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#410219 - 02/13/15 01:01 PM AH #1? *****
exlabdriver Offline
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#410220 - 02/13/15 01:08 PM Re: AH #1? [Re: exlabdriver]
brwsaw Offline
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Registered: 10/12/12
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"Mildly interesting if nothing else" should be in my Sig line.

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#410221 - 02/13/15 02:30 PM Re: AH #1? [Re: exlabdriver]
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In the first sentence, they've "lead" the industry instead of "led." Heavy is the crown.

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#410223 - 02/13/15 06:31 PM Re: AH #1? [Re: exlabdriver]
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Registered: 03/28/14
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Wow! Officially turned off of AH. Thought I was just on the outs. But now official.

"We are super great. See?! Look! And Hugo! Oh wow, look at us on a tear again! "

Insert super loud fart noise here. Bored.
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#410275 - 02/16/15 01:41 PM Re: AH #1? [Re: exlabdriver]
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They voted themselves as #1? Too funny.

I get what they are getting at. They have YouTube videos where most other web forum originating sites don't (but most/all of their videos are just like this article, talking about how great they are and not just giving unbiased reviews, tech updates, etc). They may have a lot of people on Facebook too, but if you look at their stats, it talks about the # of posts to their Facebook page. If you go to their Facebook page, the posts are by them and are almost all advertisements. Wow, that is a helpful Facebook presence.

I stopped looking after that. They toot their own horn, even though their horn is a kazoo. There is some intelligibility to what you hear, but it is masked in the self-promotional "buzzing" of the kazoo.
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#410294 - 02/17/15 09:50 AM Re: AH #1? [Re: exlabdriver]
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Agreed. The hardest part is hearing what they are saying and knowing that it's valid. Hard when facts come from a figure you dislike. The vibe is never very fun in the vids or articles. They always come across as bitchy or "here we go again with these dummies." Becoming more and more editorial.

The whole handling of ATMOS as it was introduced was laughable. They ate some crow over it.

Maybe they should model themselves more like the outrageously successful Mythbusters. Hard not to like those guys no matter what they are doing or blowing up that day. grin
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#413084 - 06/28/15 04:17 PM Re: AH #1? [Re: exlabdriver]
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Edited by exlabdriver (06/28/15 04:18 PM)

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#413086 - 06/28/15 09:14 PM Re: AH #1? [Re: exlabdriver]
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It is unfortunate, but AH forgot the most important aspect of being an asset to this hobby: This aspect is being objective.

The moment one decides to like or dislike a company's products based on friendship or the opposite of friendship, is the moment one no longer can be taken as a credible source.
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#413093 - 06/29/15 04:56 AM Re: AH #1? [Re: exlabdriver]
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I'm baffled. It doesn't even seem to be new content he woke the thread up for. confused
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#413099 - 06/29/15 10:30 AM Re: AH #1? [Re: Serenity_Now]
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Originally Posted By Serenity_Now
I'm baffled. It doesn't even seem to be new content he woke the thread up for. confused


It's Gene. He doesn't make much sense in anything that he does. Unless you consider horrifically bad self promotion (at least in his videos) as "making sense."

What's worse are the blind lemmings that follow this guy's every word. Sure, Gene could say that I am a blind lemming for owning Axioms, but I bought mine 11 years ago after a lot of research, listening to other brands, but before even hearing the Axioms. I liked them so much that I didn't worry about the more expensive brands that sounded similar. That is also why I later upgraded my VP150 to a VP180, added 2 more QS8s, and bought 4 M3 on-walls just last fall. I like the speakers, I like the company.

Better products out there? Sure. Some costing the same or maybe even less, probably. But most of those other companies are barely above paying someone to build a DIY type speaker (not that some can't look nice). Some do offer nice looking products. But how long will they be around? I think of a maker of amazingly great subwoofers right here in my state of Iowa. Elemental Design was basically a "garage" business in the small town of Newton, Iowa. People RAVED about how great their products were, and things were going great for a while. Then, and I don't know the details, they started having issues, put current stock on clearance, and closed up shop. to this day, I don't think that anyone who has owned one of their products has had anything but extremely positive feedback. They has everything going for them and offered tremendous performance and at a reasonable price, but didn't last.

I'd take someone who has been around a while, has a product that I like, etc. Sure, the pricing has gone up a lot in the 11 years of ownership, but so have the costs of R&D, materials, and construction.
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