As our open evenings are becoming a little cramped, we will be holding an open day on Saturday, December 1st
(10:00am-4:00pm), which will allow everyone to spend more time looking and listening, and hopefully reduce congestion a little!
So far, Diverse Vinyl, AudioQuest, Chord Electronics, Rega, Sony, KEF, Hi-Fi Racks, Sonos, Bryston, PMC, Ken Kreisel Sound, Cyrus, and AVA Media are all confirmed! Keep checking back though, as more manufacturers and products may be added!Breakdown of the rooms/display areas
will be in their usual position just across "the bridge" on the ground floor with a back catalogue of vinyl as well as new releases. At the rear of this room, Rega
will be joiing us for this event for the first time and showing their current R Series - Brio-R
- as well as their snazzy new RP8 turntable
, the Isis CD player
and the Osiris amplifier
. PMC Fact 8 loudspeakers
will be used by Rega to demonstrate these products.
On the first floor, our main AV demo room will be hosted by the mighty Bryston SP3 AV processor
and 9Bsst2 power amplifier
. As per last year, these will be driving the PMC Twenty.24 front and rear
, with the dedicated Twenty Centre
(which hadn't been released last year!). Another new brand (exclusively) for our store and the UK will be providing the subwoofers - Ken Kreisel Professional Sound
. There will be a stack of three DXD12012 push-pull subwoofers
- that's a total of six 12" bass drivers possibly providing enough force to bring down our 500 year old building! (Apologies in advance if that statement turns out to be accurately prophetic!). These will be EQ'd using the Antimode Dual Core room EQ system
The visuals for this fantastic system will be equally amazing - Sony's VW1000ES 4K home theatre projector
projected onto a 108" screen. Sadly, the source material won't be 4K as there's nothing yet available, so upscaled 1080p Bluray will be on show, which still looks phenomenal.
Outside of the demo room, Cyrus
will be showing their new app for their popular streamers, and showing their new products like the WHF Award winning streamer, the Stream XP2. They will also be joined by AVA Media
, who will be providing music for the day via their Rip-N-Play
NAS drive. Sonos
will also be present, showing their current range of multi-room streaming solutions.
On the second floor in the hi-fi demo room, Chord Electronics
will be showing their new DSX1000 streamer
, with the CPA5000 pre-amplifier
and SPM1200 power amplifier
. These will be feeding a pair of KEF Reference 205/2's
. Cables will be provided by AudioQuest
The AV demo room on the this floor will be using a 5.2 set up comprised of five KEF LS50
Anniversary loudspeakers. These will be driven by a Pioneer SCLX86 AV receiver
and BDPLX55 Bluray player
, and will be using an Antimode 8033 sub EQ
to get the most out of both of the R400b subwoofers
that will be present.
Between these two rooms, KEF's gamechanging Blades
will again be on demo, but this year will be driven by a system by Chord Electronics system
, comprising their Red Reference MkIII CD player
, DSX1000 streamer
, CPA5000 pre-amplifier
, and a pair of SPM6000 monoblock power amplifiers
. Again, cables will be provided by AudioQuest
will also be showing their new active X300A loudspeakers
Most cables will be provided by AudioQuest
, and most of the racking will be provided by Hi-Fi Racks Ltd
There will be the usual buffet and drinks available, prizes to be won, and generous discounts and offers for those attending
There will be the usual buffet and drinks, special discounts for the day, and prizes to be won!