Biggest disappointment in equipment sound quality?

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jeffreybehr
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Biggest disappointment in equipment sound quality?

Post by jeffreybehr » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:20 pm

My nomination is the VonSchweikert centerchannel speaker I had a few years ago. Just never had much resolution, and it was built of particle board that started shredding the 1st time a driver was removed. (At its VERY high price, one would think VSA could have used T-nuts.) My V'steen VCC-2 sounds LOTS better.
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Re: Biggest disappointment in equipment sound quality?

Post by Good Dog Jocko » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:44 pm

Many years ago I bought a subwoofer from DAC, and was appalled by the sound quality and the build quality.

DAC was revealed for what it is, a catalog that sells overpriced junk to yuppies with overblown advertising.

The woofer did not even have a curvalinear cone, being a straight sided paper cone with a very light magnet. A very small and cheap inductor and a trashy NPE capacitor did the crossover duties. The cabinet was thin particle board of about 1/2" thickness, nonbraced, that was very resonant. My little stand mounted monitor speakers sounded better all by themselves, minus the subwoofer.

Never bought anything from DAC again. You can do better at Radio Shack, which is still not saying much.

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Re: Biggest disappointment in equipment sound quality?

Post by jeffreybehr » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:29 pm

Good Dog Jocko wrote:Many years ago I bought a subwoofer from DAC, and was appalled by the sound quality and the build quality.

DAC was revealed for what it is, a catalog that sells overpriced junk to yuppies with overblown advertising.

The woofer did not even have a curvalinear cone, being a straight sided paper cone with a very light magnet. A very small and cheap inductor and a trashy NPE capacitor did the crossover duties. The cabinet was thin particle board of about 1/2" thickness, nonbraced, that was very resonant. My little stand mounted monitor speakers sounded better all by themselves, minus the subwoofer.

Never bought anything from DAC again. You can do better at Radio Shack, which is still not saying much.
Seems to me I had a SW just like that decades ago. Yuk!
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