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Audio Demystified (Demystified)

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Publisher Comments:

AMPLIFY your knowledge of AUDIO ELECTRONICS

Got an ear for audio but want to know more about how it all works? Audio Demystified gives you sound information on what makes audio-frequency (AF) electronics technologies hum.

You'll start with an overview of basic electronics and mathematical concepts, followed by details on speakers, microphones, amplifiers, and equalizers. The book goes on to cover recording methods, home and car audio systems, amplifier design, and live sound reinforcement. Featuring end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam, this easy-to-follow guide will really resonate with anyone interested in audio technologies.

This fast and easy guide gives you:

  • Plenty of schematics and diagrams
  • Tips for creating analog or digital recordings
  • Ideas for designing amplifiers
  • A quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses
  • A final exam at the end of the book
  • A time-saving approach to performing better on an exam or at work

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Audio Demystified is your shortcut to mastering this complex subject.

Synopsis:

The fast and easy way to learn audio-frequency electronics 

This new addition to the Demystified series offers practical, easy-to-understand information on the latest audio-frequency (AF) electronics technologies. You will learn basic electronics and mathematical concepts, followed by details on speakers, microphones, amplifiers, and equalizers. Specialized topics include computer recording, home and car audio system installation, amplifier design, and live sound reinforcement.

About the Author

Stan Gibilisco is the "father" of the Demystified series. His titles include Physics Demystified, Everyday Math Demystified, Electronics Demystified, and Meteorology Demystified.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Direct Current Basics

Chapter 2: Alternating Current Basics

Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Phase

Chapter 4: The Bipolar Transistor

Chapter 5: The Field-Effect Transistor

Chapter 6: Electron Tubes

Chapter 7: Audio Characteristics and Components

Chapter 8: Speakers, Headsets, and Microphones

Chapter 9: Impedance-Matching Transformers

Chapter 10: Transistorized Amplifiers and Oscillators

Chapter 11: Filters and Equalizers

Chapter 12: Noise, Hum, Interference, and Grounding

Chapter 13: Recording, Reproduction, and Synthesis

Final Exam

Answers to Quiz Questions

Final Exam Answer Key

Suggested Additional Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071469838
Author:
Gibilisco, Stan
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Subject:
Television & Video
Subject:
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
Subject:
Stereo & Audio Equipment
Subject:
Acoustical engineering
Subject:
Engineering / Electrical
Subject:
0-07-143493-3, 0-07-143925-0, 0-07-146023-3, 0-07-144141-7, 0-07-147554-0, 0-07-147960-0, 0-07-143678-2, 0-07-147578-8, 0-07-144812-8, 0-07-148898-7
Subject:
Communications-Audio Equipment
Subject:
Electricity-General Electronics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
December 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
319
Dimensions:
9.26x7.44x.74 in. 1.24 lbs.

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The fast and easy way to learn audio-frequency electronics 

This new addition to the Demystified series offers practical, easy-to-understand information on the latest audio-frequency (AF) electronics technologies. You will learn basic electronics and mathematical concepts, followed by details on speakers, microphones, amplifiers, and equalizers. Specialized topics include computer recording, home and car audio system installation, amplifier design, and live sound reinforcement.

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