Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook

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Newnes, May 16, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 427 pages
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Douglas Self has called upon his years of experience at the cutting edge of audio design to compile this handbook for professionals and students. The book provides a clear and practical guide to the state of the art, and includes detailed design and construction information.

This new edition is more comprehensive than ever, with a new chapter on Class G amplifiers and further new material on output coils, thermal distortion, relay distortion, ground loops, triple EF output stages and convection cooling.

Douglas Self has dedicated himself to demystifying amplifier design and establishing empirical design techniques based on electronic design principles and experimental data. His rigorous and thoroughly practical approach has established him as a leading authority on amplifier design, especially through the pages of Electronics World where he is a regular contributor.

* Discover the secrets of cutting-edge audio design
* The definitive professional handbook for amplifier designers
* Includes a new chapter on Class G amplifiers
 

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Contents

1 Introduction and general survey
1
2 History architecture and negative feedback
30
3 The general principles of power amplifiers
60
4 The small signal stages
73
5 The output stage I
106
6 The output stage II
163
7 Compensation slewrate and stability
183
8 Power supplies and PSRR
235
10 ClassG power amplifiers
290
11 FET output stages
314
12 Thermal compensation and thermal dynamics
325
13 Amplifier and loudspeaker protection
370
14 Grounding and practical matters
396
15 Testing and safety
418
Index
423
Copyright

9 ClassA power amplifiers
255

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