The modern brands of speaker that make the most shite music

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The modern brands of speaker that make the most shite music

Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:38 pm

Only ones purporting to be real hi-fi, some of the worst waffers.

1/ Usher (bling nasty and painfull)
2/ B&W (bling overpriced, underbuilt, inside cheap crap)
3/ Harbeth (boring over crossovered over damped music killers)

Obviously IMO.

Your top three makers of shite speakers are ?

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Re: The modern brands of speaker that make the most shite music

Unread post by Latteman » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:50 pm

Don’t have a top 3 rating but I was not impressed by the Dali nor monitor audio range under £1k
Both eye catching in that Waf way 😉
The Fyne audio looks to be expensive but on investigation the sound was underwhelming imo
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Re: The modern brands of speaker that make the most shite music

Unread post by _D_S_J_R_ » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:51 pm

Dyn-Audio as a breed!
Older Kudos models and maybe some newer ones (the large active Titan's were horrible when I heard them last year)
Modern KEFs which can take your fillings out - all in the cause of more 'deeeetail!'

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Unread post by karatestu » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:37 pm

All of them
Naim, Linn & Harbeth fanboy

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Unread post by Classicrock » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:36 pm

Monitor Audio.
Latest chinese made Mission.
KEF (Blade and LS50).

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Re: The modern brands of speaker that make the most shite music

Unread post by George Hincapie » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:19 pm

KEF
B&W
Monitor Audio

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Re: The modern brands of speaker that make the most shite music

Unread post by CN211276 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:04 am

Don't agree about Dynaudio, at least not all of them.
Linn has to be included because everything they have ever made is over priced shite.
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Unread post by SteveTheShadow » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:03 pm

I haven't heard a modern speaker for nearly ten years now, so have no idea what they sound like and don't really care. As a DIY'er you tend to become isolated from the "industry" Don't know whether that's a good or a bad thing, but what you do get is a healthy scepticism. I'm often incredulous at the prices charged for so called "high end" speakers.

I also get pissed off at the snotty, patronising attitudes of some forum members who talk down to the diy'er and laugh up their sleeves at the "plucky deluded amateur", whilst at the same time waxing lyrical about £130 fuses.
Fecking knobheads!
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Unread post by Dr Bunsen Honeydew » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:35 pm

Well different subject. On forums we are subject to pretend guru type over inflated egos, these are the ones you refer to, but we are also inflicted by the newby ignorance that thinks the marketing has to be right, these are who the pretend gurus prey on. All the lot that came across to wigwam from What Hi-Fi are this second lot, they haven't a bloody clue. As for the Linn lot it is like a holiday camp for brainwashed loonies attached for a *fairly* normal forum. So overall I am very so pleased we are we, and we have you.

Somewhere amongst all this eeediocy is the real hobbyist, and at the heart of all hobbys is the DIYer.

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Re: The modern brands of speaker that make the most shite music

Unread post by CN211276 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:26 pm

I don't think many of the Linn refugees are viewing the rest of the forum, choosing to keep their heads buried in the sand. Perhaps they are scared to find out how much more can be achieved at far less cost. I am also struck by the lack of knowledge of many who have come over from What Hifi.
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And northwest of Pegasus
Flew into the light of Deneb
Sailed across the Milky Way

NVA BMU, Sonore microRendu/McRU PS, AQ J-bug, Wirewold Ultraviolet, Chord Qutest, NVA P90SA, NVA A80sMk2, NVA Cube 1s, NVA TSCS, NVA TIS mk2. Rega Planar 3, Denon DL-110, NVA Phono 1, NVA SSP Mk2, Grado SR 325e, headphones, Chord Mojo.

Second system
Arcam Miniblink Bluetooth DAC, Marantz pm 5004, Wharfdale Diamond 121, NVA LS2.

Out and about
Oppo PM3, Audioquest Dragonfly Red.

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