Audio Electronics

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Newnes, Nov 16, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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This book is a unique electronics text in that it focuses on the electronics of audio design and explores the principles and techniques that underly the successful design and usage of analog and digital equipment.


The second edition includes new material on the latest developments in the field: digital radio and television, Nicam 728, and the latest Dolby noise reduction systems.

John Linsley Hood is responsible for numerous amplifier designs that have led the way to better sound, and has also kept up a commentary on developments in audio in magazines such as The Gramophone, Electronics in Action and Electronics World.

Up-to-date material on the latest technological developments
John Hood is a well-known and respected commentator on this industry
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Tape recording
1
Chapter 2 Tuners and radio receivers
57
Chapter 3 Preamplifiers and input signals
119
Chapter 4 Voltage amplifiers and controls
140
Chapter 5 Power output stages
189
Chapter 6 The compact disc and digital audio
233
Chapter 7 Test Instruments and measurements
265
Chapter 8 Loudspeaker crossover systems
305
Chapter 9 Power supplies
324
Chapter 10 Noise reduction techniques
342
Chapter 11 Digital audio broadcasting
352
Index
365
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About the author (1998)

John Linsley Hood (1925-2004) was head of the electronics research laboratories at British cellophane, for nearly 25 years. He worked on many instrumentation projects including width gauges and moisture meters, and made several inventions which were patented under the Cellophane name. Prior to his work at British Cellophane he worked in the electronics laboratory of the Department of Atomic Energy at Sellafield, Cumbria. He studied at Reading University after serving in the military as a radar mechanic. Linsley Hood published more than 30 technical feature articles in Wireless World magazine and its later incarnation Electronics World. He also contributed to numerous magazines including Electronics Today.

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