The Complete Guide to High-End Audio

Author: Robert Harley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780978649364

Category: Reference

Page: 578

View: 2734

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 Audio Expert

Everything You Need to Know About Audio

Author: Ethan Winer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136126147

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 674

View: 7242

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 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

View: 1610

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 Choosing a Cruising Sailboat

Author: Roger Marshall

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070419988

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

View: 6907

In this one-of-a-kind book, leading boat designer Roger Marshall walks you through the process of choosing the perfect boat for your sailing lifestyle. Along the way, you will acquire a deep understanding of the many factors that go into a boat's performance, comfort, and seaworthiness, and learn how to choose among them to meet your requirements and preferences. Best of all, you'll find Marshall's 12-page comparison table of production sailboats from all over the world, packed with information about 130 boats - length, beam, draft, displacement, ballast, sail area, fuel and water capacities, performance ratios, capaize and comfort ratios, and more, all tabulated for convenient and revealing comparisons.

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

View: 8667

The Complete Guide to Divorce Practice

Forms and Procedures for the Lawyer

Author: Larry Rice

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 9781590315538

Category: Law

Page: 797

View: 8512

This book is so easy to use. It is arranged in the natural order of the divorce experience. It starts with the clients, follows through with the interview, proceeds through trial and ends with prenuptial agreements.

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

View: 6562

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.

Your Guide to the National Parks

The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks

Author: Michael Joseph Oswald

Publisher: Stone Road Press

ISBN: 1621280683

Category: Travel

Page: 720

View: 6551

This award-winning guide, completely updated for the 2017 edition, includes more than 450 new photographs, 160 revised maps, and 50 hiking tables, making it the only guidebook you'll need to explore the United States National Parks. An all new design with the same intuitive layout keeps the step-by-step itineraries,kid-friendly activities, and most popular ranger programs at your fingertips to help plan your next family vacation. Thousands of hotels, restaurants, and attractions beyond the parks and 11 suggested road trips make it the ultimate dashboard companion. Exhaustive activity information--including hiking tables, easy-to-find trailhead markers, outfitter details, and backpacking essentials--serves as blueprint for an adventure of a lifetime. With something for everyone, this is Your Guide to the National Parks.

PRAC HOME THEATER 2017/E

Author: Mark Fleischmann

Publisher: Quiet River Press

ISBN: 9781932732184

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

View: 8690

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 Complete Guide to Coaching at Work

Author: Perry Zeus,Suzanne Skiffington

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780074708422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 259

View: 8272

Imprint. This text should be useful for people who are interested in becoming coaches and those already practising, assuming no previous knowledge or training in this area. It explains the differences from other related occupations that are often associated with coaching such as consulting and mentoring.

Mythology

The Complete Guide to Our Imagined Worlds

Author: Christopher Dell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516157

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 2070

Explores myths from around the world, gathering themes and stories from a diverse range of cultures to reveal their common patterns, symbols, and modern relevance, in a volume that includes family trees of supernatural characters.

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

View: 3597

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.

How To Invest in Debt

A Complete Guide to Alternative Opportunities

Author: Michael Pellegrino

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510715215

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 1593

With this nuts-and-bolts guide, both savvy and novice investors can discover the secrets to profiting from personal and corporate debt, including municipal tax liens, defaulted credit card debt, discount promissory notes, mortgage foreclosures, and micro loans. Anyone can participate in these investments, but not all of these options are as easy as calling a broker – they require some legwork and research – so many of these opportunities often go untapped. While there are many books on alternative investment ideas, none provide this level of practical information and advice. How To Invest in Debt provides everything readers need to capitalize on these investments. Readers will discover: How to find and purchase debt at a deep discount How to do effective due diligence and pick the ones that are most likely to pay off How to collect debt, and the secrets to making short-term high interest loans Buying future streams of cash flow Overcoming what could go wrong before it happens And much more. Dozens of charts, table, forms, spreadsheets, and diagrams empower readers to get started right away, with all the tools they will need to collect and analyze data and pursue the most profitable opportunities. How To Invest in Debt shows that if you're willing to do the work, you can profit from debt.

The Art of Sound

A Visual History for Audiophiles

Author: Terry Burrows

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519288

Category: Music

Page: 350

View: 7803

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 Keto Diet

The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet, with More Than 125 Delectable Recipes and 5 Meal Plans to Shed Weight, Heal Your Body, and Regain Confidence

Author: Leanne Vogel

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 448

View: 3199

Leanne Vogel, the voice behind the highly acclaimed website Healthful Pursuit, brings an entirely new approach to achieving health, healing, weight loss, and happiness through a keto-adapted lifestyle with The Keto Diet: The Complete Guide to a High-Fat Diet. For too long we’ve blamed dietary fat for weight gain and health problems. The truth is, a diet that’s high in natural, healthy fats can actually help your body burn fat! That’s the secret behind the ketogenic diet. As you get more of your calories from healthy fats and cut back on carbs, you’ll start burning fat, losing weight, and feeling strong and energetic—without feeling hungry or deprived. The Keto Diet does away with the “one size fits all” philosophy offering a customizable approach that is tailored to the unique needs of the individual. Leanne provides the tools to empower everyone to develop a personalized nutrition plan, offering limitless options while taking away the many restrictions of a traditional ketogenic diet. A one-stop guide to the ketogenic way of eating, The Keto Diet shows you how to transition to and maintain a whole foods–based, paleo-friendly, ketogenic diet with a key focus on practical strategies—and tons of mouthwatering recipes. It includes: • Over 125 healthy and delicious whole-food recipes that will help your body burn fat, including: • Chicken Crisps • Bacon-Wrapped Mini Meatloaf’s • Keto Sandwich Bread • Waldorf-Stuffed Tomatoes • No Nuts! Granola with Clusters • Chicken Pot Pie • Chocolate-Covered Coffee Bites • Five 28-day meal plans that walk you through a month of eating keto • Tools to make your high-fat life a breeze including guides for your favorite grocery stores, yes/no food lists, food sensitivity replacements, how to go dairy-free to reduce inflammation, and more. The Keto Diet will help you gain energy, lose weight, improve your health, and turn you into the ultimate fat-burning machine—all without restricting or even counting calories. You’ll have all the tools you need to fall in love with your body and banish your fear of fat forever!

Complete Guide to Japanese Kanji

Remembering and Understanding the 2,136 Standard Japanese Characters

Author: Christopher Seely,Kenneth G. Henshall

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462917739

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 704

View: 8581

Learn over 2,000 Japanese Kanji characters with this user-friendly Japanese language-learning book. This unique Kanji study guide provides a comprehensive introduction to all the Kanji characters on the Japanese Ministry of Education's official Joyo ("General Use") list—providing detailed notes on the historical development of each character as well as all information needed by students to read and write them. As fascinating as it is useful, this is the book every Japanese language learners keeps on his or her desk and visits over and over. This Kanji book includes: Clear, large-sized entries All of the General Use Joyo Kanji Characters Japanese readings and English meanings stroke-count stroke order usage examples mnemonic hints for easy memorization The components which make up each character are detailed and the Kanji are graded in difficulty according to Ministry of Education guidelines, allowing students to prioritize the order in which the Kanji are learned and track their progress. This book is essential to anyone who is planning to take the official Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) and will appeal to beginning students as well as those who wish to attain higher-level mastery of the Japanese language. It is the only book that also provides historical and etymological information about the Japanese Kanji. This latest edition has been updated to include all of the 2,136 Kanji on the expanded Joyo list issued by the Japanese government in 2010. Many entries have been revised to include the most recent research on character etymologies.

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

View: 5241

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.

Colloquial Icelandic

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Daisy Neijmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317306546

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

View: 1448

Colloquial Icelandic provides a step-by-step course in Icelandic as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Icelandic in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Key features include: progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios useful vocabulary lists throughout the text additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues. This second edition has been extensively updated and revised throughout, and includes up-to-date cultural information, an enhanced index, an expanded glossary and completely new audio recordings. Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Icelandic will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Icelandic. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills. By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages and at the Intermediate-High on the ACTFL proficiency scales.

And Breathe

The Complete Guide to Conscious Breathing for Health and Happiness

Author: Rebecca Dennis

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738220272

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 7776

The next step beyond the yoga and mindfulness trends: a program dedicated to the art of conscious breathing with techniques to combat stress, boost energy, and improve overall health If you've ever heard anyone tell you to "just breathe" when you are stressed or even just stub your toe, they're on to something. Ancient practices such as yoga and meditation focus on breathwork as a core part of their philosophies; and while large-scale clinical studies haven't been done, many smaller studies are showing that the simple act of focused breathing can help boost energy, combat stress, and improve heart health. That's where And Breathe comes in. We all think we know how to breathe, but in fact most of us lose the natural ability to breathe fully in early childhood; we learn and practice shallow breathing, our bodies and cells hold onto tension and stress. And Breathe is a practical guide to help readers focus on their breathe to learn deep breathing, which holds the key to combating all sorts of issues, from anxiety and depression to low self-esteem. By corrected unhealthy breathing patterns we can fully open and access our respiratory system, letting go of any unwanted emotional baggage or trauma. Full of inspirational stories and practical breathing exercises, this book is an empowering tool for anyone looking to overcome anxiety.

The Complete Guide to Home Inspection

Author: Roger Robinson,Michael Litchfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781627104807

Category: House & Home

Page: 320

View: 586

Thorough enough for professionals...accessible enough for homeowners! Written in plain language suitable even for first-time home buyers, The Complete Guide to Home Inspection is a must-have reference. An all-in-one resource with 250 descriptive photographs and 20 helpful illustrations, it is invaluable for home buyers, home sellers, professional home inspectors, and every homeowner who wants to understand what their house is telling them. Truly comprehensive in scope. This is the most extensive examination of home inspection available, covering all areas of the home from top to bottom, including: Exteriors Roofs Attics Foundations, basements, and crawlspaces Plumbing Electrical systems Heating and cooling Kitchen, baths, and laundries Garages, attached structures, and many other areas Learn the trade secrets of industry experts in home building and inspection. With over 70 years of combined experience, the authors are on a highly focused mission to: Determine your home's hidden trouble spots and how to remedy them Provide sound advice on avoiding hazardous materials Offer helpful tips for improving energy efficiency, and much more. Put an end to the mysterious problems that can create a "Money Pit." Head off potential problems as you learn to understand a home's systems. Includes enormously helpful resources: Checklists - for properly inspecting a home Retrofit tips - to quickly resolve problems and issues Get your copy today and gain new insights into home safety and more.