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Just now, Ipsofacto said:


 


Those are the ones in the light of your description! Absolutely phenomenal..

Yes, one of the best of the day for me, just a delight. Love that new SN. Funny as the guy next to me said oh no naim, I just can't get my head around why all the boxes :D

They'll never change :) but still, it sounded bloody good. 

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3 minutes ago, eddie-baby said:

Yes, one of the best of the day for me, just a delight. Love that new SN. Funny as the guy next to me said oh no naim, I just can't get my head around why all the boxes :D

They'll never change :) but still, it sounded bloody good. 

Here we are!

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Went today. Highlights (in no particular order): hearing the biggest speaker in the new PMC range which was awesome. Absolutely superb. I was fortunate enough to hear the speaker in the range preceding that and then they plugged in the big boy and played the same tune so we could compare. Fantastic.
Von Gaylord was also noteworthy and is worth seeking out. The room with the huge Titan speakers (808s?) as well as the Elipson room were also show stoppers. Moving back into reality, I was pleasantly surprised with the Russel K 120s which were sounding very sweet, so much so that I immediately thought they would fit well in my current room. I was also rather taken aback hearing the Klipsh rm 600. My preconceived idea of these speakers (having never heard Klipsh) is that they aren't 'proper hifi' (whatever proper hifi is). Au contraire! Excellent..
ATC, like last year, were also sounding very good. Listening to those made me pine for my old scm40s.. Finally made it this year to the Naim and Focal room but was massively underwhelmed. The room was far to small for such behemoths that were the size of telephone boxes. Perhaps I was expecting too much as this was the first room I raced to, having missed out last year.
Overall an interesting show. Much of what I enjoyed last year didn't impress me as much this year but of course the music being played does factor into your judgement on the day. Oh, biggest rack award has to go to the Living Voice room. Wowzers!
Edit: enjoyed the Fyne audio flagship bookshelf speakers also!
I was very impressed by the Naim/ Focal massively sized and massive £££££ Statement system but felt it was a little too loud/ louder than it would be in real life but a reference when visiting the other rooms. Many nice sounding rooms but I did like the Rogers LS5/9s. Definitely a speaker that you could live with; I know the term " musical " is overused, but that is a good description. The usual sound spill from other rooms was a bit of a problem as well as excessive boom from the small hotel rooms used for most of the demos.
The adaptive eq system was demo'd by Linn which works well imo- not a new product but a definite acoustic improvement.

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I was very impressed by the Naim/ Focal massively sized and massive £££££ Statement system but felt it was a little too loud/ louder than it would be in real life but a reference when visiting the other rooms. Many nice sounding rooms but I did like the Rogers LS5/9s. Definitely a speaker that you could live with; I know the term " musical " is overused, but that is a good description. The usual sound spill from other rooms was a bit of a problem as well as excessive boom from the small hotel rooms used for most of the demos.
The adaptive eq system was demo'd by Linn which works well imo- not a new product but a definite acoustic improvement.

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5 hours ago, MartinC said:

:zzzz:

Elvis Costello must like her (probably tells her he does anyway).

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8 hours ago, Beyond you said:

You can guarantee Nils Lofgren - Keith Don’t Go will be played a few times this weekend.

Didnt hear it at all yesterday..

Perhaps I might be lucky today.

Kindest regards Julian 

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6 hours ago, Gray said:

Elvis Costello must like her (probably tells her he does anyway).

You probably would too ;).

I'd much rather listen to an Elvis Costello album though.

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9 hours ago, Ipsofacto said:

Here we are!

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Going by the show page it looks like these are Kudos Titan 707 speakers, so a mix of what you and @eddie-baby said :). Interestingly it looks like it's an active setup too:

https://www.bristolshow.co.uk/brand_info.lasso?brand=746

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32 minutes ago, tIANcI said:

Anyone heard the new Harbeth P3ESR XD yet? 😬

I did, very nice sound for their size, although I'm not really familiar with their predecessor or speakers of this size that cost £2.5k!

If you have a smallish room and want a speaker that does not dominate, these would be lovely.

They did explain that as a small company, Harbeth struggled to maintain two product lines (the standard ones and the Anniversary) so the XD (extra definition) has the best bits from both ranges.

The new version of the C7ES I really liked although I heard Alan Shaw talking almost as much as I got to hear his speakers! 

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10 hours ago, Ipsofacto said:

 Oh, biggest rack award has to go to the Living Voice room. Wowzers!

Yes the rack was ridiculously big, so too were the prices!

Lovely sounding LV speakers and as I scanned the room I caught sight of a price list, the battery pack alone (think of two very large lorry batteries) was £8.5k. 

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The Harbeth room was a highlight for me, AS not only playing proper music but some spoken word recordings as well - an excerpt from the original BBC HHGTTG recording. I concur with everything Three sheds above wrote about the Compact 7s.

The Amphion bookshelves sounded very natural to me - probably ideal for small spaces.

Spendor D7.2s - superb in most regards but I did think they were edging towards brightness. Maybe the demo was just a little uncomfortably loud for my tastes.

The big LVs sounded great but the power foo in the corner was disturbing me so I left in short order.

Very taken with the Fyne Audio speakers, both large and small.

A good day out all in all.

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2 hours ago, Three sheds said:

I did, very nice sound for their size, although I'm not really familiar with their predecessor or speakers of this size that cost £2.5k!

If you have a smallish room and want a speaker that does not dominate, these would be lovely.

They did explain that as a small company, Harbeth struggled to maintain two product lines (the standard ones and the Anniversary) so the XD (extra definition) has the best bits from both ranges.

The new version of the C7ES I really liked although I heard Alan Shaw talking almost as much as I got to hear his speakers! 

Hey thanks! The price of the new P3ESR XD is kinda steep but P3ESRs are really lovely speakers.

11 minutes ago, bobovox said:

I concur with everything Three sheds above wrote about the Compact 7s.

Finally, something done with the C7, guess the new XD version corrected some of the shortcomings. Thanks a lot!

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