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#92413 - 01/18/13 09:10 AM Re: Worst Component you have used in your system.... [Re: XenonMan]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 2637
Loc: Columbus,North Carolina
They did make some great home stereo gear back in the 70s. I still have a fully operational integrated amp and tuner from 1976.
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Model 990/7500/Magnepan 1.6 QRs/Technics SL1200 MK2/Aperion S-12 Subwoofer/OWA3/Sony NS75H DVD
APC H15 Power Conditioner

TV System
Large Advent Loudspeakers/ Polk center/Monoprice surrounds/Panasonic Viera 42 inch/Onkyo HT-RC260/Sony BDP S590/Directv


Home Theater System
Onkyo PR-SC886/Outlaw 7125 Klipsch RF-82 L/R,RC-62 center, RB-35 SR/SL, BENQ HT1075, Outlaw LFM1-EX/OPPO BDP-83/Directv
Harmony ONE
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects
APC H15 Power Conditioner

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#92662 - 02/15/13 04:17 PM Re: Worst Component you have used in your system.... [Re: XenonMan]
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Gunslinger

Registered: 01/28/13
Posts: 21
Loc: Ohio
Bar none the worst component. Have ever owned was an akai receiver I traded a marantz 2265 ( which i Later got back) to get this cool looking digital face receiver........... It blew up on 2 occasions and I had it repaired both times. This is the piece of gear that turned me into an audiophile it being so bad taught me a quality lesson I learned well. I recognized the sound quality difference but did not want to believe it. I was 17 when. Made the trade and 22 when I got the marantz back. A close second was a Vector Research CD player that every once in a while worked.


Edited by the_h (02/15/13 04:19 PM)
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Marantz av7005, Rotel RMB 1075, Samsung 55" 6000 series tv, PSB synchrony 2, PSB C 5 stratus center, PSB image 10s rear, Velodyne DD-15, B&O RX-2 turntable, Apple TV, LG DVD blu-ray, Cisco Cable box, Adcom ACE 515, MIT terminator Bi wire speaker cables, all MIT 330 analog RCAs between amp and pre

Basement
Outlaw Model 975, Outlaw 7100, LG 55" 3d TV, Paradigm Monitor 11v3, Paradigm CC-370v3, Paradigm ADP-370v3, Paradigm PW-2200, Pioneer Elite BDP 62 3d blu ray, Cisco Cable box, Pioneer Elite CLD-59 laser disc player, Wii, VCR , Surgex SX-1115-RT, MIT cables
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#94828 - 02/11/15 08:20 PM Re: Worst Component you have used in your system.... [Re: XenonMan]
beyond 1000 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 06/08/11
Posts: 223
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
Radio Shack Peek Meter - To this day I have absolutely no idea why I bought it. Looked cool but had no use since even though it peeked to the max nothing else happened to the system.
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#94829 - 02/12/15 07:36 AM Re: Worst Component you have used in your system.... [Re: XenonMan]
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Deputy Gunslinger

Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 4
Loc: Westland, MI
Sony Mini Disc player. I bought into the idea that mini discs were going to replace cassettes and the only recordable media at home. A very short time later, recordable CD's became cheap and that ended the mini disc.

Best Buy used to have a section of mini disc from artists and that quickly shrank down to one shelf and then disappeared.

I bought a combo deal of the home deck and a portable player and 10 blank mini discs. Worst. Purchase. Ever.

I still have the home deck and discs in a box in my basement and a few years ago I looked online to see if there was a market to sell the used deck and didn't find much.

That was the last time I became an early adopter of new technology!

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#94883 - 02/22/15 07:36 PM Re: Worst Component you have used in your system.... [Re: the_h]
beyond 1000 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 06/08/11
Posts: 223
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
Originally Posted By: the_h
A close second was a Vector Research CD player that every once in a while worked.


That was a blast from the past. What ever happened to them?
I looked them up and I guess they are into economic consultation and public opinion polls.
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#94943 - 03/12/15 11:43 PM Re: Worst Component you have used in your system.... [Re: beyond 1000]
cogito Offline
Deputy Gunslinger

Registered: 03/04/10
Posts: 13
Loc: Janesville, WI
I had the Radio Shack meters too, for the cool factor of course. I had them hooked up to a two channel receiver that had A/B speaker connects so naturally I bought a meter for each pair of speakers. Come to think of it they're still in use today on a system of leftovers put together in my parents basement that I left for them to use when I moved out decades ago. While they may not serve much function, they sure do last.
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LG OLED C8
Directv
Sony PS4 Pro/PS3
Polk Audio RT800, CS400, FX500
Atlantic 44-DA (4)
Sunfire True Subwoofer, Epik Empire
APC H15
Harmony Elite remote
Blue Jeans and Monoprice interconnects

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#95083 - 04/29/15 07:31 PM Re: Worst Component you have used in your system.... [Re: cogito]
beyond 1000 Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 06/08/11
Posts: 223
Loc: Vancouver, Canada
Holy smoke they still work? I guess the cool factor was why I bought it.
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#98287 - 01/10/19 10:54 AM Re: Worst Component you have used in your system.... [Re: XenonMan]
Bill O Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 08/14/06
Posts: 164
Loc: Missouri
Cambridge Audio, junk in my opinion. Have owned 2 products with the CA badge, both terrible..

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