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By: Richer Sounds  05/12/2011

Hi-Fi Separates

CD is the still the best selling solid media music format. To make the most of your shiny silver discs, invest in a quality player, it will make all the difference.

 

Ok so we used to be purists, but now systems includes some excellent mini systems as well as our tailored separate systems - guess which is best though??

 

'Inter-connects..they're such an important variable in determining the sound of your system' said What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine. We couldn't agree more!

Whether you've got stacks of records, or a few, a turntable is a must. Warmer and mellower than CD, vinyl is still the audiophile's medium of choice.

 

Speaker stands will accurately disperse any vibration generated by your bookshelf speakers, expand the sound stage and enhance bass response.

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3^Bi-wired^A speaker with seperate terminals to connect it's woofer and tweeter to the amplifier.^|43^Analogue^A signal that is as exact replica of the original sounds waveform. An example of an analogue device is a cassette deck.^|44^Impedance^The resistance, measured in Ohms, offered to AC (alternating current) signals by a component. In loudspeaker specifications 8 Ohms is the norm, 6 Ohms is becoming more popular, but be careful with low-impedance 4 Ohm speakers because not all power amplifiers are happy driving them.^|45^RDS^Radio Data System - This is fitted to some tuners and car radios (where it's genuinely useful ) and supplies some additional information and controls signals to the tuner^|46^Sensitivity^When quoted in loudspeaker specifications, this tells you how easy a job the amplifier have driving the speaker. Measured in dB (decibels), 88dB is average, 84dB is low (so get a big amp!), and 90dB or above is very high (so a little amp will do).^|47^Tweeter^A loudspeaker's high frequency drive unit. Produces most of the treble.^|48^Watts^Used to specify amplifier or loudspeaker power handling.^|49^Woofer^A loudspeaker's low frequency drive unit.^|50^Amplifier^Hi-fi component (or any electrical circuit) that boosts signals. An amplifier is required to connect a cd player to speakers..and so on.^|51^Multiregion^This term means that the unit is capable of playing discs from anywhere in the world. The world is split into 6 regions. DVD players and discs sold within Europe are region 2. America is region 1 and so on.^|52^Multi-region^This term means that the unit is capable of playing discs from anywhere in the world. The world is split into 6 regions. DVD players and discs sold within Europe are region 2. America is region 1 and so on.^|92^WMA 9 Pro^The first digital surround sound coding technology for the Web, developed by Microsoft. When connected to a multi-channel-equipped PC, you are able to enjoy high resolution stereo or 5.1-channel surround audio at 128 k - 768 Kbps compression rates. At any given bit rate, 5-channel WMA9 Pro will bring you higher fidelity than other sound compression algorithms thanks to the latest audio codec technology.^|93^WMA 9 Pro^The first digital surround sound coding technology for the Web, developed by Microsoft. When connected to a multi-channel-equipped PC, you are able to enjoy high resolution stereo or 5.1-channel surround audio at 128 k - 768 Kbps compression rates. At any given bit rate, 5-channel WMA9 Pro will bring you higher fidelity than other sound compression algorithms thanks to the latest audio codec technology.^|94^HDMI switching^An excellent feature that allows multiple HDMI devices to be connected through and amp and then 1 HDMI output to be connected to the TV. This will allow anyone who has a single HDMI connection on the TV, to connect several via the amp. The number of devices varies between models.^|96^PRFC^Test^|108^DTS-HD^High definition Audio sound track on an bluray disk that is designed by DTS and probably the best sound track available.^|