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9th September 2017

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Hi-Fi Concert at University of Oxford

The big one!

Not to be missed

Saturday 9th September

Sessions at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

UNIVERSITY of OXFORD

Holywell Music Room

Our biggest event for over 10 years

A real concert experience in the 200 seater Holywell Music Room

Please put the date in your diary

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Listen to 3 completely different world class High-End Hi-Fi systems. We will play a complete album on each system. There will be 3 approx. one-hour sessions and we will feature classical, jazz & rock in Vinyl LP, SACD/CD and Hi-Res digital files formats.

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Experts from a range of manufacturers are helping us and will be available to answer questions before & after each session.

There will be a free prize draw at each session with 3 prizes per session worth a total of some £4,000 all presented on the day.

Tickets will be available for each session or any combination of sessions free of charge for advance bookings. For bookings of more than 4 people - please contact us in advance.

Session One - 2pm to 3pm

Session Two - 4pm to 5pm

Session Three - 6pm to 7pm

 

Click this link to see full details: https://madmimi.com/s/3813aa

Album One(ish!)
1.30 for 2pm start - 3pm finish

CLASSICAL
Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor (op 85).  28 minutes
Now a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire.
Written in 1919 in the aftermath of the First World War, it's the last major work by the composer.
"While the instrumental forces remain basically equivalent to those used in the Violin Concerto, Elgar has amplified the tender, searching intimacy of that earlier work to such a degree that one might call the Cello Concerto not just introspective but searing and almost ascetic.  It is an exceedingly complex but immediately touching work that makes a fitting 
epilogue to Elgar's lifetime in music."

JAZZ
Miles Davis | John Coltrane
Kind of Blue.  Side 1.  24 minutes  "You know I don't like the word jazz, right?" Miles Davis.

"Kind of Blue is an album by trumpeter Miles Davis recorded on 3-track tape in 2 sessions in New York and released in 1959.  Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded.  It's based entirely on modality (musical modes rather than chord progressions as a harmonic framework) and is a very approachable record even for non-jazz fans."

System Playing
DIGITAL
Streamed DSF files (SACD)
Support Rack
Quadraspire
X REFERENCE Equipment Support Racks
Cables
The Chord Company 
ChordMusic
Source
Aurender 
W20 Reference Music Server
dCS VIVALDI Digital Playback system
Vivaldi 2.0 DAC
Vivaldi 2.0 Upsampler
Vivaldi 2.0 Clock
Amplifier
T+A 
Pre-amp P3000HV
Power Amp A3000HV
Power Supply PS3000HV
Speakers
KEF 
Blade

Prize Draw
1st Prize
Chord Epic Reference speaker cable 3 metre pair
Value £900
2nd Prize
Entreq Garbo feet
Value £170
3rd Prize
Quadraspire Soundstage
Isolation Platform
Value £100

Holywell Music Room