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Brigadoon last won the day on March 23 2017

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  • Birthday 12/11/1964

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    Modded Sony PST20
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    Denon DVD290
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    Sansui AU G11X II
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    Harbeth HLM Mk1
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    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Found this review of the show. I haven't seen it mentiioned anywhere here so apologies if it's already been posted.
  2. Found this review of the show. I haven't seen it mentiioned anywhere so apologies if it's already been posted.
  3. We had a similar experience - I've been gagging for ESL's for years, and Michèle (Mrs Brigadoon) couldn't understand why. As we made our way to the ...erm...gym... after listening to John's system, she turned to me and asked thoughtfully "So, how much would a pair of those speakers cost?"....... We're moving to a bigger house in July, so.... As a footnote, I once auditioned a setup costing north of £100k consisting of Avant Garde Trio horns, California Audio Lab and Balanced Audio Technology Valve Pre/power amps and a I think a California Audio Lab Aria valve Cd player, listening to Eva Cassidy's "Fever". The same track on John G's system simply blew that one out of orbit
  4. Yes, this show is really something quite special. Your 57's were making beautiful music - stunning. I'm just sorry I didn't have more time to listen to the all the Quad ESL's at the show - I would have loved to spend more time with Ed's setup too. One day, I will own a pair of these fine speakers. One day.....
  5. Glad you got it sorted. Our hearts really went out to you on Sunday, you looked crushed. And fair play to you for making lovely sounding lemonade out of the painful lemons of losing your amps five minutes before the show opened. Many lesser mortals would have simpy closed their door and gone and drowned their sorrows at the bar.
  6. I have a Denon UPO 250 hanging about Nothing special, but it does have a sexy torroidal traffo... and I'm convinced something rather special lies within and will be set free by a few tweaks and component upgrades. It's been languishing in storage awaiting said tweaks for four years and counting.... You can use it as a backstop for as long as you need - all you need pay is postage - under a tenner I'm sure. And if it blows up it's really not an issue.
  7. Things will work as before: the second spreadsheet, "Exhibitors List 2020" is locked, only HiFiWigwam can edit, so any would-be saboteurs, don't bother Exhibitors enter own info on the first sheet titled "Exhibitors Enter Your Data Here" This will be transposed to the locked sheet by the Wam Fairies The Header Row is locked, so so any would-be saboteurs, don't bother I've added the names on this thread .
  8. No, I just used up my common word quota for the next two months on Sunday Foon I'll have to ftart fpelling like thif
  9. Just wanted to add my voice to the gratitude and kudos to Tony and Ed for transforming an ideated concept into an actuated outcome! Thanks for showing every system that was entered the respect it deserved, and for your generous 1st prize sponsorship. And thanks to Dennis (AlmaAtaKZ) for sponsoring his own prize and in great sportsmanlike fashion gifting it back so it could go to 3rd place. I personally feel a, erm... "little" challenge like this enhanced the buzz, interest and overall feel of the show, and would very much like to see it as a regular, possibly sharing the stage with one or two others actuated from an alternative ideation genesis?
  10. My 2p worth :Agree in principle with all of the above, but feel it should be kept relatively simple for everyone's sake, so rather than creating restrictions, I think a balanced scorecard approach would be better. Systems should be awarded points using specific criteria skewed to reflect the challenge associated with each one, for e.g., From the top of my head: * Source: : Digital streaming 1 Pt, CD player 2 Pts, TT 3 Pts * Anplification: Integrated 1 Pt, Pre & Stereo Power, 2 Pts, Pre & mono power amps 3Pts * Speakers: Active 1 Pt, Passive 2 Pts * Value for Money: Deduct 0.25 of a point from final score for every £50 the (total) system costs. * Visual Presentation: (non sexist WAF): From 1 to 5 points depending on neatness, visual appeal etc, 1 point being messy and tatty, 5 points being jaw-droppingly stunning * Sound Quality: Between 1 and 10 points, with a wider judging panel, each judge awarding their own score * DIY: 2 points for each DIY source, ampflifier/speakers. 1 point for each other DIY element (stands, cables etc)
  11. Nice one Bazzer - thanks for all your hard work. And all the donors / contributors. That's Wammin' Spirit
  12. So Tony, what sort of music would you (and the other judges) like to listen to? Do you havea benchmark 'test piece' or is it up to the suitcaes people? You a twinkly jazz fan or is Linkin Park cool?
  13. ...gonna need to be a bit more specific . This IS The Wam after all....
  14. I'm in Windsor if that helps. Could squeeze it in I'm sure ... ...steady on boys....