SCALFORD DATES ANNOUNCEMENT

CONFIRMED DATES FOR SCALFORD - March 17th & 18th 2018

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  1. REVIEWS

    1. REALREVIEWS

      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. Owners Club

      Discussions about specific brands

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    3. Computer based HiFi

      PC based systems, MP3 players and Streaming systems.

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    4. DIY HIFI

      Building your own HiFi? New Crossover Design Section

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    5. Ebay Links

      Post links to items for sale on Ebay here.

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    6. Spirit of the Wam

      For our members to help each other out.

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

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  4. OUR DEALERS AND TRUSTED PARTNERS

    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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  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. Classical

      A forum dedicated to the wonders of classical music. Reviews, discussions and concert dates of the most celebrated and talented classical artists.

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    4. 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. Folk

      A new thread for all our folk music friends.

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  6. WAM BAKE-OFFS | SCALFORD | HARROGATE

    1. SCALFORD 2018 - EUROPE'S BIGGEST HIFI ENTHUSIASTS SHOW - 10th Anniversary

      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. The Scalford HiFi Show 2017

      18th and 19th March 2017

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    4. 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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    5. 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

      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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    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

    • The inside of an Illusonic IAP processor, Keith
    • Oh, I expected my current DAC to cope considering its 32bit/192kHz can you not use an external DAC with these devices then? I have selected the option to say if your external DAC is MQA compatible as per link below: https://support.bluesound.com/hc/en-us/articles/115006191908-Why-Isn-t-My-External-DAC-Playing-MQA- I don't commonly use Tidal, I've paid for a month to trial it. With my first test results I'm almost tempted to go back to the sonos and save myself the cost of upgrading the house to bluesound devices! I'll try the internal DAC probably at the weekend and see how that goes
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    • Imagine (John Lennon) Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
    • A classic ATC Soft Dome Monitoring - Friends around the world (special limited edition print) poster 66/100 signed by ATC's founder and chief engineer Billy Woodman on display here at Musicraft (Derby). AV Forums reviews ATC's SCM40 passive monitors https://www.avforums.com/review/atc-scm40-floorstanding-loudspeaker-review.13637
      ATC curved SCM40 passive monitors ATC, Acoustic Transducer Company, is a specialist British manufacturer of loudspeaker drive units and complete sound reproduction systems, including the relevant electronic equipment. ATC designs and manufactures the finest and most accurate of monitors in the world. ATC achieves this by designing and manufacturing loudspeaker drive units and systems to achieve levels of performance far in excess of the industry norm. ATC has kept to its aims of building loudspeakers and electronics which employ the most effective of modern engineering principles. ATC don't respond to competition, instead ATC responds to advances in technology that enables ATC to improve their products. ATC's goal is to have loudspeakers as near perfection in performance as possible by having the lowest possible distortion. By selecting ATC you join a group of music lovers, professional audio engineers, educators, studios, and musicians across the world that understand the value of the engineering that goes into every ATC product. ATC’s products are installed at some of the world’s most prestigious multi-channel studios and auditoria. Where ever the best is required you will find ATC. http://vimeo.com/107575611?from=outro-embed (ATC's 40th Anniversary Celebration video) http://atcforums.co.uk/pdf/ATC%20CORP%20BROCHURE.pdf (ATC Corporate brochure)
      ATC Soft Dome monitoring. The sound of accuracy. Naturally. http://www.atcloudspeakers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/HiFi-Choice-Oct-2014-ATC-SCM40.pdf
      Hi-Fi Choice reviews ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors http://www.hifiwigwam.com/atc-scm40-giant-killers/
      HiFi Wigwam reviews ATC's curved SCM40 passive monitors The curved SCM40 features ATC’s new SH25-76 tweeter with a ATC’s renowned 75mm/3” Soft Dome mid-range and a 164mm, short coil – long gap (underhung) bass driver.  The three-way design and inclusion of the Soft Dome mid results in excellent clarity, even at high drive levels with bass heavy source material. It also gives wide, even dispersion resulting in excellent stereo imaging and un-fussy positioning in the home. The new model also benefits from crossover revisions that have improved the loudspeakers overall balance and the integration between mid and high frequency elements. Featuring the new ATC designed and built 25mm Soft Dome tweeter, updated bass/mid drivers and crossovers housed in a curved, laminated cabinet, the first of a new range of ATC closed-box passive loudspeakers has arrived. The second generation SCM40 employs ATC’s landmark SH25-76 tweeter, developed to satisfy the company’s long-established rigour in drive unit engineering.   ATC SH25-76 Tweeter Sharing technology with the renowned ATC Soft Domed mid-range drive unit, the curved SCM40's tweeter employs a unique dual suspension system, designed to suppress rocking modes even at high power output levels. The ATC configuration of a short edge-wound voice coil in a long, narrow magnetic gap ensures exceptionally low distortion throughout the tweeter’s operating band and removes the need for ferrofluids, which can dry out over time, compromising performance. A complex-shaped, soft-domed diaphragm extends high frequency range and offers a smooth off-axis response. The tweeter’s 15,000 gauss (1.5 tesla) neodymium magnet has a black heat-treated top plate, which dissipates heat away from the voice coil to maintain high power handling and low power compression. A precision-machined 5.5mm rigid alloy waveguide provides optimum dispersion with a flat on-axis frequency response and resonance-free operation.
      ATC SH25-76 HF Unit used in curved SCM40 passive monitors
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      ATC SM75-150 soft dome mid range drive unit used in SCM40 passive monitors
      ATC SB50-164(SC) bass driver used in SCM40 passive monitors
      ATC SCM100ASL Professional Monitors used here at Musicraft (Derby)
      ATC SCM100ASL Professional Monitors used here at Musicraft (Derby)
      ATC SCM100ASL Professional monitors
      ***** https://www.facebook.com/MusicraftUK *****
      Thanks Rick @ Musicraft
    • Opeth - Pale Communion MQA from Tidal, partially decoded via the desktop app, and listened to on headphones.
    • You can get test CDs that have tracks at the very start and end that can be used as a cleaner for the slide mech - basically program track 1 and track 99 on repeat and leave foe a few minutes. I've got one somewhere, but unfortunately don't know where it is  (my house is full of boxes). I've found that has solved the problem in the past, and it's inexpensive. I guess you could easily fudge one with a CDR, just stick 99 tracks of 45 seconds each on it and bob's your uncle.
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