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 Post subject: Re: How does this Look?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:42 am 
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Looks like a projector


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 7:58 am 
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Hipsters would love it, but it will need an iPad dock though.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:05 am 
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Hideous. Looks like it is designed by someone that wants a unique look but has no sense of aesthetics or industrial design.

I think I saw that station wagon for sale on Canuck Auto Mart :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:23 am 
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From the pics it looks like a Chinese Pathos knock off, but I would have to see it in person before forming a solid opinion. Is the face real wood or a sticker? If its a sticker I would not buy it based on that alone. I could not have any "pride of ownership" looking at a sticker.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:50 am 
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RobbieR wrote:
From the pics it looks like a Chinese Pathos knock off, but I would have to see it in person before forming a solid opinion. Is the face real wood or a sticker? If its a sticker I would not buy it based on that alone. I could not have any "pride of ownership" looking at a sticker.


I concur, fugly.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:09 am 
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Michael F wrote:
RobbieR wrote:
From the pics it looks like a Chinese Pathos knock off, but I would have to see it in person before forming a solid opinion. Is the face real wood or a sticker? If its a sticker I would not buy it based on that alone. I could not have any "pride of ownership" looking at a sticker.


I concur, fugly.





I guess I should have been clearer in my first post because I actually like the "Styling" but question it's Fit & Finish / Build Quality (based on the pics). I could be completely wrong and the amps Face Plate could be made from some exotic wood & hand crafted by a master carpenter......................or its a stamped out piece of sheet metal with a sticker on it :lol: Can't tell from the pics

No doubt the styling was "Inspired" by Pathos.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:10 am 
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Solid wood.

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Solid wood.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:13 am 
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Floyd wrote:
Solid wood.

-- 13 Mar 2015 17:11 --

Solid wood.


In that case I like the styling.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:59 am 
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Looks very cheap and fugly IMO
The real wood and volume knob look extremely cheap made.
Looks like someone was very quickly using a brown stain on the wood, one swipe and done...eewww


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:45 am 
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I see fins on it ,so the tubes are for looks ? I don't know but that is my observation.
For looks I guess its Ok,kinda chessy.Some people will love it for sure,the hipsters like shiny objects ,as onother member mentioned already.The tubes placed horizontally side by side,reminds me car light beams.
It would make a hot seller high end in India.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:03 am 
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Looks similar to a Pathos Acoustic product, in much the same way the midsize Ford sedan resembles Audi A6 general shape.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:19 am 
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Floyd wrote:
Solid wood.

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Solid wood.
Looks like engineered veneer to me, and contact cemented onto a substrate. EV is often died through so staining is not necessary.

As for looks, it's not for me but I don't want to criticize someone else's taste sensibilities.

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Trying not to stray too far off topic here, but are Tubes designed to be seated in the Vertical Position, as apposed to Horizontally like this amp? I ask because I am wondering if tubes shed heat differently when seated horizontally and does that affect tube life?


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:53 am 
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I like it. Not your plain ol' black or silver folded metal box. Putting the tubes horizontal like that is a nice touch - and it would have to be a hunk of real wood on the front.


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RobbieR wrote:
Trying not to stray too far off topic here, but are Tubes designed to be seated in the Vertical Position, as apposed to Horizontally like this amp? I ask because I am wondering if tubes shed heat differently when seated horizontally and does that affect tube life?


OK I just looked it up, some tubes are fine when mounted horizontally, others are not.


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