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Couldn't really call this hi-fi, but it does have twin giga-tubes! :whistle:   Probably a transformer robot in ghetto blaster mode. There are cars that look like this (must be a button somewhere.)

 

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These look Rubbish...    

Whatever the ugly speaker you want, first tell your wife you want these and then "settle" on your real choice.  

Vivid Gaia range but after hearing them I don't care anymore. They are amazing   They remind me of the alien from The Fifth Element    

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2 minutes ago, emesbee said:

Couldn't really call this hi-fi, but it does have twin giga-tubes! :whistle:   Probably a transformer robot in ghetto blaster mode. There are cars that look like this (must be a button somewhere.)

 

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The inspiration?

 

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6 minutes ago, stereo coffee said:

Are two of these, needed for stereo ?

 


Why complicate such a simple approach? 😛

 

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28 minutes ago, metal beat said:

Wyred 4 Sound truly make some fugly equipment - supposed to sound good for the $, but seriously?

 

Built-in ESS Sabre DAC,  24/96kHz USB input, and 24/192 Toslink and Coaxial input

 

 

OMG!

I had forgotten this one, possibly  an act of self preservation

 

Looks like something from the clearance bin at the Reject Shop.:sick:

 

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4 minutes ago, rantan said:

OMG!

I had forgotten this one, possibly  an act of self preservation

 

Looks like something from the clearance bin at the Reject Shop.:sick:

 

 

I am selecting products that are still current and in production  - makes you wonder

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20 hours ago, RankStranger said:

Current range Metaxas 🤮

 

Glad they’re doing something different but definitely not my cup of tea 


in the interest of finding out the degree of fugliness. Is this guy really serious about his “design” sense!!!???

 

From his website:

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Which bits of his tt gives even a tiny suggestion of a ballet dancer!!!???

 

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I think this brand has already been mentioned (Linkwitz?). This just looks like somebody left the lid up. Would have to be very careful with placement, not too close to the bathroom.

 

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Primare 200 series

 

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Parasound, Musical Fidelity and others remotes. I just don't understand how companies still make remotes like this especially when charging 1000s. They look the same as, or worse than those found with a $20 bluray player from the Reject Shop

 

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I certainly agree about Musical Fidelity remotes. They make good products (I have 3 of their amps), but their remotes have a cheap plasticy feel to them, certainly not up to the standard one would expect.

 

 

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We all have different takes on art, and design. Personally, I like what Metaxas has done (maybe the exception of the headphone amp), in pushing the boundaries and breaking away from the rectangular box design of both components and speakers. Kostas has always had a keen interest in industrial design, and I think making hi-fi products is just the means for him to explore the design aspects.

 

I heard the entire "new" range at Munich and made a point of taking the time for extended listening. He's come a long way.

 

But, I also appreciate the style will not appeal to many everyone.

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Wow - there is a lot of ugly about.  But how about stuff you actually own and think is ugly?  NAD C375BEE, for example.  Does lots of things  well but looks like it was designed by the second Minsk Tractor Factory in about 1994.

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33 minutes ago, Marc said:

We all have different takes on art, and design. Personally, I like what Metaxas has done (maybe the exception of the headphone amp), in pushing the boundaries and breaking away from the rectangular box design of both components and speakers. Kostas has always had a keen interest in industrial design, and I think making hi-fi products is just the means for him to explore the design aspects.

 

I heard the entire "new" range at Munich and made a point of taking the time for extended listening. He's come a long way.

 

But, I also appreciate the style will not appeal to many everyone.


it would be sad if all we had to choose from were plain black and silver boxes. I think his little polished stainless steel-clad integrated from the 90s(?) is one of the nicest-looking pieces of kit around but I just think he’s gone overboard ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

 

EDIT: This one. I adore it

 

 

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Anything with blue LED’s that can’t be switched off.

 

Warm white or orange, OTOH, I like... 🤨

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39 minutes ago, Mutatis Mutandis said:

Wow - there is a lot of ugly about.  But how about stuff you actually own and think is ugly?  NAD C375BEE, for example.  Does lots of things  well but looks like it was designed by the second Minsk Tractor Factory in about 1994.

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I personally don't find that NAD look to be ugly, utilitarian perhaps, but I don't own any NAD gear. Bet they made good tractors in Minsk though (not NAD that is).

 

 

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I'll happily own a pair of these. Anything that reminds you of The Muppet Show, one of the best comedies to come out of the USA, is a good thing.

 

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take the platter off and it looks like an old fax machine....:tongue:

 

wouldn't say Naim gear is fugly......boring looking though....

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5 hours ago, Bunno77 said:

Primare 200 series

 

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Parasound, Musical Fidelity and others remotes. I just don't understand how companies still make remotes like this especially when charging 1000s. They look the same as, or worse than those found with a $20 bluray player from the Reject Shop

 

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Looks like it could make a decent espresso!

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On 19/02/2021 at 4:18 PM, rantan said:

Too much Prozac in the Christmas party punch ?😬

I had to sell the bloody things!! Led me to drink!

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2 minutes ago, Wimbo said:

I had to sell the bloody things!! Led me to drink!

 

Yep. I sold these at Grenfell Hi Fi  when I was there and these were new. The shop owner actually liked them. I was a f*&%>g hard sale though, but as you say, there was always alcohol.

 

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9 hours ago, emesbee said:

Couldn't really call this hi-fi, but it does have twin giga-tubes! :whistle:   Probably a transformer robot in ghetto blaster mode. There are cars that look like this (must be a button somewhere.)

 

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That would of been a shoulder job in Brixton back in the early 80's.

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5 hours ago, emesbee said:

I certainly agree about Musical Fidelity remotes. They make good products (I have 3 of their amps), but their remotes have a cheap plasticy feel to them, certainly not up to the standard one would expect.

 

 

Marantz clones.

30 minutes ago, Tasebass said:

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take the platter off and it looks like an old fax machine....:tongue:

 

wouldn't say Naim gear is fugly......boring looking though....

Don't like the look of any of their gear. Your Linn's blow them away.

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5 hours ago, Bunno77 said:

Primare 200 series

 

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Bleary eyed on a Saturday morning, he tried to make an expresso with his hifi.

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10 minutes ago, Stereophilus said:

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Fook Me!!

 

They're got Elon Must written all over them ............10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1.....BLAST OFF!!!

 

Tase

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58 minutes ago, zenikoy said:

 

Bleary eyed on a Saturday morning, he tried to make an expresso with his hifi.

Ha ha, yeah, been there 🤣

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I like the comment that somebody posted with this. "Sorta like bending over and looking in the mirror.  Only worse."

Yeah, right!

 

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39 minutes ago, Tasebass said:

 

Fook Me!!

 

They're got Elon Must written all over them ............10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1.....BLAST OFF!!!

 

Tase

Something out of "Lost in Space" more like it.

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20 minutes ago, Wimbo said:

Something out of "Lost in Space" more like it.

 

....."WARNING WILL ROBINSON!!...WARNING WARNING!!"

 

There's a fugly looking Turntable that reminds me of that Robot.....trying to find an image....

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AV Designhaus Derenville VPM 2010-1

 

The World's most expensive Turntable!!!...The designer must be colour blind ....

 

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