The Complete Guide To High End Audio

Author: Robert Harley
Publisher: Acapella Publishing
ISBN: 9780964084902
Size: 68.72 MB
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In 13 fact-filled chapters and three appendices - covering everything from the basics to technical matters (in plain English!) - this book helps you reap the benefits of Mr. Harley's years of reviewing experience, saving you time, trouble, trial and error. Your knowledge is as important as your money, maybe more so, because it's possible to assemble a wonderfully satisfying stereo system for far less money than you might think.

Introductory Guide To High Performance Audio Systems

Author: Robert Harley
Publisher: Acapella Pub
ISBN: 9780978649302
Size: 65.98 MB
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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.

High Performance Loudspeakers

Author: Martin Colloms
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN:
Size: 27.49 MB
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Since the first publication of this title twenty years ago, Martin Colloms has worked to ensure that each successive edition has kept ahead of innovations occuring in high performance loudspeaker design. This fully revised and updated volume includes more new material than ever before. Colloms maps the increasing pace of technological change in the industry, which has been driven by new applications, materials and design techniques. A highly detailed technical coverage of every aspect of high performance loudspeaker design which now includes: Multi-media and Home Theatre, Dolby PRO-LOGIC(), Dolby AC-3 THX, and multi-channel surround sound Short path, low order crossover network designs, audibility and control of loudspeaker distortion, digital active speakers and the system requirements of optimized digital filters Bending wave panel speaker technology (NXT) A unique non-partisan interpretation of manufacturers technologies and claims Throughout the industry this book has justly won its reputation as the quintessential volume covering speaker design and analysis, both amongst audio engineers, equipment designers and students of audio engineering.

Handbook For Sound Engineers

Author: Glen Ballou
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780240807584
Size: 56.95 MB
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Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. Written by many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and image projection; Ken Pohlmann on compact discs and DVDs; David Miles Huber on MIDI; Dr. Eugene Patronis on amplifier design and outdoor sound systems; Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers; Pat Brown on fundamentals and gain structures; Ray Rayburn on virtual systems and digital interfacing; and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and acoustics for concert halls. The audio industry has seen many changes since the previous edition of the Handbook, particularly in the digital area, all of which are included in this edition. Key topics include: Acoustics * DSPs * DVDs * Modeling and auralization * Sound-system design * Application and installation techniques * Loudspeaker and enclosure building, testing and measuring * Sound recording and playback* Transmission Techniques * Audio circuits, amplifiers, filters, and consoles * Grounding * The most comprehensive reference work on sound engineering on the market * Contributors are the leading experts in their fields * Explains MIDI, cinema sound, transformers, consoles, and more

The Complete Guide To Digital Audio

Author: Chris Middleton
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781592001026
Size: 14.78 MB
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Electronic music and sound recording was truly reborn with the emergence of personal computing. Now, making music on a computer is getting easier and less expensive. New and improved compression algorithms allow for bandwidth-friendly transfer of audio over the Internet. "The Complete Guide to Digital Audio" covers all aspects of digital audio: hardware and software, sampling and recording, mixing and mastering, MIDI and sequencing, and much more. You'll learn: * Jargon busters on all the digital audio terms you need to know * Production tips and secrets from some of the world's top sound engineers * A tour of the major software package and tools * Insider views on audio in computer games * Full-color detailed illustrations * Advice from some of the leading authorities

The Complete Guide To Game Audio

Author: Aaron Marks
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136059253
Size: 49.60 MB
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Turn your musical passion into a profitable career with this essential guide to the business and technical skills you need to succeed in the multi-billion dollar games industry. Step-by-step instructions lead you through the entire music and sound effects process - from developing the essential skills and purchasing the right equipment to keeping your clients happy. Learn everything you need to: Find the jobs. Identify your niche, implement a business and marketing plan that includes a great demo reel, and plug into the established network to find clients. Make the deals. Make the bidding and contract process work for you by knowing the standard industry terminology, understanding how to set fees, and employing non-confrontational negotiating tactics to reach sound agreements that establish acceptable boundaries for change orders, reworks, payment options, and other essentials. Create music and sound effects for games. Master the exacting specifications for composing music and creating sound effects on the various gaming platforms and systems. The companion DVD features audio and cinematic examples, demos of useful sound editing and sequencing programs, and sample business contracts.

The Wood Effect

Author: Roger Clark Johnsen
Publisher: Modern Audio Assn
ISBN: 9780929383002
Size: 52.50 MB
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Home Theater For Everyone

Author: Robert Harley
Publisher: Acapella Publishing
ISBN: 9780964084926
Size: 75.43 MB
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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 Audiophile S Project Sourcebook 120 High Performance Audio Electronics Projects

Author: G. Randy Slone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071706224
Size: 44.41 MB
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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