There are several schools of thought concerning high fidelity - ‘play it exactly as performed’ school, ‘play it so it sounds real’ school, and ‘play it the way I like to hear it’ school. There is logic in all three approaches. We must accept that there are as many types of high fidelity as there are listeners. In order to satisfy these concepts, it is necessary to provide a sufficient variety of component parts to make possible many different kinds of system. We have discussed speakers from the point of view of their general application to the hi-fi field.

There is no exact scientific operational definition of a hi-fi system as yet. Standards and specified measurements of performance of a system have not been possible to establish ...

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