The Complete Guide to High-End Audio

Author: Robert Harley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978649364

Category: Reference

Page: 578

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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.

Introductory Guide to High-Performance Audio Systems

Stereo - Surround Sound - Home Theater

Author: Robert Harley

Publisher: Acapella Pub

ISBN: 9780978649302

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 223

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How to choose, set up, and enjoy the latest high-technology audio systems are all given expert insight in this indispensable guide for stereo shoppers. Consumers today often use home-audio systems for both stereo music and surround-sound music, they buy multichannel systems instead of two-channel stereo systems, they may have HDTV and flat-panel televisions, and they have largely moved to in-wall and on-wall loudspeakers rather than floorstanding units. Questions relating to all of these changes are covered in a novice-friendly way, as well as Super Audio CD, DVD-Audio formats, and all of the latest surround-sound formats for home theater. The emphasis is not only on solving shopping dilemmas, but also on getting great sound from an audio system.

Good sound

an uncomplicated guide to choosing and using audio equipment

Author: Laura Dearborn

Publisher: William Morrow & Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 417

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Offers advice on buying and taking care of turntables, tape decks, tuners, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and compact disc players

The Audio Expert

Everything You Need to Know About Audio

Author: Ethan Winer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136126147

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 674

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The Audio Expert is a comprehensive reference that covers all aspects of audio, with many practical, as well as theoretical, explanations. Providing in-depth descriptions of how audio really works, using common sense plain-English explanations and mechanical analogies with minimal math, the book is written for people who want to understand audio at the deepest, most technical level, without needing an engineering degree. It's presented in an easy-to-read, conversational tone, and includes more than 400 figures and photos augmenting the text. The Audio Expert takes the intermediate to advanced recording engineer or audiophile and makes you an expert. The book goes far beyond merely explaining how audio "works." It brings together the concepts of audio, aural perception, musical instrument physics, acoustics, and basic electronics, showing how they're intimately related. Describing in great detail many of the practices and techniques used by recording and mixing engineers, the topics include video production and computers. Rather than merely showing how to use audio devices such as equalizers and compressors, Ethan Winer explains how they work internally, and how they are spec'd and tested. Most explanations are platform-agnostic, applying equally to Windows and Mac operating systems, and to most software and hardware. TheAudioExpertbook.com, the companion website, has audio and video examples to better present complex topics such as vibration and resonance. There are also videos demonstrating editing techniques and audio processing, as well as interviews with skilled musicians demonstrating their instruments and playing techniques.

The Absolute Sound's Illustrated History of High-End Audio

Volume One: Loudspeakers

Author: Robert Harley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780989829700

Category: High-fidelity sound systems

Page: 320

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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.

PRAC HOME THEATER 2017/E

Author: Mark Fleischmann

Publisher: Quiet River Press

ISBN: 9781932732184

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

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How can an average person navigate the maze of audio/video tech? Turn to Mark Fleischmann's Practical Home Theater. The 16th edition has been thoroughly revised and updated for 2017. It is the ultimate answer book for beginners and intermediate-level readers, with everything you need to know when shopping for big-screen TV and surround sound gear.

The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook: 120 High-Performance Audio Electronics Projects

Author: G. Randy Slone

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071706224

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 361

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THE AUDIOPHILE’S PROJECT SOURCEBOOK Build audio projects that produce great sound for far less than they cost in the store, with audio hobbyists’ favorite writer Randy Slone. In The Audiophile’s Project Sourcebook, Slone gives you— • Clear, illustrated schematics and instructions for high-quality, high-power electronic audio components that you can build at home • Carefully constructed designs for virtually all standard high-end audio projects, backed by an author who answers his email • 8 power-amp designs that suit virtually any need • Instructions for making your own inexpensive testing equipment • Comprehensible explanations of the electronics at work in the projects you want to construct, spiced with humor and insight into the electronics hobbyist’s process • Complete parts lists "The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook" is devoid of the hype, superstition, myths, and expensive fanaticism often associated with 'high-end' audio systems. It provides straightforward help in building and understanding top quality audio electronic projects that are based on solid science and produce fantastic sound! THE PROJECTS YOU WANT, FOR LESS Balanced input driver/receiver circuits Signal conditioning techniques Voltage amplifiers Preamps for home and stage Tone controls Passive and active filters Parametric filters Graphic equalizers Bi-amping and tri-amping filters Headphone amplifiers Power amplifiers Speaker protection systems Clip detection circuits Power supplies Delay circuits Level indicators Homemade test equipment

The Complete Guide to Game Audio

For Composers, Musicians, Sound Designers, and Game Developers

Author: Aaron Marks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136140212

Category: Art

Page: 318

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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.

LMMS

A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production Beginner's Guide

Author: David Earl

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781849517058

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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The beginner's guide to exploring, understanding, and rocking in the world of dance music using the free LMMS digital audio workstation.

The Art of Sound

A Visual History for Audiophiles

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519288

Category: Music

Page: 350

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This spectacular volume is a compendium of beautiful recording and playback equipment and at the same time an engaging, comprehensive history of sound recording. Organized chronologically, it showcases specially commissioned photography of the beautiful, iconic and rarely seen objects contained within the diverse collections of the EMI Archive Trust. Recording equipment, playback devices, catalogues, artist files, records, master tapes, radios and televisions are all here, accompanied by detailed specifications and intriguing archival photographs. Interspersed with the timeline and images are in-depth articles that tell the complete stories of the pioneering advances in the evolution of sound technology, from the invention of the 'Gramophone' method to the development of electronic signal amplifiers, and from the arrival of magnetic tape recording to the advent of CDs and the dawn of the digital age. It is sure to prove irresistible to music geeks and design lovers alike.

The Complete Guide to Fasting

Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting

Author: Jimmy Moore,Dr. Jason Fung

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

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The Aquaponic Farmer

A Complete Guide to Building and Operating a Commercial Aquaponic System

Author: Adrian Southern,Whelm King

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926527

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 320

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Aquaponic farming—raising fish and vegetables together commercially—is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focused on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of reliable information for raising fish and vegetables in the cool climates of North America and Europe has been a major stumbling block. The Aquaponic Farmer is the game changer. Built around a proven 120-foot greenhouse system operable by one person, the book distills vast experience and complete step-by- step guidance for starting and running a cold-water aquaponics business. Coverage includes: • A primer on cold-water aquaponics • Pros and cons of different systems • Complete design and construction of a Deep Water Culture system • Recommended and optional equipment and tools • System management, standard operating procedures, and maintenance checklists • Maximizing fish and veg production • Strategies for successful sales and marketing of fish and plants As the only comprehensive commercial cold-water resource, The Aquaponic Farmer is essential for farmers contemplating the aquaponics market, aquaponics gardeners looking to go commercial, and anyone focused on high quality food production. Adrian Southern is steeped in all things aquaponic. After years of urban farming and system perfection, he co-founded Raincoast Aquaponics and raises trout and vegetables for a living in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. Whelm King is a business manager, project manager, and entrepreneur who has worked in the arts, agriculture, publishing, media, and law. He is co-founder of Raincoast Aquaponics and lives in Nanaimo, BC.

Home Theater for Everyone

A Practical Guide to Today's Home Entertainment Systems

Author: Robert Harley

Publisher: Acapella Publishing

ISBN: 9780964084926

Category: Home entertainment systems

Page: 204

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A home entertainment system is among the most expensive purchases a household will make. This book provides the information consumers need to choose, install, and use home entertainment equipment. Beginning with an overview of home theater components, this book explains surround sound and THX, audio/video receivers, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and video displays. The DVD (Digital Versatile Disc) format that is the size of a CD and holds up to four hours of spectacular quality video and digital surround sound is also discussed.

The Referral Engine

Teaching Your Business to Market Itself

Author: John Jantsch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101429518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The small business guru behind Duct Tape Marketing shares his most valuable lesson: how to get your customers to do your best marketing for you. The power of glitzy advertising and elaborate marketing campaigns is on the wane; word- of-mouth referrals are what drive business today. People trust the recommendation of a friend, family member, colleague, or even stranger with similar tastes over anything thrust at them by a faceless company. Most business owners believe that whether customers refer them is entirely out of their hands. But science shows that people can't help recommending products and services to their friends-it's an instinct wired deep in the brain. And smart businesses can tap into that hardwired desire. Marketing expert John Jantsch offers practical techniques for harnessing the power of referrals to ensure a steady flow of new customers. Keep those customers happy, and they will refer your business to even more customers. Some of Jantsch's strategies include: -Talk with your customers, not at them. Thanks to social networking sites, companies of any size have the opportunity to engage with their customers on their home turf as never before-but the key is listening. -The sales team is the most important part of your marketing team. Salespeople are the company's main link to customers, who are the main source of referrals. Getting them on board with your referral strategy is critical. -Educate your customers. Referrals are only helpful if they're given to the right people. Educate your customers about whom they should be talking to. The secret to generating referrals lies in understanding the "Customer Referral Cycle"-the way customers refer others to your company who, in turn, generate even more referrals. Businesses can ensure a healthy referral cycle by moving customers and prospects along the path of Know, Like, Trust, Try, Buy, Repeat, and Refer. If everyone in an organization keeps this sequence in mind, Jantsch argues, your business will generate referrals like a well-oiled machine. This practical, smart, and original guide is essential reading for any company looking to grow without a fat marketing budget.

Sprint

How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days

Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

The Complete Guide to Property Investment

How to Survive & Thrive in the New World of Buy-To-Let

Author: Rob Dix

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780993497209

Category:

Page: 310

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From the author of Amazon best-sellers "Property Investment For Beginners" and "Beyond The Bricks" Over the last 20 years, more than a million Brits have made life-changing profits from buy-to-let. But as prices keep rising and the tax landscape changes, investors need to get smarter in order to succeed. It's far from "game over," but the game is changing... for the better. The unwary and under-prepared will be squeezed from the market - leaving educated, strategic investors to have their best decade yet. The Complete Guide To Property Investment gives you the insight, information and action plan you need to navigate this new property landscape and come out on top. It starts by demonstrating - with real-life examples - a range of strategies suited to achieving different investment goals. Only then does it take you step by step through every aspect of researching, financing, buying and managing investment properties. You'll learn: How to formulate a strategy suited to achieving your investment goals Everything you need to know about financing your investments An exact step-by-step research process you can use to decide what to invest in How to manage your investments What the property cycle is, and how you can use it to your advantage How to build a profitable portfolio for the long-term - including scaling up, surviving recessions, and exit strategies. Whether you're turning to property to secure your retirement, start a new career or generate a stream of passive income, this book will be the most valuable investment you make.

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

Author: J. Kenji López-Alt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393249867

Category: Cooking

Page: 938

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A New York Times Bestseller Winner of the James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award "The one book you must have, no matter what you’re planning to cook or where your skill level falls."—New York Times Book Review Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How to roast a succulent, moist turkey (forget about brining!)—and use a foolproof method that works every time? As Serious Eats's culinary nerd-in-residence, J. Kenji López-Alt has pondered all these questions and more. In The Food Lab, Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes, delving into the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules that create great food. Kenji shows that often, conventional methods don’t work that well, and home cooks can achieve far better results using new—but simple—techniques. In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1,000 full-color images, you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes, how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes, how to make the crispiest, creamiest potato casserole ever conceived, and much more.

Fullstack React

The Complete Guide to ReactJS and Friends

Author: Accomazzo Anthony,Murray Nathaniel,Lerner Ari

Publisher: Fullstack.IO

ISBN: 9780991344628

Category:

Page: 836

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LEARN REACT TODAY The up-to-date, in-depth, complete guide to React and friends. Become a ReactJS expert today