For those who really enjoy this hobby and want to better themselves, we've assembled a list of some books that really touch upon some topics that we find are invaluable. While we can't support each and every word stated in these books, we feel that for the most part they will offer helpful tips and insights into the particular areas which they address. Becoming an audioholic doesn't happen overnight - and it comes about by equal parts experimentation, association and study. These books will be a great reference for those looking to get a leg up in the world of audio and video.
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The first audio book I read was The Complete Guide To High-End Audio by Robert Harley. Some suspect ideas on cables but lots of great instruction into the audio science. I was especially interested in his instruction on how different types of speakers functioned.
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Thanks, I will definitely look into these.
Bob Katz is a legend, but I've heard is book is for advanced/adept users. He doesn't hold your hand for the ride.
What about Master Handbook of Acoustics?
This is a no brainer.
This is a MUST read by anyone interested in Audio:
Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Loudspeakers and Rooms by Dr. Floyd Toole
Amazon sell it.
This is also a good read on Multi-Channel Audio:
Surround Sound, Second Edition: Up and Running by Thomlinson Holman
Amazon sell it too, I think...
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Thanks for the reads. I will be sure to check them out.