Worst Brand or Model Names?

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

  1. docwebb

    docwebb Forum Resident

    Bob Weir might like these but they bring up thoughts of aroma to me.
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    American-made studio monitors by Barefoot Sound are mainstays in professional recording studios all over the world for a number of reasons. Aside from their ongoing pursuit of excellence, Barefoot Sound goes beyond conventional manufacturing approaches by embedding technology that responds to common pitfalls in loudspeaker design
     
  2. mirnuj_atom

    mirnuj_atom Forum Resident

    Location:
    Lviv, Ukraine
    Luxury & Precision - sounds a bit pretentious.
    But the devices are good.
     
  3. major-tom

    major-tom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    England
    For me it’s….

    Monarchy Audio
    Teenage Engineering
    Blue Jeans Cable
    Red Wine Audio.

    I’m sure I’ll think of others that just don’t sound right (IMO of course). Their products are probably perfectly good however.
     
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  4. chrism1971

    chrism1971 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Glos, UK
    You're thinking of the Roksan Xerxes. The PT decks had adjustable suspension.
     
  5. WildPhydeaux

    WildPhydeaux Forum Resident

    Fluance Speakers is another unfortunate name for a brand in my opinion. Whenever I see that name written I can't help but read Flatulence Speakers. I'm not a fan of Gene Tracey's Crepitation Contest.

    Cheers,
    Robert
     
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  6. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan on Sabbatical

    Location:
    Central PA
    The English company Leak is always the first one that comes to my mind.

    And then, I thought of the good ol' Foobar 2000 (which always makes me think, "Hmm, maybe I just configured it wrong...?" :confused: ).
     
  7. Rich-n-Roll

    Rich-n-Roll Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington State
    I know it bye another name "Not Always Dependable" :D
     
  8. Ham Sandwich

    Ham Sandwich Senior Member

    Location:
    Sherwood, OR, USA
    foo, bar, and baz are common generic variable names used by programmers when writing example code. Similar to using names like i, j, k as variable names. foobar is often used as a generic function name in example code. Similar to using f as a generic function name.

    To a programmer the name Foobar2000 indicates that the developer couldn't think of a good name and just used the name Foobar as a placeholder and started development in 2000. And the name stuck.
     
  9. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan on Sabbatical

    Location:
    Central PA
    But still, if I configured it wrong, it is ..."- - beyond all recognition"....;)
     
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  10. Ham Sandwich

    Ham Sandwich Senior Member

    Location:
    Sherwood, OR, USA
    Foobar2000 is also that. I don't know how to properly configure and customize Foobar2000. The program interface and method of operation is truly fubar.
     
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  11. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock Thread Starter

    Location:
    Best Coast USA
    What, you find that you can take a Leak or leave one?
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  12. Limopard

    Limopard National Dex #143

    Location:
    Leipzig, Germany
    They are especially good in the lower registers and in reproducing brass instruments.
     
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  13. WildPhydeaux

    WildPhydeaux Forum Resident

    Tend towards a dry sonorus character, reverberant and hollow yet surprisingly textured and tuneful. A poor and unfortunate choice when paired with Schiit amplification, however.

    I really miss grade school.

    Cheers,
    Robert
     
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  14. RPM

    RPM Forum Resident

    Location:
    Easter Island
    The relatives of Blue Jeans:
    Sugar Cube
    Cocktail Audio
     
  15. drumhead

    drumhead Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA
    Everybody's railing on Schiit but I love getting a piece of schiit in the mail!
     
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  16. Blair G.

    Blair G. Senior Member

    Location:
    Delta, BC, Canada
    REK-O-KUT turntables

    Magnasonic
    They were a Canadian distributor (eventually bought out by one of the brands they distributed, SANYO) that created their own low end brand.
     
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  17. ThinWhiteDuke

    ThinWhiteDuke Forum Resident

    Location:
    New Zealand
    For all you Aussies and Kiwi's: Dick Smith Electronics (think Radio shack for the southern hemisphere), a long time retail supply store for all kinds of electronic needs esp. audio cables and adaptors etc. plus their own in-house branded crappy speakers and audio gear.

    The company logo (plastered all over all their stuff, retail stores and annual catalogue etc.) has a line drawing of Dick's face in between the first and last name of the founder, hence when viewing the company name on a retail store one literally reads from left to right ... "Dick Head Smith Electronics" :D:D:D

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  18. Limopard

    Limopard National Dex #143

    Location:
    Leipzig, Germany
    Makes it less dry, though.
     
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  19. Ham Sandwich

    Ham Sandwich Senior Member

    Location:
    Sherwood, OR, USA
     
  20. zbarbera

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

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    There was a politician in NH back in the 90s by the name of Dick Swett. Dick Swett
     
  21. McLover

    McLover Senior Member

    Location:
    Athens, Tennessee
    Lacks 500 moving parts, however. A true Perpetuum-Ebner turntable worthy of the name has hundreds of moving parts, they love piling on the mechanical complexity.
     
  22. McLover

    McLover Senior Member

    Location:
    Athens, Tennessee
    Who used to be referred to corporately as Nippon Gakki Co, Ltd.
     
  23. McLover

    McLover Senior Member

    Location:
    Athens, Tennessee
    Rek-O-Kut makes perfect sense. As what did that company first manufacture? It manufactured disc recording lathes, cutting heads, and recording amplifiers. Rek-O-Kut as in cutting records. And their sideline was selling their excellent turntables and Micropoise tonearms to home users, institutions, and broadcast stations. The latter turntable and tonearm business became their main business.
     
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  24. MAP

    MAP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Goldstar, a South Korean company who made crappy appliances and electronic equipment founded in 1958. Everything they made was cringe worth until 1995 when they became LG Electronics.
     
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  25. MAP

    MAP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston, MA
    It isn't that hard to do. I used Foobar to create playlists from multiple drives and directories on a laptop for a college radio show which I did for over 20 years. I loved it.
     

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