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The Complete Guide to High-End Audio
The Complete Guide to High-End Audio

The Complete Guide to High-End Audio



548 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $44.95 (US $44.95) (CA $60.95)

Publication Date: September 2021

ISBN 9781736254509

Rights: WOR

Acapella Publishing (Sep 2021)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2021


In this newly updated and expanded edition, Robert Harley, Editor-in-Chief of The Absolute Sound magazine, tells readers everything they need to know about buying and enjoying high-quality audio equipment; written for beginners and serious music enthusiasts alike

In this newly updated directory, the latest in cutting-edge audio equipment is provided, including how to choose the best audio equipment on a budget, how to get the best sound for the money, and how to set up a system for maximum performance. Revised and expanded to include all the latest audio technologies, this book is packed with expert advice how to make speakers sound up to 50 percent better at no cost, avoid the most common system set-up mistakes, and how to choose the one speaker in 50 worth owning. Among the new topics covered are streaming audio, computer-based music servers, music-management apps, wireless streaming, high-resolution digital audio. A short course on listening-room acoustics is presented and additional information on audio for home theater, multichannel audio, system set-up secrets, and what each component's specifications and measurements mean is also provided.


"Its impressive breadth and depth make it a valuable guide to audio's gold mine. . . You'll learn valuable things from Harley's book, not just at first reading, but as you come back to it over and over. —Peter Moncrieff, International Audio Review

"This is the best guidebook we've seen on the subject." —Wayne Thompson, The Oregonian

Author Biography

Robert Harley is the editor in chief of The Absolute Sound, the world's most respected magazine on high-performance audio. He has written more than 1,200 product reviews and articles on high-quality music reproduction. His books on home audio have sold more than 300,000 copies in five languages. He lives in Albuquerque, NM.