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RE: Aiwa systems good or bad

I always got Aiwa and Akai mixed up, whatever happened to Akia, they seemed to do more on seperates such as amps, tuners,  tape decks  while Awia was midi towers  

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Seems we are persisting with the childish threads...  :?

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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.

Presumably you're not very old and only remember the Aiwa of the last 10-15 years. Before that, they were quite a different brand with a range of highly-regarded budget/mid-range separates, particularly their cassette decks.

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MajorFubar wrote:

Tear Drop wrote:

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.

Presumably you're not very old and only remember the Aiwa of the last 10-15 years. Before that, they were quite a different brand with a range of highly-regarded very competent separates, particularly their cassette decks.

 

Agree with you Major. Back in the late-ish 70's, I had an Aiwa AD6500 cassette deck. If I remember right, I paid around £200 for it, a lot of money back then. To my ears, a nice tool Smile

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MajorFubar wrote:

Presumably you're not very old and only remember the Aiwa of the last 10-15 years. Before that ....

Is it possible there was such a time?

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Nurse!

 

Edit: Not fair, cheb edited his rant.  :cry:

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I had one also, before I bought a Kenwood separates system. It sounded great in my small flat at the time, but I realised that it was awfull and it was given to my blind grandfather. He used it well for CDs and the stored radio stations, and for listening to his audio books. He said it was great for speech and vocalists. Who am I To argue as his hearing was far better tuned than mine.

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The_Lhc wrote:

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

Hi The _Lhc

Aiwa system are just fine Smile

Thanks

Rick @ Musicraft

Yes I seem to recall you saying they're as good as Chord electronics, I still don't know what you're on about, however based on the chords I've heard that isn't saying much.

 

This system was crap, you'll just have to live with that, like I did for the best part of ten years.

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Push buttons just like on Audiolab.

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They produced traditional separates for many years and a still well regarded micro HiFi system in the shape of the C22/P22 pre- and power amps and a matching tuner and tape deck.  Their cassette decks from the 80s to the late 90s were among the best and they may have had the first Dolby S deck but not sure.  

They were not alone in producing midi systems of average quality in the 80s but that doesn't impact on their overall respectable credibility.

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1250AD highly regarded cassette deck. £800 tower with nice veneer speakers. Both worthy IMO. Mass produced sure but decent sound. Not sure why anyone cares but I'd not knock em'. 

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Hi The_Lhc

I don't recall mentioning any other manufacturer. Then and as now I'll say that Aiwa systems are just fine  Smile

All the best

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Vladimir wrote:

Seems we are persisting with the childish threads...  :?

If you think its childish then dont comment then...plenty of other people are disscussing the topic so i assume they are childish also?

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chebby wrote:

MajorFubar wrote:

Presumably you're not very old and only remember the Aiwa of the last 10-15 years. Before that ....

Is it possible there was such a time?

Does feel a different lifetime sometimes. I grew up in the era of LPs, 8-track cartridges, reel to reel recorders, super-8 cine and three channels on our 21" CRT TV set. The home HiFi was a Dynatron HFC101 music centre which had a GL75 turntable and huge Dynatron-branded Wharfedale Unit 5 kit speakers that moved walls. So like many of us here I've seen a lot of change. Sometimes it's easy to forget that because technology moves so fast the younger generation has no real memory beyond 1990s plastic Saisho microsystems, they see CDs as vintage technology (like I dd with 78s), and couldn't thread a cine projector or an open-reel tape deck. None of this is a criticism, just an observation that the time moves on. Give it another 30 years and someone now in their teens or twenties will say "God I'm so old I remember iPod docks"

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