An audiophile, from Latin audio “I hear” and Greek philos “loving,” is a hobbyist who seeks high-quality audio reproduction via the use of specialized high-end audio electronics.Audiophiles prefer to listen to music at a quality level that is as close to the original performance as possible using high fidelity components. These specialized components include turntables, digital-to-analog converters, equalization devices, preamplifiers and amplifiers. Both high quality solid-state and vacuum tube amplifiers are used. The quest for audio perfection can also include horn loudspeakers or electrostatic speakers, power conditioners, subwoofers and acoustic room treatment.