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High-Five For Hi-Fis: What Can You Expect From The Bristol Hi-Fi Show?
With more than 190 exhibitors, this year’s Bristol Sound & Vision Show is set to exceed even the highest of expectations. For hi-fi lovers there is no greater event than this – so what can you expect to find in Bristol this month?
With just shy of 200 exhibitors planning to descend on the center of Bristol, the choice for those with a love of entertainment and all things home theater is immense. A number of major brands and companies are already signed up to take part in this event, with Epson, Philips, Yamaha, Onkyo, Pioneer, and JVC just a few of these.
Additional companies and exhibitors are being added to the list every day and this means the current figure is expected to grow. The range of items on display from these manufactures covers everything from rack systems to cables, components, hi-fi units, and other home theater accessories and equipment.
Since preparations began for the event, numerous reports have been issued over the products and devices scheduled to make an appearance. A number of new devices are planned to debut at the Bristol hi-fi show, with two new iPod/iPad/iPhone docks from Pro-Ject Audio Systems just one example.
These new home audio docks are a rejuvenation of their previous Dock Box model, which has already proven popular with Apple lovers across the UK and around the world. The two models take input via a 30-Pin connector and enable computer connection via USB port.
B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) has also announced a new item for the show, preparing to unveil their updated Mini Theatre Series, available in new matt black or white finishes. The debuts from B&W include two separate products: the MT-60D and the MT-50. These offer enhanced performance through improved loudspeakers and updated subwoofers which utilize a digital platform to drive amplification and improve the clarity of sound. (Fans of minimalist design will surely love to have these as part of their home theater installation.)
Whilst the event itself is a major cause for celebration it is not the only occasion which will be commemorated at the show. KEF is also set to celebrate their 50th anniversary through the launch of their innovative speaker system: the KEF Blade.
These loudspeakers have been eagerly anticipated by hi-fi lovers for months and are the world’s first single apparent source speaker. After five years of extensive tests and development the speakers are finally ready for the public and those at the Bristol hi-fi Show will be amongst the first to hear the incredible sound quality offered by them.
As the largest hi-fi and home cinema show in the UK, the Bristol Sound & Vision Show is a high profile event. The 2012 incarnation, which takes place between 24 and 26 February, is already generating widespread interest from hi-fi lovers and is set to attract an impressively large crowd.
About the author: Jamie Vernon is a professional reviewer of personal electronics. He evaluates the performance of new products released across the industry, ranging from hifi units and speakers to mobile phones and laptops. He offers regular advice to consumers and attends numerous events to stay abreast of the latest developments.