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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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      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

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      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

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

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  4. MANUFACTURERS | DISTRIBUTORS | RETAILERS

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      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

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      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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      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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  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

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  8. DOWN AT THE WIGWAM ARMS

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      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

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

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    3. Cars, Bikes & In-Car Entertainment

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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

    • Allow an out-and-out Arcam guy to give a predictable shout-out for ProAc (I'm on my third and fourth pairs). Stereo speakers: if you're happy to go Used, there are a few pairs on eBay right now worth considering, but my money would go on the Studio 125's http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ProAc-studio-125-/162591527702?hash=item25db35d316:g:bB0AAOSwbiFZUCex with bidding opening at a rather pricey £549 for secondhand speakers but they are definitely worth that and more vs what you might get new. Light on bass for some tastes but I doubt you'll find a sweeter mid-range and more musical speaker for less than £1000. If my LS8's exploded, my first port of call for replacements would be another pair of Studio 125s (they were my first serious speakers). About that bass then... Sub-woofer: heresy I know. When I got my Celef (non-ProAc-badged ProAcs by Stewart Tyler) LS8 standmounts I also spent £150ish on a REL Strata II sub-woofer and stuck it away in a corner. I'd never used one before and was dubious to say the least about whether it would tie in with the speakers and whether the bass would sound like it was coming out of the corner... but I could always sell it on and get my money back. It took a bit of experimentation to get the levels right, but now the extra bass sounds like it is coming out of, and is fully integrated with, the LS8s - and I still have all that LS3/5 style sweetness. My Arcam A39 allows me to switch the second set of speakers in/out ans this is where I've hooked up the REL so I occasionally listen with the sub off but it quickly goes back on. The combo sounds pretty special to these ears. The advantage of a separate sub is of course that you can tune the bass to fit the dynamics of your room, constraints of your speaker positioning etc. I'd always recommend auditioning before purchase of course, but being able to tweak the sound of a system based on stereo speakers of which you won't find anything other than positive reviews does make "blind" (deaf?) purchasing much less risky. So I'd consider a late bid on the Studio 125s and I'd make an offer on the £200 Buy It Now price on this REL Strata III http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rel-Acoustics-Strata-III-Subwoofer-/232411681053?hash=item361cd0d11d:g:-tMAAOSwWdZZa0BY. With a bit of luck and killer timing you could get a stunning set-up for £750. If you're disappointed by how that sounds when installed, I know a great hearing specialist... Hope this helps! Nigel
    • Best I ever got down to was 15, but only playing once a week. My son plays (same place), his handicap is 9 and falling. We have some very good golfers here, but the atmosphere is very friendly, unlike some clubs.  24 ain't bad at this stage  I seem to recall that the worldwide average is 28 
    • I had a listen to the Arcam solo movie with the B&W CM6 S2 and they were stunning. To such an extent I am about to purchase the new reduced Arcam solo movie and the speakers.
    • seriously , is that your boat ? its gorgeous , tell us more
    • Sounds like a good handicap on that course, all that water would put the fear of God in me!! I have just come back to golf, after a 12 year layoff. So at the moment I am off 24! I was off 16 when I finished playing 12 years ago. ideally I hope to get down to 18.
    • So would the FM Acoustics pair!
    • 18.3, and rising  Weird thing is I've never hit the ball as well as I do now. You know how it is, play steady for most of the round, but blow up on a few holes. Missing putts lately too, very frustrating. There's (hopefully) a great round waiting to emerge. It doesn't help that I mostly only play in comps, which are usually on the 'Codrington' course - read long water carries and large/slick greens  
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