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Audiophile S Guide

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Book Description: 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/


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Book Description: PS Audio CEO Paul McGowan's definitive step-by-step book on how to get the most out of your new Aspen loudspeakers


The Complete Guide To High End Audio

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Author: Robert Harley
Publisher: Acapella Publishing
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Category : Computers
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Book Description: 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.


The Audio Expert

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Author: Ethan Winer
Publisher: CRC Press
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Category : Technology & Engineering
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Book Description: 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.


Introductory Guide To High Performance Audio Systems

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Author: Robert Harley
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Category : Electronic apparatus and appliances
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Book Description: In 12 fact-filled chapters--covering everything from stereo to multichannel music to home theater--discover how to choose the best components for the money, how to match components fore the best sound, and how to set up and fine-tune a system for maximum performance.


To Feel The Music

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Author: Neil Young
Publisher: BenBella Books
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Category : Music
Languages : en
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Book Description: Neil Young took on the music industry so that fans could hear his music—all music—the way it was meant to be heard. Today, most of the music we hear is com-pressed to a fraction of its original sound,while analog masterpieces are turning to dustin record company vaults. As these record-ings disappear, music fans aren't just losing acollection of notes. We're losing spaciousness,breadth of the sound field, and the ability tohear and feel a ping of a triangle or a pluckof a guitar string, each with its own reso-nance and harmonics that slowly trail off intosilence. The result is music that is robbed of its original quality—muddy and flat in sound compared to the rich, warm sound artists hear in the studio. It doesn't have to be this way, but the record and technology companies have incorrectly assumed that most listeners are satisfied with these low-quality tracks. Neil Young is challenging the assault on audio quality—and working to free music lovers from the flat and lifeless status quo. To Feel the Music is the true story of his questto bring high-quality audio back to musiclovers—the most important undertaking ofhis career. It's an unprecedented look insidethe successes and setbacks of creating thePono player, the fights and negotiationswith record companies to preserve master-pieces for the future, and Neil's unrelentingdetermination to make musical art availableto everyone. It's a story that shows how muchmore there is to music than meets the ear. Neil's efforts to bring quality audio to his fans garnered media attention when his Kickstarter campaign for his Pono player—a revolutionary music player that would combine the highest quality possible with the portability, simplicity and affordability modern listeners crave—became the third-most successful Kickstarter campaign in the website's history. It had raised more than $6M in pledges in 40 days. Encouraged by the enthusiastic response, Neil still had a long road ahead, and his Pono music player would not have the commercial success he'd imagined. But he remained committed to his mission, and faced with the rise of streaming services that used even lower quality audio, he was determined to rise to the challenge. An eye-opening read for all fans of Neil Young and all fans of great music, as well as readers interesting in going behind the scenes of product creation, To Feel the Music has an inspiring story at its heart: One determined artist with a groundbreaking vision and the absolute refusal to give up, despite setbacks, naysayers, and skeptics.


Audiophiles Guide

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Author: Paul McGowan
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Category : Loudspeakers
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Book Description: "In The Audiophile’s Guide: The Loudspeaker: 45-year industry veteran Paul McGowan shares his secrets for creating amazing 3D sound from two speakers. One Saturday afternoon’s worth of following these instructions and you will have an entirely new system to enjoy. Inside are step-by-step instructions for making audio-magic with a pair of loudspeakers. From basic setup, connection, and placement, to helping your room sound its best, this reference book will be the key to achieving audio nirvana. *Requires the purchase of the companion SACD."--Back cover.


Good Sound

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Author: Laura Dearborn
Publisher: Quill
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Category : High-fidelity sound systems
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The Tab Guide To Vacuum Tube Audio Understanding And Building Tube Amps

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Author: Jerry C. Whitaker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
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The Audiophile S Project Sourcebook 120 High Performance Audio Electronics Projects

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Author: G. Randy Slone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
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Category : Technology & Engineering
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The Sound Reinforcement Handbook

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Author: Gary Davis
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
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Category : Music
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Book Description: (Yamaha Products). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition of an index and a simplified page and chapter numbering system. New topics covered include: MIDI, Synchronization, and an Appendix on Logarithms. 416 Pages.


Audio Power Amplifier Design

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Author: Douglas Self
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Book Description: This book is essential for audio power amplifier designers and engineers for one simple reason...it enables you as a professional to develop reliable, high-performance circuits. The Author Douglas Self covers the major issues of distortion and linearity, power supplies, overload, DC-protection and reactive loading. He also tackles unusual forms of compensation and distortion produced by capacitors and fuses. This completely updated fifth edition includes four NEW chapters including one on The XD Principle, invented by the author, and used by Cambridge Audio. Crosstalk, power amplifier input systems, and microcontrollers in amplifiers are also now discussed in this fifth edition, making this book a must-have for audio power amplifier professionals and audiophiles.


Sound Reproduction

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Author: Floyd E. Toole
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Book Description: Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms, Third Edition explains the physical and perceptual processes that are involved in sound reproduction and demonstrates how to use the processes to create high-quality listening experiences in stereo and multichannel formats. Understanding the principles of sound production is necessary to achieve the goals of sound reproduction in spaces ranging from recording control rooms and home listening rooms to large cinemas. This revision brings new science-based perspectives on the performance of loudspeakers, room acoustics, measurements and equalization, all of which need to be appropriately used to ensure the accurate delivery of music and movie sound tracks from creators to listeners. The robust website (www.routledge.com/cw/toole) is the perfect companion to this necessary resource.


Audiophile Record Collector S Handbook

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Author: Phil Rees
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Category : Reference
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Book Description: A discography of early RCA, Mercury, EMI, Decca, London, and Lyrita stereo LP records.


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Book Description: Paul McGowan tells all (and then some) in this riotous tale of misbegotten success that's 99% true in all the best ways. From his not-so-innocent youth growing up in the shadow of Disneyland and summer evenings in the innocent 1950s, to his dope-smoking, snake-eating, draft-dodging, loony-bin misadventure through Europe, to his struggles to build a thriving enterprise from a stack of dusty albums-see how the CEO of a worldwide company took fifty years to become an overnight success.Unlike Paul, you may never get picked up by the Secret Service or carry the shame of bankruptcy, but you just might see yourself in his repeated failures or in his refusal to let life keep him down. You'll laugh and you'll cry as Paul describes the struggle of finding his place in a community you never knew existed. Through it all, you'll discover what Paul did: life's detours offer the best opportunities to find your way.


Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook

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Author: Douglas Self
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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Category : Technology & Engineering
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Book Description: Preface; Introduction and general survey; History, architecture and negative feedback; The general principles of power amplifiers; The small signal stages; The Class-B output stage; The output stage II; Compensation, slew-rate, and stability; Power supplies and PSRR; Class-A power amplifiers; Class D power amplifiers; Class-G power amplifiers; FET output stages; Thermal compensation and thermal dynamics; Amplifier and loudspeaker protection; Grounding and practical matters; Testing and safety; Index.


The Beginner S Guide To Vinyl

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Author: Jenna Miles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Audio Production And Critical Listening

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Sound Improvement Secrets For Audiophiles

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Author: Igor Popovich
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