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Publisher Comments:

Small Signal Audio Design is a unique guide to the design of high-quality circuitry for preamplifiers, mixing consoles, and a host of other signal-processing devices. Learn to use inexpensive and readily available parts to obtain state-of-the-art performance in all the vital parameters of noise, distortion, crosstalk and so on. Focusing mainly on preamplifiers and mixers this practical handbook gives you an extensive repertoire of circuits that can be put together to make almost any type of audio system.

A resource packed full of valuable information, with virtually every page revealing nuggets of specialized knowledge never before published. Essential points of theory that bear on practical performance are lucidly and thoroughly explained, with the mathematics kept to an essential minimum. Douglas’ background in design for manufacture ensures he keeps a wary eye on the cost of things. Includes a chapter on power-supplies, full of practical ways to keep both the ripple and the cost down, showing how to power everything.

Douglas wears his learning lightly, and this book features the engaging prose style familiar to readers of his other books The Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook and Self on Audio. You will learn why mercury cables are not a good idea, the pitfalls of plating gold on copper, and what quotes from Star Trek have to do with PCB design.

*Provides an enormous amount of knowledge in one unique volume, making it an essential guide to design principles and practice in the wide are of small-signal audio

*Includes numerous circuit blocks with all component values given so you can build on them and easily adapt them to your own requirements

*Lavishly illustrated with diagrams and graphs, and full of practical measurements on real circuitry so you can be sure just how well it will perform

 

Learn how to:

  • make amplifiers with apparently impossibly low noise
  • design discrete circuitry that can handle enormous signals with vanishingly low distortion
  • use humble low-gain transistors to make an amplifier with an input impedance of more than 50 Megohms
  • transform the performance of low-cost-opamps, how to make filters with very low noise and distortion
  • make incredibly accurate volume controls
  • make a huge variety of audio equalisers
  • make magnetic cartridge preamplifiers that have noise so low it is limited by basic physics
  • sum, switch, clip, compress, and route audio signals

*Provides an enormous amount of knowledge in one unique volume, an essential guide to design principles and practice in the wide are of small-signal audio *Includes numerous circuit blocks with all component values given so you can build on and easily adapt them to your own requirements *Illustrated with numerous diagrams and graphs, and full of practical measurements on real circuitry so you can be sure just how well it will perform

Synopsis:

Small- Signal Audio Design is an essential for audio equipment designers and engineers for one simple reason; it enables you as a professional to develop reliable, high-performance circuits.

This practical handbook not only teaches you the basic fundamentals but shows you how to apply opamps and discrete transistors in the preamplifier and signal-processing areas of audio and other low-frequency areas. It provides you with the necessary in-depth information, with presentations on the technologies that power the equipment- hi-fi preamplifiers, audio mixers, electronic crossovers, among others.

Full of valuable information it includes exceptional audio mixer material, based on the authors 19 year design experience, revealing a lot of specialized information that has never been published before.

Get answers to your most critical questions, insight into development techniques, and best-practices on optimizing features that will define your product's success.

*provides everything you want to know in one volume, providing an essential guide to design principals and practice

*Includes numerous graphs and easy to read layout to illustrate points and aid complete understanding

*Includes the author's own amp designs for you to build upon and adapt

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: SYSTEM ARCHITECTURES

CHAPTER 1part 2: SPECIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

CHAPTER 2: COMPONENTS

CHAPTER 3: BASIC TECHNIQUES OF NEGATIVE FEEDBACK & LOW NOISE

CHAPTER 3 part 2: DESIGN WITH DISCRETE TRANSISTORS

CHAPTER 4: DESIGN WITH OPAMPS

CHAPTER 5: SIGNAL SWITCHING

CHAPTER 6: LINE INPUTS & OUTPUTS

CHAPTER 7: MOVING-MAGNET DISC INPUTS

CHAPTER 8: MOVING-COIL DISC INPUTS

CHAPTER 9: MICROPHONE INPUTS

CHAPTER 10: TONE CONTROLS & FILTERS

CHAPTER 11: FILTERS

CHAPTER 12: VOLUME-CONTROL & BALANCE

CHAPTER 13: MIXER SUBSYSTEMS

CHAPTER 14: ELECTRONIC CROSSOVERS

CHAPTER 15: LEVEL CONTROL & SPECIAL PROCESSING CIRCUITS

CHAPTER 16: METERING, MUTING & RELAY CONTROL

CHAPTER 17: POWER SUPPLIES

CHAPTER 18: ANALYSIS OF THE MRP 11 PREAMPLIFIER

CHAPTER 19: ANALYSIS OF THE 200 DELTA MIXER

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240521770
Publisher:
Focal Press
Subject:
Recording & Reproduction
Author:
Self, Douglas
Subject:
Music-Recording Techniques
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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Product details 576 pages Focal Press - English 9780240521770 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Small- Signal Audio Design is an essential for audio equipment designers and engineers for one simple reason; it enables you as a professional to develop reliable, high-performance circuits.

This practical handbook not only teaches you the basic fundamentals but shows you how to apply opamps and discrete transistors in the preamplifier and signal-processing areas of audio and other low-frequency areas. It provides you with the necessary in-depth information, with presentations on the technologies that power the equipment- hi-fi preamplifiers, audio mixers, electronic crossovers, among others.

Full of valuable information it includes exceptional audio mixer material, based on the authors 19 year design experience, revealing a lot of specialized information that has never been published before.

Get answers to your most critical questions, insight into development techniques, and best-practices on optimizing features that will define your product's success.

*provides everything you want to know in one volume, providing an essential guide to design principals and practice

*Includes numerous graphs and easy to read layout to illustrate points and aid complete understanding

*Includes the author's own amp designs for you to build upon and adapt

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