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Aiwa systems good or bad

Were aiwa systems that bad

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RE: Aiwa systems good or bad

Compared to? Aiwa was mass-produced, lo-fidelity made to a price to sell high volume. It was neither good nor bad. It wasn't high fidelity.

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RE: Aiwa systems good or bad

robbie1982 wrote:
Were aiwa systems that bad

they were aimed at a particular market, all in one system with big thumpy bass, for not a lot of money , lots of people wanted that, more so the young uns for the bedrooms,  

nothing wrong with that, if thats what you want,  not my cup of tea, 

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I recall they made some pretty good cassette decks in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Compared to some of the all in one systems of today my father still has his aiwa seperates system had it for 25 years and the sound i would say is better than some of the technics stuff of more recent times

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Although I never had one, the cassettes always seemed well liked. 

 

The couple of times I heard one of their all in one things it sounded alright not great. 

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Compared to some of the all in one systems of today my father still has his aiwa seperates system had it for 25 years and the sound i would say is better than some of the technics stuff of more recent times

What's the point of these questions? It's a personal opinion, if you like it, great, if others don't, great.

For the record my sister had an Aiwa system in the 80s. It was trash, absolute garbage. YMMV.

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Just thought i would ask it

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My Dad had an Aiwa system in the 80s too (he kept the review from WHF mag too) and sold it on eBay a couple of years back for £115!  Was worth in total about £1200 from new.

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I think my dad paid around the same for his too, his cd player still works too Smile

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I think my dad paid around the same for his too, his cd player still works too :)

 

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Aiwa system in the 80s. It was trash, absolute garbage.

Hi The _Lhc

Aiwa system are just fine Smile

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chebby wrote:

I recall they made some pretty good cassette decks in the 1970s and 1980s.

They certainly did.....I owned the AD-F 360, which held its own with decks at double it's price of £109.

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i bought one in the late 90's. it was a 5 speaker surround system. cost me 500 quid. it was trully awful. i had bought it to replace the sony sytem that my toddler daughter had wrecked.i had it back in the box within a few hours, and back at the shop. i traded it for a technics midi system which was impressive in comparison.and 100 quid cheaper. back then i had a massive cassette collection, which the technics did a great job with.back in the late 80's and early nineties i had only ever heard a 3 hifi setups, technics, pioneer and akai. and to be honest i don't think any of them sounded any good. my sony cost me 550 quid in the late 80's which was a lot of money, and not that good.i think the limitations was with the speakers that came with those type of systems. they weren't that good at all.

i listened to systems like that for years till a friend showed me his seperates system and kef floorstanders.. i was literally blown away.  i can't thank him enough for introducing me to decent sounding music. its been a passion ever since.

 

 

 

 

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I owned one & i must admit it was horrible. I cnt imagine listening to that now.. But at the time I thought it was the bomb. Still got it in my family home aboard.. ROFL

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I had an Aiwa midi system in the very early nineties which had twin cassette decks a cd player and was finished in what i thought at the time was a very classy 'champagne' gold colour uuurgh. i had many many great stoned afternoons and evenings listening to it. It certainly pumped out some bass (if nothing else) which suited my tastes of that era perfectly and it lasted a good 10 years until inevitably the cd packed up. It was of its time,

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