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  1. HiFi & AV

    1. 2 Channel Debate

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

    2. Bake Offs & Shows

      Use this forum to organise bake offs or to meet fellow members at shows or just for a pint.

    3. Ebay Links

      Post links to items for sale on Ebay here.

  2. Classifieds

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    2. Spirit of the Wam

      For giving away kit you no longer need. Paid up wammers with 50 posts or more only.

    3. Classifieds Archive

      Expired Classified Adverts. Browse old ads to research prices, model information etc.

  3. Music

    1. Live Music

      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.

    2. Recorded Music

      Talk about music and the formats we use to play it here. What are you listening to? What's your album of the week? All genres except Classical.

    3. Classical

      The great debate, Brahms or Liszt.

  4. Dealers

    1. Dealer Classifieds

      For registered trade members to post Hifi Equipment they have for sale.

    2. Trade News & Reviews

      For registered trade members to post Trade News & Reviews. Please send PR / Media enquiries via our contact form.

    3. Dealers Please Read - How To Advertise On New Forum

      An areas for dealers to post contact information for their business, and give members an overview of the products they retail. 

  5. The Hifi Show

    1. The Hifi Show 2016

      Show Is Go - March 0th 2016 Scalford Hall Hotel, Melton Mowbray. Oh yeah!

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  6. Wigwam Arms

    1. Public Bar

      Pop in for a pint, jaw about nonsense and make each other laugh. Remember: Pint for the Gentleman, White wine or a fruit based drink for the lady.

    2. Sports Bar

      New bar open for business! We have wall-to-wall plasma screens showing the Holy trinity of Rugby, Cricket and Darts. Football too, at a push. 

  7. Other Hobbies & Interests

    1. Cars, Bikes & In-Car Entertainment

      The latest and greatest. What you got and why?

    2. Books & Films

      Talk about what you are reading and what you are watching here.

    3. Photography

      Photo competitions, camera and kit chat. And of course a place to post up your favourite images.

    4. Food & Cooking

      The kitchen of the wam keeping us thin and trim. 

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  • Latest Posts

    • Apologies for the last minute notice, I am going to have to pull out, I'm not feeling too well, I was really looking forward to meeting some fellow wammers, and the chance of purchasing some vinyl. If by some miracle I return to full health by morning I'll give you a call Tim. Apologies Craig.
    • Constantinople (Patricia Barber) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft 
    • Clearance/Special Offers list PRICE UPDATE - Audiolab 8200CDQ CD/DAC/Pre Amp (demo/display unit) in Silver finish RRP £1000_____Was £500_____Now £479
      Btw, Naim NAP 200 power amplifier (demo/display unit) in Black finish RRP £1924_____Was £1135_____Now £1075 Chord Electronics QBD76 DAC (demo/display unit) in Brilliant Silver finish RRP £4140_____Now £2500 ***** Please call before travelling *****
      ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list *****
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      Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
    • Devialet DAC
      Devialet Expert DAC Magic Wire The world's shortest signal path
      Devialet DAC The invention of "Magic Wire" technology enables Devialet to ensure the world's shortest path between the DAC and speaker connections: 5 cm. To achieve this technological feat, Devialet refined the best digital-analogue convertor in existence for a complete absence of noise and distortion. Over the years, the position occupied by digital/analogue conversion has evolved considerably. In the era of "computer audio", it is now a central issue, given that it is decisive in terms of the ultimate performance of an audio system. In the strict sense of the term, high fidelity consists of respecting the work of the artists and technical teams involved in producing a recording. Insofar as distortion and technical imperfections can easily be likened to "artistic" elements during the recording process, they certainly have no place whatsoever in the sound reproduction phase.  Upstream from the digital/analogue conversion, with bit-perfect processing of the audio samples, it is possible to be 100% faithful to the work of the artists. Downstream from the digital/analogue conversion, the signal will inevitably be modified, to a lesser or greater degree depending on the systems, but never 100% accurate. The digital/analogue conversion must occur at the latest possible point in an audio system.  By pushing back its placement as close as possible to the speakers, directly at the heart of each ADH amplification section, the signal's analogue path is reduced to the strict minimum: here, 5 cm between the origin of the signal in its analogue form and its powered amplification, versus, at times, several meters and links in conventional. Given that it is localised in the amplification section, the digital/analogue conversion operates symbiotically with it. The ‘Magic Wire’ architecture brings out the best from the top convertors on the market: those with current output. The Expert amplifiers current use series 179x Texas Instruments convertors, but our architecture is generic; other reference products have been successfully tested. In a conventional chain, the same links are systematically cascaded: current output convertor, current/voltage conversion (transconductance) to an operational amplifier, a pre-amplification stage and then an amplification stage. Each inevitably degrades the quality of the original signal. In contrast, all these steps are merged within the ‘Magic Wire’: transconductance, the spectrum anti-folding filter and all of the system gain form a single unit.  The ‘Magic Wire’ operates in feed forward mode, with no capacity to store load. It operates at constant power, self-calibrates and compensates for the dispersion of the convertors. In the end, the performance levels obtained exceed the manufacturer's specifications. The result is magical — the straight wire with gain — the Magic Wire. 
      ***** Musicraft - Clearance + Special Offers List ***** ***** *****
      ***** Musicraft website - Special Offers list *****
      Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
    • Catty, you can look forward to many pleasant exchanges with my mate Tel. He was really welcoming to me when I returned here. I'm sure he'll be just as pleased to see you too.
    • No point in arguing any further with you. If you want to keep being happily deluded in thinking that your Tascam is as good as it gets be my guest.
    • Indeed the 'Storm' was the final edition Corrado and if my vague memory recalls it was either a 2.8/2.9 VR6. I almost had one for a song few years back. Head overruled the heart on that occasion.
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