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Monthly Archives: August 2012

  1. 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 t

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  2. 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 BookShel

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  3. 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:

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  4. 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

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  5. 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. O

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  6. Home cinema room in St Weonards, Herefordshire

    Our client instructed us to help him create a dedicated home cinema/ music room in a newly constructed basement room, as part of a whole house refurbishment in the picturesque village of St Weonards, Herefordshire.

    Stud work is where fixed matt white screen will be hung Stud work is where fixed matt white screen will be hung

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  7. DAC: a Vital System Tool

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Retail assistant required

    IT wizz with customer skills needed!

    We have a full time vacancy for a retail assistant, based at our Hereford store.

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