Speakers: Bi-wiring & Bi-amping

Jul 28

Posted By HifiHut in Guides

When you purchase a new pair of loudspeakers you may notice two sets of terminals on the rear panel. Why??? This allows for Bi-Wiring, the process where two runs of loudspeaker cable are taken from a single set of speaker terminals on the amplifier – One for the high frequencies to the tweeter and the other for the low frequencies to the Bass unit. This generates a natural split between high and low frequencies, helps to improve...

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Phono Pre-Amp Guide

Mar 03

Posted By HifiHut in Guides

What is a Phono pre-amplifier? A phono pre amplifier (sometimes referred to as a phono stage) is a hifi component that enables you to listen to your turntable through your hifi system. Why doesn’t a turntable just work when I plug it in to my Amplifier? A turntable has a very low audio output so it is usually necessary to boost the signal before it reaches your amplifier. Some amplifiers have a phono stage incorporated but it has...

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Loudspeaker Stands

Feb 26

Posted By HifiHut in Guides

Placing a loudspeaker on a shelf or bookcase may seem like a logical thing to do but in reality it can seriously degrade performance. When playing music a loudspeaker will vibrate, this resonance causes distortion of the sound. A well engineered stand provides a stable platform on which to place your speakers. This isolates the speaker from the floor as well as placing it at ear level when you’re sitting down to enjoy your...

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Linn Sondek LP12 Turntable Servicing

Jan 30

Posted By HifiHut in News

 

Many turntables run for years without ever being looked at or serviced. Like a car, a turntable has many parts that degrade over time.This can lead to a loss in musical performance and ultimately affect your listening enjoyment.Here at HifiHut we offer full, Linn authorised, service and set up support for the Linn LP12.A fixed charge of €199 includes a complete strip down and rebuild of the deck. Alignment of the plinth and top-plate...

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Turntable Buying Guide

Apr 17

Posted By HifiHut in Guides

With Record Store Day coming up we thought we’d give you a run down of the best buys in turntables for 2014, right from the entry level up to some really high-end decks. The Pro-Ject Elemental is a great entry level turntable with really simple construction and some unique looks – only €189.99. While it doesn’t have a dust cover, it does come pre set-up so no fiddling with counter weights out of the box. The Pro-Ject...

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