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When did you last visit a HiFi Shop for a Demonstration?

Discussion in 'audio' started by G T Audio, Nov 10, 2019.


When did you last visit a HiFi Shop for a demonstration?

Poll closed Dec 10, 2019.
  1. During 2019

  2. During 2018

  3. During 2017

  4. During 2016

  5. During 2015

  6. During 2014

  7. During 2013

  8. 1 decade ago

  9. 2 decades ago

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. G T Audio

    G T Audio Trade: Manufacturer and Distributor

    I'm interested to know when you visited a HiFi Shop for a demonstration?
  2. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Over a decade ago
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  3. Dave-L

    Dave-L pfm Member

    About two decades ago!
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  4. Dozey

    Dozey Air guitar member

    I visited two places about 6 years ago. Spent about £8k at one on a turntable and arm. At the other got a demo of some speakers and then arranged a home demo, but they were too big for my room.
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  5. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    yes 2 months ago , heard a naim sn2 and big focal sopra 3 . not that impressed though !!!
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  6. Guest432

    Guest432 Guest

    7 months ago.

    Also had a nice tour of the Audio Note factory recently where I heard the new prototype AN-C and lunatic money amp.
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  7. Ed Rogerson

    Ed Rogerson Culturally irrelevant

    Prior to today, it must've been over 10 years ago.
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  8. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Not had a demo at a dealer for over a decade, I tend to borrow stuff for home dem but not bought anything of note for long time. I am eyeing some ATC actives but that will involve a home demo.
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  9. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    About Feb '17.

    Before that never.
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  10. tuga

    tuga Legal Alien

    Two decades ago...

    Haven't been to a show since 2011.

    Could you please add option for 1 decade ago and 2 decades ago?
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  11. jamesd

    jamesd pfm Member


    my previous and only other hi-fi shop visit was in 2003. A shame. I wish I had a closer store.
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  12. mercalia

    mercalia pfm Member

    When was the Epos M5/12i current? Thats the last time. The sound was so not different to my ancient Monitor Audio R852MD speakers and the 12i were worse I walked out embarrassed. Though a couple of years ago I bought a pair of the M12i off Ebay cheap and they are now my preferred choice!?! So much for the visit, though I suppose it did save me lots of dosh buying them new at the time :)
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  13. glancaster

    glancaster In the silicon vale

    I can't remember the last time. I've even stopped looking in the window every time I walk past now. One day at a time.
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  14. Thorn

    Thorn pfm Member

    Shop demo to compare whatever it is I'm interested in, if more than one, then home demo for the preferred option. If only one, then I still have a shop demo first, to ensure i don't take against it immediately. There's no point hauling furniture about or disturbing the cats unless I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy.
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  15. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    You seem to have forgotten 1993
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  16. Over 10 years ago.

    Cheers BB
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  17. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    2001, it seems. That surprises me as I had thought it was mid-90s.

    The previous one would have been 1978, so I guess another will be coming up in five years or so.

    PS why are multiple votes allowed?
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2019
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  18. glancaster

    glancaster In the silicon vale

    Because it's like giving up smoking?
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  19. Julf

    Julf Facts are our friends

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  20. Nagraboy

    Nagraboy pfm Member

    2019, when I demoed Rega P6 against Rega P8.
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