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Title The complete guide to high-end audio / Robert Harley.
Author Harley, Robert, author.
Publication Carlsbad, Calif. : Acapella Publishing, 2015.
Edition Fifth edition.
Description xx, 556 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Call # 621.3893 H
Note Includes index.
Summary "An updated edition of what many consider the "bible of high-end audio." In this newly revised and updated fifth edition, Robert Harley, editor in chief of the Absolute Sound magazine, tells you everything you need to know about buying and enjoying high-quality hi-fi. With this book, 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 set up and tweak your system for maximum performance, and how to become a more perceptive and appreciative listener. Just a few of the secrets you will learn cover high-end sound on a budget, how to do it cheap and still do it right; five system set-up mistakes and how to avoid them; how to make your speakers sound up to 50% better, at no cost; how to choose and set up a computer-based music system; how to find the one speaker in 50 worth owning; and why all 100-watt amplifiers don't sound the same. Since the first edition's publication in 1994, The Complete Guide to High-End Audio has been considered the essential reference on high-quality music reproduction, with more than 150,000 copies sold in five languages"--Amazon.com.
Contents What is high-end audio? -- Choosing a high-end audio system -- Becoming a better listener -- Preamplifiers -- Power and integrated amplifiers -- Loudspeakers -- Digital source components, part one: disc players, DACs, and interfaces -- Digital source components, part two: music servers -- Turntables, tonearms, and cartridges: the LP playback system -- Cables and interconnects -- Audio for home theater -- Multichannel audio -- Personal audio: headphones, desktop, and mobile audio -- System setup secrets, part one: loudspeaker placement and room acoustics -- System setup secrets, part two: expert tuning techniques, accessories, equipment racks, and AC power conditioners -- Specifications and measurements -- Appendix A: Sound and hearing -- Appendix B: Audio and electronics basics -- Appendix C: Digital audio basics.
Subject High-fidelity sound systems.
Stereophonic sound systems.
Sound -- Equipment and supplies -- Purchasing.
Electronic apparatus and appliances -- Purchasing.
Electronic apparatus and appliances -- Purchasing. (OCoLC)fst00906825
High-fidelity sound systems. (OCoLC)fst00956511
Sound -- Equipment and supplies -- Purchasing. (OCoLC)fst01126942
Stereophonic sound systems. (OCoLC)fst01133155
ISBN 0978649362 (paperback) :
9780978649364 (paperback) :

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