Thank you. I think I found the one I needed and finished it already. What I was looking for is a consumer level book. What the components are, their functions, how do they work (on a very general level), what to watch for, what the myths about them are and why are they wrong, how manufacturers manipulate ratings, how to test them, etc. Ideally, I was looking for a comparison between cheap components, mid-level, expensive, high end and exotic (speakers for example). But firstly, this is an appropriate topic for a magazine, not a book; and secondly such a book would have been obsolete within 6 months. So, no reasonable writer or publisher will undertake such an enterprise.
I am not audio engineer or home theater designer. Those professionals definitely need to know all aspects of acoustics.
All I wanted to know is how can I improve my listening experience with the most dramatic results at very little expense. Edited by grigorianvlad - 10/18/13 at 10:46am