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  1. Thanks also to you Rick for doing the spreadsheet amendments
  2. What are you listening to right now?

    And ? I think i can listen to most of their stuff on Spotify but the downside of that is I up buying stuff now when I am trying to put a few pennies away for RSD
  3. We all know that when some of us stopped buying vinyl and switched to CD in the 80's that a nice well pressed slab of vinyl was about £5 and the incoming digital media was about £15 . Well it's funny old world where a new release on CD is £10 but a lot cheaper for the back catalogue and Vinyl seems to be at least £20 for a new album and no difference for a re-issue . This is not really the point of this thread to argue this injustice as much as it grieves us but maybe a heads up for buyers of recent vinyl purchases where you thought the SQ was exceptional and the pressing but also to warn people off vinyl which is far from well pressed and in your honest opinion the SQ is downright shoddy . I will kick off with some dad rock which before its release had some bad press due to the cinema release that maybe put potential buyers off . The vinyls are as flat as a pancake and the SQ for a live convert is very very good and it should be at £60 .
  4. Setting up a hifi system in an unknown room . Tick Changing batteries " Hello housekeeping there's an emergency i need some batteries changed " Maybe wammers are less technical than I thought
  5. I do know that what little time I had to get to the rooms to hear was made so much easier by the Kegworth layout
  6. Thanks Lurch and I know meant with all the best intentions . 1. Our first year there and of course when I visited the rooms to see their suitability it was more the size and acoustics I was interested in . Unfortuanltey this has affected some systems and will be taken into account next year. My main objective was for everyone to be singing from the same hymn sheet. Due to some late pullouts we could have relocated some exhibitors but the brochure had already been printed and would have created more upheaval . Going forward there is no point mentioning which rooms were affected at this juncture because it will be forgotten in the melee of after post threads but when the Kegworth 2019 threads start it would be best if people who had issues voice them then . They will be duly noted . My objective will be the same next year as to room sizes where exhibitors take absolute preference . 2. A very good suggestion and one we will definitely follow up . 3 . Maybe we could get a roll of Wam logo stickers where people can write their username if they wish though some might think it better to be incognito 4. We can only ask on this and hope they do something in that respect or if there were certain dead spots can exhibitors next year make us aware of the rooms where they had particular difficulties and we'll just shove the vinyl boys in there
  7. Recent releases and Vinyl SQ

    I am sure you will let us know
  8. The last album i bought was

    My original is a bit shagged working my backwards through War on Drugs catalogue And a few spares of the reissues
  9. Recent releases and Vinyl SQ

    l like it a man on a mission
  10. Is there any reason why you don't want bluetooth or wireless ?
  11. Meridian M80 Tossed in to Landfill

    I am really sorry to hear this and is indicative of a lot of what is wrong with the hifi industry . Now it seems some of the major companies are basically saying your hifi is disposable . Yet there are companies no names mentioned who will still service and repair items of kit that are 20 yrs old . Maybe the growth market is for people like Valvebloke and Juancho who will give it their best shot to get it back working though the M80 is probably not under their normal remit . What happens to old stock of some products that is still sold with a warranty . Is that still valid if the company no longer supports the product ?
  12. Greybeard integrated a sub to great effect at Kegworth . Hopefully when he recovers he will share his input on this thread
  13. I'm sure Steve we would have a lot more volunteers on the day to room sit if it was not for the weather . Keep and eye out for next years show and the babysitting thread . I think Boehemians services on the day were fully booked
  14. Don't know where my brain was yesterday still stuck at Kegworth no doubt but a big thanks to George 47 as well . I'm sure he is penning a write up at some point
  15. There was too much to remember so apologies to the Reel BBC and helper Jonathan . This room was bloody fantastic and yes i want a Reel to Reel
  16. Just got back in the door . Large cup of coffee and plonked on the couch and a bit of Floyd Endless River to chill to. Thanks to all who exhibited and to those brave souls who visited . I remember in my youth the weatherman were never so accurate and as a child I was often left very disappointed when the forecast of snow turned out to be a load of cobblers. Well fast forward to the 17th of March and boy do they forecast with unerring accuracy these days . I think I realised we were in trouble on Saturday night when Caroline , Peter , George and myself decided to avail ourselves of the local curry house a mere 1/2 a mile up the road. The wind picked up and as we got to the BP garage and I tried to kid myself it was a just an aggressive flurry that would soon die out . Ninety minutes later when leaving the curry house it had not died down in fact it had got stronger . Being stoical I was walking back with Caroline . Peter and George on the other hand thought a taxi would be better . Back in the bar we giggled had a few more beverages and then to bed . On waking Sunday morning my heart sank . Kegworth itself as Valvebloke has said did not look too bad at all but the pm''s and threads I was made aware of told a different picture . The Flash who had popped back home on Saturday could not get back to the show and he was only 20 minutes away. It was really a case of ( infill with any expletive you want .) So down to breakfast and it would be fair to say the vibe was a bit low . All we could do was pray and hope that people would still make the effort . At 9.03 am two guys walked in and said" the weather was bad so thought we would start out early to make sure we get here " There is no denying that the weather cost us but the last paying punter walked in at 3pm was a testament to the pull of the show .I am sure that we would easily have had 600 plus but never mind In my 10 years of wam shows it would be fair to say we have had the full gamut of weather thrown at us apart from snow so that box has been ticked . I heard calls for moving the show date but Spring officially starts tomorrow and i think personally its a lot easier for hifi addicts to get their fix of a show at this time of year without annoying their better halves than on a glorious summer day . Hotels charge more as well in the summer. Right now to the important stuff . Acoustically and sound wise this show ticked many boxes . For me to get a listen is pretty hard as I tend to be busy with other aspects of the show . Everyone should be proud of their efforts in this respect. I normally try and over hear comments from the visitors and this year there were so many positives about general level of sound quality . There was plenty of variety and lots of tastes catered for . Some rooms were harder to get in to than others . I gave up on Spiders twice before eventually succeeding on the third effort .I could hear why . Tim and Kate's room had a great vibe and party spirit and they looked to be thoroughly enjoying themselves. The Club speakers had a real presence about them and as for turntables its pick a deck any deck . Bandit Pilots and Adam K' rooms were a great comparison as they both have Neat 's but different models . Ricks stuff was very ballsy in delivery and you really felt the MF had those drivers and was not going to let go. Adam K system was again very authoritative but the speakers seemed so smooth . Would loved to had stayed and heard more in both these rooms but i was trying to fit a lot in . I'm not known for listening to JBL's but i could have stayed in Audioflyers room all day with bottle of red for company . Just seems so right and after a stressful morning it was just what i needed. You could tell just from speaking to him he loved his system and it all had a story . Hope he comes back next year . Maverick /Aejoker. I said you should blindfold people on entering the room . Nicely though don't scare them and then play the music . Then whip the blindfold off after a minute and watch people faces as the search for a bigger speaker in the room starts . I think the Beonicke;'s are just fantastic and huge WAF by the bucket loads . Great to see Harv and Nav and who'd of thought two brothers would have had such different systems but both excellent . To be honest can't say i walked into any room and thought ooh no all the systems appeared to be pushing their performance to the max . Lurch went to give his system one last hurrah before the end of the show and nearly blew mine and GLB's ears off It's funny there seems so much time at the start of the day and whoosh it just goes . Some notable thanks Dave Shevyn from GIK for the Acoustic Panels which raised £150 Brooky at MCRU for his donations to the raffle . Much appreciated . Lurch . Thanks for the donations too mate . Mickyricky for picking up the mantle and organising the curry last night where god knows how many of us descended at the restaurant . ( Think we were on time too ) Caroline , Mibby and Bazzer for pitching in and helping The staff who I thought really picked up on the vibe of the show and were excellent . To the people that came in such terrible weather or the hardcore audiophiles as I will now call them Finally Peter for putting it all on again for us nutters . Finally two honourable mentions Tony J and ed who are still travelling back to the Isle of Mull ( god i hope they make the 4pm ferry ) Greybeard and Ken who are hopefully somewhere near Cornwall by now . You couldnt have two more exhibitors further apart and they met for the weekend in Kegworth which says volumes about the commitment and fun they get out of showcasing their hobby .
  17. Its always a gamble even a calculated one because Kegworth seemed to tick so many boxes but that still is no guarantee. Infrastructure is the key thing for wam show . It has to be as accessible as possible . As i mentioned to those exhibitors yesterday if we had persevered with Scalford it would have just been us yesterday and no visitors . Scalford was great after five or six visits because you actually by then had worked the layout out. Then totally forgot it again when drunk . Even with the most accurate of floorpans I would still see visitors at Scalford scratching their heads and looking bemused. The staff at Kegworth were a great crack . Very chatty and look thoroughly pleased to have us there . Bar prices seems very reasonable and the real ale pump saw some very good business.
  18. I know there will be lots of questions and there will be a more detailed announcement in December in terms of timetable and going forward but feel free to fire question here rather than start splinter threads . It will be easier to follow and points can be noted and correlated at a later stage .
  19. The lads and a well earned curry . Can anyone guess who won the shirt of the day competition Now feed us
  20. Some people are really keen . Not even officially open yet Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk