This year’s Sound & Vision Show in Bristol was bigger and better than ever. 2017 brought together a whole range of hi-fi brands, large and small, with a bewildering array of products on show. Dynamic Headroom brings you an unbiased, direct and straight forward review from the show. Read on for the low down on some great new products and for my report from the Sound & Vision Show 2017 in Bristol.
Sound & Vision Show 2017 Report
The show took place at the Marriott Hotel in Bristol and ran for three days from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th February. Friday and Saturday are the best days because, by Sunday the exhibitors are thoroughly exhausted and just want to get home!
Audio T organise the event and they are in attendance to take any orders for anything you want to buy. Some of the bigger brands such as Naim, Arcam, Monitor Audio, Kef and Bowers & Wilkins all ran demo sessions behind closed doors requiring you to queue and/or get a free pass to enter. As well as hi-fi products, you can buy vinyl, CDs, hi-fi furniture, accessories and even pies!
There were so many things to see that Dynamic Headroom struggled to get around the whole show in just one day. You need two days if you intend to visit every room, listen and talk to all of the vendors.
Below you will find a list of reports from each exhibitor that I visited. Some established brands are here plus others than I had not heard of before; this is really cool because it is always good to discover new and exciting products.
- Acoustic Energy AE1 Active speakers
- Astin Trew & Planalogue & Pearl Acoustics
- Canton Loudspeakers
- The Chord Company
- Chord Electronics
- Esoteric High-End Audio
- Hegel and Amphion
- Mission Loudspeakers
- Musical Fidelity Encore & Kef Reference
- The new Naim Uniti Range
- Ophidian Audio
- Quad Hi-Fi
- Roksan sounds better than ever
- Ruark Audio’s living room
- Spendor A4
- Technics Grand Class system