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High fidelity—or hi-fi—reproduction is a term used by home stereo listeners and home audio enthusiasts (audiophiles) to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound[1] to

distinguish it from the poorer quality sound produced by inexpensive audio equipment. Ideally, high-fidelity equipment has minimal amounts of noise and distortion and

an accurate frequency response.

An audiophile is a person with a strong interest in high-quality sound (usually music) reproduction.

Audiophile values may be applied at all stages of music reproduction: the initial audio recording, the production process, and the playback, which is usually in a home

setting.

"Audiophile" recordings include those using conventional formats but with special attention to audio quality, as well as recordings in high-resolution formats such as

Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio. Recently, there has been interest in lossless file formats such as WAV, FLAC, WMA Lossless, and Apple Lossless.

The term High-end audio refers to playback equipment used by audiophiles, which may be bought at specialist shops and websites. High-end components include

turntables, digital-to-analog converters, equalization devices, preamplifiers and amplifiers (both solid-state and vacuum tube), horn and electrostatic speakers, power

conditioners, subwoofers, headphones, and acoustic room treatment.

A key goal of audiophiles is to capture the experience of a live musical performance in a room with good acoustics, and reproduce it at home.

An audio system typically consists of one or more source components, one or more amplification components, and (for stereo) two or more loudspeakers.

Signal cables (analog audio, speaker, digital audio etc. ) are used to link these components. There are also a variety of accessories, including equipment racks, power

conditioners, devices to reduce or control vibration, record cleaners, anti-static devices, phonograph needle cleaners, reverberation reducing devices such as speaker pads

and stands, sound absorbent foam, and soundproofing.

The interaction between the loudspeakers and the room plays an important part in sound quality. Sound vibrations are reflected from walls, floor and ceiling, and are

affected by the contents of the room. Room dimensions can create standing waves at particular (usually low) frequencies. There are devices and materials for room

treatment that affect sound quality. Soft materials, such as draperies and carpets, can absorb higher frequencies, whereas hard walls and floors can cause excess

reverberation.

an audiophile loves specifically high-fidelity reproduction of sound recordings and strives to achieve that, although the roots of the word indicate something broader. I

would therefore see “audiophile quality" as being a level of sound reproduction quality sincerely aimed at satisfying that person.
Anything that helps you enjoy a pure love of music is “audiophile quality. " After all audiophile literally means “one who loves sound, " and in our specialized hobby there

may be many sub-meanings. It all gets back to loving the quality of reproduction that takes us into a musical experience when no musicians are in the room playing.

Bringing together the confluence of performance, technology and the various measres that are exerted to produce a musical experince that is absorbing, apprehendible

and pertinent to the basic human condition is the fundamental goal of the audiophile.

In each of these moments of sonic energy is a packet of all the love, hope, creativity, passion, anger, sorrow and madness that informed the composion of those who

poured in all these various elements in various bars, staffs and codes: hieroglyphics that tell the secret secrets of the Magi, the Wisemen and the Shamans. Audiophilia's

quest is to reproduce those mements and in doing do to enrapture her listeners, whose awe destroys their natural world.

Anything that helps you enjoy a pure love of music is “audiophile quality. " After all audiophile literally means “one who loves sound, " and in this specialized hobby there

may be many sub-meanings. It all gets back to loving the quality of reproduction that takes us into a musical experience when no musicians are in the room playing.

There are some folks who claim to be audiophiles who are more properly called paratus meretricis because they love (or lust after) the pursuit of equipment more than

the pursuit of music. They like to call themselves “audiophile" because it sounds more dignified and erudite than the vulgar, carnal impulses of their insatiable lust.
To me, an audiophile loves specifically high-fidelity reproduction of sound recordings and strives to achieve that, although the roots of the word indicate something

broader. I would therefore see “audiophile quality" as being a level of sound reproduction quality sincerely aimed at satisfying that person.

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