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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These simple radios, while not requiring the complex setup associated with component audio or home-theater-in-a-box systems, are getting somewhat more technologically complex as they add features such as Apple iPod and MP3 inputs and satellite and HD radio to evolve to changing consumer wants.
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.
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