Kepp hearing the term fine tuned for europe.. Do we in europe listen differently to the rest of the world?.. So does that mean that other parts of the world listen to a differnt kind of sound..?
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This early post may help: http://www.whathifi.com/forum/hi-fi/european-tuned-sound
Oh well am late then about the topic.. Anyway all sounds like a marketing ploy to me.
Generally, It's a form of bull**** like other terms you will find in the high end cable industry.
Electronic don't need a sound tuning for sounding "european"... perhaps they want to say it's sounding like the european products... But it's completely bull**** because, only by thinking, I have already six brands in diverse areas of europe, that all sound different.
THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS.
In electronic. For example, some Coda Continuum stuff are modified for the european market. This not only because the voltage is different, but because some things will not support some specific conditions of the european market, and, in the other way, some elements are so weak that the amps wouldn't have a chance with it on this market.
In term of speakers. Speakers for USA are, normally, ready to be put in rooms that are standard in your country. But the normal living room of an european is much smaller. So, yes, it's existing, that some brands modify their speakers to fit well in the markets they want.
I'm not speaking english very well. I'm excusing for all mistakes.
It is partly marketing but I do think that tastes are different across the world or maybe it the room size and construction. In Europe I think they go for a more warm/natural sound, in the far east its probably abit brighter/harsher sound. In USA they seem to go for more bass.
I bought a Marantz 63SE thats tuned in the UK.
Houses in Europe tend to be small and built out of brick where houses in countries such as America or Australia tend to be larger and built out of wood which has a big effect on the way the bass sounds. I've no idea if that has anything to do with amplifiers that are 'tuned for a particular country' but speakers sold in America and Australia do tend to be bigger and bassier to compensate for way their houses affect the sound.
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Different products for different markets? without doing a thorough review of all such products I can't conclusively conclude that it isn't justpure marketing fluff.
Not sure what the specific difference in tastes is. It might even differ by country within Europe. So, to get into a bit of steretyping/overly broad generlizations, e.g. I've heard Germany likes quite a bright detailed sound while the UK prefers a warmer sound.
Personally I think Japan products often have a warmer more laid back presentation, while it is made a bit more exciting for Europe.
I'm thinking of the example of Yamaha's A-S500 which isn't sold in Japan, but by reputation has a brighter more aggresive sound than most of their stereo range.
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Agreed: none of us really has a clue what we're talking about or what the manufacturers actually do, but it's all more evidence of the ridiculous and obvious bullEDITED marketing deception that's at the heart of the hi-fi industry.
Right, everyone off to the crochet and needlepoint forum, then!
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It's no good I've tried it. That place is full of foo needle techniques and snake oil wool products.
Always wary of these 'UK' etc tuned components after a bad experience with a 'UK tuned' sony amp , I always felt the need to turn the bass up to max and it still sounded too thin for my liking,
so usually means they have tightened the bass up to a point it becomes wanting,
That was your speakers, not the amp.
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