Traditional HIFI Genre

- Apr 30, 2020-

There are European-style, American-style, Chinese-style, minimalist, and simple-European styles. The style of HIFI, especially traditional audio systems, is also obvious. Let's talk about this topic today.

British Sound

The British sound inherited from the legendary BBC 3 / 5A is represented by SPENDOR and after-rain speakers. The power amplifier is Naim. The mid-frequency is thick and warm, and the "music taste" is rich. In the 1990s, I used Audiolab 8000A to match a variety of British bookshelf boxes, so many customers stepped into the door of classical music, and many people became good friends. Of course, from the current perspective, the traditional British sound equipment is too heavily dyed, and it is not recommended to start with friends who are just beginning to contact the speaker system. It is good for Lao Shao to build a second system to listen to classical sketches

New England Sound

Represented by Baohua, KEF, and Merian, the chord mojo in the portable system can also be classified as a new British style. The modern high-speed development of audio technology and the tuning of British designers are fresher and more modern than the traditional British sound. However, I personally feel that the new British dyeing is still slightly heavier and may not be a good choice for entry.

Amplifier + Horn Speaker

Amplifier is a typical device with unpredictable parameters, but a very charming sound. The horn speaker was originally designed to concentrate the sound radiation energy in a large space. In the home environment, the high frequency density is extremely high and the low frequency is relatively loose. Long-sought after. Amplifier + horn is like Chinese decoration with mahogany furniture.

Nordic sound

In the small area of northern Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, there are many speaker unit manufacturers, which is really magical. Dani and Dana are representative. In fact, there are many small audio brands in Northern Europe. The sound is generally biased towards the modern style, with a strong sense of line and sound field. From the headphone system to the speaker system, regardless of the active speakers, I personally tend to recommend Nordic style equipment.

Monitoring brand HIFI

ATC, PMC, JBL, West Lake, DCS, chords, and Nextstone ... A lot of HIFI brands actually started with studio monitoring equipment. They will gradually launch some equipment suitable for home HIFI use. Unlike the initial imagination, the personality of these monitoring equipment is actually very strong, especially after HIFI, so it is best to carefully listen to the experience before starting. I personally like these, if they can be collected like Yangjiang Shizizi ......


In Switzerland and the United States, there are many high-end HI-END equipment, which represents the highest level in the audio industry. I am afraid that players who can afford it will not watch this column.

There are many HIFI powerhouses headed by France, Italy, Germany and other European continents, which can be roughly classified as European sound, but in fact, the styles are different, and the personality of the equipment is relatively obvious.

The HIFI equipment in Japan is not low, but considering the factors such as second-hand value, the price / performance ratio is not very high. It can only consider certain single products. I think the same is true of Chinese audio.