Does Anyone Else Member the Golden Age of Audio Insults and Product Degradation?

My time in audio (and, video) goes way back.  How far back?  Does selling console stereos with ceramic cartridges mounted on record changers go back far enough?  Things were very competitive back then.  And, energetic and creative peddlers of consumer electronics didn't hold anything back.

Here's some examples from my memory.  Maybe you can add some of your own?

Maggotbox:  Magnavox

RCA Victim:  RCA Victor

Kindlingwood:  Kenwood

Soundshitty:  Sansui

Altec Lansing "Voice of the Outhouse":  "Voice of the Theater"

Karmon Hardon:  Harmon Kardon

And, who can forget?:  "No highs.  No lows.  It must be Bose."

Or:  "You can knock a Yamaha.  But, you can't Nakamichi."




Looks like you've exposed some gaps in my knowledge base.  Glad your experience with the NEC gear was a possible one.  I've now adjusted my opinion towards NEC with a little help from my friends.

Thanks for the comments.


I thought the NEC T-710 tuner was every bit as good as the highly rated B&K TS-108 that I had just prior to the NEC, if not better.  Although, I never heard the A7 or A10 integrated amps, they were very robust and well built units and also were well regarded.


i have a greater appreciation now of what NEC brought to the world of high performance audio.


thanks again for sharing.