component audio


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component audio

The use of separate hi-fi components such as a stand-alone preamplifier connected to a stereo amplifier or two mono amplifiers. Such equipment is favored by music lovers who demand the highest audio quality. Contrast with integrated amplifier. See preamp and audiophile.
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The micro and mini audio systems in Circuit City are grouped at the rear of the store, sandwiched between component audio, home theater-in-a-box systems and, in one store, portable audio.
And throughout the home theater, PC audio and component audio speaker segments, the talk is of wireless speakers as well as improved designs and ease of use.
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