Hi-Fi

Multi-Room Wireless Audio Systems

At the beginning of 2013, I wrote an article about all the latest home and portable entertainment announcements that were made during CES 2013, in Las Vegas. Searching for a thread that tied the whole show together, I suggested that “total connectivity” was the pervasive theme of the year’s show. The influence of smartphones, tablets, and mobile device apps was ubiquitous.

Introduction to Portable Hi-Fi Audio

It was 1969 in the Westminster borough of London, and at a recording studio on Abbey Road, the worlds of composition, audio fidelity, and creativity were aligned. The resulting album by the Beatles would prove to be one of the most renowned works ever recorded. It’s so revered that few artists ever claim to have surpassed it.

Guide to the Next Generation of Hi-Fi Stereo Systems

Through the late 1980s and 1990s, while hip-hop and grunge music took over the airwaves, another revolution affected nearly every listener, manifested in the way they consumed their favorite songs. The home stereo system, once a modular system of silver-plated and vacuum-tube-driven components devoted to high fidelity, or Hi-Fi, was replaced by “mini-systems” and “boom boxes.”

The Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System

In the realm of multi-room wireless audio systems, the Sonos Wireless Hi-Fi System has dominated the marketplace for quite some time. There are many reasons to love this system, but chief among them is that it offers both a hardware and software system that works together seamlessly, making it easy to set up and operate.

Hi-Fi in the 21st Century – An Interview with Howard Bardach

In the age of the digital music download and the pervasive presence of tiny portable MP3 players and earphones as the listening method of choice, Howard Bardach enjoys a unique position as both a proponent and purveyor of the true audiophile tradition among music enthusiasts. The man loves his work, and his enthusiasm for the sound quality and musicality of classic analog gear and recordings borders on the evangelical.

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