5 significanttips while buying hi-fi speakers

Nov 5th 2014 at 9:13 PM

Hi-fi systems are audio components that are created for playing music with the help of speakers. If you want to form a home audio system or a home theater, a good hi-fi speakers is a vital component. With the several designs of hi-fi in the market, and a swarm of speaker builders, making the correct choice can be hard.

Following are the 5 tips that you must consider before buying your hi-fi speakers:

a. Price- Price is a very important factor. The rule is, the more you pay, the better your speakers are going to be. If you have a stipulated budget and the speakers that you like are costlier than that, it is suggested that you delay your purchase and buy it later when you have enough money. This is because choosing a hi-fi speaker is a subjective option and the choice depends primarily upon the person’s ears. So, it is better to buy an expensive speaker than to purchase something which you don’t like.

b. Size of the speakers- If you have a small room, you should get a hi-fi system of small size. A big hi-fi speaker in a small place creates the music to be too much overwhelming and you possibly won't like it. Similarly, a small sized hi-fi system in a large room effects like a mini compo system. The sound from the system is incapable to surround the entire room. Hence, you must decide if you want stand mounted speakers or floor standing speakers (thin and tall) or bookshelf speakers (smaller speakers meant for stands and shelves) according to the size of your room.

c. Design- There are generally three types of designs available in hi-fi speakers. They are reflex, transmission line and acoustic suspension. Reflex speakers comprises of holes at front and rear, acoustic suspension do not have holes and are completely sealed whereas transmission line contains long ducts ending in a port.

d. Output Power i.e. watts-  An overall output of twenty watts is sufficient to create clear sound for a living room of standard size. If you require the music to be capable of being heard through a bigger house, you will require up to hundred watts of entire output. Certain systems mentions power output each channel (maximum systems contains two channels), whereas others will mention total output.

e. Impedance- Make sure that impedance which is calculated in ohms (Ω), matches the output of the amplifier. You don’t need to have a broad acquaintance of electronics to do it, simply glance at the rear of your speaker, or its specifications, and it will provide you with a strong suggestion. As a common rule, it is okay to use a speaker of superior impedance than what has been specified. That is, plugging a speaker of 16 ohms into an amplifier of 8 ohms is fine. However, you cannot do the same when the speaker has lower impedance than the amplifier. It might lead to the risk of overburdening of your amplifier.

With all these points kept in mind you can easily get the best speakers in the market.

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