The Best Hi-Fi Systems for Whole House Audio
The Ultimate Hi-Fi Audio Guide for the Music Lovers in Texas
If you are a music lover, then you are likely very picky about the speakers and whole house audio systems you choose to invest in. Not just any brand will do. While not everyone has a fine-tuned ear to tell what the best sound is, you can trust certain manufacturers, and you can trust Crown Audio Video to give you both the products and services you need to truly enjoy your music—the way it’s intended to be heard. We have a lot of different systems for every space of your Southlake, Texas home. So read on to learn more about the best hi-fi systems and what it takes to truly enjoy sound at home.
The Meaning of Hi-fi
You may have heard the word “hi-fi” before, but what exactly does it mean? And does it matter? Hi-fi stands for “high-fidelity” and also means high-performance audio. It refers to the high-quality reproduction of sound that has little distortion. Hi-fi audio systems
produce sound that is very close to the original recording, so it sounds like the musicians are right in your living room. A pair of hi-fi speakers will produce a pure sound that is noticeably different from anything you have ever heard.
A “channel” is a stream, or single production of sound. If you have a 5-channel system, that means you are hearing separate streams of audio, coming from 5 different directions. In a 2-channel music system
, the audio is in a stereo format, which is the most common. About 99% of all music is recorded in a stereo format—as opposed to the latest home theater format, 3D audio (Dolby Atmos or Auro-3D). Two-channel systems create a lifelike experience as if you were at a live concert and the artist was playing in front of you, with sound coming out of a left and right loudspeaker. The benefit of having a two-channel system is not only will most songs sound best this way, but you won’t have to worry about speaker placement as it is simply right in front of you. Two quality loudspeakers are always better than five standard ones.
There has been a resurgence of vinyl lovers in recent years, and the reason is clear. Vinyl produces a better quality sound than digital music files, aka MP3s which are the most widely used format. MP3s are compressed files, whereas vinyl albums are closer to the original recording. They are what is called a “lossless format”. Nothing has been lost when creating a recording. It’s as good as the artist intended. If vinyl is your cup of tea, then we can players that will knock your socks off.
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