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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote funkyparrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 March 2013 at 2:05pm
Yeah, Toshiba tubes were brilliant, however, read it again Mucker, where did I claim that Decca was taken over by Rank? Anyway, dig some more British names out, I think they'd all beat B & O, there again, there's always Fidelity.................I'm going reel to reel tape here, the Playmaster had to be getting on for the worst ever.......Co-Op name, Defiant.......What was Civic's brand? 

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Originally posted by no1djchaz no1djchaz wrote:

it does seem good quality and good sound, does it warrant the price tag though? 7 grand to make a tv hd seems bonkers


it's beautiful furniture.

 but as hifi it's mediocre and exceptionally overpriced. i agree with previous comments, you can do a lot better for much less.
bose multi-room systems for example do everything b & o do for less money, and sound better imo
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Growing up not terribly far from the B&O factory there's a story about when they tried getting into the US market in the mid-80s.

They had a terrible time doing so in the beginning even though they sold through consumer electronics stores to get as many people to see it as possible and the pricing was fairly competitive. But sales were going no where. So they pulled all products from the market, set up their own chain of stores that only had b&o products, and raised the price 4 fold for the exact same goods as before, and now they were selling like hot cakes, flying off the shelves.

That's the thing about exclusive design products, if they haven't got a price to match so that not every Joe on the dole can buy them, they are worthless.

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Just had a Bose L1 system in for repair, the B&O ice module had failed

B&O tellys were originally made with their own chassis, (I used to have one, made 50p on ebay in GWO ) and later they went to Philips in the early 80's (Philips was by then officially the most reliable TV chassis in europe so a worthy supplier) and they also used Nordmende designs...which shared alot in common with Grundig. By the mid 90's B&O were shipping their TVs with Thomson innards which, IMHO was a retrograde step from Philips.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SamV Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 August 2013 at 8:32pm
Speaking of your mate, does he wanna buy my JBL ScreenArray? It's from a top soho mastering suite and was involved in the mastering for an awful lot of recent blockbuster movies.
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b&o are the audi of audio;

audi build cars for people who don't like driving, b&0 build hifi for folk who don't like music
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mini-mad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2013 at 6:24pm
Originally posted by infinitelybaffled infinitelybaffled wrote:

b&o are the audi of audio;

audi build cars for people who don't like driving, b&0 build hifi for folk who don't like music

LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
If it sounds like a gorilla is trying to escape, turn it down.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote funkyparrot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 August 2013 at 9:09pm
Shouldn't that read "sound equipment" rather than "hi-fi"?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote infinitelybaffled Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 September 2013 at 3:39pm
aye, that it should
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Originally posted by infinitelybaffled infinitelybaffled wrote:

b&o are the audi of audio;

audi build cars for people who don't like driving, b&0 build hifi for folk who don't like music

Design and quality Clap
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Originally posted by infinitelybaffled infinitelybaffled wrote:

b&o are the audi of audio;

audi build cars for people who don't like driving, b&0 build hifi for folk who don't like music


What a load of shit - ever driven a V10 RS6?
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No, but I'd rather drive my Plastic Pig than listen to Bang & Awfulsen
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