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Hifi Wigwam Show (Scalford) 19th March 2017
2017-03-22, 13:06
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RE: Hifi Wigwam Show (Scalford) 19th March 2017
Some good photos from the show by another Wam member here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/barryjp/se...410478062/

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2017-03-22, 21:12 (This post was last modified: Yesterday 01:08 by Martin H.)
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RE: Hifi Wigwam Show (Scalford) 19th March 2017
LOL - never been accused of over thinking something before Smile
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2017-03-22, 22:48
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RE: Hifi Wigwam Show (Scalford) 19th March 2017
(2017-03-22 21:12)Martin H Wrote:  LOL - never been accused of over thing something before Smile
You probably had it coming. Smile

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Yesterday, 16:26
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RE: Hifi Wigwam Show (Scalford) 19th March 2017
(2017-03-19 12:05)MetalloIL6 Wrote:  Beware that we will be claiming for a new european tour Paulsurround-sunbeam Smile

Is the courtain ignored in SO?Rolleyes

Really sunny in Barcelona today...

MI

Yes perhaps someday there will be a Sunbeam-Paulssurround Tour De Europe.

We have done a few joint session SPACE Optimization visits and got satisfactory results. At least we were not thrown out on the sidewalk. Tongue

(2017-03-20 08:38)sunbeamgls Wrote:  Great to meet you too Don - it would've been good to have a longer chat, but its a busy day when exhibiting.

It was interesting to note how many visitors to the room had been to the Linn Exakt.Design demo and had grasped what was going on.

Here are a couple more pictures. The one from the back of the room contains a forum member, but I'm not sure if he'd like to admit to it or not Wink

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That last one above is a good demo of light-dimmed Akurate blue LEDs in action.

And here's a special image for Paulssurround. The first room mode (the biggie) was reduced by 1.5dB and narrowed by 0.02. The first custom filter below the first room mode is one of Paul's "below 1st base" filters from my home which we tried on and off with on being marginally better - it could probably have benefited from lots more experimentation but there just isn't the time at the show. There are a couple of "vocal" custom filters in there, also from home which remained untouched from the home values.
Speakers had more toe-in than at home (the side walls are much closer) with the RH speaker having more toe-in than the LH speaker - I think due to a step in the RH wall about 2/3s of the room length back from the speakers. That step in the side wall was for a built-in wardrobe which we stuffed full of duvets and pillows as it was horribly resonant when empty. The listening position we compromised on - it is deliberately off-centre and actually sits between rows 2 and 3. Row 2 positioning was better if you were in Row 2, but significantly worse in Row 3, hence the compromise.
Twin beds (not shown) are on their ends in the en-suite...

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Nice SPACE optimization graph Sunbeam.

I love the signature look of the first custom filter. Big Grin

I am very pleased for the success you had a the show.

You are an inspiration and innovator.

Keep up the great work and enthusiasm!!

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Yesterday, 17:10
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RE: Hifi Wigwam Show (Scalford) 19th March 2017
Very interesting - thanks for the write up.

Nice to see a CD12 sneak into the show. Pity mine was snapped up during a casual phone call from a long standing customer. Very sorry to see it go. Already regretting selling.

CJ

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Yesterday, 18:04
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RE: Hifi Wigwam Show (Scalford) 19th March 2017
As Dave Gorman would say, I've been "trawling the bottom half of the internet" and have found the following:

PFM

andrews: "My first experience of an Linn Exakt set up ... dare I add that I thought this (possibly) the 'best' sound of the show"

linnfomaniac: "Sunbeamgls, your system was lovely too (but as a fellow Linnie, I didn't think I'd be disappointed)"


CYRUSUNOFFICIAL:

David H: "Thanks to sunbeamgls for letting us enjoy his superb Linn system"

mickbald: "(Sunbeam) Linn room optimisation software was really interesting. Sounded fantastic."

SAP7: "the rather lovely 26s have me hankering after 24s"


LINN FORUM:

Phil Budd (Philbo): "loved the sound you are getting from the 26s"


HIFI WIGWAM:

insider9: "Having gone to Scalford I was really inspired and really amazed what can be achieved at a relatively low cost. Yes, the Linn & PMC (in Sunbeamgls's room) wasn't in the low cost category but the level of clarity I've heard haunts me. To that extent that I'm considering wholesale changes to my system. If I can at least go some of the distance at a low budget, I need to try...the overall quality was just stunning. I think I mentioned to you at a time how amazed I was what you managed to achieve with the large size of speakers in such small room and at a moderate volume."

Harv: "Sunbeamgls system sounded nice and taut"

aggers: (referring to the Linn Exakt demo) "Sunbeamgls had a similar system. Very sweet sounding."

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Yesterday, 18:26
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RE: Hifi Wigwam Show (Scalford) 19th March 2017
Those are good sunbeam Smile
Imagine if you had showed a Klimax Katalyst....

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Yesterday, 21:34
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RE: Hifi Wigwam Show (Scalford) 19th March 2017
(Yesterday 18:26)timster Wrote:  Those are good sunbeam Smile
Imagine if you had showed a Klimax Katalyst....

All donations greatfully received to make this a reality for the 2018 show...

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