What is a good Hi Fi system for?

Is it to recreate a beautiful sonic picture, or to recreate a musical event. At The AudioWorks we feel that the choices you make will define the capabilities of the system you end up with. It is important to realise that every time you choose the pleasing sound over the musical truth, you limit your system’s ability to recreate a musical performance. Resolving a squeaking chair in the top right corner of the brass section is all well and good, but if at the same time your system doesn’t thrill you with the passion of performance, then it most certainly isn’t. If you feel trapped by a system that is failing to move you, contact us – we have solutions.

Fort our take on Music Systems, click here.

As a first insight into what we are talking about, click on this link:  National Audio Show ’13 Sound v Music

Find out what Hi Fi Plus thought about our approach, here: Hi Fi Plus at The AudioWorks

Getting great musical performance is not only about the right selection of ‘black boxes’ and loudspeakers. An intrinsic part of achieving a great musical performance is reproducing the energy that is produced by people hitting, bowing, blowing and plucking their instruments, then not allowing this energy back into the system to create distortions. This is where system set up plays such an important part.

Reviewer Steve Dickinson gives some of his own experiences with Hi Fi wrangling. In the first of a series of articles Steve shares his thoughts on where to start with improving a system. And it isn’t necessarily where you would expect.

Upgrading Hi Fi Systems, by Steve Dickinson part 1

Upgrading Hi Fi Systems, by Steve Dickinson part 2

NEW Upgrading Hi Fi Systems, by Steve Dickinson part 3


Other Perspectives:

All Bits are Not Created Equal!

And here is Roy Gregory’s take on the 2014 Rocky Mountain Show (and streaming)

See article here on The Audiobeat for Roy Gregory’s thoughts on system set up.

Why phase coherent speakers?

Why buying good Hi Fi makes environmental sense

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