Went today.. really mixed bag. Firstly, its not the easiest to navigate - but the promoters have put plenty of signs and you can get around in one piece! Its expensive - I think, at £20. To me, far too many rooms were poorly treated for acoustic issues.. so you have fantastic equipment, sounding dreadful in poorly prepared rooms.. Biggest issue for me, in most of the rooms was overblown bass - active room nodes kicking in.. There were some really interesting things for me..There's a couple of great headphone stations - where you can try anything from Sen 800s to LCD 3 Audezes and the new Abyss... all good - and very different - my vote is abyss bass with senn mid and highs!..
Poland featured well - the best room for me was the sikora tt with the hORNS.. it was a live band in front of me..
Heard the hORNS on another great room too - so they are a speaker worth checking out..
The Vivid Giya G4 sounded mighty fine in a room with some Dutch electronics. It was a room that had been treated properly - so had tight fast bass - not overblown.
In all the rooms - the music choice was soo hifi show - i.e. shit. fem vox, acoustic guitar. stuff that an alba midi system would sound OK with.
B+W were arrogant arses -turn up a minute late - and you're out! lol
Worst room...... no prizes for guessing.... the focal room - jeez - empty and like razor wire -it'll take your head off..
The Kef Moon (greatest speaker in the world (ha)) room was consistently empty too - (but I imagine that's cos it was attached to chord electronics) I'd like to hear it on some tasty stuff..
What will I buy next - probably the avant-garde zero 1 - that will seriously work in my home office and please the missus who's requested fewer boxes and wires..!
Ken Kessler was entertaining..
hifi is overpriced... that is all.