1. "The Loudspeaker Design Cookbook" by Vance Dickason

A definitive guide for floorstanding loudspeaker enthusiasts, this book covers all aspects of speaker design including smaller bookshelf speakers and audiophile subwoofers. Dickason’s comprehensive approach makes complex concepts accessible for the average audio enthusiasts, making it an essential read for anyone serious about building or understanding loudspeakers.

2. “Sound Reproduction: The Acoustics and Psychoacoustics of Floorstanding Loudspeakers and Rooms” by Floyd E. Toole

Dr. Toole’s research-based insights into how loudspeakers interact with rooms acoustically provide invaluable knowledge for achieving the best possible sound for audiophiles. His editorial work is a cornerstone for audiophiles who seek to understand the science behind superior sound reproduction. Toole is a big part of the NRC in Canada and was a partner at Harman in California for years and years. He's considered one of the brightest minds in the audiophile and consumer electronics world.

3. "The Complete Guide to High-End Audio"
by Robert Harley

Robert Harley’s authoritative guide covers most everything an audiophile needs to know about high-end audio equipment and setups. This comprehensive resource is perfect for both novices and seasoned audiophiles looking to deepen their understanding. Harley is well-known as the editor of the print magazine, The Absolute Sound which appeals to a small group of about 20,000 mainly Baby Boomer male audiophiles.

4. "McIntosh… For the Love of Music"
by Ken Kessler

Ken Kessler's exploration of the legendary audiophile brand McIntosh, one of the most revered names in audio, is a beautifully illustrated coffee table book. It offers a historical perspective and celebrates the craftsmanship behind McIntosh’s iconic products, making it a prized possession for any audiophile.

5. "TAS: The Absolute Sound’s Illustrated History of High-End Audio Volume One: Loudspeakers"

This coffee table book from the editors at The Absolute Sound provides an in-depth look at the evolution of high-end loudspeakers, featuring gorgeous historical photographs and classic stories from industry experts and pundits. It’s a visual and informational treasure trove for speaker aficionados.

6. "TAS: The Absolute Sound’s Illustrated History of High-End Audio Volume Two: Electronics"

Continuing from Volume One, this Absolute Sound written audiophile coffee table book delves into the world of high-end audio electronics, offering rich visuals and expert commentary. It’s a must-have for those passionate about the technological advancements in audio gear.

7. "1000 Record Covers"
by Michael Ochs (Taschen)

A visual treat for music lovers, this Taschen coffee table book showcases a stunning collection of album covers. It’s not only a celebration of music history but also a testament to the art and design that accompanies great albums.

8. "Vinyl. Album. Cover. Art: The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue" by Aubrey Powell (Taschen)

This rock and roll oriented book offers a comprehensive look at the iconic album covers created by Hipgnosis, known for their work with Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and more. It’s a perfect coffee table addition for any audiophile who appreciates the visual side of music.

9. "The Master Handbook of Acoustics"
by F. Alton Everest

A foundational text for understanding acoustics, Everest’s handbook provides detailed insights into how sound behaves in different environments. It’s an essential resource for optimizing room acoustics and enhancing listening experiences.

We hope to have some more suggestions added to this site when we can next update. For now, we hope this list gets you started on your audiophile journey.