Worst Brand or Model Names?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Cyclone Ranger, Aug 8, 2022.

  1. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    Just like the Ford naming focus group coming up with Focus? Still anything was going to be better the Probe.

    A non hifi favourite recently was from a Dulux paint chart which has a greenish-grey named “Bland”
     
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  2. Larry I

    Larry I Senior Member

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    Washington, D.C.
    Do you remember the notorious Enron company? It started out as a natural gas company named Enteron. That name lasted only a few weeks when it was pointed out that enteron means intestines and is a prefix for something pertaining to the digestive system--interest name choice for a natural gas company.
     
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  3. bangkok19

    bangkok19 I drank to your health, but ruined mine!

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    .. and here's me thinking all this time that my mobile phone was an oddo.
     
  4. Colin M

    Colin M Forum Resident

    Amongst some of the illustrious sponsors of the Astros!
     
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  5. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    and?
     
  6. Larry I

    Larry I Senior Member

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    There is a company whose name is a portmanteau of Analytical and Technology. Yes, it is Analtech. Would you trust a company whose principals somehow missed the problem with this naming scheme?
     
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  7. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    Davis, CA
    Did he own any Smeg gear?
     
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  8. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

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    iFi makes excellent products, but the name sounds as if they are Apple products.
     
  9. jonwoody

    jonwoody Tragically Unhip

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    Here's one from the wine world Delectus an unappealing name and nothing to do with wine.
     
  10. bangkok19

    bangkok19 I drank to your health, but ruined mine!

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    SYDNEY
    I was holding the phone upside down!
     
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  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    O' OK! ; )
     
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  12. bangkok19

    bangkok19 I drank to your health, but ruined mine!

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    I seem to recall back in the day that BOSE was an acronym for something unflattering about the company.
     
  13. Gi54

    Gi54 Forum Resident

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    'Primare' only because a couple of pals call it Primark - 'Hey Gi - how much that Primark amp set you back?' Grrr.

    The misspelled name Naim and all its sub categories Nait, NAP, NAC etc - confusing as hell and just NAF
     
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  14. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict Forever moving forward

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    How about a "Tool Shed" for a high end amp?
     
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  15. TheVinylAddict

    TheVinylAddict Forever moving forward

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    Didn't browse the thread, but Son of Ampzilla? Surely that's been mentioned... ? :)

    Could see how some might think it's sounds cool.... but at some point you're going to have to say it with a straight face when asked what amp you own....
     
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  16. UnknownEric

    UnknownEric did not put the ram in the rama-lama-ding-dong

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    They must have pulled that name out of their butts...

    OR

    Wow, that name stinks!
     
  17. riverrat

    riverrat Senior Member

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    Oregon
    Was going to post these lame, juvenile names but decided I should search first to see if they'd already been mentioned
    Marketing targeted for incels?
     
  18. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock Thread Starter

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    Did they work on the Ford Probe? :idea:
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  19. zbarbera

    zbarbera A stereo's a stereo. Art is forever!

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    He heartily endorses you event and or product.

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  20. Oddiofyl

    Oddiofyl Forum Resident

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    Boston
    Yeah, how about it ...

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    www.toolshedamps.com
     
  21. Mike-48

    Mike-48 A shadow of my former self

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Trust them with my what?
     
  22. zbarbera

    zbarbera A stereo's a stereo. Art is forever!

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    Massachusetts
    They’ve got what you need.
     
  23. Francois1968

    Francois1968 Forum Resident

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    Netherlands
    Crosley, because the name alone is enough to make people go through all kind of emotions.:winkgrin:
     
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  24. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock Thread Starter

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    Personally, it’s the dry heaves that get to me. :hurl:

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  25. Larry I

    Larry I Senior Member

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    Some companies try to make something of their funky name, like, for instance, Smuckers, which is named for the family that started the preserves business. Their motto, "With a name like Smuckers, it has to be good." But, unfortunately for them, they are also remembered for the savage Saturday Night Live parody that had different competing companies claiming their jams and jellies were superior, as evidenced by their progressively terrible names, such as "Painful Rectal Itch."
     
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