Skip to product information
1 of 1

The Album

The Audiophile's Guide: The Loudspeaker

The Audiophile's Guide: The Loudspeaker

The Artist

Paul McGowan

The wait is over
The Audiophile's Guide: The Loudspeaker is the long-awaited follow-up work to Paul's original best seller, The Stereo. In the 113 pages of The Loudspeaker, we delve deep into speaker setup, and, using the companion SACD, we continue our journey of dialing in the magic. Take the next step in the evolution of your stereo system. No matter how good your system sounds, The Audiophile's Guide: The Loudspeaker and its requisite hybrid SACD/CD will help unlock what you've been missing. Whether it's polishing to perfection what you have or starting from scratch, these step-by-step directions and companion musical tracks are just what you need. The disc is playable on any CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, or SACD player.
Regular price $29.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $29.00 USD
On Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Choose Book
View full details


The Artists

From trumpeter Gabriel Mervine to pianist Tom Amend and guitarist Bill Kopper, The Audiophile's Guide: The Loudspeaker is a stunning musical work that, purchased along with its companion book, will bring countless hours of pleasure to your listening room. Whether you are a beginning or an advanced audiophile, once you follow the setup steps in The Audiophile’s Guide, The Loudspeaker, you will be able to get closer to the sound of live music and bring out the missing magic of your system. Imagine your speakers disappearing and in their place the sound of live music. The Guide and its companion hybrid SACD (playable on any disc player) take you step-by-step through the process of dialing in your system. And how we do it in the Audiophile's Guide: The Loudspeaker is all new. Imagine disassembling a full track of music from Gabriel Mervine's Quartet, where each player demonstrates their own sound and how it is played back on the system. The Guide helps you get each instrument right and then walks you through how it should sound once the track is assembled and the band plays fully. This is a new way to get down to details and makes it easier to focus on tonality and placement. The Guide moves on to help you get the harmonic overtones right. We've recorded a special track that focuses on these hard-to-reproduce upper harmonics. It is all here, plus the last five demo tracks on the Reference Music Disc are alone worth the price of the disc. Whether you want to challenge your system, make certain it's working properly, or spend a few hours tweaking it to perfection, The Audiophile's Reference Music Disc and its companion book, The Loudspeaker, are both must-have components. This is one direct-to-master recording you don't want to miss out on. Each music track is sonic perfection available as a direct-to-master exclusively from Octave Records.

Album Features