It's less about a north/south divide and more about targeting the larger customer base - the UK has a much larger population in the south, and so for companies trying to get as many people to view their new products as possible, it makes sense to host it where most people areWho says there's a North South divide?
Found it, in Cheshire.There is a Hifi Show in the north, it’s called the North West Audio show. There are loads of audio/Hifi shows round the country, they just don’t advertise on here.
Also Bristol is in the South West - very different the the “south” and I don’t just mean the accents
Then you have to consider transport costs, ease of access, venue costs, hotels costs - you're trying to attract customers to pay out of their own wallet. I've paid 79 for a hotel with parking included, which wouldn't have been possible in LondonIf it was about getting a large volume of people close by wouldn't London have been better?
im with uWill give this show a miss for the second successive year. I live in the Midlands and not prepared to waste another day with a 200 mile round trip ( not fun getting into Bristol during the rush hour ) viewing a lot of equipment that is frankly fanciful and out of my budget. If they moved the show to somewhere more central, then I would make the effort.
I highly doubt it ! X8500 is still as future proofed as an AVR can be ! the only 13 channel (in 1 box) of amplification offer for consumers, all object based audio formats supported, All HDR flavours supported, an upgrade program for HDMI2.1 when the SoC lands. Frankly that's already a phenomenal offering, if only they could add Roon support but again they will be competing against their own Heos.It will be interesting to see if "Denon" or "Marantz" will announce replacements for their top of the range AV amps (AVC-X8500H / SR8012) as it's been approximately two years or more since they come onto the market.
I thought that myself Sky watsher. I'm not one of those AV/Hi-Fi enthusiasts who change their equipment on a regular basis by any means. In fact I have a forty five year plus Thorens TD-125 turntable with an SME 3009 fixed head arm and a Shure V15 mk111 cartridge, and my Kef 104.2 floorstanders are about the same age. But as I have a "Denon" AVC-A11XVA AV amp which whilst is in "as new" condition (twelve plus years old now) it obviously doesn't have Atmos / DTS:X .I highly doubt it ! X8500 is still as future proofed as an AVR can be ! the only 13 channel (in 1 box) of amplification offer for consumers, all object based audio formats supported, All HDR flavours supported, an upgrade program for HDMI2.1 when the SoC lands. Frankly that's already a phenomenal offering, if only they could add Roon support but again they will be competing against their own Heos.
Thanks for that info. I was going to go by train from Reading, but the P&R looks like a great option, so I'll probably just drive now.I use the park and ride from Brislington which drops off just before the hotel. Pick up is in the same road to go back.
Hope that helps