An outstanding day. Lovely grub served up by Pete and Erica. The standard at these bakeoffs is ridiculous now (if you are popping in next week I'll buy you something from Greggs).
Listened to two lovely systems, did a bit of Avantgarde tweakery for Pete, which will hopefully set him off in the right direction. They sounded very open and unfatiguing with Dave's Acoustiplan CD player and Paul's F1/Nick's MW pre.
In the LV/Ongaku room, the lovely Luxman CD player made me pine a bit for the format. It's a great machine - I might get one just to watch the tray go in and out.
The M7 into the Ongaku was very interesting. There seemed to be noticably more wallop, heft and presence used in this configuration, whether this was at the expense of some subtlety is difficult to say. I certainly enjoyed it on the material I heard.