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RE: Aiwa systems good or bad

Threads like these insult or intelligence and/or test our tolerance. Whats the point of it?

To make it fun lets all say what we really think of Aiwa in a very descriprive way.

 

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Hi The_Lhc

I don't recall mentioning any other manufacturer.

You should pay more attention then, I remember it very well...

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I had an aiwa system in the 90's.

It was good for the price – CD, tape, radio, record deck, all for £400.00

Did the job I wanted for a few years.

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Vladimir wrote:

Threads like these insult or intelligence and/or test our tolerance. Whats the point of it?

To make it fun lets all say what we really think of Aiwa in a very descriprive way.

 

 

Actually, it's posts like that that insult intellignece and test tolerance....

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For me reading about exotic kit on forums has replaced looking at Aiwa gear with lots of speakers and flashing lights in the back of an Argos catalogue somewhere between table tennis tables / fishing rods / punch bags and toys. I’m sure they made some acceptable kit but all the ones I heard were pretty poor.

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bluedroog wrote:

For me reading about exotic kit on forums has replaced looking at Aiwa gear with lots of speakers and flashing lights in the back of an Argos catalogue somewhere between table tennis tables / fishing rods / punch bags and toys. I’m sure they made some acceptable kit but all the ones I heard were pretty poor.

If that's your only recollection of Aiwa kit then you can be forgiven for thinking it's a lo-fi also-ran brand. But it was not always that way.

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I had some Aiwa speakers in my bedroom when I was about 12 - I thought they were good at the time, but clearly not as good as the more expensive speakers I've had since I got a bit older.

Didn't have them long though as my brother nicked them and "installed" them into my sister's car i.e. bolted them on to the parcel shelf, and instead gave me some fairground speakers his dodgy friend had "acquired" from somewhere. The joys of being the youngest child...

 

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MUSICRAFT wrote:

Hi The_Lhc

I don't recall mentioning any other manufacturer.

You should pay more attention then, I remember it very well...

Hi The_Lhc

On the contrary i feel that it is you who should be paying more attention then as i didn't mention any other manufacturer. By all means :type:  and :type:

Anyway Aiwa systems are just fine Smile Sweet dreams :grin:

All the best

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Never confuse Aiwa with Alba.

 

Aiwa made some belting cassette decks in the 80's / early 90's. Some excellent amps and CD players too.

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Their early offerings were very good, but they went cheapo after that.

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ReValveiT wrote:

Never confuse Aiwa with Alba.

 

Ah the three A's very confusing back then.

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The_Lhc wrote:

MUSICRAFT wrote:

Hi The_Lhc

I don't recall mentioning any other manufacturer.

You should pay more attention then, I remember it very well...

Hi The_Lhc

On the contrary i feel that it is you who should be paying more attention then as i didn't mention any other manufacturer.

Right, I've no idea what you're wittering on about but I'm talking about a discussion of the 2012 Bristol show wherein I commented that a Chord system at the show sounded like a crappy old Aiwa hi-fi and you responded that there was nothing wrong with Aiwa at which point I decided (privately) that you were either being sarcastic, were insane or had dreadful hearing.

I've subsequently discounted at least one of those possibilities...

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The joys of being the youngest child...

They don't always nick stuff off you.

I was given my first system by my older brother when I was about 15. (This was in the late 1970s.)

Prinzsound SA-2001 amplifer (wood jacket, slider controls), a top-loading Prinzsound STD600 cassette deck, Amstrad Acousta 2500 speakers, Sony ST-70 tuner and a Connoisseur BD2 turntable with Shure M55 cartridge.

(He had just upgraded to an all Rotel separates 'rack' system with Wharfedale Glendales.)

I used it for the next 3 years in my bedsit and throughout 6th form college until I got my first full-time job and flat and 'proper' hi-fi and girl friend. (Still with her.)   

I  returned the favour to my brother years later when I gave him a Dual CS505-2 Deluxe and a NAD 3020 and some Mordaunt Short Carnival 2s. (And much later on I gave him my Yamaha KX-580 SE cassette deck.)

 

 

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Right, I've no idea what you're wittering on about

Hi The_Lhc

I can't help it if you don't know what you're wittering on about Smile I didn't mention any other manufacturer.

Aiwa systems are just fine Cool Sweet dreams Laughing

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Seem to recall Aiwa made some good turntables.

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