, 08-27-2011 at 05:03 PM (3340 Views)
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.
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"
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".
Most of the others I would think to be self explanatory.
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.....
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