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It’s about time for another LS3/5a ( plus others ) Shootout.

Discussion in 'classic' started by Martyn Miles, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    That is truly awful, sorry to hear that. Nothing can prepare you for an event like that, as I found out in 2020.
  2. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    Thank you, John.
  3. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Very sorry to hear this Martyn, I feel for you :(.
  4. Can’t begin to imagine what you’re going through Martyn. My thoughts are with you.

  5. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    Likewise. Very sorry to read this.
  6. omers

    omers pfm Member

    I am very sorry to hear that dear Martyn.
  7. Ianp

    Ianp pfm Member

    Words are not sufficient Martyn but may I echo those expressed above.
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  8. RichShortland

    RichShortland pfm Member

    Hi all,
    In the light of the above I had a quick chat with Martyn and he is happy for the plans for this event to continue.

    I visited the venue last night and met a very pleasant group of likeminded hifi folk.
    They meet in this space about every 6 weeks (COVid permitting) and are keen to get back on a regular footing.
    You can see the space below and the kind of kit they had this time.
    The room does present some challenges acoustically but they are good at getting the most out of the space. We had a lo of fun and did get some great sounds, especially with the little valve amp (3w!).

    They have tried speaker / kit positioning as below and also along the long side of the room which has worked better for certain speakers and I think might be the way we go if we were to host here.
    The venue has great facilities in terms of a kitchen for hot drinks, toilets etc and some parking on site. I think its a great option made much more so by the local people I met who would be able to support.
    I'll have a run round those of you who have said you'd like to contribute / get involved and check in.

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  9. RichShortland

    RichShortland pfm Member

    Ok, so a sweep of the thread has the following list of people interested / kit :

    @Martyn - Stirling v3
    @Tarzan - Proac Tablette 10
    @Nagraboy - Falcon silver badge
    @TonyScarlett - Stirling v2, v3, Rogers JR149 and possible Leak Stereo 20
    @slavedata - Spendor 15ohm
    @BigBlue2020 - Stirling v2 and Harbeth P3ESR
    @foxwelljsly - 19918 xlr 11ohm Spendor
    @Ianp - Falcon Q7 and Harbeth P3ESR
    @PhilofCas - Spendor S3/5R2

    This looks a great list with a little doubling up but we can work that out.
    Can you please let me know if the above is right and if you're still interested in principle?
    And anyone else of course - either just attending or bringing speakers is fine of course

    Potential venue is in Whitwell, near Worksop.

    In terms of dates, Paul who is my link to the venue suggested they need at least 4 weeks notice and an idea of if weekday evening or weekends is best.
    Please let me know thoughts and we will try to pick something that suits the majority.
  10. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    OK for me either weekday or weekend.
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  11. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy Ausculta fili

    I’m in. I’m always free Sundays, other days I can try to work around.
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  12. TonyScarlett

    TonyScarlett pfm Member

    Just to update, the Stirling V2s have been sold & the Leak is currently for sale so that may change as well.
    Happy to volunteer the V3s & JR149s though.

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  13. Martyn Miles

    Martyn Miles pfm Member

    I’m pleased Tony Scarlett is planning to attend, as he owns Stirling V3s.
    Not made any firm decisions on attendance yet.

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  14. Ianp

    Ianp pfm Member

    Don't sell the Leak Tony !!!!!
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  15. RichShortland

    RichShortland pfm Member

    If we struggle amp wise I have a Croft Phono Integrated with upgraded output (to 80 wpc) which we could use.
    Wouldn't be a terrible option being a valve / solid hybrid and I know others use these or similar...
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  16. TonyScarlett

    TonyScarlett pfm Member

    Who's going to bring the rug?
  17. RichShortland

    RichShortland pfm Member

    Funny you should say that! I had a chat with Paul at the venue who is getting increasingly frustrated by some of the acoustic limitations and they have a plan hatched for some (portable) treatments. A lot of this does attempt to deal with the very reflective environment.
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  18. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Me too, I ate one sour too.

    It’s a bit of a trek for me, but can still do it if I can justify the trip by going to the folks up north. Weekends best. Easter weekend easy as I’m in York for Nick Mason.

    Have happily lived with Kans (Have to be the mid 80’s ones with the heavily doped cabs, flush silver banana sockets, kan II stands and hiqophon tweeters) and P3esrs in the past, but the real thing, to my ears, is far more refined, if not quite capable of going so loud.
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  19. RichShortland

    RichShortland pfm Member

    Ok quick update - we're headed for a weekend date of either last weekend of March or first of April and checking with the venue.
    Thanks for the feedback from those who've contacted me with their availability or to confirm kit - I'll keep going back round to check in.
    TonyScarlett likes this.
  20. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    @Martyn Miles I can't imagine what you are going through, really sorry to hear of your sad loss.

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