The Importance Of Positioning HiFi Equipment If You Want The Highest Quality Sound

Monday, December 3, 2012
There are many types of HiFi systems being introduced onto the market by the big manufacturers. AM/FM digital radio tuners many of which have preset stations will make locating your favourite programmes easier. CD decks are a major feature and many these days are multi disk. A regular system consists of 2 speakers and a subwoofer. They also have an LCD display, remote control as well as many other added features. Headphone jacks can be added to enable exclusive listening. Music aficionados can plump for any of the systems such as Midi, Mini or Micro HiFi. The most popular would appear to be the micro. This is probably because it is very neat, is portable and is equipped with in-built amplifiers and speakers. They usually have USB slots so that you can download your music from your computer or MP3 player. Most also come with an iPod doc and an iPod cradle.

Among the best known brands of HiFi system are Sharp, Pioneer, Philips, LG and Sony. Shoppers are able to choose the type of system they want according to their preference. Often, available space is an important factor when choosing a system and it is also worth bearing in mind that very powerful systems will sometimes become superfluous in smaller rooms. There are free standing systems which may be better suited to bigger rooms but there are also smaller bookshelf types which are suitable for smaller rooms.
When you see pictures of HiFi systems, the speakers are often placed close together or on either side of the unit and facing straight ahead. This looks great for the picture but will not deliver great sound, which would be a complete waste. So, when you set up, move the speakers as widely apart as you can and angle them so that the front of each speaker is facing square on to where you will listen from. This will allow a great soundstage which will be as wide and high as the room and give a solid 3D placement of sound sources which will reach all the way back through the wall. When placing the speakers, try not to put them into the corners of the room or too close to the back wall or you will get a lot of bass and boom. Play around with the siting of the loudspeakers in the room so that you can find the right place for them. If you turn the loudspeakers inwards so that they are pointing towards the centre of the room, there will not be any blank spots.
Most rooms are rectangular in shape and it is best to use one of the short walls without doors or obstructions so that you can place your equipment in the centre. If you can choose a solid wall instead of a partition wall, this would be best. It is also best to avoid one with a large window or a French window. Sometimes however, we have to do the best with what we have, so if needed, purchase some really good quality speaker cable so that you can extend your speakers to the right position in the room.


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