The Complete Guide to High-End Audio / Edition 4

The Complete Guide to High-End Audio / Edition 4

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by Robert Harley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0978649311

ISBN-13: 9780978649319

Pub. Date: 10/01/2010

Publisher: Acapella Publishing

Robert Harley, Editor-in-Chief of The Absolute Sound and The Perfect Vision magazines, tells you everything you need to know to become a better listener and better buyer of quality high-fidelity components. With this book you will discover how to get the best sound for your money; how to identify the weak links in your system and upgrade where it will do the most good…  See more details below

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Robert Harley, Editor-in-Chief of The Absolute Sound and The Perfect Vision magazines, tells you everything you need to know to become a better listener and better buyer of quality high-fidelity components. With this book you will discover how to get the best sound for your money; how to identify the weak links in your system and upgrade where it will do the most good; how to setup and tweak your system to get maximum performance from equipment you already own; and, most of all, how to become a more perceptive and appreciative listener. This book makes hi-fi more fun! Widely acknowledged as the reference on high-quality music reproduction with more than 100,000 copies sold in four languages, The Complete Guide to High-End Audio has been newly expanded, revised, and updated to cover the latest developments in high-end audio. New sections include: high-resolution digital audio; SACD and DVD-Audio; multichannel audio; how to integrate home theater into a high-performance music system; more system setup secrets; the latest developments in audio technology -- and more!

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978649319
Publisher:
Acapella Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Edition description:
Fourth Edition, Fourth edition
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
1What is High-end Audio?1
2Choosing a High-end Audio System9
3Becoming a Better Listener33
4How to Get the Best Sound from Your Room69
5Preamplifiers109
6Power Amplifiers135
7Loudspeakers169
8The Digital Front End: CD Players, Digital Processors, and CD Transports217
9Turntables, Tonearms, and Cartridges: The LP Playback System265
10Tuners297
11Cables and Interconnects307
12High-end Audio Accessories329
13Audio for Home Theater345
Appendix A: Sound and Hearing363
Appendix B: Audio and Electronics Basics383
Appendix C: Digital Audio Basics415
Bibliography439
Index441

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The Complete Guide to High-End Audio 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd be hard pressed to recommend this book to a beginning audiophile.  There's too much misinformation, e.g., that cables need to be "broken in", or that they make any difference at all in an audio system.  The coverage of the topic is broad, and there's lots of good technical information, but there's a lot of mythology and subjective twaddle mixed in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago