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THE WAM HIFI SHOW 2019 - Exhibitor Rooms All Now Full

Show Opens At 10am This Sunday - £15 On The Door (No Card Facilities/CASH ONLY)
Super Wammer Members Entrance Fee is £10 (Must Show Proof Of Membership and Forum Name eg. Print Out Of Forum Profile)

ROOM ALLOCATIONS https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KSQoBqqBYbZWVFBU6oX8u5kM-FPGsxl4uQMaTx_iu6k/edit?usp=sharing

  1. CLASSIFIEDS

    1. Private HiFi Classifieds

      The classifieds section is back by popular demand so feel free to post your 'wanted' and 'for sale' items here.

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    2. Music For Sale

      Buy and Sell your vinyl and any other type of music here.

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    3. Classifieds - Non Hifi Related

      Cars, Cameras, Watches......sell it here!

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    4. Ebay Links

      Post links to items for sale on Ebay here.

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    5. Spirit of the Wam

      For our members to help each other out.

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    6. 3,674
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  2. 2 CHANNEL

    1. 2 Channel

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

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    2. DIY

      Building your own HiFi?

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    3. Owners Clubs and Forums

      Join other owners of specific brands and post in your own brand space

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    4. 350
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    5. Home Cinema and Audio Visual

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

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    6. Computer based HiFi

      PC based systems, MP3 players and Streaming systems.

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    7. Tech Corner

      The place for measurement based discussions.

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  3. WAM BAKE-OFFS | KEGWORTH

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    2. WAM 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. MUSIC

    1. Genres

      What's your style of music?

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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. 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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  5. REVIEWS

    1. Product Reviews by members

      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. My Set Up At Home

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

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  6. 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 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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  7. THE WAM 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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  8. OTHER HOBBIES

    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

      All discussions and banter about Sport - come and join in to discuss your favourite sport!!

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    3. Cars, Bikes & In-Car Entertainment

      The latest and greatest. What you got and why?

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    4. 7,140
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    5. Books, TV & Films

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

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    • Stereophile's measurements page is also a good source of information.
    • What he said .. check amplifier specs and they will usually rate the amps output into 4 and 8 ohm loads.  Some amps do have some limitations though - the old Quad 405 1 virtually halved its power output into 4 ohms (they corrected that with the 405.2).  I cannot think of any amplifier I have come across though that had "mechanical breakdown" 4 ohm loudspeakers as a rule of thumb, however, as Rabski says some of those loudspeakers given a spec of 4 ohms can in reality provide a real problem if their impedance drops below that figure (the Gale GS401 springs to mind and the amps I saw disappear in a puff of smoke when the owner tried to turn the wick up high).  
    • I sold my mono’s before the board was available but I echo your comments on customer service from Colin - the best I’ve ever experienced and long may it continue.
    • Maybe it is just my desire for pain , or just a feeling that there was so much left undone this weekend but I would love to be able to sign up to a spread sheet tonight to ensure that I get a room next year . I was and still am cream crackered after getting back today and yes all of the system I took with me is still in bags on the floor and will not get put back in to place till Friday . But I got to play music all day , I also got people to tell me that my system was very good and they were impressed and also that the sound was crap , but they still bothered to pay to sit in my room and listen and i could not be happier. The added bonus of seeing so many warm hearted and generous people who put up with me , offered me help and just generally were nice is not somehting you get too often . Treasure things like this they are unique and best of all they are great fun . If I have not said it before then I am sorry but thanks to Peter for doing such a great job , thanks to TonyJ for sorting out the extra curricular challenge and thanks to every single person that had a room , paid to come in and visted all of us without you there is little point in this show and that is what makes it special . And an added huge thanks to Barry for doing the charity bring and buy and the personal sales  he worked so hard and I never saw him get a real break to visit the rooms , hope this was just me being wrong and that Barry got to see and hear lots but he worked his back side off all weekend and raised a very respectable sum for charity .
    • It depends on how close you can site the pre-amp to the active speakers .. long interconnects have problems (hence the use of balanced XLR in a lot of modern designs for noise free long distance interconnect cable runs) .. the alternative is to site the amp as close as possible to the speakers as the shorter the speaker cables the better (although if you cannot site the preamp close then ideally you need XLR balanced connection from pre to power (so i am told). 
    • That actually sounds like a good idea. I might have a T-Shirt printed with a fantastic quote which was mentioned by one of our fondest members. I'm just waiting for someone to clarify that he did actually say it   Its brilliant!
    • For me its Aunty Jack with  my favourite composers face Edgard Varese
    • No witch hunt at all - just people disagreeing with him.  No one is being abusive or nasty (are they?) if they are then shame on them.  However, to post disagreement comments is not a witch hunt is it?  
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