iHi-Fi Audio Setup Guide: Paperback

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iHi-Fi Audio Setup Guide: Paperback


Paperback Edition: 6 X 9 in., 152 Pages, 12 full color illustrations. Perfect bound. Free shipping within the lower 48 United States only.  If you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or outside the USA, please purchase your copy from Amazon.com or your favorite local bookseller.  Distribution is worldwide.

Enjoy More Authentic Music From Any High Fidelity Audio System

This book is your new high-end audio component.

You may be astounded to hear how good the audio system you already have can sound when you set it up to bring out the very best music a Hi-Fi system can play. Starting with fundamentals for new enthusiasts, this book covers Hi-Fi system setup and performance tuning extensively, including advanced approaches such as sourcing computer audio, anti-vibration treatment, acoustic room conditioning, and even how your audio furniture can help music you love sound best.


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Time invested in system tuning is highly rewarding when you understand exactly what to do and how to avoid common errors. This practical handbook brings you:

  • Guidance learned from decades of audio system optimizing
  • Practical, usable advice, without heavy science and no math
  • Methods to correct specific faults and avoid common issues 
  • Powerful, easy-to-use, proven, and accepted technologies
  • Easy reading from a lifelong audio buff, music lover, and engineer
  • An industrial designer’s furniture tips for more realistic music 

True music lovers want their Hi-Fi systems to sound fabulous in their spaces. Yet most home systems never sound the very best they can. Learn in detail how to implement superb playback while you also save cash on audio gear. Set up your system per these best practices and you’ll enjoy the very best music your system can play, whether from digital files, online streaming, or old-school sources like physical LPs and CDs.

You’ll be delighted to demonstrate how great your well-tuned system sounds. Even one tip you learn inside this book could make the cost and reading effort worthwhile.

Table of Contents

Section One: Introduction
Section Two: Anti-vibration
Section Three: Computer Audio
Section Four: Speakers
Section Five: Mechanical Players
Section Six: Wiring
Section Seven: Power, Data, and Noise
Section Eight: Mechanical Grounding
Section Nine: Audio Furniture
Section Ten: Acoustic Conditioning
Section Eleven: About the Author  

About the Author

Joseph Riden is a career industrial designer, mechanical engineer, and writer with a keen, lifelong interest in high-fidelity music. He has enjoyed owning high-end audio systems based on solid state and tube amplification, sourced from vinyl LPs, CDs, computer files, and web streaming. Joseph looks beyond components alone. By taking additional, relevant factors into account, such as anti-vibration and room acoustic conditioning, he creates the best possible playback a given audio system can produce.