB, have you considered Oppo 105 directly to actives?

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I'll very likely be going.  Hope to spend some time with Neat, Monitor Audio, Naim, Cyrus, Roksan, KEF, PMC, Spendor and Guru (I'm exhausted just thinking about it).  Although based on my last experience a couple of years ago, each room tended to be playing one thing throughout the day (whatever they were promoting the most that year, usually their latest release) with some very dubious and evidently hastily-prepared playlists!

However, it can draw you to things you wouldn't otherwise have considered;  I remember being particularly impressed with Neat Iotas and Spendors last time, and it can repell you from things you were previously seriously considering (Audiolab - torture, Grado headphones - nasty despite all the rave reviews; but I completely accept some people have bought these products and have been very satisfied with them - just not me...ever!!), so even if you don't get everything you would have hoped out of the show, it's still a worthwhile process.

 

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RE: Bristol Sound and Vision show 2014

AlmaataKZ wrote:

bigboss wrote:

mr malarky wrote:

Upgrading both amplifier and speakers?

Yes, that's the plan. Blu ray player as well possibly. So far, I'm looking at Kef R series, with R500 floorstanders as fronts. AV receiver likely to be a Yamaha RX-A3030 or Pioneer SC-LX87. Will look at Monitor Audio and B&W offerings as well.

Apologies for thread drift. BB, have you considered Oppo 105 directly to actives?

No I haven't. Are there any reasonably priced floor stander actives?

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Not many but there are. Adam Audio Artist 6 for example. They have a matching centre channel as well. Rears can be Artist 6, 5 or 3.

The upcoming Epos could be reasonably priced as well but I do not know if they will make a matching centre.

Dynaoudio Xeo?

Here re some pics of the Adams from Munich HiEnd 2012:

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Back on topic:

I may visit this year (will know mid Feb - I have to travel from London). If I do, would you like to meet for a drink/lunch, BB?

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Hmmm....interesting! So, if I have multiple HDMI sources (Sky HD, Apple TV etc.), how do I connect them?

It'll be great to meet! Let me know. I'm planning for either Friday or Saturday (mostly Saturday).

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