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Thread: AOS Show , Members opinions please , includes a Poll

  1. #11
    Join Date: Jan 2013

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    I don't think this forum is as big as the Wam is/was.

    I think it needs to be well away from Scalford to avoid those who would exhibit there in preference. You need to catch those who don't exhibit at Scalford due to distance. I'd go south of London as a location.

    TBH I don't think the forum is big enough in the general scheme of things to make it work.

    My system is just too much hassle to move for it.

  2. #12
    Join Date: Aug 2009

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    The problem with a show is that unlike a bakeoff it requires a lot of organization, a hell of a lot, as anyone involved in Scalford will tell you. Consequently, whilst it would be a fantastic thing to do, it would ideally require an individual able to commit the time and the effort into being the co-ordinator. And we are talking about what would be close to a full-time job in terms of work. There is no-one on the mod team able to make that level of commitment at the present time, hence the idea for a public show being on the (very) back-burner.

    If anyone is genuinely interested in taking on that co-ordinator role then we can start to talk about it in a serious way, however without someone able to make that commitment then it is unlikely to happen in the near to mid future, at least.
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  3. #13
    Join Date: Jan 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    I don't think this forum is as big as the Wam is/was.

    I think it needs to be well away from Scalford to avoid those who would exhibit there in preference. You need to catch those who don't exhibit at Scalford due to distance. I'd go south of London as a location.

    TBH I don't think the forum is big enough in the general scheme of things to make it work.

    My system is just too much hassle to move for it.
    Near Bristol, like?

    You could take your M&D system.
    Jerry

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  4. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by User211 View Post
    I don't think this forum is as big as the Wam is/was.
    That's not really the issue, Justin, as just like Scalford, we'd be inviting folks from ALL the forums to attend and/or demo their kit, not just AoS members, as if it's not simply to be a glorified bake-off, that's the only way I think it'd work. I doubt that the Wam show/Scalford would've been the success that it has without the help of others!

    Anyway, like Macca says, an AoS show, as was originally proposed a few years ago when things were different, is unlikely to happen, unless as mentioned, a willing and able co-ordinator was appointed. These days, I have little inclination to become involved in such things, beyond simply putting up the money.

    So if anyone fancies it, and is 100% fully-committed to the task, let me know!

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

    "Your validity or worth are not defined or determined by the views of others with their own superimposed agendas". - Pharos (on AoS)

    My system:

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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    Near Bristol, like?

    You could take your M&D system.
    Not gonna blow minds though.

    Was thinking more centrally south.

  6. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    That's not really the issue, Justin, as just like Scalford, we'd be inviting folks from ALL the forums to attend and/or demo their kit, not just AoS members. I doubt that the Wam show/Scalford would've been the success that it has without the help of others!.
    Well if that is the case, just keep it well away from Scalford as a location, for the simple reason stated. It will make the kit on offer to audition markedly different, too, which has to be a huge plus.

  7. #17
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    I do agree, but unless there's a very good and convincing reason for it, and one that I'm happy with, any AoS show location will not be 'down south'; more midlands based, as I wouldn't want to completely alienate the guys who live in Scotland. It's different, of course, if we're simply talking about localised bake-offs.

    It's irked me for years that, until Cranage Hall, all the decent UK hi-fi shows happened 'down south', almost as if nothing worthwhile exists north of Watford Junction, and so I certainly wouldn't want an AoS show to continue in that tradition.

    If the 'southerners' aren't willing to get off their backsides and travel to the middle of the country, in order to attend such a show, in the way 'us northerners' were forced to travel 100s of miles south for many years, if say we wanted to go to Whittlebury, or to the old Heathrow shows, then too bad - we'll simply cater for those who show willingness to travel to any location that is suitable for the majority

    Anyway, it's all pie in the sky just now until/if someone comes forward and volunteers as an organiser, which is unlikely.

    Marco.
    "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do". - Milan Kundera.

    "Your validity or worth are not defined or determined by the views of others with their own superimposed agendas". - Pharos (on AoS)

    My system:

    Modified Technics SL-1210MK5G/Mike New high-precision bearing & baseplate/Mike New ETP platter/Bruil record weight/Nagaoka GL602 crystal T/T mat. Paul Hynes SR7EHD PSU (plus regulator modules)/DCSXL pure-silver DC lead. Ortofon RS-212D tonearm/'Speedy Steve' custom-made Ebony armboard. Yannis Tome 423.5 Phono Silver-Litz tonearm cable, with Furutech CF-DIN(R) and Eichmann silver Bullet Plugs. Cartridges: Denon DL-S1 in AT MG-10 headshell with AT-6106 Quattro Hybrid lead-wire. Denon DL-103C1 in '103U' headshell with AT-609 silver lead-wire. Vintage Denon DL-103AU in AT-Ti15ANV Titanium Headshell. Shure M55E in Denon PCL-300 headshell with 6N silver lead-wire. Shure original USA SC35C. Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 transport/DAC. Raspberry Pi-3 Model B and IQaudio Pi-DAC+/Paul Hynes SR3DR-05 linear PSU/Williams Audio NAS linear PSU. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Stereo Coffee LDR. Head-amp: Paul Hynes design/SR5 PSU. Also modified Lentek. Tube Distinctions 50W Class A P/P Copper amp with cryo-treated Tung Sol KT150s. Speakers: 'Lockwood Majors', using 15" Tannoy Monitor Golds, modified with bespoke crossovers. Also Celestion Ditton 15XRs. Stands: Mana Acoustics (non-magnetic stainless steel 'clones’). Hi-Fi Racks Podium T/T wall shelf. Sony ST-5055L tuner. Cables: Furukawa EE/F-S 2mm & 2.6mm solid-core mains leads, fitted with Furutech FI-50 IECs and FI-1363Rs. Stereo interconnects: Sommer Carbokab 225 (with silver-plated MS Audio non-metallic POM RCAs). Speaker cable: VDH 'The Wind' Hybrid II. Digital coaxial cable: 1m Trompeter Electronics Triax TRC-75-2, with MS Audio ‘Starline' silver-plated RCAs. Mains block: Mark Grant 6-way, modded with Furutech FP-1363R sockets and Furukawa cable. Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW 16.5 record cleaner.

  8. #18
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    If a southern venue is being considered, Therfield School in Leatherhead has allowed their hall, premises and parking facilities to be used for an audiojumble a few times. Maybe they'd be willing to have such an event there.
    Mr. Tact!

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  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Tait View Post
    Think he meant he would be up for it. :-)
    Sorry chaps, a wee typo there
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  10. #20
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    I don't know if this is any help or not, but in the past I've part organised a DJ meet up/ speaker demo, basically we hire a function room and we all bring our DJ systems to compare.

    The venue we use is called the Charnwood Arms in Coalville, near Leicester.

    The main reason for choosing this venue is because its about as central as you can get, plus good motorway access.

    Also the venue has an on site Motel as well as the function room, so it works well.

    Lots of us stay over and drive back the next day.

    Rooms are cheap and really nice, food and beer is good too

    Just a thought anyway..





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