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      Product reviews written specifically by our designated content team. They are the personal opinions of our chosen members on products supplied by manufacturers.

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    2. Member's Reviews On Their Own Home Systems

      Reviews on member's own products. Write about your own system and share your experience about your systems at home.

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  2. 2 CHANNEL

    1. 2 Channel Debate

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

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    2. Tech Corner - NEW FORUM

      The place for measurement based discussions.

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    3. DIY HIFI

      Building your own HiFi? New Crossover Design Section

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    4. HOME CINEMA | AV | SMART HOMES

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

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    5. Owners Club

      Discussions about specific brands

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    6. Computer based HiFi

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      Post links to items for sale on Ebay here.

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    8. Spirit of the Wam

      For our members to help each other out.

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  3. HEADPHONES - New section run and organised by Cambs12 (Stuart)

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  4. MANUFACTURERS | DISTRIBUTORS | RETAILERS

    1. Trade News, Reviews, Advice & Discussions

      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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    2. Trade Member Classifieds

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

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    3. New Products and HiFi Start Ups

      This is a new forum which highlights new and evolving business start ups, their products and prices. It allows them to discuss with our members the issues facing them in bringing new products to the market.  

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  5. MUSIC

    1. Gigs and Concerts

      A forum dedicated to Live music. It could be a live recording or a Gig you saw. Maybe arrange to meet up with other WAM members.

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    2. Recorded Music

      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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    3. Genres Of Music

      Find your favourite genres of music here.

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  6. WAM BAKE-OFFS | SCALFORD | HARROGATE

    1. SCALFORD 2018 - EUROPE'S BIGGEST HIFI ENTHUSIASTS SHOW 17-18 March 2018

      Rooms booking up fast, get your room reserved now. OPEN TO ALL OTHER FORUMS AND LOVERS OF HIFI

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    2. HARROGATE 2017 - THE HOME HIFI SHOW 21-22 October

      A new hybrid show for forum members and the HiFi trade.

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    3. 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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    4. A Look Back At Scalford

      Photos, threads and discussions from all the past Scalford shows.

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  7. WAMTV

    1. WAMTV

      Got any videos? Upload them all here and we'll put them on thewam.tv

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  8. DOWN AT THE WIGWAM ARMS

    1. Our Public Bar

      Pop into your local for a pint of real ale and glass of vino. Lively banter with mates and great tunes on the jukebox. Remember to take the dirty stuff into the Car Park.

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  9. OTHER HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

    1. Photography

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

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    2. Sports

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    3. Cars, Bikes & In-Car Entertainment

      The latest and greatest. What you got and why?

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    5. Books, TV & Films

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

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  10. CONTACT US FOR HELP AND SUPPORT

    1. Private Classifieds Archive

      Browse old ads to research prices, model information etc. All posts now locked, please use new store to contact seller.

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  • Latest Posts

    • Had OJ been the one pointing the gun in this ridiculous robbery he orchestrated he would never have never been released. I wish he was still behind bars but if you're not the guy with the gun you're going to get a much more lenient sentence. In my mind this animal should never see the light of day ever again. 
    • Not minor but as I said relatively minor, compared to say murder, rape etc. But my point was we have more lenient sentencing for such crimes then the Americans for the sake of rehabilitation which is right. But I think murderers should not ever come out.  But I don't think armed robbery is often sentenced as life means life in the uk. The guy Bert Spencer springs to mind, possibly and very probably killed Carl Bridgwater. But wasn't burglary but murder with a shotgun - he was convicted of killing a farmer, but he was out after a short time. So we aren't any where as stringent as the yanks as anyone who kills someone gets locked up for a very long time in the us and often full life. The channel 4 documentary with Bert spencer gave a shiver down my spine. 
    • His original sentence was 33 years! But it wasn't for a minor crime. Armed robbery would be life in the UK, and he might get out in twelve years if he is good. And this was his second attempt at parole so he could have been out sooner under US rules. 
    • I agree with John, you need some good standmounts. Not floorstanders in a small room especially not backward ported types, could give too much boom still. If you don't like the look of the kefs, and I understand why, how about atc scm 11. Hugely well regarded brand in atc, of a studio pedigree like pmc. Mesh tight dynamic bass and good in other areas. A bit over budget but with a deal you should be able to get what you want. I wouldn't just recommend a brand because I own them (I didn't hence atc), but pmc twenty 21s are taught on bass, small drivers for no boom, have come down in price slightly and with forward transmission line, will help with stopping bass boom to rear. They look great with the sloping stands too.  Also spendor a1 around a grand. If I were you I test these types ; atc, pmc, and spendor. Great brands. Also pro ac good too. Spendor are good on detail and high frequencies (I know a6r are and good with Cyrus) and smaller speakers not huge on bass, atc are weighted a bit stronger, but I know the bass from the pmc's with small drivers is good but not huge to the extent you'll get boom in a small room. You won't get much better than at this price for a new stand mount speaker I reckon. But it could be your arcam too (and maybe not so much the monitor audios) as with all it has to do as a all in one unit the amplification might be not as tight on bass as you think it is or you expect. Not sure on that but only a possibility, so if sq is high on agenda I'd check your monitor audios with a different amp too. A wooly amp on bass can give an impression room acoustics are an issue. In my experience it usually comes down more to quality of amps and speakers than messing around with slightly different speaker positions, assuming speakers suited  for room and they have ok room to breath.  I think the pmc's and atcs I mention would be in a different league to quad s2, with respect to Gizze. But the problem with these speakers like pmc, atc, pro ac, you need to drive them really well to get best possible out of them and I'm not so sure the arcam will do that.  So thinking about it, you've been umming and arring over the amp versus speakers, per your previous posts I think. I think your speakers are decent at the price and i think your issue is on need for tighter and better amplification, not room issues so much. Using a budget speaker with an amp that does lots of things besides drive speakers, doesn't get you much in tight amplification. I reckoned a Cyrus one, rega amp or possibly quad. Your make/type of speakers I heard in richer sounds were very good, not boomy in a small demo room, when driven very well (Cyrus lyric) . So in conclusion keeping speakers but changing to tighter better amplification will get you what you need I believe. If you don't test speakers with different amp you won't know if the arcam is an issue. But you need to move them off the back wall slightly too.
    • Due to the sad death of Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington, last night and tonight I have listened to their back catalogue...
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