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    Join Date: Apr 2016

    Location: London

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    I'm Richard.

    Default Are we the most stupid mofo's on the planet

    I've got the most basic midi system that has always played without fault despite the total lack of respect I treated it with.
    On the other hand I've handled my 'Better stuff' with kid gloves & got repaid by the fuckin expensive boxes capsizing. Forums are littered with examples of Hifi kit (often hi-end) breaking & owners seeking advice on how to fix it.
    These things aren't formula 1 cars where designers have to balance ultimate performance against longevity over 60 odd laps.
    I'm looking for owners of Hifi equipment to name what kit let them down with regards to reliability.
    God save the Que.... No, Hifi

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    Join Date: Dec 2018

    Location: Torquay, Devon.

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    I'm Shane.

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    Audio Note Meishu. Always kept blowing it's fuse when switching on, despite getting checked over at AN.
    Audio Note Oto SE Silver Signature on loan. The next day both channels stopped working. When AN got the unit, they said it worked fine. Sounds like fecking BS!
    Pink Triangle Turntable, can't recall which model. Useless build quality. Wouldn't trust anyone sneezing next to one.

    Can't think of anything else really.

    S.
    Shane Lonergan.

    Home Hi-Fi Chat UK (Facebook Group)

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    Join Date: Apr 2016

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    I'm Richard.

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    That's a great start Shane,.... Audionote..... Well fuckeroo we're off & running.

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    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: West Yorkshire

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    I'm Andy.

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    Sorry but can't add anything as all the high end shizle i have had has not let me down long term
    Main system:

    Digital.
    Philips DCC 730
    Technics SL-PJ28A CD Player
    Analogue.
    Michell Orbe with arm decoupling kit & Pete's Pylons. AudioNote Arm 1 V2. Goldring Elite MC and Firebottle OTP MKII Phono Amp
    Lenco L75 in Birch ply plinth. Linn Basik Plus. A&R P77 cart (Paratrace by Expert) VSPC MM Phono Amp
    Network Player.
    Raspberry PI plus IQAudio DAC+ (also used as a CD player) plus Pi NAS Server
    Amp.
    Burson Bang V6 Classic (Pure Sound A30 going into storage soon)
    Speakers
    Reiver Jenna floor standers
    HeadPhones.
    Sennheiser HD545 Ref, HD600, HD477
    Headphone Amp
    Myryad Z40 (also used as a pre amp)
    Backup Speakers.
    Heybrook HB1, TDL RTL2, Some home made concoction...
    Backup Amps
    Audiolab 8000a, Armstrong something or other, Amstrad Quadraphonic something or other, home built EL34 power amps.....

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    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Harold Hill, Romford, Essex

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    I'm tired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    Sorry but can't add anything as all the high end shizle i have had has not let me down long term
    +1, and there's always the warranty to fall back on

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    Join Date: Apr 2016

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    I'm Richard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gninnam View Post
    Sorry but can't add anything as all the high end shizle i have had has not let me down long term
    Fair do's Andy, but I reckon Shilze should be spelt Shindo

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    Join Date: Feb 2010

    Location: Bridgend, Wales

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    I'm James.

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    Rotel RA820BX amplifier that blew both it's main power caps. Replaced them myself so no biggie really.

    Exposure XXVRS remote chip went faulty, would randomly go into mute for no reason. £85 & shipping for Exposure to fit a new one.

    Audion Sterling amp that just blew up. £100 to Tube Distinctions to repair.

    Think that's been everything actually.
    Nottingham Analogue Spacedeck / Kuzma Stogi S / Benz Micro Ace S L
    Lenco L-75 / Carl Ellis Plinth / Ortofon AS-212 / Ortofon SPU Classic GM E MkII
    Ortofon ST-7 SUT / Croft RIAA

    Cambridge Audio CXU / Theta DS Pro Prime

    Classé Model 30 / Luxman M-383

    Usher Compass X-719


    May contain opinions that others find disturbing.

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    If you have a list of everlasting Hi-Fi we'd love to hear about it. Otherwise I think most of us accept that equipment will fail eventually.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

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    I'm Martin.

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    I've got shelves full of faulty equipment but as Geoff says nothing lasts forever and most of it was bought used and some of it arrived in none-working state. I bought a Denon PMA250SEUK the other week to revisit the past (my old one developed a fault). The one I bought is also faulty (but a different fault). It is 30 odd years old though. My Krell KSA50S is currently in the shop being fixed, again it is over 30 years old.


    Technics SLP1200 CD players, I've had 3, all have gone faulty. But they are from the 1980s so again pretty old. The only bit of kit I bought brand new that has failed was a Sony CD player and that had tens of thousands of hours on it when it failed. My fault for leaving it switched on all the time. Don't do that! It was easily fixed, just a little ribbon connector had gone bad.


    Not really whether it goes bad or not that is the problem it is whether it can be fixed. I've had a load of stuff repaired, it's an ongoing process. Some really recent kit you've got no chance of getting fixed as parts are not kept and as soon as an IC chip fails that's it. Kit using surface mount components also very difficult if not impossible to repair, at least according to the EE who is currently working on my collection of tat. He's already fixed about half a dozen items for me. I've enough to keep him busy well into next year.
    Current Lash Up:

    *Sony SCD XB790QS* Nelson Pass DCB1 / Krell KSA100 mkII * JM Lab Electra 926 *


    'You fool! To think that your ape-brain could contain the full knowledge of the Krell!'

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    Join Date: Nov 2011

    Location: Wakefield west yorkshire

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    I'm James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    If you have a list of everlasting Hi-Fi we'd love to hear about it. Otherwise I think most of us accept that equipment will fail eventually.
    Castle Knight 3 speakers, lovely little speakers that died within 6months, returned for repair only to be told just one was faulty.when they came back they both died within 2 weeks!! Arcam cd 73t ,2 repaires within 2 months then died within 4years, I was told on the phone by arcam it was probably the laser and I'd done well it lasted that long!!
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    cambridge audio azur 651w power amp, novafidelity x40 music server/pre/dac, tannoy dc4t]
    , van damme blue series interconnects, van damme studio blue 4mm speaker cable, klotz mc 5000 ,klotz silver hybrid, thanks Brian, fisual hollywood optical cable,, pioneer bdp170, akg k 550

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