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 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 insider's guide to today's new audio gear.
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
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.