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A few German companies:

SchadenFreude Akustik

Zugzwang Lautsprecher

Fremdschämen Hi-Fi

Backpfeifengesicht Unterhaltungselektronik

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4 hours ago, Cloth Ears said:

A few German companies:

SchadenFreude Akustik

Zugzwang Lautsprecher

Fremdschämen Hi-Fi

Backpfeifengesicht Unterhaltungselektronik

Had to read those quickly a few times.....!

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5 hours ago, Cloth Ears said:

A few German companies:

SchadenFreude Akustik

Zugzwang Lautsprecher

Fremdschämen Hi-Fi

Backpfeifengesicht Unterhaltungselektronik

 

5 minutes ago, Mat-with-one-t said:

Had to read those quickly a few times.....!

in English:

the pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune Acoustics

you must move to your disadvantage Loudspeakers

feeling ashamed about something someone else has done Hi-Fi

face that should be slapped Consumer Electronics

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1 hour ago, Cloth Ears said:

 

in English:

the pleasure derived by someone from another person's misfortune Acoustics

you must move to your disadvantage Loudspeakers

feeling ashamed about something someone else has done Hi-Fi

face that should be slapped Consumer Electronics

Sold from VW van rather than Toyota Hiace?

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20 hours ago, Cloth Ears said:

A few German companies:

SchadenFreude Akustik

Zugzwang Lautsprecher

Fremdschämen Hi-Fi

Backpfeifengesicht Unterhaltungselektronik

 

Weltschmerz Audio

Zeitgeist Klanggerätelabor

 

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3 minutes ago, Steffen said:

 

Weltschmerz Audio

Zeitgeist Klanggerätelabor

 

Apathy Audio?

Moral philosophy Sound device laboratory?

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34 minutes ago, Cloth Ears said:

Apathy Audio?

Moral philosophy Sound device laboratory?

 

Haha, Weltschmerz is not apathy, and Zeitgeist is not a moral philosophy :D 

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22 minutes ago, Steffen said:

 

Haha, Weltschmerz is not apathy, and Zeitgeist is not a moral philosophy :D 

Maybe not, but there are no real English equivalent. But "a feeling of deep sadness at the inadequacies of the world" is a bit long-winded, so I'll stick with apathy as a general translation for my understanding.

And I didn't say  'A' moral philosophy, but I guess 'the vibe' (as used in "the Castle") might have been a better choice.

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"Ennui".

Sort of English cos we use stuff from everywhere to make the mongrel.

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5 hours ago, Cloth Ears said:

Apathy Audio?

Moral philosophy Sound device laboratory?

Apathy Audio?  Nah - I don’t care for that name.

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33 minutes ago, Mat-with-one-t said:

Apathy Audio?  Nah - I don’t care for that name.

careful, Mat! I am violently apathetic!!!

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Prozac Audio.  "makes any music sound great"

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I have a confession !

I sold white van speakers for a day.

 

I responded to a  “part-time” sales role  when I was at uni a long time ago and subsequently passed the phone interview and was asked to come to a factory in braeside for my first day. I was greeted by a man with a heavy Nordic accent and was told that I would ride shotgun with a decorated salesperson who was sporting a mullet. So we loaded a van and I jumped in the front seat oblivious to what lay ahead.....

First set of traffic lights the window went down and my guide swung into action. My jaw dropped and I wanted to jump out of the van thinking this is not what I signed up for. Are we selling stolen goods ? Is this legit ? What the f#*k are we doing ?

By lunchtime my window started going down aswell  and it was game on. The perception was that we were selling stolen goods and people were attracted to this, however this was not the case. Meandering through the suburbs of Melbourne we found ourselves in the blue ribbon seat of STH YARRA and alas - a buyer !  We were invited back to his flash apartment - took his $300 and unloaded a pair of heavy floorstanders that were marked “Made in Denmark.”

I was only 19.

I still drive past that place and I get to reminisce about those speakers we sold to that man. But one thing is for sure- if someone pulled up next to me at the lights and offered me a pair of speakers I probably wouldn’t be able to resist 😜

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" Trump Tower Unlimited Liability "

 

 

Got the full treatment whilst stopped at very busy traffic lights along Alison Rd and Anzac Prd  (Sydney) some years ago...... the driver shouted the "incredible " offer as his mate slid open the side door of the van to display the illustrious "bargain"  ....... I just thanked him for making my day as one urban myth came true right before my eyes.  Wonderful memory !

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All good loudspeakers require appropriate speaker cables.

 

Van den Vanker Kabel are excellent for a range of general purpose bits of spaghetti.

 

I also quite like Velocity Cable for some applications. Apparently their bright red colouring makes them go faster.

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Saxx&Vadar.  Last a has an umlaut.  Speakers on Facebook now.  Somewhere between a fashion label and a tag wrestling team.

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Wallet Emptying Acoustic Tech

 

- let us lighten your $ load

- we guarantee less for more

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On 16/01/2021 at 12:40 PM, deepthought said:

SchadenFreude Akustik"

I like that. Reminds me of a car rego on a Porsche that I was a few years ago that read "Schnell".

 

 

A Porsche I saw on the Monash one day just after the new Vic number plates came out - 1BJ4ME

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On 18/01/2021 at 9:40 AM, static said:

Saxx&Vadar.  Last a has an umlaut.  Speakers on Facebook now.  Somewhere between a fashion label and a tag wrestling team.

I would’ve gone for shampoo.....

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Concrete Audio, specialising in selling heavy speakers... which are heavy because they're filled with concrete.

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