Harley Makes High-Performance Simple
Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems reveals the secrets of getting great sound in your home, in clear, non-technical language. Finally, anyone who enjoys music can put together a high-quality audio system, on any budget. You don’t need to be a techno-geek or a millionaire to enjoy world-class sound quality in your home. Robert Harley shows you how.
With this book you will discover the secrets of buying, setting up, and enjoying high-quality audio equipment. Whether your interest is in two-channel stereo, multichannel music, or home theater (or all three), this book is your insider’s guide to today’s new audio gear.
Author of Hundred of Articles and Reviews
Robert Harley is Editor-in-Chief of The Absolute Sound magazine. His more than 700 published equipment reviews and articles on high-quality music reproduction and home theater have helped thousands of consumers improve their home-entertainments systems.
Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems shares a simple, two-second test to separate the well-built speaker from a cheap imitation you. You'll learn three essential things to listen for when auditioning speakers and five system set-up mistakes, and how to avoid them.
The Inside Scoop on Surround Sound
Robert Harley's book also delivers the inside scoop on the new surround sound formats: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, and DTS-HD Master Audio. And it explains how to make one system deliver uncompromised stereo, multichannel music, and home-theater performance.
Other topics include how to choose the perfect system for your needs, living room, and budget, how to get the best sound for your money, and how to set up and fine-tune your system for maximum performance.