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Author Self, Douglas
Title Audio power amplifier design handbook [electronic resource] / Douglas Self
Imprint Oxford ; Boston : Focal Press/Elsevier, c2009
book jacket
Edition 5th ed
Descript xxii, 583 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Previous ed.: Amsterdam: Newnes, 2006
Includes bibliographical references and index
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: History Architecture & Negative Feedback -- Chapter 3: The General Principles of Power Amplifiers -- Chapter 4: The Small Signal Stages -- Chapter 5: The Output Stage 1 -- Chapter 6: The Output Stage 2 -- Chapter 7: The XD Principle -- Chapter 8: Compensation, Slew Rate & Stability -- Chapter 9: On Crosstalk, Hum, and Noise -- Chapter 10: Power Supplies & PSRR -- Chapter 11: Class-A Power Amplifiers -- Chapter 12: Class-G Power Amplifiers -- Chapter 13: Class-D Amplifiers -- Chapter 14: FET Output Stages -- Chapter 15: Thermal Compensation and Thermal Dynamics -- Chapter 16: The Design of DC Servos -- Chapter 17: Amplifier and Loudspeaker Protection -- Chapter 18: Power Amplifier Input Systems -- Chapter 19: Microcontrollers in Amplifiers -- Chapter 20: Grounding and Practical Matters -- Chapter 21: Testing and Safety
Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2010. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 14, 2010). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions
This book is the essential reference for audio power amplifier designers and engineers. Author Douglas Self covers all the issues of distortion and linearity, power supplies, protection, reliability and layout. He also tackles unusual forms of compensation and unexpected sources of distortion such as capacitors and fuses. This much expanded and updated Fifth Edition includes four NEW chapters, one of them dedicated to the XD crossover-displacement principle, invented by the author, and used by Cambridge Audio. The book has a wealth of new material on four-stage amplifier architectures, current-mirrors, power transistors with internal sensing diodes, amplifier bridging, subtle distortion mechanisms, input stage common-mode distortion, double input stages, amplifier stability, output stages with gain, transformers and hum fields, inrush current suppression, DC servo design, thermal protection, the subtleties of cooling fan control, advanced line input stages, ultra-low-noise design, high and low-pass filtering, testing and safety, infra-red control, signal activation, 12V trigger, level indication and much more. There is significantly expanded material on professional power amplifiers as used in sound reinforcement and PA applications. This book is a must-have for audio power amplifier professionals and audiophiles, amateur constructors and anyone with intellectual curiosity about the struggle towards technical excellence. *Provides everything you want to know in one volume, offering an essential guide to design principals and practice *Includes numerous graphs and an easy to read layout to illustrate points and aid complete understanding. *Includes the author's own amplifier designs for readers to build upon and adapt
Link Original 9780240521626 0240521625 (DLC) 2009920721 (OCoLC)315072163
Subject Audio amplifiers -- Design
Power amplifiers -- Design
Electronic books. local
Alt Author ScienceDirect (Online service)
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