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Most Ridiculous Review Quotes

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Fruff76, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Oelewapper

    Oelewapper Plays vinyl instead of installing it on the floor.

    Maybe a little bit off topic-ish...
    But instead of using bogus vocabulary, some audiophiles use bogus visual effects to describe things.
    If you want to have a laugh, you should check this video:
     
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  2. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City!

    Location:
    Fonthill, Ontario
    Conrad Black should be an audio reviewer :cheers:
     
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  3. Aftermath

    Aftermath Senior Member

    "On ZZ Top's 1973 breakthrough, Tres Hombres (LP, London Records XPS 631), via the L100s, guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard practically appeared in my listening room performing a deep cavity frisk of my senses."
     
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  4. Tim 2

    Tim 2 MORE MUSIC PLEASE

    Location:
    Alberta Canada
    Good one.
    Pauls one of the premier audio engineers in the industry.
     
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  5. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Location:
    Raleigh, N.C.
    Finally, I no longer have to choose between price and performance.
     
  6. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Location:
    Toronto
    What the expression means isn't that 10K carts are affordable; merely that there a lot of them on the market.
     
  7. jbmcb

    jbmcb Forum Resident

    Location:
    Troy, MI, USA
    Sure but it's a bit of an, ahem, mixed metaphor.
     
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  8. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

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    Toronto
    If it is, that's a bad writer.
     
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  9. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Location:
    Best Coast USA
    Awww. Audio reviewers are just so adorable when they’re pathetically out-of-touch.
    .
     
  10. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Location:
    Toronto
    I'd be able to easily afford one of those... if the family ate nothing but ramen noodles for a couple of years. Worth it!
     
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  11. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher

    Location:
    near Tampa, FL
    Exactly.
     
  12. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    I have yet to see a quote that will surpass the absurd claims of Robert Harley from TAS who equated the launch of MQA in his article of September 2017 to a scientific revolution equal to Copernicus supplanting Ptolemy or Eisenstein's relativity taking over from Newton's mechanics.
     
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  13. Retro Music Man

    Retro Music Man Forum Resident

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Here's my favourite, from a review of the Ortofon MC Anna Diamond in Hi-Fi News & Record Review, October 2019. David Price really loves analogies:

    "This cartridge shows once and for all that things really can snap into focus when a serious pick-up is deployed. It's like peering through the viewfinder of a top-drawer DSLR camera after you have just applied first pressure to the shutter button."

    "...the MC Anna Diamond picked through each element of the mix, seeming to bolt it down, then weld it to a solid piece of granite. The different multi-tracked guitars were so precisely positioned between my speakers that they could easily have had their own GPS coordinates."
    Seems a bit OTT - but then, in my opinion, this cartridge needs a bit of hyperbole to justify the £7250 price tag!
     
  14. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher

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    near Tampa, FL
    Yep, but at least it is well written and entertaining.
     
  15. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Location:
    Best Coast USA
    That makes me really mad. :realmad:

    ‘Cuz Harley’s obviously on some very powerful drugs that he did not share with us.
    .
     
  16. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Location:
    Best Coast USA
    Ehh. To some, maybe.
    .
     
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  17. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    Snorting MQA is wrong on so many levels. Obviously one of the side effect is pushing the user to invoke the forbidden "paradigm shift" concept and then try to explain what it is as if none of us had to endure in our past some mind numbing marketing seminars where this was used ad nauseam.
     
  18. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Location:
    Toronto
    Who's Eisenstein? :D
     
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  19. Oelewapper

    Oelewapper Plays vinyl instead of installing it on the floor.

    A crossbreed between an Einstein and a Heisenberg.
    Wonderful dogs.
     
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  20. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Location:
    Best Coast USA
    Don’t be that guy. :laugh:
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  21. Al Gator

    Al Gator You can call me Al

    This has to be the winner. I wasn't aware of it so I searched it out. It's an article called "Let the Revolution Begin", and it's impressively over-the-top from start to finish. The arrogance and total dismissiveness of anybody who dares disagree about the stunning achievement of MQA is stunning. I can cross TAS off my list based on that one article.
     
  22. Old Zorki II

    Old Zorki II Storm Watcher

    Location:
    near Tampa, FL
    Soviet film director, one of the pioneers of modern movie techniques such as editing, panning, etc. His physics knowledge however is questionable.
     
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  23. Shane Knight

    Shane Knight Active Member

    Location:
    earth
    Yes. The typo/slip does not mean the poster is wrong. I consider TAS' shilling for MQA even more morally reprehensible that MQA itself (and MQA is plenty of that) - Shane
     
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  24. Mike-48

    Mike-48 A shadow of my former self

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Agreed, and by the way, Harley's writing about HDCD (in its day) was very much the same as about MQA these days. HDCD was a revolution, a huge sonic achievement, and so on. He worked for Stereophile then, and carried the same b.s. through to TAS.

    Those who want to see how it's been done before could look up some of his articles in Stereophile.

    Another decade, another oversold proprietary codec!
     
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  25. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    Typo, sorry.
     

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