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# High fidelity

High fidelity or hi-fi refers to the reproduction of sound and image that is very faithful to the original. That is without noticeable amount of noise and distortion.

The fans of hi-fi are known as audiophiles or videophiles[?].

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Also title of a book by Nick Hornby about an audiophile and his relationships.

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