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Hi-Fi in the Axis of Evil.......

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by dynamic turtle, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. dynamic turtle

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    Gents,

    Whilst on a recent visit to Iran, I chanced upon a couple of Hi-fi dealerships! Certainly not what I was expecting :eek: .This is a country where female singers are banned, the electricity fluctuates between 160-260v and officially manufactured music is next to impossible to purchase!

    One dealer "Pop Stereo" ( :rotfl: )was pretty small and was 50% car radio. He stocked a lot of Rotel & B&W. He also had a couple of monster McIntosh amps and Dynaudio speakers. I was most surprised to see Mike Creek's amps in the window! I wonder if he knows his equipment is popular with islamic fundamentalists!!

    Another dealer - "Yec" - was extremely well-stocked. Lots of Denon, B&W, Kef, Arcam etc. but also some major high-end & esoteric stuff like Gryphon, Accuphase, Krell, Sonus Faber & Pathos. Star of the show were the B&W "Ammonite" nautilus speakers - the £30k flagship jobbies!!!

    Officially recorded music and vinyl are almost impossible to come by in Iran. I went to a very expensive looking music store there and bought a living presence cd for $3, only to discover it was a cd-r :mad: - and it was shrink-wrapped!

    Makes you wonder what sort of garbage they play on their expensive hi-fi's thinking it's the bees knees :rolleyes:

    Just thought the forum would be interested to know that Iranians appreciate good hi-fi equipment too :) . All we need now is someone to report on the latest hi-fi developments in North Korea!!

    DT
     
  2. Londondecca

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    Excellent report :thumbsup:
     
  3. Daneel

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    CD-Rs are just fine if they are made properly, sound quality wise that is. Obviously you don't expect to be sold one in a shop.

    Interesting information. Is this to become a hi-fi reporting globe trot thread? :)
     

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