Newly Revised, Completely Up to Date
In this newly revised, updated, and expanded fourth 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.
“This is one valuable book, rich in information and insight,” reports Dennis Krishnan in High-End Magazine.
"You’ll learn valuable things from Harley’s book, not just at first reading, but as you come back to it over and over,” observes Peter Moncrieff in International Audio Review.
Completely revised and updated, The Complete Guide to High-End Audio contains the latest information on high-resolution digital audio, music servers, computer-based audio, downloadable music, Blu-ray Disc, new advances in loudspeaker technology, the vinyl revolution, and more. Also includes an entirely new chapter packed with insider secrets on setting up an audio system for maximum performance.
A Celebration of Music
More than a consumer guide, this book is a celebration of high-quality music reproduction in the home. Its unique blend of the technical with the aesthetic shows you how to enjoy music with a newfound depth and passion. Robert Harley's friendly authorial voice makes this book as fun to read as it is informative.
With this book you will discover how to get the best sound for the 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, and most of all, how to become a more perceptive and appreciative listener. It just makes hi-fi more fun!
What a Track Record!
The Complete Guide to High-End Audio is the world’s best-selling book on high-performance audio, selling more than 100,000 copies in four languages. It is critically acclaimed worldwide as the essential reference on high-quality music reproduction.
Robert Harley is Editor-in-Chief of The Absolute Sound magazine. His more than 1000 published product reviews and articles on high-quality music reproduction have helped hundreds of thousands of music lovers improve their hi-fi systems.