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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    

On 19/02/2021 at 9:33 PM, Stump said:

These look Rubbish...

 

 

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I can understand the confusion. Perhaps they should reverse the wording and state,

 

'This is a garbage can.

It is not a speaker.

Do not try to play music through this'...

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21 hours ago, rantan said:

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So wanted this back in the day.

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9 hours ago, AR9 said:

 

 

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I always thought Alchemist products looked cool and not fugly - I really wanted one back in the day.  

 

But I did try one of their cd players and the sound didn't measure up to expectations so I passed on it.:(

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1 hour ago, Tony M said:

I always thought Alchemist products looked cool and not fugly - I really wanted one back in the day.  

 

 

 

+1

I actually like the Kraken in the hammertone metal finish. The gold /silver, not so much.

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18 hours ago, emesbee said:

You can probably get these at Bunnings.

 

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These come with a warning......IF YOU GET TOO CLOSE YOU WILL GET SUCKED IN....

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On 20/02/2021 at 2:11 PM, MoveD said:


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!!!???

 

 

 I find this interesting.  Here was a dude (or dudess as the case may be) who convinced himself that glossy colours and some 'avantgarde' shapes could generate sales.  I don't think this could even sell to a "gentleman's club" called the "Pink Pussycat". 

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On 19/02/2021 at 4:05 PM, sakabatou said:

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their stuff is horrible to look at.

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On 19/02/2021 at 3:43 PM, Bunno77 said:

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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Reminded a cartoon character in Japanese comics

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8 hours ago, Pigpen said:

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Nice if you steampunk.  But a steampunk toy can be bought for $100.  I find this annoying because it is so insulting.  They are saying: 'Your values (High Fidelity) are not important.  Rather you should pay a premium for our kitsch. '  I suppose people get what they want.  But as far as we (I ascribe my Hi-Fi values to Stereonet) this is just crap.

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  • Moderators

Reminder folks: This thread is about hi-fi equipment. 

Politics is indeed not part of this forum and I have better things to do on a Sunday than hide off-topic posts.

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All Cyrus gear.

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2 minutes ago, Luc said:

All Cyrus gear.

I don't mind the new One. Agreed on older models and Lyric though

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1 minute ago, Bunno77 said:

I don't mind the new One. Agreed on older models and Lyric though

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Granted, slight improvement. Binocular look they've got going. The old ones are the P76 of the hifi world and the new binocular look might be their Targa Floria 

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On 20/02/2021 at 7:48 PM, Stereophilus said:

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My bugbear is poorly executed wood veneer finishes that make the black option preferable. Here's an example:

 

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These Revel speakers sound fantastic, but the syrupy, uneven glossy finish screams "cheap, poly-coated 7-string guitar" to me. The black driver surrounds also don't suit the veneer at all. If they're going to do glossy wood veneer they need to take a look at some Monitor Audios to see how it's done. 

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9 hours ago, Pops110 said:

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I don’t mind these one’s Pops, granted the white & gold is Liberace or Elvis jumpsuit Chic...but they would look better in dark colours.

 

I think you have an aversion to chrome, gold, white bling, probably sensibly so ! 🤣

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6 minutes ago, Ray H said:

I don’t mind these one’s Pops, granted the white & gold is Liberace or Elvis jumpsuit Chic...but they would look better in dark colours.

 

Image result for MBL N21

Judging by this, perhaps not.

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Dynaudio c4 make my eyes bleed. Just hideous

 

I’ve never herd anyone say a bad word about how Vivid sound but I can’t take them seriously. They look stupid to me. 

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Hmmmm...  there sure is some fugly gear pictured here.  Perhaps better listened to in a dark room or with the eyes closed?

 

Cheers,

Alan R.

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29 minutes ago, Eggcup the Dafter said:

Image result for MBL N21

Judging by this, perhaps not.

Not getting any better. 🤣

 

39 minutes ago, Ray H said:

I don’t mind these one’s Pops, granted the white & gold is Liberace or Elvis jumpsuit Chic...but they would look better in dark colours.

 

I think you have an aversion to chrome, gold, white bling, probably sensibly so ! 🤣

Yep Liberace bling is definitely not my thing. 😁

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9 minutes ago, metal beat said:

for a cool 230k you can own this piece of fugly hifi  

 

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4 minutes ago, metal beat said:

this fugly turntable with gold plated soup cans as part of the legs could be yours.

 

 

 

 

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🤢🤮

How could something sooo horrendous looking actually be made?

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1 minute ago, Pops110 said:

 

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How could something sooo horrendous looking actually be made?

 

I saw the Transrotor in person in Singapore - It was more hideous live - although it did have a really cool off and on button which was like a airplane throttle.

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Not only exceedingly fugly, but at one time considered the worlds most expensive speakers. Look like a gold boxing glove with haemorrhoids.

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16 hours ago, Tony M said:

I always thought Alchemist products looked cool and not fugly - I really wanted one back in the day.  

 

But I did try one of their cd players and the sound didn't measure up to expectations so I passed on it.:(

Not the Kraken. Maybe the Forseti looks ok but it is because of the side bars which design probably was stemmed from Chord 

check out their current DAC

 

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On 20/2/2021 at 12:11 PM, MoveD said:


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!!!???

 

Nice hub cap to hold LP :-)

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