One Box Hi-Fi Systems
Most hi-fi systems we sell are "tailor made" from a separate amplifier, turntable, streamer and/or CD player. However, these one-box systems combine amplifier and music sources in a single space-saving unit. You can add your choice of speakers to these systems. For ready made hi-fi systems including speakers, see our hi-fi package deals. If you need some guidance, we have hi-fi experts on hand ready to help - please feel free to call or e-mail for further advice.
If you want a one box hi-fi system but can't see anything in this section you like the look of, remember you can use an Integrated Amplifier as a one-box system (it just won't have a music source included like built-in streamer or CD player as some of these models do, although several integrated amps now include bluetooth streaming as a feature so at least you can start streaming music from your phone, tablet or other Bluetooth device to get you started).
Remember also we recommend listening to a hi-fi system before you buy and have a dedicated Midlands hi-fi showroom you can visit to try before you buy.
A Hi-Fi System consists of a self-contained all in one unit, sometimes known as a receiver, which typically features a pre amplifier, power amplifier and a range of audio sources in one product. The benefit of this design means that all you need to start enjoying your music from such a system is a connection to the mains power supply as well as a pair of speakers connected with speaker cable. Most of these Hi-Fi systems will feature a CD player, allowing you to enjoy your favourite compact discs. Other functions typically offered include FM and/or DAB digital radio. Most of these systems offer an internal headphone amplifier, which lets you listen to your music using headphones rather than the speakers, which is ideal for late night listening sessions or if you don’t want to disturb anyone.
Some systems include Bluetooth functionality, enabling you to wirelessly send music or content from any Bluetooth-enabled device to your Hi-Fi System. Most systems will also offer a range of inputs allowing for the connection of multimedia devices such as smartphones, laptops and portable audio devices. These inputs are typically line-in 3.5mm minijack connections, although some systems allow for a USB input, which also offers the advantage of being able to charge your device while offering playback at the same time. Hi-Fi Systems offer a range of inputs to connect external devices, allowing you to use your system to listen to these sources. This allows you to connect a range of products such as DVD players, games consoles, Blu Ray players etc. to your system and enjoy high quality audio.
One advantage to purchasing a Hi-Fi System is that it allows you to use whatever speakers you like. Not only does this allow you to use any existing equipment or speakers you may have, but it also permits you to upgrade your system in the future or build the ideal setup by matching quality speakers with the receiver unit. Traditionally hi-fi systems would include speakers, either hard-wired into the main receiver or using a bespoke connection option preventing the use of your own speakers or existing equipment. Some of the systems we sell do include speakers, typically designed to match your system in sound. These can be replaced in the future if required.
The freedom of matching your system to most speakers, means that you can build the ideal system. If you are looking to build a particularly compact system, then your Hi-Fi System Receiver can be matched with some satellite speakers or particularly compact ones. Or if you require a system to match existing equipment or furniture, then you can purchase speakers of the same finish.
One Box Hi-Fi Systems