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Just wanted to say thanks to xhibitors, visitors and organisers for making this a great show. 

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Just wanted to say thanks to xhibitors, visitors and organisers for making this a great show. 

Wot he said. As ever, I only got to poke my head into a dozen or so rooms partly because I got stuck in a handful of others just soaking up the sounds.

Trying to identify the "best" would be meaningless, partly because it's always going to be a wholly personal experience, and partly because there were loads of rooms I meant to visit but...hey, it's raffle time... bugger, maybe next year. But here are three I'd like to give a shout-out to:

- Audio Al in 224. I'd offered to roomsit, not knowing what this particular room would sound like and fortuitously it was one of my faves. Vinyl only, fantastic speakers which someone reliably informed me were Impulse H60 (?), and a Denon deck instead of the expected 1210+OL Encounter. A real pleasure to babysit.

- Norbert and Gabriel in 210. Nudging at the boundaries of private/trade as they work out whether they can turn their prototypes into a viable business, this was a cracking room. I/we stayed and returned and spread the word. Promising stuff.

- Dave in 233. I took four Wam virgins with me this year. It was impossible to stick together of course due to physical room size and personal taste but 3 of the 4 spent time in 233 and we were all pleased we did and gobsmacked by the magic Dave can extract - again - from the most modest components combined by a seriously good ear into a system which would score 0/10 for eye candy but got seriously close to 10/10 for sound. A true magician.

Finally, for me it was great to put faces to so many familiar names from the forum, and all of my friends have already texted or emailed to tell me to count them in for next year. Which is as good an endorsement as it gets.

Thanks to everyone for a cracking day.

Nigel/TheFlash




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Yes I agree, a nice chilled out show lots of really good and musical systems.  Nice to meet some old friends and put some more faces to names......

Maybe one day I might try exhibiting myself

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Superbly organised. Thanks to everyone involved and all the visitors to our room.

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Looking forward to the Wigwam Show 2018 ....... :upgrade:

Its booked.:oj:

Its in March.:love:

Its at.......here's a clue

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        :stereo:      :rockin:     :stereo:

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Just as it's has always been , brilliant , with a few extra trimmings that took it up a notch.

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yes it was worth going as usual . big thanks as usual to all who lugged kit . especially max candy , the sony guy who must have bought a good chunk of sonys production from the last 40 years !! absolute nirvana to see itt all

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Yes indeed. This year Lawrence and I went as tourists rather than exhibitors to get something of the buzz others get from visiting so many rooms.

I was gratified by both the numbers of new exhibitors and the amount of DIY on show, especially active 'speakers which to me has always been the right way to do it!

Nice also to talk to the Linn guys as what they're proposing makes a lot of sense. Yes, you can do what they're doing by 'manual' means, but if they make their software available it'll make designing active filters an awful lot easier and quicker.

It's got me wondering about building some new in-wall speakers.....

Two highlights for me were rv295's huge and impressive Open Baffle 'speakers...it was a challenge just getting them to Scalford, and Greybeard's small actives using those really nasty cheap Behringer amplifiers. Both were very effective in their own ways.

S.

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Great day. My favourite exhibit was Rick (Bandit Pilot) trying to cope with the previous nights party.

Thanks to everyone who made the effort to make the show work again.

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Agreed, a great show. Our first, but certainly not our last. 

Great to put faces to names at long last xD

Manged to fix a few issues with my setup during the afternoon today. Oh well :)

Thanks for making us so welcome guys :)

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and thanks to peter who got them to shut that door in the pavilion which was  making it freezing for my lovely lady marking exam papers in there the whole day :D

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Agreed, it was a great show that felt very well organised from the moment I arrived on Saturday.  Thanks to everyone involved in organising the weekend.  Great to catch up with so many familiar faces as well.  

Big thanks to Ian and Cameron who helped me unpack/pack - I won't tell Ian about the sack truck that Cameron let me borrow to effortlessly wheel my speakers back to the car :D.

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Yes, fantastic show. First time for me but thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thanks to all who have gone through all the effort of bring their kit. I've not visited as many rooms as I would've liked but boy did I enjoy the once I visited.

Big shout out to Looper in room 232 who proved you don't have to spend thousands to enjoy decent hifi. 

Also Flak Monkey (Gun room) with her superb amps and these Acoustic Energy speakers that will leave long lasting impression. 

Very impressed with clarity of Sunbeamgls's PMCs with active crossovers in room 237.

Also massive and wonderful creation of RV295 (Windsor room). I hope you don't strain anything transporting them. 

Too many wonderful systems and most importantly people to name. Thank you all! 

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2 hours ago, gintonic said:

Maybe one day I might try exhibiting myself

Great I'll take four tickets front seats please :geek::bouncey:

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A fantastic show, once again. Thanks to all who made it so - Peter, for taking the torch and allowing the forum and show to continue (and a very professional show it was this time), all of the exhibitors for taking the great time and trouble to allow us visitors to hear their systems, the Scalford staff and last, but not least, the visitors. 

As usual, there was a great variety of systems to hear, some worked in the allotted rooms better than others (as usual) and proved once again the effects of speaker/room interaction,  but the sounds that stood out for me (in no particular order) were:-

Bandit Pilot's and Maverick's lovely MF KW750 paired with AE2 speakers

rv295'z  system with DIY active 4-way open baffle speakers

Jack NSM and Martin Ware's Revel Gem/Horn subwoofer system

Mmichibam and Edd900's system with Kudos Super 20 speakers

Dave's incredible mish-mash  including Tandy speakers, which sounded far, far better than it had any right to do so ( according to Dave, mainly due to the source, taking the signal directly from the dac chip, with no oversampling or filtering)

Max Cando's wonderful collection of Sony products - his passion and the size of his collection were to be wondered at

Brumjam's system with his Impulse H2's (sounding 'boomier' than they do in his living room but still very good, nevertheless)

Last but not least, the system (that I cannot now seem to identify from the programme) that included the 3-way open baffle speakers (2-ways were also present but not in use during my visit).

This is not to discount the other systems at the show, they just weren't as much to my personal taste and/or I didn't feel that they gelled as well with the room in which they were being used. I'm sure every visitor would have a different list of favourites, we all have different ideas of what a system should and shouldn't do.

A big thank you to ALL of the exhibitors who made the massive effort to take their systems along for us to hear. Without your effort, there would be no show and that would be a great loss. This was, I believe,  the 7th show that I've attended and I have no intention of missing any in the future. I hope to attend more bake-offs too, as part of the fun of Scalford, for me, is meeting up with acquaintances and friends I have previously made.

Looking forward to Scalford 2018!

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