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      Product reviews written by our new content team at HIFIWIGWAM

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      For the 2 Channel purist. Which separates are best, how do I wire them together and with what?

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      The AV debate. 5.1 or 7.1. Does virtual surround sound work and do I buy Plasma or LCD?

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      Popular forum for our dedicated super wammer plus members to buy and sell their private HiFi and other related products. 

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      A forum where trade members and dealers can discuss and share information. This area is open for all members of the forum to access as and when they choose to.

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    2. Trade News and Reviews

      All the latest news in the wonderful world of HIFI plus our new product reviews written by both professional experts and our very own experienced members.

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      Classified section for our valued dealers to post all their great equipment.

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  5. Music

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      A forum dedicated to Live music. It could be a live recording or a Gig you saw. Maybe arrange to meet fellow wammers at Gigs.

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      Wammer's Album Club. What are you listening to? The wonderful world of music and discussions about everything we listen to.

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    4. Let There Be Jazz

      A forum dedicated to the wonderful world of Jazz. Classic, Blues, Funk, Big Band. Tell us your stories, which artists you love and list your all time favourites.

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    5. For Lovers Of Folk Music

      A new thread for all our folk music friends.

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  6. The Hifi Show and Local Bake-Offs

    1. The Scalford HiFi Show 2017

      18th and 19th March 2017

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    2. HiFi Wigwam Bake Offs

      Reach out to new members by organising your very own house bake-off, great fun, great friends and brilliant set ups, systems and music.

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    3. A Look Back At Scalford

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  7. The Wigwam Arms

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