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    Attendance was gash, hardly any decent rooms, Nick's room was the pic of the bunch. Bought some records from Diverse and some rubber feet from mcru. I doubt it'll survive another year, certainly not on the Salford weekend.
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    Going to this today, hope its worthwhile. Its only a quick run up the motor way from Liverpool so no real bother. I'll report back later.
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    Hi Simon,

    Were you the wee guy, along with Mark (YNWaN), who walked into Nick's room?

    Quote Originally Posted by sq225917 View Post
    Attendance was gash, hardly any decent rooms..
    Perhaps from an organisers point of view, but the lack of crowds, bumping into folks in corridors and fighting to find a seat in rooms, for me was great! Just enough 'bodies' around to create a bit of atmosphere... Parking was piss-easy too, and right next to the hotel - another *major* bonus

    Nick's room was the pic of the bunch.
    I agree, but the Monarch T/T, in the Inspire hi-fi room sounded sublime. Not sure if you heard that or not. Always wanted to hear one and compare it with my own T/T (which uses the same Technics D/D motor), and it was very good indeed.

    I would URGE anyone going to the show today to head for the Inspire room and ask to hear it, as there are a host of T/Ts there all ready to demo, and compare the same piece of music, played on one of the belt-drives. It's somewhat of a revelation....

    I doubt it'll survive another year, certainly not on the Salford weekend.
    Salford weekend? Is that some local holiday or something?

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hi Simon,

    Were you the wee guy, along with Mark (YNWaN), who walked into Nick's room?



    Perhaps from an organisers point of view, but the lack of crowds, bumping into folks in corridors and fighting to find a seat in rooms, for me was great! Just enough 'bodies' around to create a bit of atmosphere... Parking was piss-easy too, and right next to the hotel - another *major* bonus



    I agree, but the Monarch T/T, in the Inspire hi-fi room sounded sublime. Not sure if you heard that or not. Always wanted to hear one and compare it with my own T/T (which uses the same Technics D/D motor), and it was very good indeed.

    I would URGE anyone going to the show today to head for the Inspire room and ask to hear it, as there are a host of T/Ts there all ready to demo, and compare the same piece of music, played on one of the belt-drives. It's a revelation....



    Salford weekend? Is that some local holiday or something?

    Marco.
    Scalford is the WigWam show. I am surprised you didn't know that?
    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Scalford is the WigWam show. I am surprised you didn't know that?
    I believe Marco was having a laugh about the word 'Salford' as opposed to 'Scalford'. If you've never been to Salford, you haven't missed much.

  6. #26
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    Was good meeting some familiar faces yesterday and in general I enjoyed the show, so I do hope it takes place again next year. Perhaps attendance will be better today when most folks are off work?

    Anyway, the primary reason I go to these shows is to pick up some brand new vinyl! There are plenty of second-hand record shops around Wrexham and Chester, but few where you can physically browse through a big pile of new vinyl, and for me there's nothing like that - far better than buying online.

    So yesterday I obtained the following (from the stall next to Diverse):











    I also bought some black poly-lined sleeves from Covers 33, as their prices are great. Ordered from them before many times online, but it was nice this time to meet the guy behind the scenes.

    Plus.... Chris (Stratmangler) recommended a CD the guys in the AudioNote room were selling, called Pure Cello, by Vincent Belanger, for its sonic and musical qualities, which I duly bought. I resisted the temptation of buying the double-vinyl album, on 45rpm, selling for just shy on fifty notes and got the CD instead, for a tenner, which sounds stunning.

    Here's a YouTube clip, detailing some of the performance:



    So looking forward to chilling out and having a nice listening sesh today!

    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.

    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. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Modified Goldpoint SA4M-47 passive 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Scalford is the WigWam show. I am surprised you didn't know that?
    Yes of course I know that, daftee, but Simon wrote Salford, not Scalford, and as Salford is an area of Manchester, I thought he was referring to some sort of local holiday

    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.

    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. Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X preamp. Modified Goldpoint SA4M-47 passive 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hi Simon,

    Were you the wee guy, along with Mark (YNWaN), who walked into Nick's room?



    Perhaps from an organisers point of view, but the lack of crowds, bumping into folks in corridors and fighting to find a seat in rooms, for me was great! Just enough 'bodies' around to create a bit of atmosphere... Parking was piss-easy too, and right next to the hotel - another *major* bonus



    I agree, but the Monarch T/T, in the Inspire hi-fi room sounded sublime. Not sure if you heard that or not. Always wanted to hear one and compare it with my own T/T (which uses the same Technics D/D motor), and it was very good indeed.

    I would URGE anyone going to the show today to head for the Inspire room and ask to hear it, as there are a host of T/Ts there all ready to demo, and compare the same piece of music, played on one of the belt-drives. It's a revelation....



    Salford weekend? Is that some local holiday or something?

    Marco.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Was good meeting some familiar faces yesterday and in general I enjoyed the show, so I do hope it takes place again next year. Perhaps attendance will be better today when most folks are off work?

    Anyway, the primary reason I go to these shows is to pick up some brand new vinyl! There are plenty of second-hand record shops around here, but few shops locally where you can physically browse through a big pile of new vinyl, and for me there's nothing like that - far better than buying online.

    So yesterday I obtained the following (from the stall next to Diverse):











    I also bought some black poly-lined sleeves from Covers 33, as their prices are great. Ordered from them before many times online, but it was nice this time to meet the guy behind the scenes.

    So looking forward to chilling out and having a nice listening sesh today!

    Marco.
    Band of Brothers is very good.
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    Are the black liners worth the extra £5 over the white ones?
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