Review BRISTOL HI-FI SHOW 2020 “ 10

Another great Bristol Hi-Fi Show

The crowds lined the streets to visit this year’s Bristol Hi-Fi Show to check out the latest tech from across the audio sector.


his year’s Bristol Hi-Fi Show once again took place at the end of February and, despite Brexit, COVID-19 and the horrible wet weather, crowds queued around the block to get into the show.

Although overall numbers were only fractionally down on last year, it was a strong year for hi-fi and there were more overseas trade visitors, more manufacturer reps and a positive uplift in sales, the organisers reported. It was the 33rd edition of the UK’s largest and

longest running hi-fi show and there were tonnes of impressive hi-fi and AV demonstrations from all the leading audio brands.

Speaking about this year’s Bristol Hi-Fi Show, Charlie Henderson, Managing Director of Naim Audio, commented: “The Bristol Show is now firmly rooted as the UK’s leading event in the hi-fi calendar, and one of Naim and Focal’s key global events. Another great year, with a great range of exhibitors, and really enjoyed by all!”

Johan Coorg of Hegel added: “With all the uncertainty globally currently, we did not know what quite to expect but found it to be one of the best Bristol shows of the last few years for genuine enthusiasts. Every day was full. Actually sensible and surprising own music choices from many punters too.” PMC’s Keith Tonge said his room “was full to capacity” all weekend…

“We had fantastic feedback from the visitors for both PMC and Martin Logan. Another hugely successful Bristol Show.”

Elsewhere, Bradley Walters of Hi-Fi Racks commented that the quality of people at the show was “excellent” and there was a “really good vibe” this year. “It was great to see so much positive energy and buzz,” he said. “Here’s to 2021!” The dates for next year’s Bristol Hi-Fi Show have been confirmed as 26 – 28 February 2021.

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