Among the wide range of manufactured equipment for listening to music, you can choose the option for every taste and preference. The musical technique is distinguished by both its functionality and sound reproduction. It can have both large and very small dimensions. In this article we will consider the features and rating of the best MIDI music systems.
What it is?
So, midi-systems are the largest music centers. By generally accepted international standards, the front panel has dimensions from 320 to 360 mm. The bulk of this type of music system options are available as component systems - the main unit and speaker. They have a drive for disks, an equalizer, a radio, and sometimes a vinyl player. In some models, the block case is made of natural wood, which significantly affects their cost. In combination with powerful amplifiers, the sound will be high-quality.
Very often, such systems are equipped with high-quality CD-transporters and multi-bit processors that are involved in the processing of high-resolution sounds. Unlike ordinary music centers, midi systems support many formats and have the karaoke function, are the middle link between Hi-Fi class speakers and standard centers. They are perfect for large-scale events on a large area. The MIDI system itself is a fingerprint of the artist’s actions, which he processes and transfers to the interface, preserving its style and dynamics.
Advantages and disadvantages
All mid-systems have such advantages as:
- the presence of a large number of functions;
- For playback, you can use various external drives;
- speakers are high power, and sound reproduction is characterized by good quality;
- In the sales market there is a large assortment of various types of systems.
Among the disadvantages are the following:
- fairly high cost;
- large body sizes;
- microsystems are not functional enough.
Let's take a closer look at a review of popular manufacturers.
The Sony brand began operations in Tokyo in 1946, under the leadership of two talented Japanese, entrepreneur Akio Morita and engineer Masaru Ibuka. Initially, it was a small workshop for the repair of radio components. It was not in demand, so the partners began to develop new ideas. Their first real profitable development was the large-scale production of short wave radio set-top boxes. So over the years they developed a diverse technique, which raised them to a high level in the world.
Now Sony is one of the world leaders in the production of various products, including music. Their products are in demand in every country. It is of high quality and the latest technology. In developing know-how, previous obsolete models are already being discontinued.
The company very often replenishes its range with various innovations that consumers are lost in their choice.
LG began its operations in 1947. The founder was entrepreneur Ku Ying Hoi, who at that time founded a company called Lak Chemical Co. Initially, the company was engaged in the production of cosmetics, later it became the production of chemical materials. And only in 1958, when the Korean electronic industry began to revive, the company began to develop the first such product. In 1959, LG launched the first transistor radio. Then, year after year, the development continued, new products began to be produced, which quickly gained credibility in the sales market.
In 1981, the company expanded so much that it was able to successfully open its manufacturing enterprise in America. Currently, the LG brand has become not a Korean company, but a global company with a global culture, which has an extensive structure with headquarters and manufacturing companies around the world. The main center is in Seoul. Around the world there are about 56 branches, 19 sales offices and 28 industrial enterprises. In its assortment, the company has a variety of household appliances, televisions, musical equipment.
Audio equipment is of excellent quality, modern design. Every year it is replenished with the latest developments and functionality.
The Japanese company Pioneer was founded in 1938. The creator was Japanese Nozomi Matsumoto. It has become popular worldwide through the production of audio and video equipment for cars and homes. The main office is located in Tokyo. The company has 31,000 employees from many countries. Headquarters are located in Belgium and the UK, and enterprises for the production of DVD players and TVs were also built there.
There are representative offices in many countries of Europe. In 1994, it opened in Russia. The company has a lot of modern developments that have always received recognition from the electronics industry. It was Pioneer who opened the large-scale production of DVD recorders and DVD-Audio players.
Rating of the best midisystem models
The Sony MHC-GT4D Music Center is made in black. It has a stylish design, a height of 80 cm, a width of 42 cm, a depth of 59 cm. A pretty impressive weight is 32 kg. The number of channels 2.1. There is a bluetooth. The total output power is 1600 W, which allows large-scale events to be held over a large area. Built-in CD media. The DSEE function will help reproduce the original quality of files that have been compressed. Mega Bass mode gives the bass a deep, full stereo picture.
The speakers are decorated with an interesting backlight that will decorate listening to music at night. Using gestures, you can adjust the effects, change the settings. Using Party Chain and Bluetooth, you can connect additional acoustic units.
Thanks to the presence of two audio outputs for the microphone, you can sing in karaoke together. The HDMI connector is used to connect to a TV and broadcast movies, as well as transmit sounds through speakers.
The LG OK85 Music Center is a 2.0 audio system. It has a built-in subwoofer, thanks to which the sound of low frequencies differs in depth and saturation. From each reproduced melody there is the possibility of creating a phonogram. For karaoke lovers, there are 18 effects for voice. Acoustic midisystem reproduces tracks in the most popular formats. Due to the equalizer, you can arrange your favorite tracks in the desired order. For radio lovers, an FM tuner is provided. For more convenient use, a remote control is included.
Pioneer XW-SX70-B Black
The lineup will complement the Pioneer XW-SX70-B Black music center, which has dynamic backlighting and can work in two modes. The audio system is equipped with 4 channels. The speakers have a power of 200 watts. Woofers reproduce bass with a clear and rich sound.
You can control the center using your smartphone thanks to a special mobile application. With voice search, you can quickly find the desired track. AUX and USB connectors are provided for connecting various devices. To use the center as a docking station, simply attach the smartphone to the panel.
A battery is provided for using the system without power consumption. There is a headphone input and a USB connector.
How to choose?
To select a suitable model with a midisystem for the home, you need to rely on some characteristics.
The main criterion for choosing is the type of optical drive. Reading data from any medium depends on it. This may be a CD that is intended only for playing music. DVD- can not only play sounds, but also watch videos. BD (Blu-ray) is designed to store high definition HDTV video files. Compared to DVDs, it is possible to record data in large volumes. Watching videos is compatible with large-diagonal HD TVs. The latest modern models do not have a drive at all, and they use a memory card or USB flash drive as media. They have a built-in card reader that supports different formats of memory cards.
All speakers have their own equipment . Its composition is indicated by two numbers. The first is the number of speakers, the second is the number of subwoofers, namely:
- 2.0 - a group equipped with two front-type speakers; it is used to build a stereo system;
- 2.1. - a set consisting of two speakers and a subwoofer; while the latter is designed to play low bass; this option is used to build a stereo system;
- 3.1 - such a set consists of two speakers, a subwoofer and one central;
- 5.0 - has two rear, two front and one center speaker, as well as a subwoofer; this kit allows you to create surround sound.
Sound quality depends on power. The higher the score, the better the sound. In music centers, power options are marked as follows:
- CPO - the minimum indicator, which is indicated separately for each channel or added up (2x50 or 100 watts);
- MPO - the maximum indicator with not the best sound quality;
- PMRO is an indicator of peak maximum power.
When choosing a model, pay attention to the supported formats. There are a lot of them. In one model, there may be several. Such a technique will be of high cost, so determine for yourself the necessary format, exactly the one that you will use.
Do not overpay money for what you will not use.
But additional functions are a very necessary factor. It will be very convenient to have in the model the function of recording to a USB flash drive, converting CDs to MP3s and an equalizer.
Case material can be made of plastic, wood and MDF. A tree will be the best for reproducing sound, but it is rather heavy and expensive. Plastic is the cheapest, but with loud noises it starts to rattle. The best option is MDF. It has an average price, it transfers medium and low frequencies well.
Equipment in mid-systems is very necessary. This allows a diverse, interesting use. Wi-Fi allows you to listen to music from the Internet, Bluetooth allows you to connect to the center through a phone or tablet. The Ethernet interface makes it possible to listen to music from any computer, and Internet radio helps to listen to any Internet radio station.
About setting up the music system, see below.