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hi-fi

Informal
1. 
a. short for high fidelity
b. (as modifier): hi-fi equipment
2. a set of high-quality sound-reproducing equipment

hi-fi

[′hī′fī]
(engineering acoustics)

hi-fi

(HIgh-FIdelity) Generally refers to stereo systems and the audio side of home theater systems. The term originated back in the 1950s as audio equipment began to reproduce sound that was more realistic. Contrast with lo-fi. See stereo system and home theater.
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As far as I know Sharp only made two versions of this hi-fi.
Neither of the TV/DVD combos had Teletext and both had very poor sound quality, the mini hi-fis had no base and treble controls and one didn't have a headphone socket.
A spokesman said: "This is only our opening salvo, and we will be expanding our range of top electrical goods in the run-up to Christmas, to include video recorders, DVD players, hi-fis and household goods such as bread makers and toasters -- all at cut prices.
CSR's BC5120, together with BlueCore Session Manager (BCSM) software, provides the most cost effective and easy to integrate solution for digital TVs, hi-fis, DVD players handheld games consoles and other consumer products.
Generous members of the public have donated everything from suites, sofas, chairs, dining sets, beds and wardrobes plus electrical items including TVs, Hi-Fis, washing machines, fridges and dishwashers.
The large shop sells a range of furniture such as suites, sofas, chairs, dining sets, beds and wardrobes plus an array of electrical items including TVs, Hi-Fis, washing machines, fridges and dishwashers with proceeds going to people with heart related medical problems.
Caramel Quin tests iPod and iPhone friendly hi-fis and boomboxes.
AMAZON, the online seller of books, music, hi-fis, fridges, televisions, blenders, one-legged mountain goats named Clive and practically everything else under the sun, will soon start selling its own e-book reader, Kindle, in the UK.
Opened this week it offers a range of TVs, DVDs, radios, hi-fis, cameras, camcorders, mobile and home phones, satellite navigation systems and MP3s.
They are also offering new products including books, videos, mini hi-fis and DVD players.
And as well as all the best in creature comforts, such as home cinema systems, state of the art hi-fis and jacuzzi baths, some cottage complexes are now offering chauffeur services, tennis lessons, spa treatment and personal chefs as extras to take advantage of a growing short break market.