Classic Album Sundays is coming back to the National Audio Show at Whittlebury Hall, replete with the glowing valves of an exquisite Audio Note (UK) hi-fi and some very special guests.

Throughout the weekend CAS will host an array of classic album sessions and seminars but most importantly we will be playing some great music on one of the world’s most impressive analogue sound systems courtesy of Audio Note (UK).

Our featured guest is legendary producer Joe Boyd who will discuss a couple of the classic albums he produced with CAS founder Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy followed by a vinyl replay on an Audio Note (UK) hi-fi. Boyd produced the first Pink Floyd single and albums by Nick Drake, Fairport Convention and The Incredible String Band and is the world music aficionado who discovered Buena Vista Social Club. He also co-founded the psychedelic UFO club and was there when Dylan went electric. His memoirs ‘White Bicycles: Making Music in the 1960s’ is a fascinating read and will be available for purchase and signing at the CAS sessions.

Other guests include Darrel Sheinman of Gearbox Records who will speak about the analogue chain that results in a great vinyl record (and he will also have some of this Gearbox records available for purchase). Hi-Fi + Editor Alan Sircom and Stephen Hitch of Sonority Design will discuss the ever important issue of room acoustics and Audio Note UK’s Peter Qvortrup will show us how to set up a turntable (properly!) and the difference between moving magnet and moving coil cartridges.

Here is our full schedule of events:

Saturday, 20th September

11:00 Listening Session: Marvin Gaye – ‘What’s Going On’ Listening Session

12:30 ‘Room Acoustics Without Tears’ Seminar with Alan Sircom, Editor of Hi-Fi+, and Stephen Hitch of Sonority Design

2:00 Jeff Buckley – ‘Grace’ Listening Session

3:30 ‘Turntable Set-Up & Moving Coil vs. Moving Magnet Demo’ with Peter Qvortrup of Audio Note UK

5:00 Fairport Convention – ‘Liege & Lief’ Listening Session, Interview & Listener Q&A with producer Joe Boyd

Sunday, 21st September

11:00 Nick Drake – ‘Five Leaves Left’ Listening Session, Interview & Listener Q&A with producer Joe Boyd

1:00 ‘How to Make a Great Vinyl Record’ with Darrel Sheinman of Gearbox Records

2:30 Aaron Copland – ‘Billy The Kid/Rodeo/Fanfare For The Common Man’ (Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Johanos) Listening Session

4:00 Fleetwood Mac – ‘Rumours’ Listening Session

Audio Note (UK) is Europe’s largest manufacture of valve based ultra high quality home audio systems. For over 25 years the company has been dedicated to providing its customers with the best possible sound quality, regardless of price or technology.

From their base in Sussex, Peter Qvortrup and his dedicated team of designers and engineers craft the world’s most musically communicative devices, placing listeners right at the heart of the performance. Always daring to cut their own path, Audio Note (UK) exclusively employ valves for all amplification purposes, champion the use of high efficiency loudspeakers and custom design and manufacture the majority of the components for their products.

Audio Note (UK) offers a wide and complete range of choices for lovers of both vinyl and digital. Making everything in the signal path from the tip of the stylus right through to the voice coil of the loudspeakers, Audio Note (UK) goes to extreme lengths in the pursuit of bringing your music to life.

National Audio Show  2014 tickets can be purchased here.

National Audio Show 2014 information here.