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  1. Big thanks from me too to everyone involved! Amazing show that really did justice to wonderful systems. I honestly would struggle to name the best sound on show as there was such variety and high standard. I would like to name a few if I may as standouts for me personally. But once again standard was high and there was something for just about anyone. I knew it was going to be a great show as soon as I walked into room 1 (Audioflyer) with Quad/Naim with lovely JBLs. Loved Urei 811A in room 8 with subs both sonically and visually although they had a tough competition next door (room 7) from Cable Monkey's Tannoys. First time ever have I heard Shahinian Obelisks (Knipster room 21) and they didn't disappoint. Really impressive as well as Boenicke W8 in room 117 (Aejoker and Maverick) seriously how is that even possible? The little DIY snow whites in room 110 (IJ Russel) with external crossovers were perhaps one of the biggest surprises. Along with Steve 57 creations in room 206. Oh what would I give to build a pair of speakers like that. Active PSI A21-m in room 5 (Raphaelsamad) were probably as close to all in one solution that I've seen. However Linn Exakt in Sunbeamgls's room 203 didn't disappoint once again. Fourlegs and his modified DALI 104 in room 216... Wow! Used to have a pair of 104s but these modifications took them up a few levels. Stunning! Oh and another great showing from Oldius & Son in room 121 confidently turning down volume on his impressive Yamaha NS1000M. Also big shout out to Occasional thinker (room 120), Tony_J & Ed Howard (room 204) great chat guys and equally impressive for different reasons. I'm sure I forgot about half of it by now so apologies to others for no mention. Also apologies to some of you if I rushed and didn't stay as long as really wanted to visit everyone. I've not left a single room being genuinely disappointed that's how high standard there was. But once again massive thanks. It was awesome and thanks so much for all the effort you all put lugging all this gear often amazing distance to make the show happen.
  2. What are you listening to right now?

    Malia - Convergence As heard in room 120. Thanks Dave!
  3. Having only attended one Scalford show (last year) my impressions are Kegworth was far better. Location, ease of parking, wider corridors (though not as many attended), easier to navigate but most importantly larger rooms. I felt at Scalford that it was difficult to listen to some otherwise great systems as room interaction was so big. This didn't happen at Kegworth. Yes there was a little room interaction as always but nothing that would put you off. Also after last year I was nearly deafened however this year with far better room acoustics I'm absolutely fine. And what a brilliant show it was!!!
  4. Yep, just got up and not sure I'll manage to get out of the estate. Waiting for a mate to get back to me as he's driving too and will be driving by. Seen the motorway is clear on traffic cameras. Any plan B for you Mark?
  5. What are you listening to right now?

    Yes, Tool is in the studio from what I've read. A Perfect Circle coming out 20th April so not long to go.
  6. New album has been announced for 2018. With European tour starting mid March it would point to May release. New single "Can't Deny Me" is out. It's usual concert crowd pleaser (musically) but with a very strong message. Can't wait. And will see if anyone plays it at Kegworth tomorrow
  7. What are you listening to right now?

    First listen, courtesy of Greek audiophile Jazz internet radio. Mariza Rizou - Megali Giorti
  8. What are you listening to right now?

    Alice in Chains - Unplugged
  9. What are you listening to right now?

    Esperanza Spalding - Esperanza
  10. What are you listening to right now?

    Myles Kennedy - Year of the Tiger
  11. What are you listening to right now?

    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
  12. What are you listening to right now?

    Is it out already? Been waiting for this! Thanks a bunch Myles Kennedy - Year of the Tiger
  13. What are you listening to right now?

    Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas