Well, our very first vinyl night is over and to see how it turned out, please continue reading through to the end of this blog.
...and our very first album will be Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.
The date : Tuesday 15th July
The time : 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start.
The place : The Bridge Tavern, 58 Bridge Street, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2RJ
So how does it work?
Well, once you have booked your place just head over to The Bridge Tavern and grab your seat and maybe a drink at the bar.
We will be playing the complete Fleetwood Mac Rumours album on vinyl, this is the 45rpm version taken from the original analogue master tape.
The equipment used for playback?
...and the speakers?? now, there is a surprise in store for you, but even we don't know for sure yet. Watch this space.
Breaking news!!! The all new KEF Reference 5 will be introduced at our vinyl night.
The Reference 5 in Gloss finish. Stay tuned for more info on the speakers.
Please note, that because of limited numbers it will be great to know if you would like to attend.
Ok...simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 8398869, letting the shop know you are coming.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Dave,Munir,Mike and Kevin
Well, our first vinyl night is over and judging by all the feedback we were given from all those who attended the evening, it was a cracking night.
Just to quote some of our customers.
" I've been to many hifi shows over the years and usually find the rooms playing music, underwhelming and forgetful, tonight however will stick with me for a long time. It was very impressive"
That's just two of many positive reviews from our patrons who attended.
Audio-T Manchester were the first UK dealer to to showcase "KEF The Reference 5" Designed and manufactured in the UK and what an awesome result.
This would not have been possible without the efforts of Johnathan Johnson (pictured below) from KEF so a big thank you from all
of us at Audio-T (and most likely the audience).
The KEF Reference Model 5 were beyond our expectations, having heard them on our shop floor for a few days while we were running them in, it was nice to get them in a room where they could show off their true potential. Everybody agreed on how much poise and control they showed, and boy, do they go loud.
We started with a few tracks from Beth Orton, Bert Jansch and Massive Attack and then of course the main event...Fleetwood Mac and Rumours.
Throughout it all the KEF Reference didn't let up at all. As you can see in the photo above, it was a large space to cover and the KEF Reference managed this with ease.
Rega's contribution for the evening comprised of the RP10 with the Apheta, Ios Reference phono stage and the Osiris which was very capable of retrievng the music from the record and maintaining this through to the speakers.
Paul from Rega (pictured below) brought along the Ios Reference phono stage to compliment the RP10/Apheta.
Big thanks to Paul Darwin for chipping in as well as introducing his equipment to the audience and for lugging around 20kg of reference phono stage.
Our shop manager Dave McIntyre (stood to the right in the picture below) was master of ceremonies and DJ.
The behemoth which is the Rega Osiris intergrated amplifier.
This was our engine room for the evening, driving and controlling the speakers was all down to the Osiris.
This it did with aplomb.
Our front end for the evening was the Rega RP10/Apheta combo via the Ios Reference phono stage.
The speaker cable used was the Chord Company Signature Reference.
The interconnects were the Chord Company Signature Reference Tuned Array.
All in all a cracking evening then, with some great music and good company courtesy of our customers.
So thanks for coming and making it all worth while for everyone involved in our very first vinyl evening.
Our next Classic Album Evening will happen in September.
Watch this space for details of a date and time in September.
Big Thanks from,
Dave,Munir,Kevin and Mike