Tickets now on sale (including a weekend pass) for the only dedicated high-end audio show in the UK. With iconic brands to see and hear ranging from Audio Research, Chord Electronics, Clearaudio, Constellation Audio, D'Agostino, Goldmund, JBL, KEF, Krell, Luxman, Lyra, Magico, Magneplanar, Mark Levinson, Nagra, Nordost, Primare, PS Audio, SME, Sonus faber, VPI, Wilson Audio and more, no passionate hi-fi enthusiast can afford to miss this event!
Free car parking will be provided in Ascot Car Park No3 opposite the East Gate Ticket entrance to the Ascot Grandstand. The superb Horsewalk Restaurant and bar, on the 4th floor, will also be open for the duration of the Show.
For up-to-the-minute information on exhibitors and other Hi-Fi Show highlights visit www.hifishowlive.com
I went to the show a couple of years ago when it was at Windsor, and Paul got on the bus to speak to us common folk.
Not sure why he bothered because after asking what we thought of the show, I said I thought it was pretty disjointed and didn't like the fact I had to park 3 miles away and get a bus. His response was along the lines of you didn't have to come!
I am only going as a day out with Dad. Also interested to see if the new venue makes it a better show.
Here are some pictures I took at the show, ironic that I failed to take pictures of the two rooms I liked the best, Esoteric and CX range of Cambridge Audio. I guess that is because I was too busy listening.
I thought this venue was a lot better than Windsor. Firstly it was easier to get to by car, very simple in fact. Secondly it was larger, so you didn't feel as crammed in because the rooms and venue were a lot larger and thirdly it was less disjointed. Although this wasn't as well organised, so you did need to use the map to find things.
There were a few things that others experienced that didn't bother me, for instance there were only two choices of lunch, either a set main meal at £14 per head which we had, it wasn't cheap but the food was nice. We got to the restuarant early so were served straight away, but a number of other people have said that there was a massive queue. The other food option was pies and coffee, this wasn't something we tried so I don't know what options they had.
I would certainly return and hopefully this years teething problems will be resolved. For me it is just a good day out.
There was one person moaning about the fact the Hifi's weren't sounding as good as at Windsor because of their room sizes and all of the glass, for me that wasn't the case, but then I don't go to Hifi shows to listen with a view to buying anything, I'd go to a dealer for that purpose.