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the best companies for hifi all in one systems
takeshibeat
post Sep 12 2012, 16:50
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i ve had a sony all in one hifi system which i bought 1998 if i remember correct
after a half year i started to have problems with cd player on it , i sended it to a hifi repair service where they fixed the problem but soon aproximately 2 mounths after the repairation the same problems started again,
my second hifi all in one system was sharp and it to damaged itself after 2 years
some guys told me i should buy components and that they would last longer but it doesnt have sense to me
since i can only listen to music via headphones because i live in a flat that has very poor sound isolation and my room
is to small for components
so i wanted to ask which companies make best (all in one) hifi systems with the longest lifetime
i was satisfied with the sound of both of my hifi which i ve head but they didn t last long and i spended lots of money on the first one
i ve saw on the net that today s hifi systems have the possibility that you listen to music on them via usb so i guess it would last long (i listen music via usb 5 years allready on my laptop and dont have any kind of problem)
if any of you could give me some names of the companies that make the best all in one hifi systems with the longest lifetime i would be very thankful
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DVDdoug
post Sep 12 2012, 19:07
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I don't know who makes reliable electronics.... It seems like everything is now made in China, but I'm sure some companies have better quality control than others.

Rather than worrying too much about reliabilty, my approach is to buy inexpensive electronics and replace it if it fails in a couple of years.

Since we are not talking about headphones or speakers, you shouldn't have to worry too much about sound quality. (I will pay more for better sound.)

Expensive stuff might last longer, but it might fail too. And when expensive stuff fails, I get angry! I usually don't get too upset if something cheap dies. And usually even the expensive stuff is not worth repairing... Even if it's cheaper to repair than it was to buy it, often you can buy something at Wal-Mart that does the same thing for less than the repair.

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...since i can only listen to music via headphones...

... i ve saw on the net that today s hifi systems have the possibility that you listen to music on them via usb so i guess it would last long...

...(i listen music via usb 5 years allready on my laptop and dont have any kind of problem)
Yes. Usually it's the mechanical things that fail, like the CD player. (or hard drive). But, switches & controls are also mechanical. Connectors can wear-out or break too.

I assume you are talking about a USB hard drive? Selecting/accessing the songs can be "tricky" if you don't have a computer. If you want to do that, a better option is to get a hi-fi with an iPod interface. Or, if the hi-fi has an line-input (or "aux" input) you can connect the headphone-output from your laptop into your hi-fi. (I have an "extra" laptop connected like that to my living-room stereo.)

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i listen music via usb 5 years allready on my laptop and dont have any kind of problem)
So, like David said... Maybe you don't need a hi-fi?
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2Bdecided
post Sep 13 2012, 18:17
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QUOTE (DVDdoug @ Sep 12 2012, 19:07) *
Rather than worrying too much about reliabilty, my approach is to buy inexpensive electronics and replace it if it fails in a couple of years.
That Denon mini system with Mission speakers was 720 in 1993. I've seen many friends buying 100 stereos in that time and replacing them every 1-2 years. Who has spent less? Who has the better stereo? wink.gif

If we weren't talking about all-in-one systems, you could buy vintage "expensive" stuff that isn't expensive, and can usually be repaired.

Cheers,
David.
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- takeshibeat   the best companies for hifi all in one systems   Sep 12 2012, 16:50
- - 2Bdecided   My 1993 Denon mini system is still just about work...   Sep 12 2012, 18:05
- - DVDdoug   I don't know who makes reliable electronics......   Sep 12 2012, 19:07
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (DVDdoug @ Sep 12 2012, 19:07) Rath...   Sep 13 2012, 18:17
- - takeshibeat   the soundcard which is integrated in my laptop is ...   Sep 12 2012, 19:49
|- - trout   QUOTE (takeshibeat) the soundcard which is integra...   Sep 12 2012, 20:48
|- - probedb   QUOTE (takeshibeat @ Sep 12 2012, 19:49) ...   Sep 13 2012, 08:11
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (takeshibeat @ Sep 12 2012, 14:49) ...   Sep 14 2012, 15:35
|- - mzil   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Sep 14 2012, 10...   Sep 14 2012, 17:25
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (mzil @ Sep 14 2012, 12:25) QUOTE (...   Sep 14 2012, 21:42
|- - mzil   QUOTE (Arnold B. Krueger @ Sep 14 2012, 16...   Sep 14 2012, 22:30
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (mzil @ Sep 14 2012, 17:30) QUOTE (...   Sep 15 2012, 03:18
- - takeshibeat   how can it be sold? and with what kind of usb devi...   Sep 12 2012, 21:57
- - DVDdoug   You can get a USB soundcard. There are also some...   Sep 12 2012, 23:26
- - takeshibeat   i wanted to buy a usb dac-nuforce udac2 because th...   Sep 13 2012, 10:14
|- - skamp   QUOTE (takeshibeat @ Sep 13 2012, 11:14) ...   Sep 13 2012, 15:15
- - lisag   I also had 2 all-in-one Sony hi-fi's in the 90...   Sep 13 2012, 13:31
- - Boiled Beans   I've just bought a mini all in one Panasonic h...   Sep 13 2012, 16:17
- - takeshibeat   i think i will buy YAMAHA PianoCraft MCR-840 black...   Sep 13 2012, 19:40
- - mzil   I would suggest buying three things instead of tha...   Sep 13 2012, 23:29
- - lisag   The best micro hi-fi's currently recommended b...   Sep 18 2012, 13:23
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (lisag @ Sep 18 2012, 13:23) The be...   Sep 21 2012, 11:19
- - lisag   Ha, yes! Well I suppose I should be a bit more...   Sep 28 2012, 14:23
- - mzil   The important thing is to understand is that human...   Sep 28 2012, 14:56


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