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Hegel Integrated Amplifiers Review

One of the most respected names in the Hi-Fi market is the Norwegian brand Hegel, established in 1988. Known for producing integrated, pre and power amplifiers, all of Hegel’s products are unmistakably Scandinavian. Simplicity, power and nuance are staples of Hegel’s sound philosophy and their elegant award-winning design. Let’s take a closer look at Hegel’s excellent integrated amplifiers. Hegel H95 The H95 has been designed with simplicity in mind. For an entry-level amp model, the H95 comes with a fantastic set of...

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Short Guide to Dolby Atmos at Home

What is Dolby Atmos Dolby Atmos, until a few years ago, was known for being one of the most recognised technologies in cinemas. It was the only place you could experience that genuinely magnificent sound, the type of sound that vibrates through your very being and fully immerses you in a movie. But Dolby’s Atmos iconic surround sound technology has quickly transitioned to home cinema and can now be enjoyed by everyone, at home. In Dolby’s own words, Atmos is:...

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Bluesound: streaming revolution

[products_mixed title="Bluesound streamers and amplifiers" ids="13757,13767,13748"] Streaming has come of age. Whether you are looking for a new, standalone, streamer for your Hi-Fi system or a multi-room solution for your home, the Bluesound Node 2i is the answer. It stands out as the simplest component in the Bluesound family, details of which can be viewed in full through the link below. The design is subtle and elegant, but powerful with fast ARM Cortex A9 processors at its heart and effortless...

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Understanding Speaker Impedance

Speaker impedance is sometimes shown as a complicated subject and thus is either misunderstood or ignored. A fundamental idea of speaker impedance is not hard, and it is beneficial when linking multiple speakers to an amplifier. This post will provide you with a simple understanding of speaker impedance and why does it matter. Speaker Impedance Explained The best way to explain speaker impedance should be to state that it's the resistance a speaker provides to the voltage and current being used...

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Do you really need a subwoofer?

[products_mixed title="Our Subwoofers" ids="14877,9480,11551,8806"] View All Subwoofers You can ask any person if he actually want a subwoofer — audiophile enthusiasts, industry professionals, or movie lovers — the reply is probably yes. Still is this honestly correct? Let us try to answer this concern as genuinely and neutral as possible. The cause that a lot of people want a subwoofer is because of the idea that a regular surround system is not going to be suitable for generating low frequencies noticed in...

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Installing 5.1 Surround Sound System

Many music and film fans love to experience the clearest sounds. However, installing a 5.1 home theatre speaker set can be quite complicated even for an audiophile. 5.1-channel audio consists of five discrete, full range main channels (Left, Centre, Right, Left Surround, and Right Surround) plus an optional LowFrequency Effects (LFE) channel, often called "subwoofer channel". This article will look into how to install a great surround sound system to make the listeners feel as through they are in the middle of...

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7 Reasons to Upgrade to Klipsch Headphones

Most people carry a smart phone or tablet that contains all of their music and video. Headphones are one of the most essential tools to have with you at all times. But chances are that your headphones are worn out and falling apart. It may be time to replace those worn headphones for a new headphone upgrade. Here are a few signs that it’s time to toss out those old ones and buy an amazing set that will bring your...

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Short Audiophile Headphones Overview

It’s no secret that audiophile headphones are only available at a premium price, but they’re certainly worth the cost. Anyone can purchase a cheap pair of earbuds, but to truly enjoy the audiophile experience, one must have a great set of headphones to listen in. The reasons for purchasing a quality pair of headphones can be numerous. But, the most expensive set may not necessarily mean the best. Many people find that headphones can provide comfort, particularly when wearing them...

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How to Set Up a 7.1 Speaker System

How to Set Up a 7.1 Speaker System Many people love the sound of centre channel speakers and bring them home, hoping they’ll be simple to install. It can involve a bit more attention than the plug-and-play aspect of a sound bar, but if you follow the exact instructions from the box, and your installation diagram, they shouldn’t be too difficult to install. If you are curious about how to set up your speakers before you decide on a 7.1 speaker...

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Do Speaker Cables Really Make a Difference?

Do Speaker Cables Really Make a Difference?   Speaker cables are those long wires that connect speaker to receiver. They deliver the sound from your CD player, PVR, or turntable to your speaker outputs. While there are wireless speakers, that’s an entirely different subject. Many people wonder if there are different types of speaker cables. Is it possible to buy cheap dollar store speaker cables for your home theatre system, or do different types of speaker cables really make a difference? Many...

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