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        Audio Components

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        Audio Components
        CD Players
        CD players

        Enjoy great sound from your CDs. Options range from convenient multi-disc changers to high-performance single-disc models.Go to products
        Music Servers
        Music servers

        Store your entire music collection on a networked drive for convenient access.Go to products
        Digital-to-Analog Converters
        Digital-to-analog converters

        A separate digital-to-analog converter (or "DAC") gives you better sound from digital sources like CDs or your computer.Go to products
        Network Music Players
        Network music players

        Stream music from your computer's hard drive and the internet, for convenient playback on your home audio system. Go to products
        High-resolution Audio
        High-resolution audio

        Learn how to get more from your music with lossless, studio-quality digital files and high-res gear.Go to products
        Computer Audio
        Computer audio

        Find tips and products to give you better sound from your computer and network-ready audio components.Go to products
        Multi-room Audio
        Multi-room audio

        We carry newer wireless and traditional wired solutions for creating an integrated multi-room music system in your home.Go to products
        Wireless Audio
        Wireless audio

        Shop for products that make it easy to enjoy music from your smart device, your computer, and cloud-based online services. Go to products
        Turntables
        Turntables

        Treat yourself to warm, analog sound: shop our selection of turntables, from entry-level models to audiophile-grade.Go to products
        Turntable Accessories
        Turntable accessories

        Keep your turntable spinning along with replacement cartridges and other accessories.Go to products
        Phono Preamps
        Phono preamps

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        Receivers & Amplifiers
        Receivers & amplifiers

        Amplification and processing for your home A/V system — from feature-packed home theater receivers, to separate preamps and amplifiers.Go to products
        Radio Tuners
        Radio tuners

        Add on HD Radio™ tuners let you pull in crystal-clear versions of AM and FM stations that broadcast this type of digital signal.Go to products
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        Cables & installation

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        How to choose audio components

        Bluetooth speakers are convenient. But old-school audio components sound much better and give us a stronger connection to the emotional content of our music.

        The surest way to reconnect with the music and artists we love is to include at least one high-fidelity audio component in our stereo systems.

        Below you'll find tips on how to choose audio components. For more info, check out our complete buying guides.

        CD players

        A CD player has two main parts. The transport is the part that holds, spins, and reads the disc. The digital-to-analog converter, or DAC for short, converts the disc's digital data to an analog audio signal.

        Usually these two parts are housed in a single chassis. But separate CD transports are also available. If you buy a transport, you'll need a separate DAC for the digital decoding. Or you can connect the transport digitally to a receiver or amp with a built-in DAC.

        Digital-to-analog converters

        A DAC (or digital-to-analog converter) transforms digital music files into analog signals that can be amplified and played through your speakers or headphones. An outboard DAC decodes your music files with greater precision than the DAC in your phone or computer. What's more, when you use an outboard DAC, you bypass the crummy audio output circuitry in your device.

        A portable USB DAC primarily serves as a compact headphone amplifier for your computer. Desktop USB DACs also connect to your computer through USB. Wireless DACs send digital content to an audio system in another location.

        Component Hi-Fi DACs are designed to connect to your full-fledged home audio system.

        Network music players

        A network music player is a home stereo component that plays digital music from computers, networked hard drives, and online services. Music servers are network music players with built-in hard drives to store your digital music files. Some servers include CD drives that let you easily rip your CDs without involving a computer.

        Turntables

        Simply put, a turntable is a record player. It spins vinyl records while its stylus (aka needle) picks up the waveforms pressed in the grooves. The phono cartridge from which the stylus protrudes transforms the movement of the stylus into an electrical signal that can be amplified by your stereo system and played through your speakers or headphones.

        The electrical signal generated by the cartridge requires a phono preamp, which can be built into your receiver or amplifier. In some cases, the preamp is built into the turntable itself. You can also buy an outboard phono preamp, which is usually better than the one built into your turntable or receiver.

        Radio tuners

        Even in this age of online music services, we still offer a few AM/FM radio tuners for use with integrated amplifiers or hi-fi systems that use a separate amplifier and preamp.

        Headphone output

        Want to use headphones with your CD player, DAC, or network music player? Make sure you get one that has a headphone jack.

        High-res audio compatibility

        There are a lot of different high-res audio formats. Make sure the DAC or network music player you choose can play the types of files you have on hand.

        Audio cables

        Most audio components have standard stereo RCA analog outputs. They may also have XLR outputs, minijack outputs, optical digital audio outputs, and coaxial digital audio outputs. Check out our audio cable selection.

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