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Most Ridiculous Review Quotes

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

  1. ayrehead

    ayrehead It was like that when I found it...

    Mid South
    Here's one from Stereophile's Robert Schryer on the Grandinote Shinai integrated amp:

    It was as if a world was materializing around me, like I was gaining consciousness in the middle of a field on a hot day. Soon, every pore of the soundstage seemed filled with animated sound.
  2. Monty12

    Monty12 Forum Resident

    Burlington Ontario
    The last time that I gained consciousness in the middle of a field, my wallet was empty and i had no idea what field it was.....oh, to be 18 once again
    timind, BroJB, slovell and 6 others like this.
  3. parman

    parman Vintage Rocker

    in the mitten
    sounds like he was dosed at a party
    timind, uzn007, Fruff76 and 3 others like this.
  4. Uglyversal

    Uglyversal Forum Resident

    It might suit others, I am not looking forward that kind of experience.
    Fruff76 likes this.
  5. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    Especially since the soundstage now has "pores".
    timind and Monty12 like this.
  6. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    Obvious acid flashback.
    uzn007, Combination, timind and 5 others like this.
  7. slovell

    slovell Retired Mudshark

    Chesnee, SC, USA
    Uglyversal, Fruff76, timind and 4 others like this.
  8. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    I'm not convinced this is the kind of experience I'm looking for when listening to music.
    uzn007, timind, Monty12 and 1 other person like this.
  9. timind

    timind phorum rezident

    Westfield, IN USA
    How long has it been since I let my Stereophile subscription lapse? Never heard of Robert Schyer.

    While I've had the experience he describes, it seems like a lifetime ago. Aah, the memories.
  10. Roland Stone

    Roland Stone Offending Member

    Deep Maryland
    Pendantic point: "Perfect Sound Forever" was ad copy (for Technics, IIRC), not a review.
  11. CTA

    CTA Well-Known Member

    I have nothing against drugs per se
    uzn007 likes this.
  12. concorde01

    concorde01 Member

    New Zealand
    I haven't checked if this is already posted but . . . this cable:

    "Fono Acustica Virtuoso: $20,384/1.5m pair
    the Fono Acustica made for "more graceful, almost cautious, romantic, but somehow still precise and well-detailed attacks, and long, long sustains.""

    From Stereophile "Recommended Components 2020".
    Strat-Mangler likes this.
  13. Claude Benshaul

    Claude Benshaul Forum Resident

    Damn it! I just measured the distance and the closest I can get is 1.52 meter and now I will be forever locked out from experiencing cautious romantic and well detailed attacks with long sustains.
  14. Daedalus

    Daedalus I haven't heard it all.....

    I think the reviewer must have been channeling Marcel Proust.
  15. Donniej

    Donniej Senior Member

    Amateur! The writer didn't even mention the makes/models of the equipment they were using at the recording session.
    Aftermath likes this.
  16. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Nope

    Tri-Cities, Tn.
    I'll never forget Car and Driver describing a Porsche 911 variant and an "ass engined Nazi slot car". Likewise audio hobby print is no better.
    uzn007 likes this.
  17. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    I don't know why audio reviewers think their stuff should read like a bad novel. Don't need flowery imagery or rich vocabulary. Not looking to read an F. Scott Fitzgerald-inspired piece when I just want the straight dope on a piece of gear.
    Fruff76 likes this.
  18. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Nope

    Tri-Cities, Tn.
    I think they get payed by the word...
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  19. Archimago

    Archimago Forum Resident

    Yup, ad claim "Pure, Perfect Sound - Forever". Philips for the CD.
    Archimago's Musings: MUSINGS: "Pure, Perfect Sound - Forever"

    Dunno about the others, but the French version "Le son laser" seems rather boring in comparison...
  20. Glmoneydawg

    Glmoneydawg Forum Resident

    Ontario Canada
    Wow...even Johnny Walker has never taken me to this place.
  21. lwh1

    lwh1 Forum Resident

    Kent, England
    'Hi-Fi Choice' continues to be a front runner in the absurdity stakes. Here's a choice nugget from the current issue about a Power Cable.
    "...immediately removes a layer of glare and 'glint' from the sound: tonally it's darkly translucent instead of shiny white, allowing the listener to hear more into the music and appreciate the spaces between the notes."
    I really must learn more about appreciating the spaces between the notes, specially if they are darkly translucent - what utter crap.
  22. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    Pass me my wallet, please.
    Fruff76, lwh1 and Cyclone Ranger like this.
  23. Al Gator

    Al Gator You can call me Al

    I am amazed how every new (and presumably more expensive) cable of every type removes yet another layer of glare/noise/opacity/whatever. And it's always a huge difference! My system must be nothing but white noise.
    keiron99, Dale A B, Fruff76 and 5 others like this.
  24. Fruff76

    Fruff76 L100 Classic - Fan Club President Thread Starter

    Absolute nonsense

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