Hi Fi Mini System Guide
Mini Systems are probably the most popular purchase for many years, Mini Hi Fi systems are compact, stylish and have excellent sound quality – and comparable with many full size systems with most of the benefits in a neat little package. For customers that already have their own speakers we have split mini systems into 2 categories’, one without speakers and one including the best choice of Hi Fi speakers that have been perfectly matched for best sound reproduction, look out for the What Hi Fi Best buy awards.
Hi Fi Mini systems offer many of the benefits of a separates system but in a neater compact form, all from one manufacturer and with one remote. But for those who aren't quite so obsessed with the very best sound, mini systems can offer neat solutions which take up less space with surprisingly good sound quality. Your final choice should be how you intend to use it, do you listen to radio, if so look for models with DAB+ Radio, and always consider how large the room it will play in.
HiFix stock some of the world’s top brands such as Arcam, Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Pioneer and Yamaha, each product carefully selected for sound quality and build quality, don’t forget to look out for some of the later systems that can be networked, Apple devices and others can be connected by the iPod dock, the front USB or by AirPlay, Apple’s own streaming technology or music on your PC, NAS or from the internet can be streamed to your mini system. Online services Spotify and last.fm are supported too. And via the digital input the system can be expanded, by for example connecting your TV or set top box.
Mini Systems Compact and Fashionable
The latest Hi Fi Mini systems are compact, fashionable and can sound almost as good as larger Hi-Fi systems and separates. They are space saving and perfect for smaller living rooms, bedrooms or kitchens. Mini Systems are great for areas where you don't want to take up too much space with a full size system.
Plug and Play
Hi-Fi Mini systems are ideal for smaller rooms whether is a lounge, bedrooms or kitchens Plus, they're a great choice for everyone to keep things simple, no setting up just plug and play, they take up little room and are great for music, radio or compact disc, just a simple quick and an effective solution for smaller rooms.
You can listen to your favourite CDs, radio stations or even your iPod, many feature detachable speakers so that you can arrange the system whichever way you like and still produce great sound. Appreciative ears are the only qualification required for choosing a good system and that's why you can be your own expert.
DAB Radio and FM
As well as the conventional FM Stations and MW bands some of the latest Mini Systems incorporate DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) which gives you benefits of additional features. Digital Audio Broadcasting gives you more station choice, 'Hiss and crackle' free reception, one touch re-tuning with no frequencies to remember and dynamic text information which tells you what and who you are listening to. DAB is reportedly available in over 80% of the UK.
Most Hi Fi Mini Systems have headphone sockets available so for more comfortable and private listening it's a great idea to choose some compatible headphones from great companies like Bose, Grado, Denon, Sennheiser, Bowers and Wilkins, you will be amazed how good the sound quality can be.