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. You'll enjoy the very best music your Hi-Fi can play when it's set up per audio best practices. This book covers Hi-Fi system setup and performance tuning extensively, from fundamentals for new enthusiasts, to advanced approaches such as sourcing computer audio, anti-vibration treatment, acoustic room conditioning, and even how audio furniture can help the music you love sound best. All the same principles apply whether you listen to digital files, streaming music, or old-school sources like physical LPs and CDs. Time invested in system tuning is highly rewarding when you understand exactly what to do and how to avoid many common errors. This practical handbook brings you the following: * 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 standards 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 best they could. Learn in detail how to implement superb playback while you also save cash on audio gear. With improved setup, 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. Expect quality and you will not be disappointed: this book is written, designed, and formatted to editorial and production standards for books produced by major traditional print publishers.
The Rough Guide to iPods and iTunes is the ultimate companion to the defining gadget of the digital music era - and an essential guide to music and video on the Net, on your PC or Mac, and in your pocket. Fully updated and revised, The Rough Guide to iPods and iTunes covers the full iPod range of products: from the best of the iTunes App Store, iPod Touch, iTunes 8 to practical information for the iPod Nano and Classic Shuffle. Written by Peter Buckley, author of the best-selling Rough Guides to the Internet and Rough Guide to Macs & OSX, this guide will suit novices and experts alike. Complete with reviews of all the latest gadgets and extras; including the new Apple Headphones, the latest home stereo and TV systems that work with iPods, history of the iPod and the truth about iTunes going DRM-free. Discover how to import your CDs and DVDs, manage your music and video library, how to digitize music from vinyl or cassette and download from the best online sites and stores, all this plus much, much more. Whether you already have an iPod or you're thinking of buying one, you need The Rough Guide to iPods and iTunes!
Students are led step-by-step to a definite written outcome through a range of motivating activities such as role plays, discussions, games and text analysis. Each activity provides a meaningful context for real-world writing tasks such as writing e-mails, reports, letters, CVs and diaries. The book encourages students to look at the process of writing, thus developing their awareness of structure, content and their target audience.
The long-awaited revision of the bestselling Educator's Survival Guide comes complete with new chapters and student activities. It features drawings/charts and diagrams to help the reader understand the setup and use of a school television studio and equipment, and also focuses on the purchase and use of digital television equipment. Clearly and logically explained, the reader will easily be able to implement the ideas. Grades 7-12.
TV & Video Engineer’s Reference Book presents an extensive examination of the basic television standards and broadcasting spectrum. It discusses the fundamental concepts in analogue and digital circuit theory. It addresses studies in the engineering mathematics, formulas, and calculations. Some of the topics covered in the book are the conductors and insulators, passive components, alternating current circuits; broadcast transmission; radio frequency propagation; electron optics in cathode ray tube; color encoding and decoding systems; television transmitters; and remote supervision of unattended transmitters. The definition and description of diagnostics in computer controlled equipment are fully covered. In-depth accounts of the microwave radio relay systems are provided. The general characteristics of studio lighting and control are completely presented. A chapter is devoted to video tape recording. Another section focuses on the mixers and special effects generators. The book can provide useful information to technicians, engineers, students, and researchers.