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The North West Audio Show (Cranage Hall) 2017

Discussion in 'audio' started by freefallrob, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. freefallrob

    freefallrob pfm Member

  2. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    I might go, haven't been to a HiFi show in years.

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    I've been to the two that have run so far and will most likely attend this one too.
  4. orangeart

    orangeart KJF Audio Ltd.

    Yeah, I'll be there. In fact I'll be there all weekend helping out Mark Fenlon and Scott Lindgren with the Mark Audio Sota room. Hopefully I'll get some time to have a look around.

    We'll be at Bristol as well, never got there before so looking forward to it.

  5. Evo

    Evo pfm Member

    I managed to get to the show last year and found it very enjoyable with a wide range of audio companies represented. I struggled to get around both venues!
  6. Julf

    Julf Facts are our friends

    I first read it as "carnage hall"...
  7. Kendun

    Kendun pfm Member

    With apologies for bringing up an old thread. Is anyone planning to go today?

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    I can't today but will be going tomorrow - am looking forward to it :).
  9. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    I wouldnt mind popping over today to have a listen, but i can get the ticket thing to work, can you just turn up?
  10. BlueYeti

    BlueYeti pfm Member

    I'll be there tomorrow (toddler induced sleep deprivation allowing) all being well!
  11. clivem2

    clivem2 pfm Member

    Attendance today wasn't high but I must say the show was very good. Quite a few decent sounds, better than I'd expected from hotel rooms, some of the rooms were of better proportions than is often the case with hotels.
  12. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    I've just got back, really enjoyed it was nice to talk to some of the makers/distributors.

    Some good sounds in a nice venue :)
  13. sunbeamgls

    sunbeamgls pfm Member

    I liked:

    Pearl Acoustics
    Icon Audio playing their 10k horn/ 15" speakers
    Nagra digital R2R / MFA pre / Quad amps / Graham
    One of the AN rooms (but not the other one)
    Primare and Revel (both speakers)
    3 Square Audio
    Luxman into PMC FACT12
    Planalogue / Ming Da / EME

    That's a fairly long list for one show. I was there for 5.5 hours and didn't get round every room
  14. sunbeamgls

    sunbeamgls pfm Member

    They diddn't bother asking for tickets. They were too busy thrusting a welcoming orange juice / prosecco / bucks fizz into your hand to bother :)
    Just go, no problem.
  15. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    If Jack from BD audio is there exhibiting, his room is a must listen normally.
  16. Rockhopper

    Rockhopper pfm Member

    Wonderful sound from the big horns.
    My personal assistant gave them
    a big number 10. 🙄 😀
  17. eddieedwards

    eddieedwards pfm Member

    A very enjoyable few hours.

    Really enjoyed fanthorpe's room with luxman and pmc and great to have a chat and put faces to names seen on here.

    I thought the primare and revels were good too. Other highlights for me were the pearl acoustics speakers and Malvern audio.
  18. Stunsworth

    Stunsworth pfm Member

    Just got back. Really enjoyed it. Highlights were the MFA preamp room - with Nagra digital reel to reel and Graham LS5/8 speakers driven by a pair of Quad IIs, and the TAD speaker room. Both were fantastic with vocals, I could easily live with the kit in the Graham room.

    Forgot, there was a room with JBL speakers, I didn't expect to like them but did. On the other hand there were a number of expensive systems that didn't impress at all - though I gave them the benefit of the doubt as hotel rooms are notoriously poor. There were a pair of red horn speakers (Italian?) that looked expensive and sounded poor.
  19. Space is the Place

    Space is the Place pfm Member

    Sun, yeah my list was pretty much the same as yours too, enjoyed the JBLs as well and the smaller hORN speakers for £3k were great(as were the bigger ones). Had a listen too the Kii's again, still not convinced that they sound quite as natural as other speakers, and the had some antimode PSI corner woofer things going on too.

    Had a lovely chat with Simon from Arcadia about how he builds his amps and a nice talk with the maker of CAD (sorry can't remember his name, lovely fella though) and enlightening about his approach to digital design.

    The Fanthorpes PMC Luxman set up i enjoyed the most, engaging and very real sounding even at modest volume, it really surprised me, was nice to meet Dale from Fanthorpes, he's played some great music too!
  20. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    was he using grandinote amps with them ?

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