Hi-Fi News Workshops

Live demos and listening tests presented by top hi-fi personalities

Throughout The Hi-Fi Show Live weekend, key contributors and hi-fi magazine editors from the UK and Germany will present a series of Hi-Fi News Workshops, hosted by exhibiting manufacturers and distributors. 

Can you hear the difference between MP3 and hi-res digital files or between a trio of different MC pick-ups? Want to hear the benefit of USB cable upgrades, discover the secrets of musical metadata or how direct-cut recordings are made? All these topics and more besides will be explored in our unique Workshops and demonstrations listed below...

 


Matthias Böde of Germany's Stereo Magazine's fascinating and fun daily workshops 

We're delighted to welcome back Stereo Magazine Editor-in-Chief Matthias Böde, who will be leading daily talks and workshops with a range of exhibitors, sharing his expertise across a range of hi-fi's hot topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mike Valentine of Chasing the Dragon Recordings discusses direct-cut recordings

Want to discover just what goes into capturing a first-class recording? Then head along to Windsor 3 where Mike Valentine of Chasing the Dragon Recordings will be giving two daily presentations on direct-cut recordings.

Mike Valentine and his team have been busy this year. Four new recordings will be on show, in particular a direct-cut album Forgotten Dreams by Eleanor McEvoy. Playback will be via open-reel tape, high-res digital files and vinyl LP.

 

 

 

 


Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News contributor and columnist, takes his 'Off The Leash' column Live!

Join key Hi-Fi News contributor Ken Kessler who will share his passion for the musical classics, in stereo and mono, as he takes his Off The Leash feature 'live on stage' while spinning a selection of choice vinyl. Expect some strong opinions!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

SAT/SUN TIMETABLE

10-11am (11.05am Sunday), 1-4pm: Live music – Join Nagra, YG Acoustics and SME distributor Padood as they host whirlwind guitarist Joncan Kavlakoglu on the hour (White House Remenham)

11am Saturday/11:05am Sunday: Hi-Fi News Workshop – Compare three very different MC cartridges with Matthias Bode and Luxman (Buckingham 5)

11am Saturday/11:05am Sunday: Hi-Res Audio Workshop I – Join Paul Taylor of SongKong and discover how best to manage and optimise your digital library's metadata. Presented with Melco (Buckingham Lounge)

11am Sunday, Armistice Day Centenary – We observe two minutes silence
www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance

12pm: Hi-Fi News Workshop – Digital or analogue? You decide which is best when replayed on a truly cost-no-object system. With Matthias Bode and Padood (White House Remenham)

12pm: Off The Leash Live – Join Hi-Fi News stalwart Ken Kessler as he spins some choice vinyl and brings his experience to bear on the burning hi-fi issues of the day with Kronos Audio (Buckingham 1)

12pm Saturday: Hi-Res Audio Workshop II – Join Lothar Kerestedjian of Highresaudio.com for an entertaining discussion about hi-res streaming and downloads. Includes a listening session and special offer for Hi-Fi Show Live visitors. Presented with Melco (Buckingham Lounge)

1pm (12pm Sunday): Chasing The Dragon – Mike Valentine and his team have been busy this year. Four new recordings will be on show, in particular a direct-cut album Forgotten Dreams by Eleanor McEvoy. Playback will be via open-reel tape, high-res digital files and vinyl in (Windsor 3)

2pm: Hi-Fi News Workshop – How important is your choice of USB cable for delivering pristine PC audio? Matthias Bode explores several alternatives with AudioQuest (Sandringham 6)

2pm: Off The Leash Live – Join Hi-Fi News stalwart Ken Kessler as he spins some choice vinyl and brings his experience to bear on the burning hi-fi issues of the day with Clearaudio (Windsor 2)

2pm Saturday (1pm Sunday): Hi-Res Audio Workshop I – Join Paul Taylor of SongKong and discover how best to manage and optimise your digital library's metadata. Presented with Melco (Buckingham Lounge)

3pm: Hi-Fi News Workshop – Can you hear high-res? MP3 to 24-bit files compared with Matthias Bode and Bowers & Wilkins (Windsor 1)

3pm: Hi-Res Audio Workshop II – Join Lothar Kerestedjian of Highresaudio.com for an entertaining discussion about hi-res streaming and downloads. Includes a listening session and special offer for Hi-Fi Show Live visitors. Presented with Melco (Buckingham Lounge)

3pm: Chasing The Dragon – Mike Valentine and his team have been busy this year. Four new recordings will be on show, in particular a direct-cut album Forgotten Dreams by Eleanor McEvoy. Playback will be via open-reel tape, high-res digital files and vinyl (Windsor 3)

4pm: Hi-Fi News Workshop – Matthias Bode brings the first pure glass 'Super CD's into the UK. Hear these astonishing €100 discs on a Kalista DreamPlay One with Absolute Sounds (Windsor Lounge)

4pm: Hi-Fi News Workshop – Matthias Bode brings the first pure glass 'Super CD's into the UK. Hear these astonishing €100 discs on a Kalista DreamPlay One with Absolute Sounds (Windsor Lounge)

5pm: Hi-Res Audio Workshop I – Join Paul Taylor of SongKong and discover how best to manage and optimise your digital library's metadata. Presented with Melco (Buckingham Lounge)

5pm: Off The Leash Live – Round off the day with Hi-Fi News stalwart Ken Kessler as he spins some choice vinyl and brings his experience to bear on the burning hi-fi issues of the day with TechDAS and Absolute Sounds (Windsor Lounge)