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The London Hi-Fi & Home Entertainment Show Gets Moving!

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London, England–Wow! It’s only June, and we can already list over 150 brands that will be represented at the 2005 Hi-Fi and Home Entertainment Showto be held on September 23-25, 2005at the Renaissance and Park Inn Hotels at Heathrow Airport. In your walls or in your car, from vinyl to video to MP3, every aspect of audio and video will be on display, plus there will be some very special features new to the show.

In-Car Emporium
The Wessex Ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel will feature an outstanding display of some of the hottest sound systems on wheels. In-car audio continues to remain one of the most vibrant sectors in the consumer electronics market and the show will have an array of some of the most incredible and radical vehicles in the country. SQ Plus Ltd will display and demo their uber-bling Escalade and at the other end of the size spectrum–Citroen C2 will show off their customized vehicles–some of the most outstanding in all of Europe. The C2 exhibit will include an aftermarket installation of a vehicle that has been completely repainted and customized with a center seat conversion so you can sit in the hot spot for the best sound. And why not? There is a full 5.1 system in the car with the center channel built into the steering wheel!

Extra cash to spare? That will almostbe enough to cover the Escalade, with its main system and car controls being run through a Crestron TPS4500, using a ReQuest digital music server for music and Kramer switching system for DVD and Radio. The front dash has a Crestron screen in the center with two 10-inch TV screens in front of both seats and a separate system in the back for the rear passengers. SQ Plus have completely remade the inside of the car to better house its eight Diamond audio amplifiers, four 15in subs, two 8in subs and 34 other speakers. Whew!

Sound Bites
This show also marks the starting point of a very significant anniversary–50 years of Hi-Fi Newsmagazine. Steve Harris and Ken Kessler have teamed up to write Sound Bites,a book celebrating a half-century of high-end hi-fi. This little piece of history will be available to purchase at the event for only £14.99 and represents a ‘must have’ for all audiophiles!

The British Audio-Visual Dealers Association (BADA) Theatre and Understanding the Environment!
For 2005, we’ve worked closely with BADA to create a unique feature that benefits industry professionals–retailers and installers. The BADA Theatre will host a range of industry seminars and consumer presentations to help the trade through these uncertain times, and to best go with the convergence flow. And we’ve already confirmed that Living etcStylist Susie Powell will be advising industry retailers on how to best present high-end home entertainment in the sales environment.

As always, there will be a wide mix of hardware and software, from entry level to the most extreme systems in the audio environment! From Italy to the USA, Japan to Germany, and the very Best of British, the 2005 Hi-Fi and Home Entertainment Showis the finest, most comprehensive hi-fi and home theatre showcase the UK can offer!

Access
Plans for the show in 2005 are moving along nicely and we’ve made the event even easier to get to. Attendees can take a courtesy bus service between the venues and Hatton Cross Station. The service will run between 9.30am and 6.30pm on all three days. A Hotel Hoppa service also runs from airport terminals 1, 2 & 3 to both hotels.

Parking
Full details of parking rates can be found at http://www.hifishow.co.uk/parking. Limited parking will be available at either venue and at the Heathrow Visitor Centre adjacent to the Renaissance.

Registration
Members of the global press are invited to attend this event free of charge. Please pre-register by contacting Lucette Nicoll, Nicoll Public Relations at lucette@nicollpr.com or 781-762-9300. You may also register via the web site at: www.hifishow.co.uk/traderegister.

Newsletter
To stay ahead of show developments and news, sign up for the event newsletter at http://www.hifishow.co.uk/

Exclusive Trade And Press Only Day
Friday, September 23rd is devoted exclusively to members of the trade and worldwide media who will be in attendance.

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Hi-Fi & Home Entertainment Show: September 23-25, 2005
The Renaissance Hotel and Park Inn Hotel,
Heathrow International Airport
London England

Open To The Public:10am-6pm on Saturday and Sunday–September 24 & 25 2005. Admission: £8.

Tickets: Consumers can also take advantage of a special 2-for-1 ticket offer online at www.hifishow.co.uk or by calling the Show hotline: 020 8726 8318.

Trade And Press Visitors Only: Friday, September 23, 2005 Time: 10am-6pm

Attention Members Of The Media: Special rates are available for accommodations at the Renaissance and Park Inn Hotels. Information and reservation forms are available online at:www.hifishow.co.uk

To pre-register to attend this event, please contact: Lucette Nicoll, Nicoll Public Relations, lucette@nicollpr.com, or you can register online at: http://www.hifishow.co.uk/content/preregister.html

Potential exhibitors, please contact:Janet Belton, Event Organizer, +44 (0) 20 8726 8318, fax +44 (0) 208 726 8399, e-mail janet_belton@ipcmedia.com

LIST OF EXHIBITORS AS OF 6/19/05

Absolute Sounds
Accuphase
Acoustic Sounds
AirTangent
Amazon
Analogue Productions
Anthony Gallo
Audia
Audio Amateur Publications
Audio Analogue
Audiofreaks
Audio Group UK
Audion International
Audion Magazine & Books
Audio Research
AudioValve
Avalon
AVT/Paul Miller
Ayre
BCD Engineering
Benz Micro
Beyer Dynamic
Black Rhodium
Blue Angel
Bluenote
Breuer
Brinkmann
Cardas
Cello
Chapter
Chesky Records
Cisco Records
Classic Records
Conrad-Johnson
Copland
Croft
Dali
dCS
Definitive Audio
Design 3dwd
Diapason
DreamVision
Dueval
Dwin
EAR/Yoshino
EAT Valves
Eminent Audio
Esoteric
Exposure Electronics
Ferguson Hill Studio
Final
Fone
GRAAF
Grand Prix Audio
Harmonix
Henley Designs
Hi Audio/Usher
Hi-Fi News
Hi-Fi News Accessories Club
HiDiamond
hififorsale.com
Icon Audio
Incognito
Jadis
JPW
Karan Acoustics
Kemp
King’s Audio
Koetsu
Krell
Kuzma
LAST
Lehmann
London
Lyra
Magnum Dynalab
Marantz
Mark Levinson
MartinLogan
McCormack
Merlin
Metropolis Music
Midland Audio Exchange
MJ Acoustics
Mobile Fidelity
Monrio
Morch
Moth Group
Muse
Musical Fidelity
Nagra
Naim Audio
New Audio Frontiers
Nirovision
Nitty Gritty
Nordost
Nottingham Analogue
Opera
Opus 3
Oracle
Ortofon
Pathos
Pearl
Perreaux
Pinsh Ltd
PM Components (Tube Shop)
PMC
PrimaLuna
Pro-Ject
Pure Digital
Pure Power
Quadraspire
RT Services
Raidho Acoustics aps
Reimyo
Revolver
Ringmat Developments
Roksan
RPM
Sequence
Siltech
Sonus Faber
Spectral Audio
SRM Tech
Stax
Stereovox
Sumiko
Symmetry
System Audio
TACT
Target Audio
Telarc
The Acoustic Partnership
The Audiophile Club
Theta
Thiel
Transparent
Triangle
Tri-Planar
True Colours Industries
Tube Technology
UKD
Unison Research
Van den Hul
Verity Audio
VIFA
Visonik Elektroakustik
Vivante Productions
Walrus Systems
Wilson Audio
Ypsilon
Zanden Audio Systems

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