Robert Harley's Bestselling Guides to High-End Audio

The Complete Guide to High-End Audio

The Complete Guide to High-End Audio

The Best Book on High-End Audio Just Got Better!

Robert Harley 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 set up and tweak your system for maximum performance from equipment you already own; how to read equipment reviews; and most of all, how to become a more perceptive and appreciative listener. This book makes hi-fi more fun!

In 16 fact-filled chapters and three appendixes—covering everything from the basics to technical matters (in plain English!)—this book helps you reap the rewards of Robert Harley's more than 25 years of reviewing experience, saving you time, trouble, trial and error.

Written for beginners and experienced listeners alike!

These are just a few of the secrets you will learn:

Completely updated and expanded with the latest information on computer audio, music servers, wireless streaming, networked audio, high-resolution downloads, portable audio, headphones, desktop audio, the new vinyl revolution, and much, much more!

More than 150,000 copies sold in five languages.

"The best book ever written about hi-fi…All your answers are here, written in the graceful, meticulous, easy to understand prose of a genuine master" —Jonathan Valin, The Absolute Sound

"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

"Before you make a mistake, buy Robert Harley's book." —Sam Tellig, Stereophile

Table of Contents (PDF, 131KB) | Preface (PDF, 114KB) | Index (PDF, 173KB)

$44.95 plus shipping

7" x 10"

578 pages

More than 200 photos and illustrations

550+ term glossary