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    Nope, I speak a little German (and my wife is half-German), and it's defo pronounced as 'Shit'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hang on, Dave... Is Tony's name definitely 'Relph'? In Wiki it looks more like 'Reiph', as if it was 'Relph', then the three first letters would've been capitalised thus: 'RELph', not' REIph'..

    If it is 'Relph', then 'Rega' should be pronounced as 'Reh(h)-gah', which is different from 'Ray-gah' or "Ree-gah'.

    Marco.
    I knew him as Tony Relph. He left the company around 37 years ago and it is now still owned and managed by Roy. He takes more of a back seat now but still has his hand in.

    Back in the day when I spoke with Roy a couple of times/week, he pronounced it "Reega" and this is what everyone I have worked with at Rega say.

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    Fair enough, although technically, if using 'Relph' as the phonetic guide, it should be pronounced a little differently, more like 'Reh(h)-gah'.

    'Ray-gah' is definitely NOT right, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nope, I speak a little German (and my wife is half-German), and it's defo pronounced as 'Shit'.

    Marco.
    yep.

    from their website ....

    Yes, that is our name. Shih-tah. It's a proud German name, host to a long line of audio engineers who slaved away in crumbling Teutonic fortresses as lightning lashed the dark lands outside, working to perfect the best amplification devices in the world...

    Or, well, no. Yep, Schiit is our name, and it's pronounced, well, like "hey man, that's some really good Schiit!" And now that we have your attention...
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    I'm away for a shih-tah
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    Auch shite!!!....thought i was getting the hang of this pish.

    Hope Grant nips it and get back on the forum fast!

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    Lol... Yes, there are some other 'interesting' little words in German, such as 'Fahrt', which means journey (travelling somewhere).

    So, you could ask your German friend, who's just flown over to see you, 'Fahrt gut?' (Did you have a good journey?), to which, if they wished to be jovial and understood English might reply: 'Yes, I left a stinky one on the plane' Or: 'Yes, I feel 2 stone lighter, and may have followed through'

    Combining 'Fahrt' and 'Schiitt' could provide further giggles.....

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    The Joe Rogan podcast with Joey Diaz and Tom Segura cover jobbie jokes rather succinctly.

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    Marco, just don't get too excited if you go to Denmark and someone offers you a fartplan
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    LOL... Thinking on it, Schiitt should've invented some headphones called 'Fahrts', which could've been combined with a Schiitt amp, to take you on a 'journey of sound' such as you've never before experienced....

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