At least its not on bonfire night this year
Nooooooo!!!!! Like Andrew, I remember it (all too) well and it was a disaster. We ended up in a freezing hangar next to the National Doll's House convention, or some such, and I vowed never to set foot in the place again.
nick46:we forgot that the world begins and ends in London, so the show must be be in London, because if we go outside London we get a nose bleed.
I would imagine that London would get the most PR, the biggest attendance, has the largest number of people in the target audience with the cash to buy and is nearest to Teddington...
And of course is easiest for foreign manufacturers to get to via the airports or the tunnel.
here in bomb n bullet ridden n ireland (yes its kicked off again ) we have george best airport chain smokin alcoholic football player he was , and theres never a mention of a hifi show ,let alone any big reasonably priced decent hifi shops
I thought there was only 1 big hifi show, nation wide, in the UK. Now I have read on this forum that there is more than 1 hifi show by WHF in the UK. Is the Manchester show the most interesting for hifi and home cinema concerning demonstrations of new products, listening rooms,...? We will come to Manchester airport Much faster than the combination Eurostar and train London - Manchester.
Looking forward to it. What I would love to see is a system room - where what-hifi puts together several systems which will deliver both av and audio rather than sticking to separate 2 channel/ av set ups.
For example one could use a Hi-end system comprising processors and an combination of power/ other hi-end integrated amps seen in their ultimate hi-end issue; then do similar for 2 other different price points.
I would think most people serious about audio/ av build their system up gradually and are left with the dilemma about how to integrate 2channel and multichannel sounds. If one looks at the web and forums individuals try all things having integrated AV amps and taking the 2 front/ 3 front channels in the multichannel setup and feeding them in a dedicated 2 channel/3 channel integrated/pre/power combinations to try and find the right balance etc.
Thanks Andrew, a visit to Manchester is now in the planning, too late this year but definitely next year. I take it the Bristol Show is always in February? Are there any other regular shows that you know of?
Not sure about end-of-line sales, but there will be a sales desk at the show, and i'm sure there will - as at Bristol - be some show deals. I'll see if we can get a hint of any in advance (at the very least we'll bring you a news story on all the offers next Saturday am!)
Re EB Acoustics - as they sell direct, I doubt they'd find a home in a show run by a retailer! Don't forget they offer a money-back guarantee - you can see and hear the EB1s in your own home, with your own system, and send them back if they don't suit.
If anyone from London was planning to drive up to the show & return the same day (either Saturday or Sunday) and has space in their car, I would love to tag along - I would of course contribute towards fuel costs! It's just that I am on meds at the moment and really don't fancy driving myself whilst under the influence! Maybe we can arrange where to meet up beforehand?
Sorry Bazzy, no room left in our van which is packed to the roof with our 2009 Award winners and demo kit, and heading up the M6 to Manchester right now. Did you find anyone else to give you a lift over the weekend?