Definitions for audiophileˈɔ di əˌfaɪl

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word audiophile

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•di•o•phileˈɔ di əˌfaɪl(n.)

  1. a person who is esp. interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

Origin of audiophile:

1950–55

Wiktionary

  1. audiophile(Noun)

    A person with an interest in high fidelity sound reproduction and its associated technology.

Freebase

  1. Audiophile

    An audiophile is a person enthusiastic about high-fidelity sound reproduction. Audiophile values may be applied at all stages of music reproduction: the initial audio recording, the production process, and the playback, which is usually in a home setting. "Audiophile" recordings include those using conventional formats but with special attention to audio quality, as well as recordings in high-resolution formats such as Super Audio CD or DVD-Audio. Recently, there has been interest in lossless file formats such as WAV, FLAC, WMA Lossless, and Apple Lossless. A key goal of audiophiles is to capture the experience of a live musical performance in a room with good acoustics, and reproduce it at home. It is widely agreed that this is very difficult and that even the best-regarded recording and playback systems rarely, if ever, achieve it. The term High-end audio refers to playback equipment used by audiophiles, which may be bought at specialist shops and websites. High-end components include turntables, digital-to-analog converters, equalization devices, preamplifiers and amplifiers, horn and electrostatic speakers, power conditioners, subwoofers, headphones, and acoustic room treatment.

Translation

Find a translation for the audiophile definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these audiophile definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"audiophile." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Aug. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/audiophile>.

Are we missing a good definition for audiophile?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for audiophile: