Having played the main system last year I'm doing something different this year, going for a 2.1 AV setup. My intention is to play the "Touch Yello" DVD on repeat all day - each run takes about 45 minutes. Yello tends to be popular at this type of event, but I don't think Scalford has seen an AV solution before, so it will be interesting to see how popular the room is. Originally I was thinking of being very amitious and going with a 5.1 system. But the Yello soundtrack is only in 2.0, so there's no point really. Maybe another year.
The proposed kit is much more prosaic than the main Linn system and consists of:
Sony S480 blu-ray player
Linn Akurate Kontrol/0/D (mainly being used for its excellent internal DAC)
NAD 2155 or Rotel RB970BX power amp
Optional Q Acoustics 2070Si subwoofer
DELL M410HD projector and screen
As part of the planning I set up the various components in the kid's playroom (lots of space, but unfortunately 3 walls of windows) to decide on NAD vs Rotel power amps and to check the subwoofer's integration with the Missions.
Next the subwoofer was unpacked and plugged in (not shown in the picture above). It took a while to get it all working smoothly together, but, in this room, it worked well. Using the "music" setting rather than "movies" and with the crossover point at around 70Hz a good amount of non-flappy weight was added to the sound, and the brightness was balanced somewhat too (but still not enough for my taste).
So we'll see how well the sub integrates in the room at Scalford, but its definitely coming along as I'd prefer to use it if I can. Hopefully the lack of glass at Scalford will help somewhat too.