by Stephen, May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
Recorded music only sounds as good as the technology used to reproduce it. Since one can easily spend tens of thousands of dollars assembling the "perfect" sound system, it pays to know as much as possible about the world of high fidelity audio before making any purchases. Mr. Harley has written a comprehensive yet inviting introduction to this arcane and intimidating world. He tours the reader through all the various component options explaining the pros and cons of different designs thus enabling the reader to make an informed decision about what will best suit her needs. The book has its share of technical information but is written in a way that enables one to glean as much information as desired without having to work through and understand all the science involved.