HI-Fi is the high fidelity reproduction of sound and a term used by home stereo listeners or home audio enthusiasts to refer to a very high quality reproduction of sound.
Hi-Fi is used to distinguish itself from poorer quality sound produced by inexpensive audio equipment and recording techniques.
Ideally, high-fidelity equipment has minimal amounts of noise and distortion and an accurate frequency response. So, turn it up!
This here is a mid-century record changer.
Automatic and everything!
I never had one …
Like a little rumba?
Rumba is a family of percussive rhythms, song and ballroom dance that originated in Cuba as a combination of various musical traditions. The name derives from the Cuban Spanish word rumbo which means “party” or “spree”.
It’s the rhythm that does the most for her!
The Last Elvis Secret Is Upstairs At Graceland
Elvis Presley’s mansion home, Graceland, holds enigmatic secrets for the Elvis fan. The second floor of the King’s house is private – very private. Since 1977, it has been kept so private that no tours, no television or film crews nor any photographs have ever been released to the public. This is the one thing, the very last thing, regarding Elvis Presley that has yet to be revealed – it is the last Elvis secret.
The upstairs bedroom was Elvis’ secluded sanctuary where he lived and loved in his private life. Upstairs at Graceland is a riddle and a puzzle, a fascinating locked-room mystery that draws in the imagination of millions every time they pass by the foot of the staircase leading to the King’s private bedroom sanctuary.
Security has never been breached at Graceland but for one exception – when actor Nicholas Cage, a lifelong Elvis fanatic, managed the impossible by using the unlikely strategy of marrying Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis’ daughter. Very clever, Nic!
His secret visit to the hallowed halls of Elvis took place during the week of the 25th Anniversary of Elvis’ death, at which time it is said he sat on the King’s “throne” in the bathroom, and he even assumed the prone posture in which Elvis died for some strange reason. He also laid on the singer’s bed and tried on a leather jacket worn by the King. Many celebrities and dignitaries have requested private tours but all have been declined.
Locked up tight like a bank vault since August 16, 1977, the staircase to Elvis’ bedroom is protected by two armed guards at all times. The heavily padded double doors are sound proof and secured from the outside by chains and locks.
EricHatheway.com Elvis Shrine
There used to be a term called high-fidelity, or hi-fi for short, that was used by music fans and stereo enthusiasts to refer to a high-quality reproduction of sound in a home environment. Hi-fi was used to set stereo sets apart from lower quality sound reproduction systems.
Stereo systems were purchased in glorious stores specializing in such things. There were lots of amps, pre-amps, headphones, speakers and numerous accessories to choose from. It was a big deal to go shopping for a new stereo. A real big deal, yes sir.
The stereo system became a focal point in our living rooms, dens, and rumpus rooms. This was partly because the equipment was huge – the bigger the speakers the better – the more watts the better. A really good stereo system was a source of pride and represented endless enjoyment. Endless enjoyment with big sound!
Today, it’s all digital and portable. And cheap. Today’s homes lack that central focal point that we enjoyed so much back then. The modern living room has been converted into movie theaters where the bigger the screen the better and seven speakers is too few. That is a whole different argument, because we’re taking big sound here. The way it is supposed to be heard and enjoyed.
We need our stereos back in a big way. These little tiny speakers pretending to be big speakers just doesn’t cut it for the true music fan. Get me a big amp and some big clear studio quality speakers please. Please. Our ears certainly aren’t smaller. That’s for sure.
This is what I’m talking’ about!