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Hi peeps,

I have set up a new blog with the aim of creating more interest in bake-offs and other get-togethers.

It's a very simple affair, bringing together information from around the forums to share in one place.

I'll also be adding some interviews with enthusiasts who have organised and attended bake-offs. 

I need to add more to the Loans page so please let me know any other manufacturers / dealers who routinely offer this.

You can see the blog here: Hi-Fi Society Blog

Please do feel free to comment on articles. I also need you to let me know if I've missed any recent bake-off activity or any upcoming bake-offs.

It's bare bones at the moment but I wanted to get it out ahead of MCRU's upcoming bake-off and in plenty of time for the WAM show in March and the AudioJumble in February.

Let me know what you think.

Many thanks,

Paul

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Paul,

Looks great and gives people access to hearing other enthusiasts systems. Bake-offs allow you to hear interesting systems in a real domestic environment and talk to people about real issues like reliability, manufacturer's response to problems as well as does it sound any good. I welcome it and it should have details of the Wam show which is really a giant bake-off.

Wish you well with this venture and it will allow Wammers to know of AoS bake-offs and the reverse.

Looks good as well.

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+1.

Good clean look, easy to navigate and find stuff. Very helpful to me, so I will definitely revisit it regularly.

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48 minutes ago, George 47 said:

Paul,

Looks great and gives people access to hearing other enthusiasts systems. Bake-offs allow you to hear interesting systems in a real domestic environment and talk to people about real issues like reliability, manufacturer's response to problems as well as does it sound any good. I welcome it and it should have details of the Wam show which is really a giant bake-off.

Wish you well with this venture and it will allow Wammers to know of AoS bake-offs and the reverse.

Looks good as well.

Thanks, George,

I've had great fun organising my own bake-offs and attending others.

I hope that bringing the info from around the forums into one place will enable and inspire more people to join in...and it should send a bit more traffic to those forums, and maybe some new memberships, too.

Here's the link to the WAM show post. I'll do more posts between now and the big day(s), e.g. when tickets go on sale:

https://hifisociety.org/2019/01/15/upcoming-show-the-wam-enthusiast-show-kegworth-16-17-march-2019/

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I sometimes wish I were in a position to host a bake-off, but alas my personal circumstances make that too difficult. I have invited others to come listen to my system - I am open to constructive criticism - but am limited numberwise to two or three. One friend on another forum visits and stays overnight on our sofabed so we can enjoy late-night listening with a wee dram to enhance the ambience.

I have been to a couple of bake-offs and enjoyed them thoroughly. I visited the Harrogate show and last year's Kegworth-on-ice, but may not be there this year owing to health issues. 

Your site will give me much vicarious pleasure.

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5 minutes ago, bohemian said:

I sometimes wish I were in a position to host a bake-off, but alas my personal circumstances make that too difficult. I have invited others to come listen to my system - I am open to constructive criticism - but am limited numberwise to two or three. One friend on another forum visits and stays overnight on our sofabed so we can enjoy late-night listening with a wee dram to enhance the ambience.

I have been to a couple of bake-offs and enjoyed them thoroughly. I visited the Harrogate show and last year's Kegworth-on-ice, but may not be there this year owing to health issues. 

Your site will give me much vicarious pleasure.

2 or 3 is still a bake-off. Write it up and I'll give it a mention...

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46 minutes ago, awkwardbydesign said:

Good idea, as the WigWam bake-off scene died around here!  And that was the main attraction for me.

You cou;ld always cadge a lift off Colin (Greybeard) and come along to Lurch Towers on the 3rd of Feb, if your suffering from Bake-Off withdrawl symptoms.

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This is a good initiative.

I think it will be worth checking with bake-off organisers before publishing to a wider audience - they might deliberately want to restrict the invitation to one community of forum members.

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39 minutes ago, sunbeamgls said:

This is a good initiative.

I think it will be worth checking with bake-off organisers before publishing to a wider audience - they might deliberately want to restrict the invitation to one community of forum members.

Thanks, sunbeamgls,

The blog will only be pointing to public threads. 

If the thread states that the bake-off is limited to one community, then that will be clear to anyone reading it. Otherwise, the organiser will just have to deal with the thousands of extra enthusiasts begging to come to their bake-offs in future...;)

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I have a bake off most years, normally I would put them on the wam thread. As you have taken it upon yourself to widen the thread, and therefore the invite to anyone to visit my home, any future events at my place will be restricted to pm invite only. Probably not the outcome you hoped for, but then I would not dream of inviting anyone to your house.

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7 minutes ago, dudywoxer said:

I have a bake off most years, normally I would put them on the wam thread. As you have taken it upon yourself to widen the thread, and therefore the invite to anyone to visit my home, any future events at my place will be restricted to pm invite only. Probably not the outcome you hoped for, but then I would not dream of inviting anyone to your house.

Pointing to your thread does not invite people to your house.

Think about it. Do you publish your address on the WAM thread?

No. You do that bit by PM.

It need make no difference to how you go about organising your bake-off.

You invite who you want to invite.

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No, but to an extent the "request" to attend list is restricted to the members of the forum I choose to list it on. Your blog has taken that choice from me. As anyone who wants to attend will have to join the wam to post, or pm me, if they use a new user name I have little chance of working out who they are, and may well be someone I have little interest in socialising with. 

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