HiFi Basics Magazine


HiFi Basics Magazine is your all-inclusive information guide with instructionals, comparisons, connections, and everything you need to get started in the high-end audio world.

High Fidelity

Often shortened to hi-fi or hifi, audiophiles and audio enthusiasts use the term to refer to high-quality sound reproduction. Ideal hifi equipment has inaudible noise and distortion with a flat, neutral, and uncolored frequency response, providing a sound that stays true to the original performance.

Astell n Kern SP1000 DAP

What is a DAP?

DAP stands for Digital Audio Player, an electronic device created to store and play high-resolution audio files. Popular DAP brands include Astel&ern, Sony, and Questyle, to name a few.

Chord Qutest DAC with Silver Dragon USB cable

What is a DAC?

DAC stands for Digital-to-Analog Converter, a device that turns a digital sound file into an analog audio signal before sending it to an amplifier. Many high-end headphones require an external DAC, making them an important part of your listening system.

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Why Premium Cables?

Silver Dragon IEM V2 Cable

Drew made his first cables on a quest for quality sound. His research began by comparing other high-end cables, discovering the impact of different cable geometries and materials on sound quality. Pulling cables apart, Drew learned that a high price didn't guarantee high quality. He set out to create a product that delivered the quality of expensive high-end cables at a cost that reflected real value.