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  1. Dear Fellow Wammers, My name is Roo, I am the son of the owner of HiFi Wigwam (Rachel). The purpose of this post is to inform all forum members of some important changes. Effective immediately, Peter (the previous admin) no longer has any involvement in the forum. There are aspects of the changes you may consider positive, but one you most likely will not. Some members may be aware of my mother and Peter’s relations and other business. Unfortunately, everything has been left in somewhat of a mess, and my mother is also currently in hospital. First and foremost, I do not propose to make any major changes to the forum or to promise things that are impossible or that go against the wishes of the majority of forum members. I am now aware of some of the problems with the forum and of issues members have raised. My main work is as a developer, so the site itself will be my first focus, with the aim of resolving the problems. The bad news is that although it was my mother’s strong wish for the 2021 show to go ahead, with a heavy heart I have to announce that we have no option but to postpone it until the spring. We are aware some members would have anyway preferred this, though we also know it will be a disappointment to many. Regrettably, most of the arrangements appear not to have been completed, to the extent that the hotel cannot actually offer the required space, as they are carrying out some works. We initially propose making it a two-day event again (i.e., setup on Saturday, ticketed visitors on Sunday as it used to be), which seems to be most people’s preference. We also suggest running the show on the 26th and 27th March, but we would be happy to be flexible to suit all the exhibitors. Under any circumstances, we will refund any exhibitor payments made by any member who does not wish to continue participating. We appreciate and are grateful for the support of the forum members and we understand that the forum and its future depends on you, more than on us. The forum will return to being the best of its type, and to being run primarily as a forum for its members. With our thanks, Rachel and Roo.
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  2. Awful phone pic, but I'm too busy listening to get the proper camera out
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  3. Lights normally dimmer for listening. No hifi in sight other than speakers and it would be better if I couldn’t see them! We are listening to Purrcell; naturally.
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  5. View from my listening seat
    37 points
  6. Pretty boring compared to most
    37 points
  7. From your listening chair...a nice personal insight to where we sit. For me personally, I spend alot longer than I should here.
    35 points
  8. Strangely : this is not my favourite position , although it is probably the best music wise , I like to sit at the bar behind , with one elbow on the worktop and one holding a whiskey.
    35 points
  9. First time listening to music for a couple of weeks due to power amp service/ upgrade. Nice and relaxed cheers
    34 points
  10. As an architect friend of mine always said; “Keep it simple”! I’ll post another pic when I receive my new speakers.
    33 points
  11. My system has completely changed apart from the Esoteric Preamplifier and this is my version of musical nirvana.I've had my own listening room for over ten years now & can't imagine trying to fit everything that I have gathered in that time back into a shared space.
    33 points
  12. Youngest daughter has just arrived...
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  13. What a brilliant idea for a thread. Today I wound down by listening to a fabulous gift from Mike @stylesound on the Systemdek>Pioneer Urushi>Celef LS8's. Great to get reacquainted with these babies after mainly listening elsewhere. I continue to be amazed by what these tiny speakers are capable of. With apologies for subdued lighting, taken by subdued listener.
    32 points
  14. Me aswell, upto 10hrs a day, broken by trips to the kitchen for brews etc.
    32 points
  15. The Mods do NOT want to stop (vigorous) debate but there have been too many recent threads/posts that disintegrate into name-calling, abuse and repetitive message after message saying the same thing over and over that adds nothing to the discussion. Enough. The AUP states: The moderators have the right to edit, move, lock or delete any posts or threads deemed to be in breach of the AUP, or that fall outside the standards expected of members. The right is also reserved to ban, for any length of time, any member. The decisions of the moderators and forum admin are final in this regard. We will therefore take action and delete those messages in future and tell the poster they are on holiday from the Wam. And the MODs decision will be final. Also, a reminder that dealers promoting commercial products is not allowed. However, posts outside the relevant trade sections, evidently promoting commercial products without due context, are not allowed. This applies to theirs or other commercial products. An occasional comment is OK, but persistent promotion is not. We are trying to make the Wam more interesting, discussive and informative and constant negative, repetitive messages spoils that.
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  16. Poor photos as the lighting in my room is quite difficult. I usually listen at night as I find it quite overwhelming during the day, there is so much going on that the system demands your full attention. The speakers take you to a different world that really burys you in the music and washes the day away.
    30 points
  17. Due to my near field listening setup ( room is only 11.5 x 15 feet ), I could only take a clear side shot of my front view. The panorama I tried didn't come out very well. Sorry I just redid the entire room myself, with acoustic treatment. The results have been nothing short of stunning. My main speakers are not in the pic, as iam presently working on them, and they are DIY. I've recently heard the avalon indra speakers, and only yesterday had a listen to the B&W 801 D3. The avalon were in a wrongly treated room. And the B&W were in a sparsely treated room. My system always sounded just about okay to me. But after treating the room, my system sounds superior to both the above mentioned setups. And my DIY speakers only cost a fraction of the other 2 speakers. I know this is a very tall claim, considering the contending speakers in question. But I wanted to share that the room has a greater impact on what we hear, than the kit themselves. My phone recently crashed with all my pics of the room prior treatment. I badly wanted to share that too. But can't now. So below is the present pic
    29 points
  18. This used to be the lounge, but when we added an extension to the back we decided to use that mostly, so I 'converted' the lounge to a 'music and film' room. The LPs are to my left and the majority of CDs to my right. However, as all the CDs have been ripped, they tend not to be used and stay in the cupboard out of site.
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  20. View from the chair in the mancave after a tidy up after the bake off
    28 points
  21. Well here’s me, not very exciting but it’s the sound that matters.
    28 points
  22. There's some very inspiring systems here. As there seems to be an absence of Quads here's mine!
    28 points
  23. Here's 2 shots from my listening position (or thereabouts). I've put 2 as I keep umming and ahing where to place the speakers. I'm leaning towards further apart but as always, I can't make my bloody mind up. Both shots are also rarities, usually my 4 year old son has commandeered the floorspace with his (seemingly) 10 million toys! The Ghostbusters Lego isn't is, yes that's mine, and yes I'm in my thirties
    27 points
  24. Here’s my system of DIY,low power SET amplifier and DIY, 98dB single driver speakers with aperiodic bass loading. The ports fire downwards beneath the cabs. Turntable is a BTE designs Lenco L75 with 60s retro paint job, 70s SME arm and equally 70s Empire 999SEx MM cartridge. Phono stage is a MoFi Studiophono, CD player is an ancient Philips CD371 and DAC for the streamer is a Topping E30 with 5V regulated linear power supply.
    27 points
  25. From the chair - NS1000 on Cliff Stone Foundation stands.
    27 points
  26. And so the Posselts don't get jealous, one from "the other place": still only an iPhone which makes the anglepoise light look like it dazzles (hence switched off for pic) though it doesn't. *for the OCDers: sorry. The speakers are equidistant from centre, honest, I obviously slouched!
    27 points
  27. Right, I’ve faffed about too much today.. relax!!
    27 points
  28. My beloved ATCs, with a 75" TV for scale. The TV used to belong to Arthur C Clarke (true story). T'other end:
    27 points
  29. Had a lot of changes lately as was trying to downsize/downgrade. A lot of gear will have to go unfortunately. Turntable is waiting to be setup next.
    26 points
  30. Nice thread. I really enjoyed looking at all the pictures of rooms and setups. Here’s mine. Forgive the “mood” lighting. For some reason, I prefer listening with the lights low.
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  32. The fact that I can easily slide these speakers back to the rear wall when they are not in use and the fact they have a very small footprint, makes our living space very flexible…thank goodness.
    26 points
  33. From my seat while watching the football.
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  34. Aye im still here dont worry, any service requirements for my speakers will still be honored under there original 5 year warranty, the address is the same as where they were purchased from, the write up on the website as you have probably all guessed was nothing to do with me and as you can see, it doesnt even have my contact details on it, i cant say much about those 2 as not much of it would be nice, there is an ongoing solicitors battle taking place to try and resolve things, but yeah im still here wife is doing great after she had the heart attack in May when all this crap started and at some point i will get back to doing what i love doing and wont be daft enough to let anybody into the business again.. cheers for all your support over the years, its great to know there is a bit of back up out there...thanks guys...
    26 points
  35. Panoramic shot Click pic for Flickr size .
    25 points
  36. View from the listening seat, a pair of Q Acoustics Concept 500s sitting on top of Townshend Seismic Podiums, the "stereo" is housed behind the listening chair , out of site if not mind.
    25 points
  37. Hardly the ideal "listening room" arrangement, but without a dedicated room, compromise is inevitable! The Eagle eyed will have noticed the two wooden bowls carefully placed on top of the speaks for the best acoustic effect - night and day, inky blacks, etc...
    25 points
  38. Some of you may have read my thread on the electrics at my rented house and on Friday, the Electrician was here to replace all the sockets and fuse box to the house. Well, on completion, it’s allowed us to stay here for three months buying us time to sort out either another rental property or hopefully be able to sell my Mrs home (which is still occupied by her ex). This house still needs a full rewire to pass the audit for rental but the landlady wants to sell which is fair enough because the costs associated with a complete refit including boiler, kitchen and bathroom are just too much to justify. So I sold my Luxman amp as you know to @deggie to fund the possibility of a new rental deposit etc which was a sad day for me but good for Keith. Talking to one of my customers at work who I can’t name because he is in the music business came to a rescue by offering me a loaner amp which I can purchase in six months if I want at a really, I mean REALLY good price and it is this lovely Pathos Logos MKll amp below which at first, didn’t work as it needed some valves and a few other tweaks and with the help of @rabski vast knowledge of valves, I have this now up and running and I have to say, it’s a bloody good amp! Glorious timing and mids are in tune with the Harbeths. Compared to the Luxman 507, it is different and that’s all I will say at the moment and definitely still missing it but I have no complaints at all of the Pathos so let’s just say it has a different presentation but equal in power. I will definitely buy this Pathos when the time comes. Also, just yesterday, we received an offer on my Mrs house which is more than acceptable for us to start our new life after the pains we have been through including my long illness. So, potentially all may end well and may not have to rent again. Not jumping the gun yet but the signs are good. Cash buyer and no chain. Hoping Deggie is enjoying the Luxman and maybe I’ll get there again after moving. Fingers crossed. Music has definitely kept me sane over the last few years and slowly starting again to appreciate life a bit more and it’s amazing how things can give you such a lift in life. Jon
    25 points
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