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#1 of 12 ThomasC


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Posted December 06 2004 - 05:26 PM


Wow. I don't know much about audio, but I have a feeling that his recommendations for the audio systems are going to get hammered here.

#2 of 12 Josh Lowe

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Posted December 07 2004 - 12:37 AM

Let me guess... Blose?

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Posted December 07 2004 - 02:38 AM

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Posted December 07 2004 - 04:55 AM

It's an article aimed at J6P sinceI wouldn't think the average consumer knows what Nakamichi is famous for.
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#5 of 12 Kirk Gunn

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Posted December 07 2004 - 04:57 AM

As for brands, usually the big electronics firms that make the high-end TVs produce some pretty good sounding surround-sound systems.

Cool ! Let me get rid of all this Denon crap....

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Posted December 07 2004 - 10:47 AM

This MSNBC guy always recommends crappy audio products. If you do a search for MSNBC perhaps you can find his last teribbly crappy recommendation.

He does sort of know the plasma market, though - the Panny ED model is definitely highly regarded.
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#7 of 12 Scott L

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Posted December 07 2004 - 12:50 PM

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Wow he looks so serious he must know what he's talking about. That audio gizmo just doesn't belong! His DVD player recommendation is pretty solid though.

#8 of 12 Mark Sherman

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Posted December 08 2004 - 03:39 AM

Plasmas are supposed to deliver better black levels, but they’re very heavy to carry, install, etc.

Who Gives a rats ass how much a Plasma TV weighs. Thats always been my deciding factor when choosing a TV.( SARCASM) "HMM lets see blacks are good not alot of solarazation, off axis veiwing is just spot on. OH wait Im sorry that puppy Just weighs just to darn MUCH" Im gonna ave to go with a TV that weighs less and looks like crap. Its not like you're gonna be lugging this thing around town on your back. Buy It hang it on the wall and watch CSI in HI-DEF..........FER GADS SAKES.

The sad thing is that more people will take this guys advice then listen to someone who knows what thay are talking about.
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#9 of 12 Andrew Pratt

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Posted December 08 2004 - 03:50 AM

Actually I thought it was better then I'd imagined it might be. Sure we don't agree 100 percent with his recomendations (esp audio!) but given the target audience its not to unrealistic.

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Posted December 08 2004 - 11:39 PM

This guy keeps pushing the one speaker system. I will admit I haven't heard any of these, but how much channel seperation could one these possibly have?

When these columnists write I think they have the WAF as the first and foremost issue. Screw the sound, screw the looks, as long as the wife is happy we're ALL happy.

Tivoli Audio’s Model 3 AM-FM clock radio sounds fantastic. It sells for $199.99 and you can add an optional second speaker ($49.99) for stereo. There’s even a second speaker with a second alarm clock ($99.99). You can also add a sub-woofer ($79.99) for a little more bass. The sound quality rivals some very expensive living-room hi-fi systems I’ve heard.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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Posted December 09 2004 - 09:27 AM

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Posted December 09 2004 - 09:55 AM

I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

I would definitely be crying if I bought a $430 stereo, double alarm, clock radio with subwoofer Posted Image
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