Post by Eduardo Wobblechops on May 9, 2019 7:29:33 GMT
Indeed. I've helped out Nick at a few shows and we go to great lengths to get the best sound we can, more than can be said for a lot of exhibitors. Sometimes it's a losing battle though, depending on the room. You cant polish a turd..
What we have found is there is much improvement to be had from room treatments.
“Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”
Just for a laugh a basic room @ Munich this year is 12000 Euro's room only, so buy the time you have transported your goods there, set up, accommodation for a week, vehicle rental, staff wages and expenses you are looking at the thick end of £20K.
For the larger rooms you are talking £40K plus, that is why so many are on the concourses which is a more manageable lol 5K Euro for the space
I do agree room presentation is important and polite informative staff is also a pre requisite.
Not quite the same as rocking up at Cranage and doing it all for a few £k to a load of lovable whippet thrashers and toe tappers!
Hah! If there is one thing I could change, it would be for the staff to shut the f*ck up when demonstrating music, rather than standing at the back with their mates droning on throughout. It's rude and ignorant and pisses off the paying public.
I read nothing about it, but the looks of that Accuphase E-480 made me drool all over the keyboard.
I came to the conclusion, a long time ago, that if I had an unlimited supply of cash I'd most probably end up with an aircraft-hanger-sized space full of vintage, and the occasional bit of retro, hi-fi kit.
p.s. Is that Verity Audio Lakme speaker running on gas, or compressed air?
I didn't used to need the internet, my wife knew everything.