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I want to have some fun guys, I like to laugh and think this will be a good way for all of us to lighten up some during our busy days.

Post pictures of the ugliest speakers you have ever seen or owned. Who cares about sound, its about UGLY.

These are speakers we would never let anyone see us with and if in the garage we would hide them behind tires or something. If found with them in our possession we would say, I have no idea how they got there.

If you remember a brand or model, do a internet search, someone is bound to have some pictures of the speakers you remember. Maybe you come across some really ugly speakers on Ebay, if so, show us Lets laugh a little guys.


My first choice.. These look so ugly they would make a good case for the wife to leave home.

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I want to have some fun guys, I like to laugh and think this will be a good way for all of us to lighten up some during our busy days.

Post pictures of the ugliest speakers you have ever seen or owned. Who cares about sound, its about UGLY.

These are speakers we would never let anyone see us with and if in the garage we would hide them behind tires or something. If found with them in our possession we would say, I have no idea how they got there.

If you remember a brand or model, do a internet search, someone is bound to have some pictures of the speakers you remember. Maybe you come across some really ugly speakers on Ebay, if so, show us Lets laugh a little guys.


My first choice.. These look so ugly they would make a good case for the wife to leave home.
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You might be on to something...bet you could make alot of money marketing on that

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LOL, this has the potential for the best AVS thread ever! Off to a great start! lol
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Thanks - after all the aggravation at work today, I needed a good laugh. The only thing is, now all the Bose crybabies are going to start screaming at you for making fun of their decision to purchase Bose.
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A little small....but still ugly as hell
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http://www.audiovox.com/images/produ...itage400_y.jpg

Looks like something from my favorite maritan. Sad thing is, I was considering these for my first system (for a short time only).
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Looks like Bose has the lead..... and they sound as ugly as they look too.

You guys remember these by Fisher... Remember the "Studio Standard" line....? LOL, imagine that!

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Looks like Bose has the lead..... and they sound as ugly as they look too.

You guys remember these by Fisher... Remember the "Studio Standard" line....? LOL, imagine that!

Enjoy

OMG! When I was growing up, one of my friend's dad had a set of those! Along with a whole cabinet full of the "Studio standard" line.

To bad when his old man wasn't home one day we "took it to 11" and heard a loud "POP!"....there went the tweeters!

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I feel so ashamed! I used to sell those Fishers with Fisher rack systems back in the 80's.
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Anybody remember the old ugly Kenwood subs. They looked like this but just a box. It had the controls and display in front. Just plain ugly.


Also an ugly full range speaker.


Props on the Lifestyle 48 post!! Priceless!!

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Edit: Since I had trouble with people seeing these pics, if anyone sees these on here now, please reply letting me know.

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I feel so ashamed! I used to sell those Fishers with Fisher rack systems back in the 80's.


Well, you can take them out of your garage, we know you have a pair and practice taking slapshots at them.

I bet you sold these classics from Kenwood.
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I feel so ashamed! I used to sell those Fishers with Fisher rack systems back in the 80's.

Heck you feel bad, I use to own some of those fishers with a rack system in the 80s. Granted I was about 14, but hey I still had them.

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I bet you sold these classics from Kenwood.

WOW, no actually. What era are those from? I kinda jumped when I saw those. Scary!

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Well, you can take them out of your garage, we know you have a pair and practice taking slapshots at them.

I bet you sold these classics from Kenwood.

I want those. With those who needs wall treatment. Those are the walls.
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Well, for the Bose lover in all of us.... LOL

I remember them, have a peek
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I bet they sound better than any current Blows product though.

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Well, for the Bose lover in all of us.... LOL

I remember them, have a peek

When I look at this picture, I'm thinking - Hey, where is C3PO?
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You might be on to something...bet you could make alot of money marketing on that

He was referring to speakers that would make the Wife move out..... Well, I found ones she would definitly leave if you parked them in "her" living room. Not only because they are Ugly, but because they have that vintage "Klipsh, I will make your eyes bleed with my looks and your ears bleed with my horns"

Imagine them with that bare floor and walls too.... yikes!

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When I look at this picture, I'm thinking - Hey, where is C3PO?


That is funny, I was thinking Buck Rogers myself.....

I do not mean to scare you guys, but here are thos Bose again, but naked this time. Really, this is very bad porn.
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I bet you sold these classics from Kenwood.[/quote]
No, but I kinda wish I did. I could have made some serious coin selling them to the Deaf and blind.
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Anybody remember the old ugly Kenwood subs. They looked like this but just a box. It had the controls and display in front. Just plain ugly.


Also an ugly full range speaker.


Props on the Lifestyle 48 post!! Priceless!!

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Hey, where'd your pics go?
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I bet you sold these classics from Kenwood.

No, but I kinda wish I did. I could have made some serious coin selling them to the Deaf and blind. [/quote]

Then you need this.... The Kenwood "Tower of Power"! This is what I call a Bitchin' setup, because the wife, she will be bitchin'


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We call it bitchin, they call it constructive critisizm!
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Hey, where'd your pics go?

I don't know? I can see them just fine here. Is anyone else having problems seeing the ugly pictures I posted? (not that you really care)

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I don't know? I can see them just fine here. Is anyone else having problems seeing the ugly pictures I posted? (not that you really care)

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I can't see them either... you tease!

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The absolute worst speakers I have ever seen were by Soundesign (a friend bought them without consulting me, she should have known better.) They were large, as if they were floorstanders, but only contained 4" full-range drivers (that's right, no separate tweeters!) The drivers were hot-glued in, but there were decals to make it look like they had metal frames! (Even screws painted on them!) Also, the backs were pressboard and held in place with staples (not even a nod to airtightness), and the scrawny wires came out of holes in the back so they couldn't be changed.
The experience of listening to these was unforgettable, just like a root canal.
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