Your thoughts on audio equipment?
Which best describes you?
Professional. I make my living in the audio industry
Audiophile. I dedicate much of my free time and money to things audio related.
Dedicated novice. I spend a good deal of time tinkering with speakers and amplifiers.
Beginner. My living room isn't yet completely full of speakers
How much have you or would you invest in a preamplifier / amplifier for home use?
What are the most important aspects of a piece of audio equipment?
country of origin
Which are the most important features of a preamplifier?
number of output channels
processing capability (decoders, etc.)
room calibration capabilities
input/output connectivity (HDMI, analog, phono, etc.)
internet connectivity & related features
remote control features
Which are the most important features of a amplifier?
number of channels
distortion related measurements
When researching a purchase, which source of information do you value most?
manufacturer's published specifications or website
reviews by professionals (online or in industry publications)
reviews by non-professionals
advice from professional installer
advice from local botique audio store
advice from larger chain audio store
Would you use a piece of "professional" audio equipment in a hi-fidelity home application?
Yes. If it met my needs.
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