The Complete Guide to High End Audio

With this book, 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, and how to become a ...

The Complete Guide to High End Audio

An updated edition of what many consider the "bible of high-end audio" In this newly revised and updated fifth 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. With this book, 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, and how to become a more perceptive and appreciative listener. Just a few of the secrets you will learn cover high-end sound on a budget, how to do it cheap and still do it right; five system set-up mistakes and how to avoid them; how to make your speakers sound up to 50% better, at no cost; how to choose and set up a computer-based music system; how to find the one speaker in 50 worth owning; and why all 100-watt amplifiers don't sound the same. Since the first edition's publication in 1994, The Complete Guide to High-End Audio has been considered the essential reference on high-quality music reproduction, with more than 150,000 copies sold in five languages.

The Complete Guide to High End Audio

Revised and expanded to include all the latest audio technologies, this book is packed with expert advice how to make speakers sound up to 50 percent better at no cost, avoid the most common system set-up mistakes, and how to choose the one ...

The Complete Guide to High End Audio

In this newly updated directory, the latest in cutting-edge audio equipment is provided, including how to choose the best audio equipment on a budget, how to get the best sound for the money, and how to set up a system for maximum performance. Revised and expanded to include all the latest audio technologies, this book is packed with expert advice how to make speakers sound up to 50 percent better at no cost, avoid the most common system set-up mistakes, and how to choose the one speaker in 50 worth owning. Among the new topics covered are streaming audio, computer-based music servers, music-management apps, wireless streaming, high-resolution digital audio. A short course on listening-room acoustics is presented and additional information on audio for home theater, multichannel audio, system set-up secrets, and what each component's specifications and measurements mean is also provided.

The Complete Guide to High end Audio

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The Complete Guide to High end Audio

Expanded and revised to cover recent developments, this text should tell you what you need to know to become a better listener and buyer of quality high-fidelity components. New sections include: super audio CD; high-resolution audio on DVD; and single-ended amplifiers.

Audiophile s Guide

A must-have for any audiophile or lover of great sound. This instructional guide works for any level of 2-channel audio system, from the most humble to the most aspirational. The Audiophile's Guide is an essential upgrade.

Audiophile s Guide

Unlock the secret to great sound from a pair of loudspeakers.Imagine building or improving your home stereo system in a way that makes your music come alive--like the performers are right in front of you--even on a budget. It's easier than you think.In The Audiophile's Guide, PS Audio CEO and 45-year audio industry veteran Paul McGowan walks beginners and veterans alike through his easy-to-follow step-by-step secrets for creating amazing 3D sound from two speakers.Whether you're new to high-end audio or a lifelong veteran, there's something for everyone in this book and reference audio disc. Regardless of your system's configuration--analog or digital, Paul shows you how to make magic happen in your listening room. The Audiophile's Guide: The Stereo, along with its companion Reference Audio disc is the ultimate how-to instructional method for turning two-channel home music systems into magical reproduction chains. A must-have for any audiophile or lover of great sound. This instructional guide works for any level of 2-channel audio system, from the most humble to the most aspirational. The Audiophile's Guide is an essential upgrade. The companion Reference Audio SACD (playable on all CD or DVD players) is available at https://www.psaudio.com/products/audiophile-reference-music/

The Complete Guide to Game Audio

High quality audio can put extreme demands on a system; MIDI does not. Savvy game developers make these considerations to sell more games and keep an eye on their bottom line. Overall, the general trend shows a continued movement ...

The Complete Guide to Game Audio

This comprehensive guide gives readers with basic music compositional skills the information they need to become commercially viable artisans. In addition to providing a foundation of prerequisite technical skills, including basic audio considerations and sound file formats, the book teaches the business skills needed to work successfully as an audio technician in the game development business. How-to features take the reader step-by-step, from purchasing the right equipment, understanding the various game platforms, and composing music and creating sound effects specifically for games, to the ins and outs of marketing, producing demo reels, determining fees, bidding projects, and negotiating contracts.

The Educational Technology Handbook

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The Educational Technology Handbook

Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, k, p, e, i, s, t.

Aaron Marks Complete Guide to Game Audio

This book builds upon the success of the second edition with even more expert advice from masters in the field and notes current changes within the growing video game industry.

Aaron Marks  Complete Guide to Game Audio

Whether trying to land that first big gig or working to perfect the necessary skills to fill a game world with sound, Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio 3rd edition will teach the reader everything they need to know about the audio side of the multi-million dollar video game industry. This book builds upon the success of the second edition with even more expert advice from masters in the field and notes current changes within the growing video game industry. The tools of the trade excerpts will showcase what professionals, like Marty O’Donnell, Richard Jacques and Tom Salta, use to create their work and to help newcomers in the field prepare their own sound studios. Sample contracts are reviewed within the text as well as helpful advice about contractual terms and negotiable points. These sample contracts can also be found as a downloadable zip for the reader’s convenience. Aaron Marks also explores how to set your financial terms and network efficiently along with examples of how projects can go completely awry and achieving the best results in often complicated situations. Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio serves as the ultimate survival guide to navigating an audio career in the video game industry. Key Features New, full color edition with a complete update of information. Added and expanded coverage of field recording for games, creating voiceovers, adaptive and interactive audio and other cutting edge sound creation and implementation techniques used within games. Update/Replacement of interviews. Include interviews/features on international game audio professionals New and expanded interview features from game composers and sound designers of every experience level such as Keith Arem, Bradley Meyer, Christopher Tin and Rodney Gates including many international professionals like Pasi Pitkanen, Henning Nugel and Christos Panayides. Expanded and updated game console coverage of the Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. Includes new scripting and middleware concepts and techniques and review of powerful tools such as FMOD and Wwise.

The Complete Guide to Digital Video

... Fairlight suites have developed to become an integral part of high-end audio post- production with both their DREAM and FAME series'. Introducing your dialogue shot from the last frames of the preceding one has the effect of giving ...

The Complete Guide to Digital Video

Written by an experienced filmmaker, The Complete Guide to Digital Video, is a unique, all-in-one manual aimed at enthusiastic video-makers who want to learn quickly. This definitive guide covers the whole process, from pre-production to the shoot to editing and post-production, with solid advice on choosing the right hardware and software, plus classic techniques to give your work a professional feel.

Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home

The Complete Guide to High-End Audio (Fifth edition). Carlsbad: Acapella Publishing. Hatada, Toyohiko, Haruo Sakata and Hideo Kusaka (1980). Psychophysical analysis of the 'Sensation of reality'induced by a visual wide-field display.

Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home

Optimal Audio and Video Reproduction at Home is a comprehensive guide that will help every reader set up a modern audio-video system in a small room such as a home theater or studio control room. Verdult covers everything the reader needs to know to optimize the reproduction of multichannel audio and high-resolution video. The book provides concrete advice on equipment setup, display calibration, loudspeaker positioning, room acoustics, and much more. Detailed, easy-to-grasp explanations of the underlying principles ensure the reader will make the right choices, find alternatives, and separate the rigid from the more flexible requirements to achieve the best possible results.

The Complete Guide to Guitar and Amp Maintenance

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The Complete Guide to Guitar and Amp Maintenance

(Book). From the author of Amps! comes an essential survival guide for every guitar player and amp owner. Packed with concise, clearly written tips on troubleshooting and repairs, this guide teaches the secrets of maintenance and fixing it yourself, with straightforward, step-by-step instructions using simple, affordable, readily available tools. The book focuses on the most commonly performed procedures, and contains over 150 photos and insider information from technicians, engineers, and roadies.

The Complete Guide to the Olympus O MD E M1 II B W Edition

To eliminate these unwanted sounds, and especially minimize background noise and improve audio quality, ... audio circuitry in high-end There's a “goldilocks” zone (where digital cameras. audio is “just-right”) when using these kinds of ...

The Complete Guide to the Olympus O MD E M1 II  B W Edition

The OM-D E-M1 camera has been hailed as "The King of Micro Four Thirds" format for good reason! The engineers gave this camera one of the most customizable and nuanced user interfaces ever. While a good move, even experienced users will sometimes need help getting their arms around all of the different permutations of features or groups of features spread across different menus. In this detailed and easy-to-read reference, professional photographer Tony Phillips simplifies the complexity and provides the shortest learning curve for this infinitely-configurable camera. Get the most out of your investment from the most highly-regarded source of books for digital cameras!

The Absolute Sound s Illustrated History of High End Audio

Many of the book's contributors have been writing about high-end audio for decades, and bring their unique experience and insight to documenting high-performance audio's rich legacy.

The Absolute Sound s Illustrated History of High End Audio

The Absolute Sound's Illustrated History of High-End Audio documents the history of the high-end audio industry in a series of three graphic-rich coffee-table books. Volume One: Loudspeakers presents the development of high-performance loudspeakers from the earliest experiments to today's high-tech designs. The book includes new interviews with the founders of now iconic loudspeaker manufacturers who recount their companies' histories and evolution from garage-based experiments to global leaders in the high-end speaker industry. Lavishly illustrated with many never-before-seen archival photos, The Absolute Sound's Illustrated History of High-End Audio showcases the key technological developments, landmark designs, and revolutionary technologies that transformed the first primitive loudspeakers into today's modern high-end industry. The Absolute Sound's Illustrated History of High-End Audio is written by the editorial staff of The Absolute Sound. Founded in 1973, The Absolute Sound is the world's most respected magazine covering high-end audio. Many of the book's contributors have been writing about high-end audio for decades, and bring their unique experience and insight to documenting high-performance audio's rich legacy.

The Complete Guide to Selling a Business

EXAMPLE: Duane runs a home entertainment store that sells high-end audio and television equipment. Perhaps surprisingly to a novice, his inventory includes a substantial number of amplifier tubes, cartridges and styluses, ...

The Complete Guide to Selling a Business

Out there somewhere is a buyer looking to buy a business like yours. So if you're ready to sell, make sure you protect your interests and maximize your profit with this all-in-one guide.

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Occupational Noise and Workplace Acoustics

The Complete Guide to High-End Audio, 4th ed. Chicago: Acapella Publishing. Heller, A. J., E. Benjamin, and R. Lee. 2010. Design of ambisonic decoders for irregular arrays of loudspeakers by non-linear optimalization.

Occupational Noise and Workplace Acoustics

Modern noise research and assessment techniques are commonly used in the workplace and our personal living environment. Occupational Noise and Workplace Acoustics presents new, innovative, advanced research and evaluation methods of parameters characterizing acoustic field and noise in the working environment, as well as acoustic properties of rooms and noise reduction measures. This includes acoustic field visualization methods, field imaging techniques, wireless sensor networks, and the Internet of Things (IoT); optimization methods using genetic algorithms; acoustic quality assessment methods for rooms; and methods for measuring ultrasonic noise in the frequency range of 10-40 kHz. This book is a valuable resource for individuals and students interested in the areas of acoustic and sound engineering as it provides: The latest techniques and methods in the field of noise reduction and improvement of acoustic comfort, Innovative and advanced acoustic field visualization techniques for those with an auditory impairment, Explains noise reduction through proper workplace design, Discusses use of wireless sensor networks and the IoT for monitoring noise, and Provides acoustic quality assessment methods. "The authors’ intention to expound on advanced issues in a lucid and accessible way was rewarded with success. In the book, an expert will find a number of hints helpful in solving actual problems, whereas a layperson will be able to form a view on challenges facing contemporary technology. What should also be emphasized is the book’s soundness in documenting these advanced theses and postulates with diligently conducted empirical research. Despite a wide thematic range, the book is written consistently and under no circumstances can be considered a collection of randomly selected problems. The content corresponds fully to the title. The authors are consistent in acquainting the reader with topical scientific issues concerning assessment of acoustic hazards and the methodology of combating them." —Professor Zbigniew Dąbrowski, BEng, PhD, DSc, Warsaw University of Technology

The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

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The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries

From the Forward by Michael Lesk: Google has now developed services far beyond text search. Google software will translate languages and support collaborative writing. The chapters in this book look at many Google services, from music to finance, and describe how they can be used by students and other library users. Going beyond information resources, there are now successful collaboration services available from Google and others. You can make conference calls with video and shared screens using Google Hangouts, Writing documents with small numbers of colleagues often involved delays while each author in sequence took over the writing and made edits. Today Google Docs enables multiple people to edit the same document at once. An ingenious use of color lets each participant watch in real time as the other participants edit, and keeps track of who is doing what. If the goal is to create a website rather than to write a report, Google Sites is now one of the most popular platforms. Google is also involved in social networking, with services such as Google+ Other tools view social developments over time and space. The Google Trends service, for example, will show you when and where people are searching for topics. Not surprisingly, searches for “swimwear” peak in June and searches for “snowmobile” peak in January. The Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries, Volume 2: Research, User Applications, and Networking has 30 chapters divided into four parts: Research, User Applications, Networking, Searching. The contributors are practitioners who use the services they write about and they provide how-to advice that will help public, school, academic, and special librarians; library consultants, LIS faculty and students, and technology professionals.

The Complete Guide to Fujifilm s X T1 Camera B W Edition

There are many other high-quality microphones designed for video work that will happily plug in to the standard 2.5mm stereo microphone connector – though you may need a 3.5-2.5mm adapter for some. Some of these mics – like the Rode ...

The Complete Guide to Fujifilm s X T1 Camera  B W Edition

Love your new beautifull-designed wonder camera, but having a hard time configuring it or understanding all of its functions? Then this book is for you. Written for the advanced user (with tutorials and easy explanations in case you're not so advanced), this easy-to-understand yet thorough guide provides a complete instruction manual which explains each feature in plain English and provides hundreds of visual examples as well. There is no better way to learn about and get the most out of your camera! Instantly-downloadable .pdf file also available from Friedman Archives dot com .

How to Read a Film

The Complete Guide to High - End Audio . Second edition . Albuquerque , NM : Acapella , 1994 , 1998. Harley explains the new technology clearly and concisely . ... A useful introduction to the new maze of digital audio and video .

How to Read a Film

Sets movies in the contexts of their aesthetic and technological antecedents and reviews all important factors of and issues pertaining to contemporary film and television production and theory.

Recording Analysis

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Recording Analysis

Recording Analysis: How the Record Shapes the Song identifies and explains how the sounds imparted by recording processes enhance the artistry and expression of recorded songs. Moylan investigates how the process of recording a song transforms it into a richer experience and articulates how the unique elements of recorded sound provide essential substance and expression to recorded music. This book explores a broad array of records, evaluating the music, lyrics, social context, literary content and meaning, and offers detailed analyses of recording elements as they appear in a wide variety of tracks. Accompanied by a range of online resources, Recording Analysis is an essential read for students and academics, as well as practitioners, in the fields of record production, song-writing and popular music.

Reconstruction Replication and Re enactment in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Vincent Rioux published his thesis Sound Quality of Flue Organ Pipes in 2001. ... Audio expert Robert Harley opens chapter 6 in his Complete Guide to High-End Audio by stating that 'of all the components ...

Reconstruction  Replication and Re enactment in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Performative methods are playing an increasingly prominent role in research into historical production processes, materials, and bodily knowledge and sensory skills, and in forms of education and public engagement in classrooms and museums. This book offers, for the first time, sustained, interdisciplinary reflections on performative methods, variously known as Reconstruction, Re-enactment, Replication, Reproduction and Reworking (RRR) practices across the fields of history of science, archaeology, art history, conservation, musicology and anthropology. Each of these fields has distinct histories, approaches, tools and research questions. Researchers in the historical disciplines have used reconstructions to learn about the materials and practices of the past, while anthropologists and ethnographers have more often studied the re-enactments themselves, participating in these performances as engaged observers. In this book, an interdisciplinary group of authors bring their experiences of RRR practices within their discipline into conversation with RRR practices in other disciplines, providing a basis for interdisciplinary cross-fertilization.