U.K.’s Hi-Fi Show Live Opens Saturday

The Hi-Fi Show Live 2019, U.K’s largest specialty high-end audio event, will take place this Saturday and Sunday at the Ascot Racecourse Grandstand in Ascot, England.

Organized by the editors of Stereophile's sister publication Hi-Fi News & Record Review, the show will feature more than 200 brand exhibits, product demonstrations across all audio categories, listening sessions, interactive workshops, seminars on vintage gear, live music performances, and scheduled presentations and demonstrations by famous designers, engineers, and audio personalities, including a vinyl session hosted by Analog Planet’s Michael Fremer and hi-fi journalist Ken Kessler. Download the official Show Guide here.

Show hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27. Among the many brands exhibiting at the show are top names and classic brands in audio, including Anthem, Arcam, Bluesound, Cambridge Audio, Emotiva, GoldenEar Technology, Harman/Kardon, JBL, KEF, Klipsch, Krell, Luxman, Magnepan, Mark Levinson, MartinLogan, Monitor Audio, NAD, Naim Audio, Qobuz, Revel, Roon, Sonus faber, SVS, and many more. Click here for the complete list.

“The move to Ascot allows us to even better serve our existing exhibitors and loyal visitors, grow our audience, and also welcome those brands previously prevented the chance to attend the Hi-Fi Show Live as demand for rooms outstripped supply,” said show organizer Paul Miller, editorial director of AVTech Media and president of EISA. “From 2019, this landmark venue will also allow us to extend into high-end automotive and the luxury consumer sector with even more seminars and workshops exploring our world of audiophile hi-fi and high-end living.”

For more information on The Hi-Fi Show Live, including ticket information and show previews, visit hifishowlive.com.

Bogolu Haranath's picture

Is any Stereophile reviewer/reporter attending the show? :-) .......

John Atkinson's picture
Bogolu Haranath wrote:
Is any Stereophile reviewer/reporter attending the show?

Michael Fremer attended the UK show and reported on it at www.analogplanet.com/content/uk-hi-fi-show-2019-complete-coverage.

John Atkinson
Technical Editor, Stereophile

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JRT's picture

I have not seen anything written here about the Capital Audiofest 2019. With today being Friday of that weekend show, the silence is rather ominous.

Also, other than this brief article, I have not seen any Stereophile show reports about the UK's Hi-Fi Show Live 2019.

Good show reports are interesting to read, are good content for the magazine and website. The show reports might also encourage increased attendance at future shows. With the rise of Internet shopping, the death and dearth of brick and mortar retailers, consumers attending shows may be the primary means of exposing them to better loudspeakers.

The better loudspeakers and headphones need to be heard by consumers.