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    Surely I'm not the only one who is unclear on the pronunciation of some things audio.

    Help me out:

    NAD: n-a-d or rhymes with bad

    DAC: d-a-c or rhymes with back

    Jolida: Jo lee da or Jo lie da

    I think there are others, but these are the only ones coming to mind right now.

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    Bored today,huh?

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    fluid coupled passive radiation

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    i like this thread! I know there are ones I don't know if I'm saying correctly.

    I say nad, not N.A.D. but I too am unsure
    dac as one word is commonly used
    and it is joe-lee-da, as far as I know, and have heard.

    here are some of mine off the top of my head,
    NAIM (name?)
    Theil (teal or theel?)
    Heill (hile or heel?)
    Dared (as it appears? i don't know it's chinese)
    Jadis (jaydis, yadee, wth knows)
    Wavac (wavack. wayvack?)
    Cayin (cane, cay in?)
    Pass (p ass, passe? )
    there are a lot of them out there.
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    I don't know about those, but I usually say H-S-U even though I know its pronounced shoe...

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    Seas=say ahs
    theil=teal
    DAC=dack
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    Quote Originally Posted by PSOVLSK View Post
    Surely I'm not the only one who is unclear on the pronunciation of some things audio.

    Help me out:

    NAD: n-a-d or rhymes with bad

    DAC: d-a-c or rhymes with back

    Jolida: Jo lee da or Jo lie da

    I think there are others, but these are the only ones coming to mind right now.

    NAD: New Audio Dimensions

    DAC: Digital to Analog Converter

    Jolida: Tube Amp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post
    NAD: New Audio Dimensions

    DAC: Digital to Analog Converter

    Jolida: Tube Amp

    I know what they are, just wasn't sure about the pronunciation.

    Also: Oppo: Oh po or Ah po

    A little bored, but mostly thought it'd be kind of a fun thread. And highly educational of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSOVLSK View Post
    I know what they are, just wasn't sure about the pronunciation.

    Also: Oppo: Oh po or Ah po

    A little bored, but mostly thought it'd be kind of a fun thread. And highly educational of course
    I wan't telling you what they are, I was telling you how I say them.

    That's what you asked, wasn't it?

    BTW, Oppo: DVD Player
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas View Post

    That's what you asked, wasn't it?
    No, it's not actually. I asked for the correct pronunciation.

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    Lots or variation here.

    NAD, the elite probably spell it out but, since I'm not one of those guys I rhyme with BAD--just because I wanna be "Bad"!

    DAC. I go "both" ways on this. But since it's an abbreviation, probably D-A-C

    Jolida--hey I've been there, and let me tell you the people who are least likely to pronounce this correctly are the Chinese who make the product! In any case. It is Jo-lee-da not LIE although since, we, currently have the tale of TWO Jolidas, one must be a "LIE"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    What's up? Attending an Audiophile cocktail party are we?

    Don't forget the "obligatory" Extra Low Gauge, High End Cable TIE!

    cnh
    That's right. 000 gauge or bigger only. And don't forget the cable risers to eliminate the build up of static field differentials between the tie and your chest that would otherwise create noticeable conversational degradation
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    What inquiring minds really want to know -- How do you say "PSOVLSK"?

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    http://techtalk.parts-express.com/blog.php?b=194

    An informative blog on pronunciations and other words that just irritate me...
    Posted 08-27-2011 at 05:03 PM by Wolf
    Updated 03-21-2012 at 12:14 AM by Wolf
    I'll start this off with common words in the Speaker building hobby, like manufacturers names, etc.... then dilute my focus into words that seem to get misspelled, misstated, or misunderstood frequently. We can't always get this stuff from textual bases.

    Manufacturers:
    Accuton; "Ack-Q-tahn", from accuracy aplenty.

    Hiquphon; "Hick-uh-fahn", founded by Oskar originally for the Fried tweeters.

    Visaton; (auf Deutsch) "Fee-suh-taun", English I hear "Vy-Suh-tahn", means to display aplenty.

    Aurum Cantus; (from Latin) "Ow-room Kahn-tooss", but English normally "Or-uhm Kan-tuss", and means golden melody or song.

    SEAS is an acronym for Scandinavian Electro Acoustic Systems, and is typically pronounced as "Say-Ahz".

    Audax, according to my BIL who was raised in France, comes from the tongue- "O-dahgz".

    AURA- obviously "Or-Ah".

    Eminence = "Em-In-Ents"

    ERSE; "Err-Suh"

    ETON; auf Deutsch would be "Ay-Taun", but English say "EE-tuhn".

    Fostex = "Fahss-Tecks", not 'tek'.

    Fountek = "Fown-tek", not "Fahn-tek".

    Hi-Vi is "Hy-Vy" to me.

    RAAL to me could be a few things:
    "Rahl" is what I hear most often. "R-al" is also heard, but "Ray-uhl" could also be a possibility.
    *Please correct me if you've heard it from the manufacturer's lips.

    Tang Band is not Tang Bang. "Tang-Band".

    Vifa = "Vee-Fuh".

    Goertz and Mundorf should be auf Deutsch- "Go-wur-tss" and "Moon-Dorf" with rolls/lilt on the 'R'.

    Neutrik auf Deutsch is "Noy-Treek", but commonly English says "New-trick".

    Behringer- "Bayr-Reenger"

    Most of the others I would think to be self explanatory.
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    To make a cabinet more dead, the term is to 'Damp', not 'dampen'. Therefore, the word 'Damping' is also correct.

    'Loose' means to be not-tight, and should not be confused for 'Lose'; which is 1-to not be found or 2-lost.

    'Tour' is pronounced 'Too(2)-Err', not 'Torr'.

    Larynx and Pharynx are 'Layr-EEnks' and 'Fayr-EEnks', not 'nix'.

    I'll add to this blog as I see fit.....

    Later,
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    What about Thiele? I've always wondered if I pronounce it correctly. I say, "thee uhl".
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    Wolf

    As to Thiel....
    Nope- it's 'teel', or even 't-heel' if you make the H present. Just don't blur the 'T' and 'H' sounds to 'TH', keep them separate.

    This goes for Thiel Audio, Thiele/Small, and Thiele and Partner.

    Caiman

    Goertz should be close to Gurts, although German "oe" (or ?, with Umlaut) is closer to French "eu", longer, and the following "r" opens towards a schwa ("ə") sound rather than a roll or a trill. Something like Gu-ats, or maybe like "goats" with the -oa- phonemes inverted.

    Wolf

    Caiman- you are likely correct about that one.
    I took 4 yeats of German in HS, and Go-Urtz is likely more similar.
    What I stated would have been Guertz, not Goertz.
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    Denon. Is the emphasis on the De or the non?

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    Let's not forget about those SCHIIT(Y) DAC's

    http://schiit.com/about/about-schiit/

    One model they have is called the "AS(S)GARD"

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    In Charleston, SC, they say, "POKE AUDIO"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnh View Post
    What's up? Attending an Audiophile cocktail party are we?

    cnh

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    MIT cables, M.I.T. like the college, or mitt like a catcher's glove???


    btw I like this thread. As someone who does 90% of his audio research online, I'm unsure about pronunciation as well.

    Speaking of audio research.... A.R.C., or ark?
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    I wonder about KEF? Is it K.E.F,or is it KEF,as 1 word? I've heard them both ways from different salespeople!
    This is a cool informational thread!
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    I've always heard KEF, as in one word. Confirmation in this video: http://www.kef.com/thefifty/
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    Another good example is Focal. When I went out looking for some car speakers a couple years back, I wanted to look at them. I pronounced them like foe-kuhl (rhymes with vocal), but the sales guy was very quick to correct me. Since they are a French company, the correct pronunciation is foe-cal...like pre-cal, but with a foe instead of a pre. Yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    I've always heard KEF, as in one word. Confirmation in this video: http://www.kef.com/thefifty/
    I actually called KEF for replacement grilles for my iQ9's and the guy politely corrected me and said it's Kay Eee Eff.
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    It appears KEF can't even agree.
    "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you." Friedrich Nietzsche

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    So what about MIT cables???
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    Source 2: Rega Apollo CDP
    USB > SPDIF Converter: Stello U3
    DAC: Audio GD NFB-7
    Preamp: Audio Research LS-15
    Power Amp: BAT VK-500
    Speakers: Magnepan 3.7's

    HT:

    Source 1: HTPC
    Source 2: Oppo 103
    Pre/Pro: Marantz av8003
    Power Amp: Rotel RMB-1095
    Fronts: LSiM-705's
    Center: LSiM-704c
    Surrounds: LSiM-702's
    Subs: Dual SVS PC12-NSD's

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    EM-EYE-TEE baby.

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    What about Qol?
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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    I still don't understand how people get "FARVE" out of FAVRE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    I still don't understand how people get "FARVE" out of FAVRE?
    Ever heard of convergent strabismus?

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