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bigboss wrote:

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

Oppo+actives is a minimalist approach. Multiple sources definately = AV receiver. Or AV pre, in case of actives.

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

Will do early Feb.

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bigboss wrote:

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

Oppo+actives is a minimalist approach. Multiple sources definately = AV receiver. Or AV pre, in case of actives.

bigboss wrote:

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

Will do early Feb.

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How do these shows work, do the exhibitors have pre-set times during the day when they are demoing their stuff , say every half hour and you need to pre-book with them to guarantee getting in for a listen or is it come and go as you please. I fancy a trip to Bristol and have never been to one of these before.

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If it's the same as the manchester shows manufactures have pre-set times when they demo although you may need a ticket for the pre-set time but some people get a ticket and don't show up, this was a few years ago though.

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Lost Angeles wrote:

How do these shows work, do the exhibitors have pre-set times during the day when they are demoing their stuff , say every half hour and you need to pre-book with them to guarantee getting in for a listen or is it come and go as you please. I fancy a trip to Bristol and have never been to one of these before.

Most rooms in Bristol are usually open, walk-in demos. Others - typically more complex kit - have timed demos you either have to queue for or come back later. There's also a series of interconnecting rooms on the ground floor with open product displays and demos: plenty to play with if you do have to wait for a timed demo.

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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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Clare Newsome wrote:

Lost Angeles wrote:

How do these shows work, do the exhibitors have pre-set times during the day when they are demoing their stuff , say every half hour and you need to pre-book with them to guarantee getting in for a listen or is it come and go as you please. I fancy a trip to Bristol and have never been to one of these before.

Most rooms in Bristol are usually open, walk-in demos. Others - typically more complex kit - have timed demos you either have to queue for or come back later. There's also a series of interconnecting rooms on the ground floor with open product displays and demos: plenty to play with if you do have to wait for a timed demo.

Thanks Clare, I presume Friday may be the slightly quieter day.

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I'm torn.  With no show at all in Manchester this year, I would quite like to go to Bristol but, on the other hand, it is a real trek from Lancashire and I'm wondering whether putting me in a building with so much hi-fi kit is a great idea at present. I'm also concerned about travelling all the way down there to find it is so busy that it is impossible to get to hear anything properly.

I might do something different like go to Scalford later in the year.

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Just looking at the brands coming to this years show 2014 Joe, im not happy no Onkyo I see so far . I was looking forward to hearing some demos on a new AV amp as my old TX-SR606 is finally giving in now needing 3D compatabilty.

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Anybody know from previous experience, do any of the Exhibitors publish a demo schedule before the show to give punters a clue about what will be showcased when?

When I went before (just the once) my impression after leaving was that I'd spoken to too many reps talking about black, silver or wooden boxes rather than listening to things I wanted.  I remember going into the Arcam room hoping to hear their AV receivers, but being disappointed as they seemed to be demonstrating their £2k D33 DAC most of the time, which didn't interest me in the least.  Same with Cyrus, Naim and Monitor Audio.  There were products within their lineup that I would have liked to listen to, but the opportunities to do so seemed a bit random.

I downloaded the guide beforehand, so I knew which exhibitors were where, but this time if a manufacturer was demonstrating something I was interested in, I'd be keen to know when this was happening, so I wasn't completely the wrong end of the hotel at the time.

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Anyone?

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I've never been before, but I have the week off so I am thinking of going on the Friday - no excuse really as I'm only 50 miles away.

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Leeps wrote:

Anybody know from previous experience, do any of the Exhibitors publish a demo schedule before the show to give punters a clue about what will be showcased when?

When I went before (just the once) my impression after leaving was that I'd spoken to too many reps talking about black, silver or wooden boxes rather than listening to things I wanted.  I remember going into the Arcam room hoping to hear their AV receivers, but being disappointed as they seemed to be demonstrating their £2k D33 DAC most of the time, which didn't interest me in the least.  Same with Cyrus, Naim and Monitor Audio.  There were products within their lineup that I would have liked to listen to, but the opportunities to do so seemed a bit random.

I downloaded the guide beforehand, so I knew which exhibitors were where, but this time if a manufacturer was demonstrating something I was interested in, I'd be keen to know when this was happening, so I wasn't completely the wrong end of the hotel at the time.

Any thoughts folks?

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The 2014 show guide is now available. Only 9 days to go and train tickets at the ready :cheer:

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