Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Guide to a Clean Machine and Clean CDs & Records…

Dust can be a system’s worst nightmare…

 

With extensive use and various locations to work in, Hi-Fi and Home Cinema components are subjected to an array of varying working environments. However, although most systems are equipped to work in various locations, some tend to suffer if they’ve been subjected to dust and conditions which boast of extreme temperature changes. Although some systems are more susceptible than others in such conditions, taking care for the cleanliness of your components will enhance performance by running to their best of abilities.

 

If there is one thing that presents a problem in any scenario, it’s most likely to be dust. This system killer doesn’t help things as dust can bake itself onto components that produce significant heat, i.e. transformers. As well as dust on heat producing components, it can also embed itself onto printed circuit boards, hampering the original performance factors by reducing efficiency and the fluidity of electrical signals passing around the component’s circuitry. The best way to deal with dust is to use a lint-free cloth, or a micro-fibre cloth, to dust the components’ cabinets without the risk of damaging the cabinets aesthetically. However, for internal dust, it could be worth bringing your component to us for a professional hand for de-dusting and for ensuring the internal components are free from any damage. Most systems present the problem of dust by attracting it due to the heat that they produce. However, if the dust is too extensive, and requires a professional service, we can offer such facilities by taking off the cover and cleaning the internal components by using tools that prevent static charges (which can be notorious for ruining a system’s printed circuit board) and any risks of physical damage in the process.

 

As well as the problem of internal dust and debris the outside of the unit can also be susceptible to everyday contact, such as moisture and natural grease from hands. This is particularly noticeable on speakers which have a gloss-black finish. In such incidences, using a smooth, lint-free cloth will help to erase any aesthetic marks from view.

 

As your Hi-Fi system ages, little things can make an effect on the overall sound performance. For example, switches can attract dust which becomes pushed into the machine when they are used every time. However, a lot of people tend to notice this when they’re using a traditional volume control which rotates. A crackle sound is often audible when rotating the control, which often can lead to damaging speakers if it becomes too much of an excessive problem. In this scenario a switch cleaner is ideal. We sell Blue Horizon Contact Cleaner; an ideal solution to eliminate the irritating sound of volume and switch crackle. This simple and cost-effective solution works by braking down the dust and debris which is found on the contact of the switches. Although it’s a fluid, it is totally safe to use due to its properties which don’t promote any influences from electrical charges.

 

Ideal for making switches and controls smooth again…

Televisions are magnets for dust! This is because they tend to attract particles when they’re in operation and when they’re generating heat or a slight static charge. As well as this, other environmental factors tend to cause a screen to develop blemishes, mainly when a user touches the screen’s surface. We sell appropriate kits to get rid of the marks and fingerprints, of which employs a dry/wet system to help prevent smears and visible cleaning marks.

 

Milty’s Screen Cleaning Kit…

If you love your CDs and vinyl, it is certainly worth keeping them clean by using the appropriate cleaners to eliminate dust and other ruining factors, such as the unsuspecting finger mark and smudges. Apart from the conventional CD and record brushes, we also offer fluid options on sale for greater cleanliness and enhanced preservation qualities.

 

Milty’s Disc Cleaning Kit is ideal for cleaning DVDs, Blu-rays and CDs…

Vinyl records tend to build-up a static charge when they accumulate dust, or from their time in storage between plays. It often leaves an audible ‘crackle and pop’ sound when playing records with quiet passages. We sell such products to help and eliminate (as much as audibly possible) these static charges. Such items include record sleeves which give a neutral static state for records in storage, whilst we also sell fully-fledged record baths: these give records a deep fluid clean to remove dirt and debris that has been embedded into the record’s surface over time.

 

The Spin Clean is an ideal machine to get rid of dirt and grime from your records…

Remember, if you keep your system and your music clean, it will always be sounding mean!

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The Winner Takes it all: Results of the Prestigious EISA Awards 2012-13

At Hifi Gear we have been positively excited. If you are wondering as to why, you’ll be glad to know that the results of the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) Awards have recently been revealed across several dedicated Hi-Fi and Home Cinema publications. To put it into perspective, these awards are the audio and visual equivalents of the Olympic Games.

 

With the awards being handed out to some superb and innovative designs, we are glad to share the manufacturers’ success by selling their products at appealing prices to Hi-Fi beginners and experts alike. With many entries receiving rewards for their superb design and astonishing performance, it’s time to have a look at the category winners in all of their glory.

 

Let’s begin by looking at the winners in the Hi-Fi arena:

 

Best Loudspeaker 2012-2013

 

KEF LS50 BookShelf Speakers

 

Is it any surprise that this little gem has won against the bigger counterparts on the market?

 

It maybe small, a bookshelf speaker and something that looks highly different from the norm, but KEF has struck gold in this award for delivering a superb speaker which is at home in either the studio or the avid music lovers’ listening room.

 

With KEF’s 50th anniversary in mind, the engineers at the British firm decided to haul all of their knowledge from now and previous speakers, just to build these stunning monitors. And, as a result of 50 year’s initiative and experience, KEF delivered the gorgeous looking and sensuous sounding LS50 speakers. A lot of the ethos behind this design has come from KEF’s early days of mastering monitors for the BBC. If the results were good enough for demanding engineers, of whom required precise imagery and depth, the technology contained in these beauties is still going to deliver today.

 

The components caught the eyes of the judging board at the EISA due to assembly of the two-way ‘Uni-Q’ units, which give a sense of natural direction and imagery, whilst blending sound from all frequency spectrums to be audible together in unison. Along with the technology, EISA praised the design of the cabinets which allow sounds to roll-off naturally, instead of bouncing from hard edges on other speakers.

 

If what’s on the inside counts as beauty too, the LS50 is no exception. This is because the design of the cabinet allows air to move efficiently, giving a tighter bass response. With the cautiously bass port on the rear, placing the LS50 against the wall will help to give further depth.

 

In conclusion, these LS50s are something to celebrate. Yet again, KEF has delivered another phenomenon to the Hi-Fi world. And, as a result, this little warrior easily sees the bigger competition off into the horizon. Well done KEF!

 

Best Digital to Analogue Converter 2012-2013

Audiolab M-DAC

 

As far as success goes, Audiolab have a lot to rave about; especially as they have taken the most awards this year of any audio manufacturer from the majority of Hi-Fi related publications within theUK. But, this success has come from hard work and dedication to the world of all things Hi-Fi. EISA’s favourite Audiolab product is the M-DAC at this moment in time.

 

Music is now being stored on people’s computers to save on space and for accessible convenience. But as a result, quality has sadly taken second place over the usual Hi-Fi credentials. People are now turning to the likes of MP3 formats to keep their music, rendering CDs a second choice format when purchasing music. And, if you didn’t already know, CD quality blows the socks off MP3: fact! Thankfully, Audiolab’s M-DAC arrived on the scene to re-ignite the passion of digital quality by providing converter which refines and emphasises lower quality digital formats. By doing its thing, the M-DAC makes gives compressed audio a better chance, with greater depth and clarity as a result. If you use the M-DAC with a CD player, still expect to receive an improvement!

 

Ideal for computer users with quality in mind, or for Hi-Fi or music lovers wanting that extra dimension from their collection, the M-DAC has the EISA’s seal of approval – something that is a declaration of quality and performance within itself.

 

 

Best Turntable 2012-2013

 

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

 

Vinyl faded in the early nineties from mainstream existence. However, as new releases become available on vinyl and the sound characteristics are re-discovered, vinyl has made a permanent comeback.

 

Pro-Ject’s Debut Carbon is a testament of high-end Hi-Fi coupled to affordable, reachable consumer prices. The latest generation of the Debut features a range of seven gloss colours, revised motors and a new carbon-fibre tonearm – the 9cc. This means that the quality of this highly-desired turntable has been exceeded once again.

Ideal for beginners or collectors, this turntable will bring the warmth and soul of music back to the listener’s ears; a sensation which is something to behold.

 

Best Streaming Product 2012-2013

 

Pioneer N-50

 

Music streaming has become a new dimension in the world of Hi-Fi. This is primarily because people are seeking a combination of convenience and instant access to their digitally-stored tunes.

 

Although MP3 isn’t an ideal Hi-Fi format, Pioneer recognised that their N-50 must suit both avid MP3 users and audiophiles alike. The N-50 does this superbly by helping enthusiasts of Hi-Fi to see that streaming doesn’t have to suggest low quality. The N-50 allows for 24-bit streaming and 192 kHz media to be streamed with no issues. A range of digital formats are supported, and tunes can be accessed from a dedicated computer for your music collection. For accessibility the N-50 can be accessed through wired Ethernet, or through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when using Pioneer’s optional adaptors.

 

Best Headphones 2012-2013

 

Sennheiser HD-700

 

It’s a rare occasion when elegance meets audible excellence. However, on this occasion it does uniquely. EISA has rightly awarded Sennheiser for the ultimate in headphone engineering. The comfort of the HD-700s is simply superb, making these light to work with, although Sennheiser hasn’t been cheap on the manufacturing quality or workmanship – rendering these as a candidate both in professional and consumer scenarios.

 

For sound quality which makes personal audio personal again, look no further than the Sennheiser HD-700s.

 

Best HT Subwoofer 2012-2013

 

B&W PV1-D

 

B&W’s PV-1 looks the business, but its design helps deliver the brut which is required from a subwoofer. The internal 400w Class D amplifier provides the punch for both drivers, ensuring that the sound of your home cinema is felt as well as heard. Complete with protection circuits, the B&W PV1-D is ideal for matching to other-branded components or any existing B&W Home Cinema system.

 

In the Home Cinema arena:

 

Best HT Solution 2012-2013

 

Loewe Connect ID 46 + Home Cinema Set 5.1

 

Loewe, meaning ‘lion’ in German, is the ideal way of describing Loewe’s performance. If you are seeking clean-cut design and premium performance, look no further than the brilliance of Loewe’s quality and superb technological designs. Suited to the EISA award-winning Home Cinema set, this Loewe combination will make all your television programmes stand out, regardless of their nature.

 

Loewe has pounced to the podium to take their award for the best HT solution of this year – and rightly so!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Winner Takes it All: EISA Award Winners Revealed

At Hifi Gear we have been positively excited. If you are wondering as to why, you’ll be glad to know that the results of the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) Awards have recently been revealed across several dedicated Hi-Fi and Home Cinema publications. To put it into perspective, these awards are the audio and visual equivalents of the Olympic Games.

 

With the awards being handed out to some superb and innovative designs, we are glad to share the manufacturers’ success by selling their products at appealing prices to Hi-Fi beginners and experts alike. With many entries receiving rewards for their superb design and astonishing performance, it’s time to have a look at the category winners in all of their glory.

 

Let’s begin by looking at the winners in the Hi-Fi arena:

 

Best Loudspeaker 2012-2013

 

KEF LS50 BookShelf Speakers

 

Is it any surprise that this little gem has won against the bigger counterparts on the market?

 

It maybe small, a bookshelf speaker and something that looks highly different from the norm, but KEF has struck gold in this award for delivering a superb speaker which is at home in either the studio or the avid music lovers’ listening room.

 

With KEF’s 50th anniversary in mind, the engineers at the British firm decided to haul all of their knowledge from now and previous speakers, just to build these stunning monitors. And, as a result of 50 year’s initiative and experience, KEF delivered the gorgeous looking and sensuous sounding LS50 speakers. A lot of the ethos behind this design has come from KEF’s early days of mastering monitors for the BBC. If the results were good enough for demanding engineers, of whom required precise imagery and depth, the technology contained in these beauties is still going to deliver today.

 

The components caught the eyes of the judging board at the EISA due to assembly of the two-way ‘Uni-Q’ units, which give a sense of natural direction and imagery, whilst blending sound from all frequency spectrums to be audible together in unison. Along with the technology, EISA praised the design of the cabinets which allow sounds to roll-off naturally, instead of bouncing from hard edges on other speakers.

 

If what’s on the inside counts as beauty too, the LS50 is no exception. This is because the design of the cabinet allows air to move efficiently, giving a tighter bass response. With the cautiously bass port on the rear, placing the LS50 against the wall will help to give further depth.

 

In conclusion, these LS50s are something to celebrate. Yet again, KEF has delivered another phenomenon to the Hi-Fi world. And, as a result, this little warrior easily sees the bigger competition off into the horizon. Well done KEF!

 

Best Digital to Analogue Converter 2012-2013

Audiolab M-DAC

 

As far as success goes, Audiolab have a lot to rave about; especially as they have taken the most awards this year of any audio manufacturer from the majority of Hi-Fi related publications within theUK. But, this success has come from hard work and dedication to the world of all things Hi-Fi. EISA’s favourite Audiolab product is the M-DAC at this moment in time.

 

Music is now being stored on people’s computers to save on space and for accessible convenience. But as a result, quality has sadly taken second place over the usual Hi-Fi credentials. People are now turning to the likes of MP3 formats to keep their music, rendering CDs a second choice format when purchasing music. And, if you didn’t already know, CD quality blows the socks off MP3: fact! Thankfully, Audiolab’s M-DAC arrived on the scene to re-ignite the passion of digital quality by providing converter which refines and emphasises lower quality digital formats. By doing its thing, the M-DAC makes gives compressed audio a better chance, with greater depth and clarity as a result. If you use the M-DAC with a CD player, still expect to receive an improvement!

Ideal for computer users with quality in mind, or for Hi-Fi or music lovers wanting that extra dimension from their collection, the M-DAC has the EISA’s seal of approval – something that is a declaration of quality and performance within itself.

 

 

Best Turntable 2012-2013

 

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

 

Vinyl faded in the early nineties from mainstream existence. However, as new releases become available on vinyl and the sound characteristics are re-discovered, vinyl has made a permanent comeback.

 

Pro-Ject’s Debut Carbon is a testament of high-end Hi-Fi coupled to affordable, reachable consumer prices. The latest generation of the Debut features a range of seven gloss colours, revised motors and a new carbon-fibre tonearm – the 9cc. This means that the quality of this highly-desired turntable has been exceeded once again.

Ideal for beginners or collectors, this turntable will bring the warmth and soul of music back to the listener’s ears; a sensation which is something to behold.

 

Best Streaming Product 2012-2013

 

Pioneer N-50

 

Music streaming has become a new dimension in the world of Hi-Fi. This is primarily because people are seeking a combination of convenience and instant access to their digitally-stored tunes.

 

Although MP3 isn’t an ideal Hi-Fi format, Pioneer recognised that their N-50 must suit both avid MP3 users and audiophiles alike. The N-50 does this superbly by helping enthusiasts of Hi-Fi to see that streaming doesn’t have to suggest low quality. The N-50 allows for 24-bit streaming and 192 kHz media to be streamed with no issues. A range of digital formats are supported, and tunes can be accessed from a dedicated computer for your music collection. For accessibility the N-50 can be accessed through wired Ethernet, or through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when using Pioneer’s optional adaptors.

 

Best Headphones 2012-2013

 

Sennheiser HD-700

 

It’s a rare occasion when elegance meets audible excellence. However, on this occasion it does uniquely. EISA has rightly awarded Sennheiser for the ultimate in headphone engineering. The comfort of the HD-700s is simply superb, making these light to work with, although Sennheiser hasn’t been cheap on the manufacturing quality or workmanship – rendering these as a candidate both in professional and consumer scenarios.

 

For sound quality which makes personal audio personal again, look no further than the Sennheiser HD-700s.

 

Best HT Subwoofer 2012-2013

 

B&W PV1-D

 

B&W’s PV-1 looks the business, but its design helps deliver the brut which is required from a subwoofer. The internal 400w Class D amplifier provides the punch for both drivers, ensuring that the sound of your home cinema is felt as well as heard. Complete with protection circuits, the B&W PV1-D is ideal for matching to other-branded components or any existing B&W Home Cinema system.

 

In the Home Cinema arena:

 

Best HT Solution 2012-2013

 

Loewe Connect ID 46 + Home Cinema Set 5.1

 

Loewe, meaning ‘lion’ in German, is the ideal way of describing Loewe’s performance. If you are seeking clean-cut design and premium performance, look no further than the brilliance of Loewe’s quality and superb technological designs. Suited to the EISA award-winning Home Cinema set, this Loewe combination will make all your television programmes stand out, regardless of their nature.

 

Loewe has pounced to the podium to take their award for the best HT solution of this year – and rightly so!

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Is MP3 Really for Me?

Musical releases were originally sold on a physical formats, mainly that of CD, vinyl and the cassette, and were intended to give the best quality that was technically possible on the players of the time.

 

The warmth of analogue still remains an iconic sound characteristic today…

 

 

Vinyl records were pressed (when a mainstream format) to be accurate and designed to last, cassettes mainly used chrome biased tapes and Dolby noise reduction to maximise quality, whilst the CD was renowned for being accurate and able to relay pristine clarity at all times. However, as the music industry expands, many titles are released in the digital format of MP3. MP3 is a format which is designed to be a computer-based format for computers, Macs and MP3 players. Although it’s digital and claimed to be a super format, it doesn’t live up to expectations when played-back on a Hi-Fi system. The reason why it doesn’t give the same performance as that of the traditional CD is because it is compressed. You may well ask, ‘what is compression?’

 

The iPod has changed a generation of music listerners with downloading out-stripping CD sales…

 

Compression, in audio terms, is literally as it sounds: it takes an item and makes that same item much smaller than it was originally. This applies to a musical format by taking the audio file on a CD and making it much smaller to be able to fit in mass onto an MP3 file. However, with format compression, the MP3 file will miss some of the data that was found on the counterpart CD. This means that details in the stereo field will be missing, along with data (information that makes-up the audible) sound could be missing in the spectrum. An example of this would be on a drum kit’s cymbals: a CD would give the full range of the cymbal that was recorded, from the start of its sounding, until the end; an MP3 would only play-back the most audible part of the cymbal’s audible sequence. But, take this principle across the entire audio track and you’ll soon here it sounds dull or flat at the high-frequency end. This is because MP3 compression smoothes out any audio peaks and rolls them off – giving a much lesser response. This is why MP3 isn’t ideal on a fully-fledged Hi-Fi system. However, MP3 is still more than adequate for a portable player designed for playing-back MP3 files.

 

A visual comparison of an original, lossless file and a compressed copy…

 

 

MP3 files are also renowned for giving a digital sound at the high-end where they have cut-off the data. This is problematic on many systems as you can here an often metallic sound, referred to by professionals as ‘aliasing’. As well as aliasing, MP3s often take both stereo channels and blend the information which is identical on both channels into one – limiting accuracy and the true stereo effect. The only thing that is in stereo on MP3s are the instruments which have been panned hard on either channel; but these are often ‘rolled-off’ as discussed earlier. This renders MP3 unsuitable for accurate stereo imagery and fidelity. But, however, on portable headphones it’s harder to distinguish the stereo breakdown faults as either earphone is placed directly into the ear, thus making it easier for the ear and the brain to listen to stereo with the problem of cross-talk from either channel eliminated.

 

But, if you have no option but to use MP3 on your Hi-Fi (streaming files and iPods are typical scenarios where MP3 can be useful for convenience), you can import your audio files onto your devices by ripping the tracks from the CDs with these simple procedures:

 

iTunes offers a lot of custom options for importing audio and helps its users by offering the ability to choose how you store your music and media. Although iTunes is a useful tool, there are many other alternatives that could be suited to you. Perhaps researching these will allow you to build your music collection up sooner.

 

For iTunes:

 

When the CD has been inserted into the drive and has been read, the option list for importing should appear.

 

  1. When the option for ‘import format’ has been found, use the dropdown and select ‘MP3’. MP3 is ideal if you use different computer-based music players and streamers, such as Sonos.
  2. Under ‘Setting’, specify for the ‘Custom’ option. Double-click on ‘Custom’ and then proceed.
  3. The next setting to confirm is the ‘Bit Rate’. A Bit Rate will determine the size of the final audio file – the bigger rate is the better. The highest rate is about 356kb per-second.
  4. The next option is to choose the ‘Channels’. Always select ‘Stereo’ to import in a stereo format.
  5. You’ll then be asked to select the ‘Stereo Mode’. Be sure not to select ‘Joint Stereo’. Doing so will cause the undesired effect of blending the shared information from both channels, thus destroying the stereo image on a Hi-Fi system.
  6. Now, and finally, ensure that you un-tick the box for opting for ‘Smart Encoding Adjustments’ and do the same for ‘Filter Frequencies Below 10Hz’. Selecting the later option will cause the bass response to be curved and ‘rolled-out’, just like the effect at the higher-end frequency.

Once these settings have been amended, proceed to importing the music into your iTunes account. The advantage of MP3 is that it can hold data, such as album artwork and song information data, whereas the alternative compression formats won’t always do the same when the songs are played on various systems.

 

Hopefully, the above tips and instructions will help you to attain a good quality Mp3-based collection of your music. Although an MP3 still won’t ever replicate the true quality of a CD, no matter how imported, a DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) could help even more so by refining the overall music you hear by a clever process of expanding and emphasising. A DAC will help to broaden the compressed music and delve deeper on details that are delicate and harder to reproduce when compressed.

 

A DAC from Audiolab. This is ideal for giving sll digital sources greater depth and clarity…

 

 

Hifi Gear sells DACs and believes that they’re superb for all types of digital content, even if it is a high-quality CD. Check our recent blog post on DACs for further information, as well as our website’s DAC section for great bargain prices on these mighty music refiners.

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Standing Out in the Crowd: a guide to Hi-Fi & Home Cinema Furniture

Hi-Fi and Home Cinema systems can often be a centre point for many people within their homes. However, and in contrast, some people also wish to keep their audio components away from sight in discreet locations. But, in order to make sure your components are seated safely, a look into stands, racks and other related Hi-Fi furniture is an essential.

Atacama’s Elara 500 Hi-Fi Rack

Most audio components require a substantial placement to take the item’s weight, and also to improve audio quality by allowing the components to receive natural airflow and to also stop any resonance moving throughout the entire system; resonance is caused by motorised components that cause other components to lose stability and their edge of accuracy. Of course, a substantial sideboard could be seen to have the ability to hold your equipment with no problems; but we are able to sell specially designed equipment racks and stands to accommodate your audio equipment to the highest of standards.

If you are looking for a suitable Hi-Fi racking system, think about research beforehand. For example, consider how many spaces or shelves you require, how much space there is to accommodate the rack or shelving unit and, finally, how will it blend to your room’s décor?  An array of stands can be made-to-order to get correct and precise materials or colours matched. However, many existing stands are already available in a wide-range of suitable and varying colours for your own choice. See below for what type of racks and stands are available.

Hi-Fi Racks:

A Hi-Fi rack is designed to hold your equipment efficiently and safely, whilst offering your easy access and offering your equipment to be isolated from vibrations (from motorised equipment; cassette decks, CD players and turntables). And, as well as isolating and securely holding equipment, a well-designed Hi-Fi rack will promote your components to breath and cool effectively when they are operating. Click here for a look at Hi-Fi equipment racks.

Optimum’s intriguing G4TT Hi-Fi Rack

Speaker Stands:

Speaker stands are designed for bookshelf speakers to be used in other situations than their name suggests: away from a bookshelf. Speaker stands give all bookshelf speakers the opportunity to work as if they were floor-standing speakers. There are many varying manufacturers whom are accustomed to making various models of stands to fulfil many jobs in various locations. Heights and widths are optional to offer suitable support at height levels to match you, as the listener, when seated, or even when standing.

Speakers move the air to create vibrations – these are sound-waves. But, however, speakers can also vibrate the floors and shelves on which they are seated. Hi-Fi speaker stands are designed to reduce they effect of speakers vibrating other furniture in the room, as well as isolating vibrations between the speaker cabinets and the floor. A speaker stand will promote a more efficient use of the speaker because this will help the components of the speaker to vibrate only the air for waves to travel, as opposed to audible energy being lost through vibrating the floor or any other furniture in the same room. Some stands are fillable with special sand to minimise and isolate even further. In essence, a speaker stand will help to minimalize vibrations which can cause a negative effect on the overall sound which you will experience. Click here to look at speaker stand on our website.

Atacama’s HMS 2 Speaker Stands

AV & Home Cinema Stands:

Home Cinema racks and stands are designed to improve both picture and sound quality of your system. Although this may seem hard to believe, it’s a well-known fact that televisions work better on a well-designed stand as they are very susceptible to environments that contain constant movement. AV racks are ideal for housing all of your home entertainment goods in one solid, conventional and suitable piece of furniture. But, for your convenience, a Home Cinema rack and television stand will help to keep your delicate equipment in one place for easy access, with the option of hiding your equipment and associated media contents from view behind optional doors and glass enclosures. Again, isolation from vibrations and movement helps to increase performance, whilst helping to allow the equipment in your set-up to operate with correct airflow for easier cooling. Click here for AV & Home Cinema stands.

Spectral presents their ultimate AV Rack; The Spectral Closed CL1562

Due to the ranges of racks and stands available, please feel free to browse our website for further information and specific brands and their models which are dedicated to supporting your speakers, AV and Hi-Fi alike. Please be aware that some items are made to order on occasions. Call us for further information on: 01432 354921

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Second-hand Hi-Fi at Hifi Gear

In a world of ever-rising inflation on all aspects of day-to-day living, it’s no wonder people are finding less time to enjoy and entertain themselves with home entertainment. But, it’s not all doom and gloom in this recession: Hifi Gear are proud to announce that we are now able to offer exclusive deals on premium, second-hand Hi-Fi at prices which are both friendly and affordable in these times of economic downturn.

When available to us, we will be advertising high quality Hi-Fi and Home Cinema products on our internet store and in our blog posts, too. So, if you are looking for premium Hi-Fi at great prices, or you are wanting to build a high-performance system for low-budget money, keep an eye out for exclusive bargains in store and on-line. In the meantime, see below for some tantalising goodies that are in mint condition, original packaging and are supplied with a year’s warranty.

Arcam’s wonderful A-70 Integrated Amplifier

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Music Server Bargains at Hifi Gear

 

At Hifi Gear we love both the convenience of digital audio systems, but we also still adore the conventional and traditional formats that require handling by the user.

As the world of digital evolves, Hifi Gear strives to offer the latest streaming and server systems for a modern, convenient and advanced system. Interestingly, as new and greater products come out, we have to part with our previous demonstration stock at great bargain prices. This time, however, we are parting with two items that are designed to be storage devices for audio files.

Imerge S2000 Soundserver

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