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Bristol HI Fi Show this Weekend.

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5 minutes ago, MartinC said:

I've liked ProAcs in the past, particularly standmounts.

£30k of imaginary money would buy either the big ProAcs or the Focal Scala Utopias. Based on sound in the Bristol rooms I'd take the latter without hesitation. How about you? (Obviously in practice how they'd sound in my room would be rather more important!)

If I had that sort of money to spend on speakers I don't think I would buy either. I've been an audiophile for as long as I can remember and I think a lot of it is just irrational really, especially when you consider what you can get for a tiny fraction of that money second hand, and will it sound that much better, nope it wont, it'll always be just a hi-fi. I could dream about a euro-millions lottery win (which would have to be a dream because I've never done it) and filthy rich then even my hifi brain might bend to something for show, but even then I think my logical brain would take over. There really is no need to spend that much.

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But if I had to answer the question Focals or the ProAcs with everything equal, I'd rather the sound of the ridiculous ProAcs I think. Even if I think they both look a bit silly but perhaps the Focals have the edge on looking the most 'flash'.  

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To me the majority of the 'high end' speaker offerings are often 'bling finished' or styled etc as a visual indication of their alleged value.  What matters most to the majority of wammers is performance and how they would work in a real life lounge etc.  Having said all that if I'd won £xxM I'd be considering a pair of Vox Olympians which to me are more functionally driven than the speaker equivalent of a ' silicone enhanced porn star' 

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13 minutes ago, MF 1000 said:

To me the majority of the 'high end' speaker offerings are often 'bling finished' or styled etc as a visual indication of their alleged value.  What matters most to the majority of wammers is performance and how they would work in a real life lounge etc.  Having said all that if I'd won £xxM I'd be considering a pair of Vox Olympians which to me are more functionally driven than the speaker equivalent of a ' silicone enhanced porn star' 

Always wanted to hear a pair of Vox Olympians, was there a pair set up at Bristol?! Seems more likely you’d see them in Munich. Or on a yacht ...

 Anyone ever actually heard them ?

Cheers 

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1 hour ago, eddie-baby said:

You can see the family resemblance here as well :)

Why do impressive speakers always have to look like Darleks :D

We will exterminate ! (Your wallet) :doh:

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my wife called my utopias `dustbins` becuase of that tweeter enclosure , think i prefer dalek !

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Super Wammer

Similar shape me thinks

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Scaffolding whatever next

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My home system slays them all:wall:

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2 hours ago, eddie-baby said:

Would they really be that much better though, lets do some blind A/B testing :)

Now all we need is a kind volunteer to bring them to the Wam show 2020

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I see them as more 'steam-punk chique ' 

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If they are anything like his lv range... They are :td: lol

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Enjoyed a day out at Bristol today with my wammer buddy lee Henley, ...nice to meet up with friends ,..made myself known to Jessica and engaged views on her new phono stage , very interesting indeed, nice meeting you....also long time audio pal dean , great to see you again...…..I was taken with a project rpm carbon 10 turntable...lovely in the flesh, some rooms more enjoyable than others , all personal opinions aside, we all have different ears .

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