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Small Signal Audio Designby Douglas Self
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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
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*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
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
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