Bristol & Scalford

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  1. Craig uk

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    Anyone going to either of these shows this year? I'm probably going to miss Bristol this year but definitely going to Scalford.
     
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    I'll be going to Bristol for all three days. I did it last year and enjoyed the show far more than just going on the Sunday and rushing it to fit everything in.
     
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    As much as I'd like to be there this year work restrictions mean I'll have to miss, pity as there is some new products being launched that I would like to hear. You ever been to Scalford?
     
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    I haven't, even though a colleague has always tried to get me to go!
     
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    I'm going to Scalford again, third year in a row. I exhibited last year but going to listen to other systems this year.
     
  6. Craig uk

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    Cool, was your system on demo the one in sig? I gather it can be a bit of a job keeping everyone happy regarding demo material!

    Just wondering if there is likely to be large queues and is there plenty of parking?
     
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    It was a bit different last year. KEF R300, Arcam A38 and JKDAC32. Also had a friend with me who brought along a Naim DAC and server.

    Parking can be a pain, not seen any major queues in previous years.
     
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    I'll be at Bristol on the Friday, though not really sure why. Overcrowded, generally poor sound, few bargains.

    Not decided on Scalford yet.

    Will be at Munich show in May which really is the big one
     
  9. Craig uk

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    I did really enjoy Bristol last year but like you say too crowded and the good sounding rooms are few and far between. Still A great day out though. I doubt there's many systems around that would give yours a run for its money. You should consider exhibiting at Scalford one year..
     
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    ill be going to Bristol on the Friday
     
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    Nice to see there's still good interest in the uk shows.
     
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    I'll be going to Bristol show Friday too :thumbsup:
     
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    I am going to Scalford, Bristol is a bit too far away geographically from Scarborough, and too close in terms of timing to Scalford! I haven't been to either before but I like the idea of people demonstrating their own systems compared to people who want to sell you something demonstrating a system they might not consider good enough to buy with their own money!
     
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    And I will be looking for an ED30 in the car park Craig!
     
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    I've pulled the plug on Bristol. Went for a number of years, but it's clearly aimed at showing off the "latest and greatest", which unfortunately a lot of the kit...isn't.

    I went to Scalford last year and really enjoyed it. Will be going again in 2 weeks.
     
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    Would be nice to put a face to the name so if anyone attending Scalford would like to meet, say hello & share opinions on some of the rooms let me know.
     
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    Bristol on the Friday for me too. Never been before so am looking forward to it anyway. There are a few stands I am very keen to see (Cyrus, Dali, Monitor Audio, Tannoy to name a few) and the rest will be very much a look and absorb.
     
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    I haven't been for years but will try and make it to Bristol. Want to have a look at the Anthem 710.
     
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    What car will you be taking? :)
     
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    Nothing special, particularly since it will be parked in the Marriott car park next to the show.
     

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