Running alongside Sound and Vision: The Bristol Show, accessory specialist Russ Andrews is holding a series of workshops. They’ll be run in the Institute of Directors offices in the Castlemead building next door to the Marriott Hotel.

Entrance to the Russ Andrews workshops is free, and the programme is as follows:

Saturday, 23rd February 

10:30: More from your mains and more from your CDs: A two-part workshop, covering balanced mains power said to be a completely new way of cleaning your mains supply, and ways to improve CD sound.

11.30: What more performance do you get for your hard-earned cash?: How much more do you get when you upgrade your speaker cables?

More after the break

12.30: Do cables really make a difference?: An upgrade workshop designed to shows how the company's approach to mains, interconnects, speaker cables and supports helps you get the performance your system can really deliver – no matter whether it’s old or new, budget or high end.

14.00: Can downloads be high-end?: Is the future of music downloads from the web, and can they sound musical?

15.00: Beauty is more than skin deep: The hidden importance of connector quality on sonic performance.

16.00: Music in surround: Can home cinema systems be regarded as high quality hi-fi systems, capable of playing music? Demonstrations of a system that plays stereo music as well as multichannel.

Sunday, 24th February 

Programme as Saturday, except:

15.00: Music in surround: Can home cinema systems be regarded as high quality hi-fi systems, capable of playing music? Demonstrations of a system that plays stereo music as well as multichannel.

16.00: Beauty is more than skin deep: The hidden importance of connector quality on sonic performance.