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What component have you heard and straight away thought 'no way'

Discussion in 'audio' started by TheDecameron, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. dss

    dss Musical Bons

    Someone played a Genesis record, and I didn't like it is it.

  2. mr sneff

    mr sneff pfm Member

    Sound insulting to me.
  3. fullahead

    fullahead pfm Member

    Teddy Supercap,bought,listened and shifted in 2 weeks.
  4. palacefan

    palacefan pfm Member

    Could not understand the attraction to Audiolab amps but they did a very good tuner.

    Of source components Densen was a brand that sounded musically discordant to my ears.

    I would suggest that hi-fi is a hobby which embraces and functions on the bias that many hold.
  5. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    What an odd comment.

    I want a speaker that can handle everything thrown at it.

    Kans do indeed do some things very well. That's just not good enough.
  6. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Unlikely at that price.
  7. narabdela

    narabdela who?

    Agreed. I was maybe trying to be too subtle there. I was suggesting that kans also do some things very badly. That's just not good enough. (imho).
  8. Igloo Audio

    Igloo Audio Registered User

    What do you detest about them?

    I won't give a point of view, but it's one of the most often calls I get about active ATC's and how to get them sounding a certain way.

  9. istari_knight

    istari_knight pfm Member

    Quad 11L & Linn Classik.
  10. i.j.russell

    i.j.russell pfm Member

    Krell KAV-280 CD -> Very impressive sound in pure hifi terms but wasn't remotely musical.
  11. yuckyamson

    yuckyamson pfm Member

    Bear in mind I was in my father's shop from age 8-25, so:

    Adcom 555 Power Amp
    Martin Logans
    Copland Amplifiers - Any
    Totems - Just never, ever, ever my thing
    London Decca Cartridges
    Nakamichi RE-1 (for some reason the RE-3 would've been fine...:D
    Tannoy C-10s (again, c8's and 6's were fine)
    Bryston Amplifiers, unless in a surround system, even then....
    Classe Amplifiers
    Arcam latest gen 8, 9 freaking bright...

    Probably like 300 more things but that's what lept to mind....
  12. merlin

    merlin Avatar changed - Town names deemed offensive.

    What a remarkably negative thread.

    I honestly don't think I can remember ever hearing a genuinely bad piece of hifi.
  13. Blzebub

    Blzebub Banned

    There is no label saying "Linn" anywhere on them.

    This is a terrible thread.
  14. Igloo Audio

    Igloo Audio Registered User

    The problem I'm increasingly finding is opinion based on no real experience, and even potential customers turned-off by the very mention of ATC.

  15. Paul Mc

    Paul Mc pfm Member

    Linn index MK 2.
  16. Blzebub

    Blzebub Banned

    This is the danger of internet forums. As with any speakers, it's GIGO, and perhaps even more so than usual with ATC. They just tell it how it is.
  17. formbypc

    formbypc pfm Member

    I've never heard them. What do they do well?
  18. Diver 41

    Diver 41 pfm Member

    Trust me if you'd heard them at a demo with Spectral Amps I endured in the US--you'd change your view

    Oh yes and the Emperical Audio demos-Digititus Horrendous!!

  19. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    Pardon my lateness wading in, but the OP question could also be interpreted as "there's no way this has any right to sound this good".

    In which case, I must keep spouting on about my Pioneer C-21/M-22 combo. Four different people have heard them in a direct comparison to modern Densen B-250/B-350 and I saw their jaws fall to the ground each time.

    How the hell can something as old and Jap-fi as Pioneer outclass the darlings of Danish hifi (which incidentally displaced the darlings of English hifi)?
  20. James

    James Lord of the Erg\o/s

    Reproduce the sound of finger nails on a blackboard. :p

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