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 Post subject: FRANK HARVEY OPEN DAY 1st DECEMBER 2012
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:03 pm 
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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:

Diverse Vinyl 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, Apollo-R and DAC - 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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KEF 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.
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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!



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:06 pm 
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B**gger, it's the father-in-law's 80th that day :cry:


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And that! I'll add that :)



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B**gger, it's the father-in-law's 80th that day :cry:


It will be 10am - 4pm as it is on a Saturday this year.



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I should be able to pop along this year, Think I have an xmas meal in birmingham that evening anyway! :lol:



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Zodiac wrote:
phurst wrote:
B**gger, it's the father-in-law's 80th that day :cry:


It will be 10am - 4pm as it is on a Saturday this year.

That's the problem. We're entertaining him for the whole weekend :o


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Well remembered RB :)

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I've updated the first post with a few details :)



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DavidF wrote:
And of course, the awesome KEF Blades will also be available to listen to...what do we think - Bryston 28Bsst2 monos?

What about the Denon DM39DAB, for those on a tight budget? ;)



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Rega will have .......... some new electronics...

PMC have yet to confirm what they are demonstrating.

Any more detail on either of these yet ?



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Added AudioQuest :)



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DavidF wrote:
Rega will have .......... some new electronics...

PMC have yet to confirm what they are demonstrating.

Any more detail on either of these yet ?


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Was just wondering if PMC will be there, and whether Rega will be showing their new amp and/or new cd player ?



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Yes, and yes :)

We did think of something suitable high end for the main AV system (iB2's or something), but decided to go with the Twenty.24's front and back again as they worked extremely well last year. Plus, with a far better sub system backing them up this year (it was a lone MA GXW15 last year), they'll sound even better.



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Just been speaking to Craig and he is looking at doing IB2 for the front and if we get the 4 subs that Russ has we can do 3 in each corner :shock: :shock:



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Crazy b******!! :shock:



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Hope to be there but have a work trip around that time so need to play my cards right at home.

I could work it out but is it worth putting rough system costs against each of the rooms?



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