Audio Community Phrases or Sayings that Make You Cringe.....

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by Audiokingman, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. GooGooMuck

    GooGooMuck New Member

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    "Digital Ready" in ads for speakers when CDs were hitting the scene.
     
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  2. justjed2

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    I had a problem with 'Digital Ready' in regards to speakers, as well, until it was explained to me much later. It had to do with driver speed and control, for the companies that actually cared. For others it was just a buzz-word. They were still being driven by an analog signal and voltage. And probably only a very few speakers were truly handicapped by an analog presentation of a digital source medium.

    I'm just not a fan of hype.

    Edited to add: OK, Yeah. I bought a 2M Blue without ever having heard one. Sue me...
     
  3. rshep

    rshep Working my way to 1000 posts Subscriber

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    ...it's so powerful, I can only stand it turned up to 3 (or some other random setting on the volume control)
     
  4. Audiokingman

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    "In good shape, for their age"

    "They sound good, for what they are"
     
  5. OMGCat!

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    I've used "It's in good shape for it's condition" a few times when selling less than well taken care of gear on CL. It was more of a joke and the people who were interested picked up on it.
     
  6. joebeadg

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    Good condition for its age. Why not just tell me what condition it's in.
     

     

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  7. Audiokingman

    Audiokingman Active Member

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    Just seen the following:

    It's got a big tranny (instead of transformer).
    My favorite speakers are my Vandy's (instead of Vandersteen).
     
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  8. 91r100gs

    91r100gs Lunatic Member

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    This is good! Lots of pent up anger being released in this thread!:D
     
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  9. ev13wt

    ev13wt Super Member

    "As the artist intended"

    This phrase is SO overused, its needs a high 5, in the face, with a chair.
     
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  10. justjed2

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    It's usually more about what the engineer or producer intended, rather than the artist...
     
  11. Audiokingman

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    "In vintage condition"
     

     

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  12. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    I need a speaker that can take the power of my 400W amp.
     
  13. Audiokingman

    Audiokingman Active Member

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    I've been seeing this a lot lately:

    "Speakers have been recently reformed"
     
  14. whoaru99

    whoaru99 Epic Member

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    Open-minded.

    I think that takes the cake.
     
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  15. patate91

    patate91 Well-Known Member

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    I've been there, done that.

    -As an argument
    - Instead of helping, sharing past experience with poster.


    My : friend, uncle, reviewer, etc. says he was hearing things, meaning that everyone should hear them.
     
  16. WaynerN

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    "Affordable"
     

     

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  17. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    Horns are honky. WTF does that mean??
     
  18. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    Oh absolutely! Really makes my BS detector meters flip out..
     
  19. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    Last time I recall using it (a cable thread), "non-judgmental" was my meaning, and would have been more accurate if I'd given it just a little more thought. Perhaps I will next time I'm tempted, due to your post.
     
  20. Gents

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    Well, this one I can at least understand. This hobby has an inordinate number of tire kickers. Everytime I'm selling something online, all the no money kooks with a million bitchy questions and no serious way of buying are contacting me.
    I'm not sure how effective 'serious inquiries only' is against the idiots, but I understand the motivation.
     
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