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Monthly Archives: November 2011

  1. How to choose Blu-Ray players

    Blu-ray Players…

    How to Choose

    Onkyo BD-SP809 Blu-ray player

     

    “How to Choose “is our latest blog series at Hifi Gear. We hope to help you make the right decisions  when purchasing Hi-Fi and Home Cinema products. There are so many choices of components available, all seemingly containing great reviews, it is often hard to determine whether or not your existing components may mix with the newer additions, or if your brand new set-up is really suited to your needs and ideal requirements. We hope to help you with these blog entries by looking and delving deeper into what every component does, as well as being able to determine a suitable choice for you.

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  2. Our Christmas offer

    It’s Christmas!

    Christmas-Offer at Hifi Gear

     

    At Hifi Gear we just love Christmas. In fact, we love it so much that we’ve decided to get some offer up and running for you, even though it is late November. Yes, we admit, it’s a bit early for some to mention Christmas – but we are very excited!

    To show our excitement we have decided to give away an £80 loyalty voucher for those whom purchase the fantastic Yamaha YSP-2200. We have this on our website to buy at an unbelievable £789.00, complete with free UK delivery as standard on all of our items to purchase. However, the £80 loyalty voucher is our way of saying thank-you to customers of new and old. When you purchase the YSP-2200, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your next purchase from Hifi Gear will be reduced by £80 on presentation of your Hifi Gear loyalty discount code.

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  3. Speaker Cables

    Speaker Cables…

    How to Choose

     

    Speaker cables are the single most important connection between speakers and amplifier. Without them there will be no audible sound created. However, although the principal of connecting speaker to amplifier is simple, it can be one of the most important and influential connections made within the entire system. All of the fantastic audio signals created by your components and then amplified by the amplifier can all be dramatically lost once the signals leave the amplifier and travel to the speakers.  This is because cheaper cables allows for signals to diminish as the conductor material is not of a higher standard and can lose transmission qualities as a result. This is why high-performance audio deserves high-performance speaker cables too. It will maintain integrity and even influence a desired sound realisation.

    Nordost Blue Heaven Biwire speaker cable

    Brighter sounds can be obtained by specific cables with the characteristics of being

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  4. Digital-Analogue-Converters

    DAC

    (Digital-Analogue-Converters)

    How to Choose

    Audiolab-M-DAC

     

    Digital to Analogue Converters have been a slight grey area for those whom wish to be budding Hi-Fi fanatics. For those that are deeply into Hi-Fi a DAC can be an essential piece of equipment in today’s modern set-ups. With music fans storing music on computers for convenience and easy accessibility, quality has sadly become a less

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  5. How to choose subwoofers

    Subwoofers…

    How to Choose

    The huge REL G1 active sub

     

    How to Choose is our latest blog series at Hifi Gear. We wish to help both seasoned enthusiasts and newcomers to the world of Hi-Fi and Home Cinema make the best purchase decisions they can.

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  6. Take a look at another British classic Audiolab

    Audiolab-8000a Amplifier

    Another British favourite Audiolab was founded in the early 1980s  by audio enthusiasts Philip Swift and Derek Scotland. The launch of their very first product, the 8000A Integrated Amplifier in 1983, was born out of their frustration that decent audio equipment appeared too expensive and was inconveniently sensitive to the system it was paired with.

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  7. HiFi Gear Showroom and hi-fi separates

    We have just invested in a super new camera so here are our latest photographic efforts!

    Counter and first Loewe TV wall

    Here we are showing the sales counter, our B&W Zeppelin demo area and one of our Loewe TV walls.

     

    Our demo B&W CM8's in wenge finish
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  8. Classic British Hifi "Quad"

    Quad II Classic integrated valve amplifier

    Since Peter Walker founded the business in 1936, all Quad products have displayed an originality in design, born from a full and proper understanding of every aspect of sound reproduction. A world leader in audio amplifier and electrostatic speaker design, Quad has, over the years, made a major contribution to the improvement of sound quality. This contribution has been recognised by awards from around the world including the Queen's Award for Technological Achievement in 1978- the only one ever presented to an audio hi-fi equipment manufacturer.

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  9. The History of Grado


    Grado-cartridge

    Grado has for more than half a century been one the leaders in design engineering for the high-end audio and recording industries. Grado is famous for its remarkable headphone and phono cartridge designs and holds over forty eight patents. In 1982 Company founder Joseph Grado, was inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame, an honor well-earned by a man who is credited with inventing the stereo moving coil cartridge and is responsible for more innovations in phono cartridge design than any other person in our lifetime.

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  10. The History of Bowers & Wilkins

    The History of Bowers & Wilkins   B&W

    B&W-Nautilus

    In 1966 following a bequest from an elderly lady called Miss Knight, John Bowers founds B&W Electronics Ltd. Because she was so impressed with John Bowers' knowledge of classical music, and so pleased with the loudspeakers that he had made for her, Miss Knight left him £10,000 in her will to develop a business.

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