- Sep 12, 2010
Stop Press - Criterion Audio will be offering a 15% product discount on orders placed during the meet. Further details in thread post #606.
Stop Press - RHA Audio will also be offering a 15% meet discount on their entire product range. Valid for event purchases only.
Stop Press - Frank has kindly agreed to deduct 10% from his range of Toxic Cables this weekend for meet attendees ordering via PM.
N.B. Pre-registration is now CLOSED
Last years (2013) Head-Fi meets in London were such fantastic events and as loads of people have expressed an interest in attending one next year, Mark (pedalhead) and I have decided to organise an officially sanctioned UK meet in April 2015.
Due to generous sponsorship from Frank (http://toxic-cables.co.uk/) Mike (http://criterionaudio.com/) and Iain (http://www.rha-audio.com/uk/) this event will be FREE to Head-Fi members with complimentary refreshments (tea, coffee, soft drinks) and a light lunch of scrumptious sandwiches too. A raffle will be held to raise funds for Cambridgeshire Deaf Association and any monies leftover from organising the event will also be donated.
Provisionally event sponsors can arrive at 09:00 and attendees with a lot of gear to set up at 09:30. Doors open to everyone else at 10:00 with the raffle draw taking place at 16:00. The meet winds down from 16:30 onwards with it finishing promptly at 17:00.
Bar Hill village hall,
- https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Bar+Hill+Sports+%26+Social+Clubemail@example.com,0.018699,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x8a8618ee8e270b66 -
which has good access to the M11 and A1(M) via the A14 has been booked for Saturday 25th April 2015. There is ample on-site parking, tables/chairs, a kitchen, spacious hall and accessible toilets. The hall address is - 171 The Spinney, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8SU. The hall is accessed via a residential area, so Sat Nav users enter the postcode and 171 The Spinney to pinpoint the exact location.
Bar Hill village is well served by buses from Cambridge bus depot. The Citi 5 (operated by Stagecoach) leaves every 20 minutes on Saturdays. The closest stop to the village hall is near Apple Trees.
Relatively inexpensive accommodation is available at the nearby Travelodge for £37 per night (priced on 28/12/14). Further details - http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/42/Cambridge-Lolworth-hotel
N.B. There are no more retailer/manufacturer places available at this event as it's being kindly co-sponsored by Toxic Cables, Criterion Audio and RHA. However, it may be possible to have your equipment demonstrated at the meet if it's an innovative/unusual piece of kit. So please PM me if you're interested in pursuing this option.
By limiting the retailer involvement we hope to encourage a more authentic member focused event with head-fiers bringing their gear for other attendees to listen to, whilst still having some high end purchasable equipment for attendees to audition. We've already lined up some esoteric kit for your aural pleasure, e.g. the Wells Audio `Headtrip' is a beast of an amp and the maker claims it's a BHSE beater! There'll also be a Goldmund Telos present, which is an exquisite amp/DAC from this renowned manufacturer. So please PM Mark (pedalhead) with the gear that you intend to bring and he'll add it to the forthcoming equipment list.
Please spread the word via social media and posting below to keep the thread fresh.
All meet attendees please read the following thread regarding event etiquette -
http://www.head-fi.org/t/450911/uk-meet-tips-for-newbies - as it's a useful reminder of the do's and do
nots of meet protocol.