StereoPravda : Politically Incorrect View On High End Audio

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This unique book is dedicated to what has been known since the 70s as the High End Audio industry (and, first and foremost, to the equipment that is at the frontline of humanity's pursuit of sonic Utopia) as well as to the dramatic story of the search for High End: the glamour and the misery, the gains and the losses, the highs and the lows.

Here is a story about us, of how and why we listen, what we strive for and what we are as listening and, more importantly, hearing beings. StereoPravda brings us back to the roots. Whatever the author may be up to while designing and building his own High End Audio equipment, earning a dedicated chapter in BBC DJ John Peel's autobiography, taking an ocean cruise with some of the greatest recording engineers and producers of all time, Alan Parsons included, or, for example, producing Marc Almond's "Russian" album - is always marked with a vibrant immediacy, a sense of humor and a genuine whole-hearted love for music and truly the best possible ways to technically allow it to enrich your soul and mind.

In terms of further sonic improvements in the sound of his or her own audio systems an attentive reader can get from reflecting on StereoPravda, it would not be an over exaggeration to claim that the price/performance ratio of this book, if you would treat it as an audio component, provides the biggest bang for the buck in the whole current High End Audio industry. 
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Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 20mm | 463g
  • English
  • 5604750220
  • 9785604750223

Review quote

In this book Misha Kucherenko has looked at our industry with a depth no one else has attempted.

- Terry Dorn, Former President, Audio Research Corporation

There is only one person on the planet who ponders beyond the artistic expression of presenting music through electronics and into the essence of High End Audio: it is our beloved Misha Kucherenko. Misha has dedicated his life not just to the pursuit, but to the definition of the philosophy of High End Audio. Dive deep and wonder! Like "Big Misha" does, inspiring us all to strive towards the Greater Good.

- EveAnna Manley, President, Manley Labs

''Big Misha'' is a perfection-appreciative audiophile and creator of leading-edge performance earphone technologies. Misha's dedication to advancing and perfecting High End Audio reproduction is to be commended. In this book, Misha shares his knowledge, experience, and passion for the pursuit of audio nirvana. As a friend for many years, we have spent countless hours exploring what it means to present music as an artistic expression and up-lifting experience. He is a truly inspiring and caring person who can teach us much.

- Gary Reber, Editor-In-Chief & Publisher, Widescreen Review and Custom Home Theatre Design

Within my memory this is clearly the first exploration of the High End Audio phenomenon of such depth and originality. Made possible, as I sincerely believe, only through Misha's knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.

- Мaxim Semeykin, Editor-In-Chief, Audiomagazin

Working with Misha Kucherenko on our album, Heart On Snow, became one of the most exciting adventures of my life. His taste and expertise in selecting the repertoire, the musicians, the most fitting studios, as well as his sonic experience, allowed the album to acquire the best sound possible. During the recording process, we repeatedly returned to the topic of sound quality in our conversations, and I am infinitely grateful to Misha for significantly expanding my horizons in this area.

- Marc Almond, Singer

It is always the greatest of pleasures to observe Misha Kucherenko's train of thought. His often highly unorthodox ideas always stimulate one's imagination. As does his StereoPravda. I would be very interested to see how my life would have changed had I read this book when I was ''fourteen years old'.

- Mark Langthorne, Author of Somebody To Love: The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddy Mercury and 83 Minutes: The Doctor, the Damage, and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson

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