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Robert Harley's Guides to High-End Audio and Home Theater

Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems

Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems

Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems reveals the secrets of getting great sound in your homeóin clear, non-technical language. Finally, anyone who enjoys music can put together a high-quality audio systemóon any budget. You donít need to be a techno-geek or a millionaire to enjoy world-class sound quality in your homeóRobert Harley shows you how in Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems.

With this book you will discover the secrets of buying, setting up, and enjoying high-quality audio equipment. Whether your interest is in 2-channel stereo, multichannel music, or home theater (or all three), this book is your insiderís guide to todayís new audio gear.

price: $19.95

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Table of Contents (PDF, 409KB) | Index (PDF, 634KB)

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

  • 3 essential things to listen for when auditioning speakers
  • 5 system set-up mistakes and how to avoid them
  • How to separate marketing hype from true innovation
  • The inside scoop on the new surround - sound formats - Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and DTS-HD Master Audio.
  • How to choose the perfect system for your needs, living room, and budget
  • How to get the best sound for your money
  • How to set up and fine-tune your system for maximum performance
  • How to make one system deliver uncompromised stereo, multichannel music, and home-theater performance
  • A simple, two-second test to separate the well-built speaker from a cheap imitation