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Concorde  is currently offline Concorde
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Have you ever had a system like this? It looks like it wouldn't put out good sound quality at all, but when you turn it on you get blown away.
Re: Looks Bad, Sounds Good [message #82881 is a reply to message #82875 ] Wed, 22 June 2016 14:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
johnnycamp5  is currently offline johnnycamp5
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What would be a "bad" looking piece of gear?

Visuals (taste) can't be argued.
Re: Looks Bad, Sounds Good [message #83521 is a reply to message #82875 ] Tue, 06 September 2016 14:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
bcharlton  is currently offline bcharlton
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I tend to judge sound quality based on the outward appearance so I think this is the reason I have never settled on anything that looked 'bad'. What type of system had you bought? Did you search for any online reviews of the same product?
Re: Looks Bad, Sounds Good [message #84398 is a reply to message #82875 ] Tue, 24 January 2017 09:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Concorde wrote on Wed, 22 June 2016 04:15
Have you ever had a system like this? It looks like it wouldn't put out good sound quality at all, but when you turn it on you get blown away.
What, like my duct-tape special?

If you mean the kind of thing that looks like a bunch of roadies threw it together in five minutes, with mismatched brands, different finishes, taped connections, weird angles, and bass that makes your teeth hurt? I've seen a few. They don't last long, but hey, they aren't built to, just to sound good while they are running.
Re: Looks Bad, Sounds Good [message #84401 is a reply to message #84398 ] Tue, 24 January 2017 22:44 Go to previous message
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[quote title=Hylo wrote on Tue, 24 January 2017 09:38]
Concorde wrote on Wed, 22 June 2016 04:15
If you mean the kind of thing that looks like a bunch of roadies threw it together in five minutes....



You might be surprised at what they can do in five minutes. Laughing

My first stereo was like that though. I don't know if it sounded good because the insides were better than the outside, or if it sounded good because it was my first stereo.
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