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What are your favorite hi-fi shows?

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Super Wammer

Hi everyone,

I'd like to take a friend who is getting in to hi-fi to some shows and wandered which you'd recommend? I've not been to any for a while so suggestions thoroughly appreciated.

Location not important but preferably in the UK. We are thinking about going to the High End show in Munich next year though.

Thanks in advance.

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Super Wammer

Scalford Hall Wigwam show is excellent for listening to 'real life' systems. However, it tends to be more a social occasion and many wammers are much the wose for wear on the actual day.

Long may that continue.

Munich I have only ever attended once, but it's a massive show and a good place to hear some seriously high-end stuff.

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Super Wammer
Cranage & the wigwam one are my favourites

Thank you Stu, will definitely try the wigwam one next year. A given. :cool:

I'll look up the Cranage show too.

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Scalford Hall Wigwam show is excellent for listening to 'real life' systems. However, it tends to be more a social occasion and many wammers are much the wose for wear on the actual day.

Long may that continue.

Munich I have only ever attended once, but it's a massive show and a good place to hear some seriously high-end stuff.

Thanks Richard and that's what I was hoping for. It would be nice to see a 'real life' show and then the other extreme.

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Super Wammer
Scalford and Munich are the best extremes...cranage hall near manchester the best compromise middle ground show. IMO.

Thank you John!

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.

That looks like an awesome show, sadly a little too far away for us though.

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Super Wammer
Cranage & the wigwam one are my favourites

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Agreed. I've done both this year and the atmosphere-gear has been great. Scalford is by far the best though. That's more than a show.

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Super Wammer
Munich is by far the best show in Europe

The extent of product on show can overwhelming

For many attending I will say that hifi deluxe which runs the same time as Munich is a really lovely little show

I also am a fan of Cranage as it really has a nice feel to it and lots of good sounds there too

Thanks John, I think there is a shuttle bus to run people back and forth from the High End show to the Hifi Deluxe show so we were hoping to attend both. At least I heard there was on the previous shows.

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Agreed. I've done both this year and the atmosphere-gear has been great. Scalford is by far the best though. That's more than a show.

Cheers Rick and sunbeamgls, it sounds like we have 3 shows to attend next year. :^

Thank you once again everyone, it is appreciated!

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Super Wammer

Just gave a bit of thought to this - seems Cranage, Scalford and Munich are the ones being recommended.

But then again, for the UK, that's a 50% success rate as the only 2 major ones not in the list are Whittlebury and Windsor. Given that Scalford doesn't fit into the normal pattern of dealer / manfacturer shows, does it mean that Cranage is really good, or just the best of a mediocre bunch?

There are some smaller regional shows too - I quite enjoy the Chester show run by Acoustica, but wouldn't recommend a lot of travelling to be there.

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Super Wammer

I think Cranage is enjoyable because it showcases the type of kit we like here on the Wam, vinyl, horns, unusual stuff, not the mainstream boxes.

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Helsinki. Great show, town, people and country.

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Just gave a bit of thought to this - seems Cranage, Scalford and Munich are the ones being recommended.

But then again, for the UK, that's a 50% success rate as the only 2 major ones not in the list are Whittlebury and Windsor.

Er, I think you'll find there's another show at a little West Country village called Bristol every year... ;-)

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Best show: Munich.

Most passionate about music: Scalford.

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