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Author Self, Douglas.
Title Audio power amplifier design [electronic resource] / Douglas Self.
Publication Info. New York : Focal Press, 2013.
Edition 6th ed.
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Description 1 online resource.
Contents Cover; Audio Power Amplifier Design; Title page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface to the Sixth Edition; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Amplifiers and The Audio Signal; The Economic Importance of Power Amplifiers; Assumptions; Origins and Aims; The Study of Amplifier Design; The Characteristics of the Audio Signal; Amplitude Distribution with Time; Amplitude Distribution with Frequency; The Performance Requirements for Amplifiers; Safety; Reliability; Power Output; Frequency Response; Noise; Distortion; "Damping Factor"; Absolute Phase
Amplifier FormatsMisinformation in Audio; Science and Subjectivism; The Subjectivist Position; A Short History of Subjectivism; The Limits of Hearing; The Limits of Hearing: Phase Perception; Articles of Faith: The Tenets of Subjectivism; The Length of the Audio Chain; The Implications; The Reasons Why; The Outlook; Technical Errors; References; Chapter 2 The Basics of Distortion; Models of Non-linearity; Cubic Distortion; Cubic + Linear Distortion; Square Law Distortion; Square Root Distortion; Soft-clipping Distortion; Hard-clipping Distortion: Symmetrical
Hard-clipping Distortion: AsymmetricalCrossover Distortion Modelling; Other Distortion Models; Choosing a Distortion Model; SPICE Models for Passive Components; First-order Voltage-coefficient Distortion Model; Second-order Voltage-coefficient Distortion Model; Other Voltage Coefficient Distortion Models; Measuring Resistor Distortion; Metal Film, Metal Foil, and Wirewound Resistors; Metal Oxide Resistors; Carbon Film Resistors; Carbon Film Resistor Usage; Carbon Composition Resistors; Resistors in the Feedback Network; Modelling Distortion from other Passive Components; References
Chapter 3 Negative FeedbackNegative Feedback in Amplifiers; Common Misconceptions about Negative Feedback; Negative Feedback and Amplifier Stability; Feedback Intermodulation Distortion; Maximising the Amount of Negative Feedback; Overall Feedback Versus Local Feedback; Maximising Linearity before Feedback; Positive Feedback in Amplifiers; References; Chapter 4 Amplifier Architecture, Classes, and Variations; Amplifier Architectures; The Three-stage Amplifier Architecture; The Two-stage Amplifier Architecture; The Four-stage Amplifier Architecture; The Five-stage Amplifier Architecture
Power Amplifier Operating ClassesCombinations of Amplifier Classes; Class-A; Class-AB; Class-B; Class-C; Class-D; Class-E; Class-F; Class-G; Class-H; Class-S; Class XD; Edwin Amplifiers; The Limits of Classification; Amplifier Variations; Error-correcting Amplifiers; Auxiliary Amplifiers; Non-switching Amplifiers; The Blomley Principle; Ribbon Loudspeaker Amplifiers; Power Amplifiers Combined with Tone-controls; Opamp Array Amplifiers; Current-drive Amplifiers; Amplifier Bridging; Fractional Bridging; Eliminating the Bridging Inverter; Increasing Bridging Reliability
Note AC- and DC-coupled Amplifiers
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 15, 2013).
Subject Audio amplifiers -- Design and construction.
Power amplifiers -- Design and construction.
Added Author Ebooks Corporation
Related To Print version: Self, Douglas Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook Hoboken : Taylor and Francis,c2013 9780240526133
ISBN 9781136123825
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