Audiofreaks unPlugged 2008 exhibition weekend is just about to take place and we very much look forward to meeting many of you once again, but also quite a few of you for the very first time. We hope that a broader variety of high-end audio components and systems in use and on display, combined with different concepts and setups, will give all visitors a good opportunity to enjoy, experience something that may not have been there before.

We have pleasure in listing below details of the audio systems individual exhibitors will be presenting during the unPlugged 2008 weekend (19-21 September at the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel) as well as a little more information about the activities within the realms of the Hifi News and Hi-fi+ magazines suites.

AUDIOFREAKS (Lancaster Suite): Kuzma Stabi XL4 turntable, Kuzma 4POINT tonearm, Benz-Micro LP and/or Kuzma KC5 cartridges, Zanden Model 2000P CD transport, Zanden Model 5000MkIV Signature d/a processor, Magnum Dynalab MD106T analogue FM tuner, conrad-johnson ACT2 Series 2 line preamplifier, conrad-johnson TEA-1bc phono preamplifier, Karan Acoustics KA M 1200 mono amplifiers, Avalon Isis loudspeakers, Cardas Golden Cross and/or Golden Reference interconnect and speaker cables, finite elemente HD Master Reference supports

AUDIOFREAKS (Wellington Suite): Zanden Model 2500S CD player, Zanden Model 3000 line preamplifier, Zanden Model 9600 mono power amplifiers, finite elemente Modul LS loudspeakers, Magnum Dynalab MD100 analogue FM tuner, Cardas Golden Cross and/or Golden Reference interconnect, loudspeaker and power cables, finite elemente HD Master Reference equipment supports

BLADE AUDIO (Harrier Suite): dCS Puccini + External Clock, Karan Acoustics KA L line preamplifier, Karan Acoustics KA S 270 power amplifier, Avalon Ascendant loudspeakers, Stillpoints supports, MIT interconnect and speaker cables, MusicWorks mains cables

THE AUDIO WORKS (Nimrod Suite): dCS Scarlatti CD Player, Spectral 15 or 30ss preamplifier, Spectral 250 power amplifier, Avalon Indra loudspeakers, Quadraspire and MusicWorks supports and MIT interconnect and speaker cables

HIFI NEWS (Caravelle Suite): Hifi News will have an exciting 2-channel high-end audio system for their active presentations (Prima Luna Prologue eight CD player, Prima Luna Prologue One Integrated amplifier, Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor M with stands, Transparent MLP interconnect and MWP speaker cable, finite elemente pagode Signature E14 equipment support). Members of the editorial team and some of the most experienced and long standing contributors will be moderating the demonstrations. They will also be on hand to meet the visitors and discuss the world of quality audio and high fidelity as well as provide useful advice and guidance. Visitors are also invited to participate in an important and interesting market research project which, with the constructive and creative input from its present and future readers will make Hifi News an even better, more complete and illuminating read for all audiophiles and music lovers.

HI-FI+ (Friendship Suite): Hi-Fi+ will be demonstrating the surprising degree to which set up can influence any system's performance. Using three identical systems, at least as far as the electronics and speakers are concerned, they will investigate just how big a difference items like racks, mains and signal cabling can make - and questioning traditional system priorities in the process. This will give all the visitors some serious food for thought - and if not, they can always amuse themselves with the spectacle of a magazine Editor "parading the Emperor's new clothes" (n.b. his exact words!). If you would like to get a better feel of what to expect within the walls of the Friendship Suite, please click on the thumbnail underneath the magazine logo and read through. The systems used will include electronics from Electrocompaniet and speakers from KEF, along with cabling and support products from Stillpoints, Vertex AQ, finite-elemente, The Chord Co and Quantum QRT. Please note that all Hi-Fi+ demonstrations are timed and ticketed and that you must have a ticket to attend. Tickets can be obtained from the Hi-Fi+ stand in the reception area of the Park Inn Hotel.

We and our fellow exhibitors welcome you to the unPlugged 2008 and hope to have you with us on the 20th (10am-6pm) and 21st September (10am-4pm). Enjoy!
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