The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook: 120 High-Performance Audio Electronics Projects


Author: G. Randy Slone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071706224
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 361
View: 4228

THE AUDIOPHILE’S PROJECT SOURCEBOOK Build audio projects that produce great sound for far less than they cost in the store, with audio hobbyists’ favorite writer Randy Slone. In The Audiophile’s Project Sourcebook, Slone gives you— • Clear, illustrated schematics and instructions for high-quality, high-power electronic audio components that you can build at home • Carefully constructed designs for virtually all standard high-end audio projects, backed by an author who answers his email • 8 power-amp designs that suit virtually any need • Instructions for making your own inexpensive testing equipment • Comprehensible explanations of the electronics at work in the projects you want to construct, spiced with humor and insight into the electronics hobbyist’s process • Complete parts lists "The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook" is devoid of the hype, superstition, myths, and expensive fanaticism often associated with 'high-end' audio systems. It provides straightforward help in building and understanding top quality audio electronic projects that are based on solid science and produce fantastic sound! THE PROJECTS YOU WANT, FOR LESS Balanced input driver/receiver circuits Signal conditioning techniques Voltage amplifiers Preamps for home and stage Tone controls Passive and active filters Parametric filters Graphic equalizers Bi-amping and tri-amping filters Headphone amplifiers Power amplifiers Speaker protection systems Clip detection circuits Power supplies Delay circuits Level indicators Homemade test equipment

The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps


Author: Jerry C. Whitaker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071753222
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
View: 2661

Incorporate the "tube sound" into your home audio system Learn how to work with vacuum tubes and construct high-quality audio amplifiers on your workbench with help from this hands-on, do-it-yourself resource. The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps explains tube theory and construction practices for the hobbyist. Seven ready-to-build projects feature step-by-step instructions, detailed schematics, and layout tips. You'll also find out how to tweak the projects, each based on a classic RCA design, for your own custom-built amps. Coverage includes: Principles and operational theory behind vacuum tubes Tube nomenclature, applications, and specifications Circuit layout, connections, and physical construction Finding and selecting the right components for the project Power supplies for vacuum tube circuits Preamplifier and power amplifier circuits Performance measurement Safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques Tips on building your own tube-based system—and having fun in the process This book is intended for hobbyists interested in adding the tube sound to any audio system. (Readers looking for high-performance audiophile books are urged to consider the McGraw-Hill books by Morgan Jones.) Learn more at www.vacuumtubeaudio.info Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

The Design of Active Crossovers


Author: Douglas Self
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351741462
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 672
View: 2781

The use of active crossovers is increasing. They are used by almost every sound reinforcement system, and by almost every recording studio monitoring set-up. There is also a big usage of active crossovers in car audio, with the emphasis on routing the bass to enormous low-frequency loudspeakers. Active crossovers are used to a small but rapidly growing extent in domestic hifi, and I argue that their widespread introduction may be the next big step in this field. The Design of Active Crossovers has now been updated and extended for the Second Edition, taking in developments in loudspeaker technology and crossover design. Many more pre-designed filters are included so that crossover development can be faster and more certain, and the result will have a high performance. The Second Edition continues the tradition of the first in avoiding complicated algebra and complex numbers, with the mathematics reduced to the bare minimum; there is nothing more complicated to grapple with than a square root. New features of the Second Edition include: ? More on loudspeaker configurations and their crossover requirements: MTM Mid-Tweeter-Mid configurations (The d'Appolito arrangement) Line arrays (J arrays) for sound reinforcement Frequency tapering Band zoning Power tapering Constant-Beamwidth Transducer (CBT) loudspeaker arrays ? More on specific sound-reinforcement issues like the loss of high frequencies due to the absorption of sound in air and how it varies. ? Lowpass filters now have their own separate chapter. Much more on third, fourth, fifth, and sixth-order lowpass filters. Many more examples are given with component values ready-calculated ? Highpass filters now have their own separate chapter, complementary to the chapter on lowpass filters. Much more on third, fourth, fifth, and sixth-order highpass filters. Many more examples are given with component values ready-calculated ? A new chapter dealing with filters other than the famous Sallen & Key type. New filter types are introduced such as the third-order multiple feedback filter. There is new information on controlling the Q and gain of state-variable filters. ? More on the performance of crossover filters, covering noise, distortion, and the internal overload problems of filters. ? The chapter on bandpass and notch filters is much extended, with in-depth coverage of the Bainter filter, which can produce beautifully deep notches without precision components or adjustment. ? Much more information on the best ways to combine standard components to get very accurate non-standard values. Not only can you get a very accurate nominal value, but also the effective tolerance of the combination can be significantly better than that of the individual components used. There is no need to keep huge numbers of resistor and capacitor values in stock. ? More on low-noise high-performance balanced line inputs for active crossovers, including versions that give extraordinarily high common-mode rejection. (noise rejection) ? Two new appendices giving extensive lists of crossover patents, and crossover-based articles in journals. This book is packed full of valuable information, with virtually every page revealing nuggets of specialized knowledge never before published. Essential points of theory bearing on practical performance are lucidly and thoroughly explained, with the mathematics kept to an essential minimum. Douglas' background in design for manufacture ensures he keeps a very close eye on the cost of things.

Designing Audio Power Amplifiers


Author: Bob Cordell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071640258
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 640
View: 5923

Master the art of audio power amplifier design This comprehensive book on audio power amplifier design will appeal to members of the professional audio engineering community as well as the hobbyist. Designing Audio Power Amplifiers begins with power amplifier design basics that a novice can understand and moves all the way through to in-depth design techniques for the very sophisticated audiophile and professional audio power amplifier designer. This is the single best source of knowledge for anyone who wants to design an audio power amplifier, whether for fun or profit. Develop and hone your audio design skills with in-depth coverage of these and other topics: Basics of audio power amplifier design MOSFET power amplifiers and error correction Static and dynamic crossover distortion demystified Understanding negative feedback and the controversy surrounding it Advanced negative feedback compensation techniques Sophisticated DC servo design Audio measurements and instrumentation Overlooked sources of distortion SPICE simulation for audio amplifiers, including a tutorial SPICE transistor modeling, including the EKV model for power MOSFETs Thermal design and the use of ThermalTrak transistors Four chapters devoted to class D amplifiers Supplemental material available at www.cordellaudio.com includes: * Ready-to-run amplifier simulations * Key transistor models * Other bonus materials Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook


Author: Douglas Self
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136123652
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 624
View: 8598

This book is essential for audio power amplifier designers and engineers for one simple reason...it enables you as a professional to develop reliable, high-performance circuits. The Author Douglas Self covers the major issues of distortion and linearity, power supplies, overload, DC-protection and reactive loading. He also tackles unusual forms of compensation and distortion produced by capacitors and fuses. This completely updated fifth edition includes four NEW chapters including one on The XD Principle, invented by the author, and used by Cambridge Audio. Crosstalk, power amplifier input systems, and microcontrollers in amplifiers are also now discussed in this fifth edition, making this book a must-have for audio power amplifier professionals and audiophiles.

Tubes and Circuits


Author: Bruce Rozenblit
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477532867
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 268
View: 5055

"The most comprehensive and up to date text on vacuum tube audio currently available" --P. [4] of cover.

Audio Engineering: Know It All


Author: Douglas Self,Ben Duncan,Ian Sinclair,Richard Brice,John Linsley Hood,Andrew Singmin,Don Davis,Eugene Patronis,John Watkinson
Publisher: Newnes
ISBN: 9780080949642
Category: Computers
Page: 936
View: 2323

The Newnes Know It All Series takes the best of what our authors have written to create hard-working desk references that will be an engineer's first port of call for key information, design techniques and rules of thumb. Guaranteed not to gather dust on a shelf! Audio engineers need to master a wide area of topics in order to excel. The Audio Engineering Know It All covers every angle, including digital signal processing, power supply design, microphone and loudspeaker technology as well as audio compression. A 360-degree view from our best-selling authors Includes such topics as fundamentals, compression, and test and measurement The ultimate hard-working desk reference; all the essential information, techniques and tricks of the trade in one volume

The Loudspeaker Design Cookbook


Author: Vance Dickason
Publisher: Audio Amateur Publications
ISBN: 9781882580477
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 275
View: 408



The TAB electronics guide to understanding electricity and electronics


Author: G. Randy Slone
Publisher: TAB/Electronics
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 340
View: 6231

Introducing the Art & Science of Electricity & Electronics... The TAB Electronics Guide to Understanding Electricity & Electronics Learn more about the technological world around you with a better understanding of electricity & electronics. This TAB guide is the best beginning level on the market today that teaches you the basics of how today's highly technological world works. Filled with practical, hands-on information-not theory-this comprehensive guide includes numerous easy-to-build projects that enhance your learning experience. From the practical aspects of developing a parts inventory & securing & securing the right testing equipment & skills to build-your-own state-of-the-art electronics projects.

High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual


Author: G. Randy Slone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071395725
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 476
View: 1993

Design and build awesome audio amps. Amateur and professional audiophiles alike can now design and construct superior quality amplifiers at a fraction of comparable retail prices with step-by-step instruction from the High-Power audio Amplifier Construction Manual. Randy Slone, professional audio writer and electronics supply marketer, delivers the nuts-and-bolts know-how you need to optimize performance for any audio system--from home entertainment to musical instrument to sound stage. Build a few simple projects or delve into the physics of audio amplifier operation and design. This easy to understand guide walks you through: Building the optimum audio power supply; Audio amplifier power supplies and construction: Amplifier and loudspeaker protection methods; Stability, distortion, and performance; Audio amplifier cookbook designs; Construction techniques; Diagnostic equipment and testing procedures; Output stage configurations, classes, and device types; Crossover distortion physics; Mirror-image input stage topologies.

The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook: 120 High-Performance Audio Electronics Projects


Author: G. Randy Slone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071379290
Category: Computers
Page: 361
View: 1500

THE AUDIOPHILE’S PROJECT SOURCEBOOK Build audio projects that produce great sound for far less than they cost in the store, with audio hobbyists’ favorite writer Randy Slone. In The Audiophile’s Project Sourcebook, Slone gives you— • Clear, illustrated schematics and instructions for high-quality, high-power electronic audio components that you can build at home • Carefully constructed designs for virtually all standard high-end audio projects, backed by an author who answers his email • 8 power-amp designs that suit virtually any need • Instructions for making your own inexpensive testing equipment • Comprehensible explanations of the electronics at work in the projects you want to construct, spiced with humor and insight into the electronics hobbyist’s process • Complete parts lists "The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook" is devoid of the hype, superstition, myths, and expensive fanaticism often associated with 'high-end' audio systems. It provides straightforward help in building and understanding top quality audio electronic projects that are based on solid science and produce fantastic sound! THE PROJECTS YOU WANT, FOR LESS Balanced input driver/receiver circuits Signal conditioning techniques Voltage amplifiers Preamps for home and stage Tone controls Passive and active filters Parametric filters Graphic equalizers Bi-amping and tri-amping filters Headphone amplifiers Power amplifiers Speaker protection systems Clip detection circuits Power supplies Delay circuits Level indicators Homemade test equipment

Fiske WordPower

The Exclusive System to Learn, Not Just Memorize, Essential Words
Author: Edward B Fiske,Jane Mallison,Margery Mandell
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402233671
Category: Study Aids
Page: 384
View: 9761

The Exclusive System to Learn-Not Just Memorize-Essential Words A powerful vocabulary opens a world of opportunity. Building your word power will help you write more effectively, communicate clearly, score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, or GRE, and be more confident and persuasive in everything you do. But in order to truly increase your vocabulary, you need a system that works. With most guides, you end up only memorizing the new words for a short time, often not even long enough to use them in tests. Fiske WordPower is different. Using the exclusive Fiske system, you will not just memorize words, but truly learn their meanings and how to use them correctly. This knowledge will stay with you longer and be easier to recall-and it doesn't take any longer than less-effective memorization. How does it work? This book uses a simple three-part system: 1. Patterns: Words aren't arranged randomly or alphabetically, but in similar groups that make words easier to remember over time. 2. Deeper Meanings, More Examples: Full explanations-not just brief definitions-of what the words mean, plus multiple examples of the words in sentences. 3. Quick Quizzes: Frequent short quizzes help you test how much you've learned, while helping your brain internalize their meanings. Fiske WordPower is the most effective system for building a vocabulary that gets you clear and successful results.

Small Signal Audio Design


Author: Douglas Self
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1134635206
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 752
View: 2575

Learn to use inexpensive and readily available parts to obtain state-of-the-art performance in all the vital parameters of noise, distortion, crosstalk and so on. With ample coverage of preamplifiers and mixers and a new chapter on headphone amplifiers, this practical handbook provides an extensive repertoire of circuits that can be put together to make almost any type of audio system. A resource packed full of valuable information, with virtually every page revealing nuggets of specialized knowledge not found elsewhere. Essential points of theory that bear on practical performance are lucidly and thoroughly explained, with the mathematics kept to a relative minimum. Douglas' background in design for manufacture ensures he keeps a wary eye on the cost of things. Includes a chapter on power-supplies, full of practical ways to keep both the ripple and the cost down, showing how to power everything. Douglas wears his learning lightly, and this book features the engaging prose style familiar to readers of his other books. You will learn why mercury cables are not a good idea, the pitfalls of plating gold on copper, and what quotes from Star Trek have to do with PCB design. Learn how to: make amplifiers with apparently impossibly low noise design discrete circuitry that can handle enormous signals with vanishingly low distortion use humble low-gain transistors to make an amplifier with an input impedance of more than 50 Megohms transform the performance of low-cost-opamps, how to make filters with very low noise and distortion make incredibly accurate volume controls make a huge variety of audio equalisers make magnetic cartridge preamplifiers that have noise so low it is limited by basic physics sum, switch, clip, compress, and route audio signals The second edition is expanded throughout (with added information on new ADCs and DACs, microcontrollers, more coverage of discrete op amp design, and many other topics), and includes a completely new chapter on headphone amplifiers.

Arduino for Musicians

A Complete Guide to Arduino and Teensy Microcontrollers
Author: Brent Edstrom
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199309310
Category: Arduino (Programmable controller)
Page: 456
View: 6031

Arduino, Teensy, and related microcontrollers provide a virtually limitless range of creative opportunities for musicians and hobbyists who are interested in exploring "do it yourself" technologies. Given the relative ease of use and low cost of the Arduino platform, electronic musicians can now envision new ways of synthesizing sounds and interacting with music-making software. In Arduino for Musicians, author and veteran music instructor Brent Edstrom opens the door to exciting and expressive instruments and control systems that respond to light, touch, pressure, breath, and other forms of real-time control. He provides a comprehensive guide to the underlying technologies enabling electronic musicians and technologists to tap into the vast creative potential of the platform. Arduino for Musicians presents relevant concepts, including basic circuitry and programming, in a building-block format that is accessible to musicians and other individuals who enjoy using music technology. In addition to comprehensive coverage of music-related concepts including direct digital synthesis, audio input and output, and the Music Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), the book concludes with four projects that build on the concepts presented throughout the book. The projects, which will be of interest to many electronic musicians, include a MIDI breath controller with pitch and modulation joystick, "retro" step sequencer, custom digital/analog synthesizer, and an expressive MIDI hand drum. Throughout Arduino for Musicians, Edstrom emphasizes the convenience and accessibility of the equipment as well as the extensive variety of instruments it can inspire. While circuit design and programming are in themselves formidable topics, Edstrom introduces their core concepts in a practical and straightforward manner that any reader with a background or interest in electronic music can utilize. Musicians and hobbyists at many levels, from those interested in creating new electronic music devices, to those with experience in synthesis or processing software, will welcome Arduino for Musicians.

4093 IC - Circuit Sourcebook for the Makers


Author: Newton C. Braga
Publisher: Editora Newton C. Braga
ISBN: 8565051277
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 310
View: 7053

Chock full of projects based on the 4093 IC, this book will be of great interest to makers, hobbysts and students (STEAMers). Readers will have the opportunity to learn how to apply this CMOS Ic in their primary uses while building these detailed projects. This book includes instructions to build over one hundred projects. They include shields for microcontrollers, lamp controls, timers, audio, RF, inverters, alarms and much more. This book offers the readers a satisfaying, practical way of learning about this topic in electronics: Teaches how to use circuits using the 4093 IC as shields for microcontrollers Focuses on insights gained through completing each project explore the imense capabilities of the 4093 IC

Vacuum Tube Amplifier Basics


Author: E. J. Jurich
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500938864
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 254
View: 2540

Although it is true that accurately calculating electronic circuits can involve complicated formulas, for the electronic hobbyist it is not necessary to perform at the level of an electrical engineer. With some basic knowledge it is possible for the hobbyist to design and build vacuum tube audio amplifiers that perform well. This book covers basic electronics related to vacuum tube amplifiers, an elementary guide for understanding and working with vacuum tube amplifier circuits. Sections cover electronic and audio information that are concise with many examples and illustrations. Vacuum tube amplifying circuits are explained in simple terms without complicated math. Math is primarily basic math and a few simple formulas all solvable with a standard calculator and presented with examples. A table of component values for the popular 12AX7 in various operating parameters simplifies amplifier stage design. The first section of the book contains more detailed technical basic electronic information. Sections two through four are more casual in presentation and include pertinent information from section one. Included in this book are eight project circuits with parts list and component layouts for a Buffer Line Amplifier with 25db gain, 6V6SE Monoblock Amplifier, Triode Balanced/Unbalanced Input, Tone Control Stage, Cathode Follower Output, and Turntable Pre-Amplifier. Also included are a 6V6SE Stereo Amplifier and Guitar Amplifier project circuits with component layouts.

Handbook for Sound Engineers


Author: Glen Ballou
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1135016658
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1784
View: 1117

Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers, and is a must read for all who work in audio. With contributions from many of the top professionals in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and fundamentals and units of measurement, David Miles Huber on MIDI, Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers, Steve Dove on consoles, DAWs, and computers, Pat Brown on fundamentals, gain structures, and test and measurement, Ray Rayburn on virtual systems, digital interfacing, and preamplifiers, Ken Pohlmann on compact discs, and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and room-acoustical fundamentals for auditoriums and concert halls, the Handbook for Sound Engineers is a must for serious audio and acoustic engineers. The fifth edition has been updated to reflect changes in the industry, including added emphasis on increasingly prevalent technologies such as software-based recording systems, digital recording using MP3, WAV files, and mobile devices. New chapters, such as Ken Pohlmann’s Subjective Methods for Evaluating Sound Quality, S. Benjamin Kanters’s Hearing Physiology—Disorders—Conservation, Steve Barbar’s Surround Sound for Cinema, Doug Jones’s Worship Styles in the Christian Church, sit aside completely revamped staples like Ron Baker and Jack Wrightson’s Stadiums and Outdoor Venues, Pat Brown’s Sound System Design, Bob Cordell’s Amplifier Design, Hardy Martin’s Voice Evacuation/Mass Notification Systems, and Tom Danley and Doug Jones’s Loudspeakers. This edition has been honed to bring you the most up-to-date information in the many aspects of audio engineering.

Introduction to Loudspeaker Design

Second Edition
Author: John L Murphy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780966377347
Category:
Page: 208
View: 3188

Introduction to Loudspeaker Design is written for students, technicians, engineers and hobbyists seeking an overview of the technology of loudspeakers. Starting with a brief history of audio developments the book begins by introducing the concepts of frequency, pitch and loudness and proceeds to develop the idea of a loudspeaker as a system. The book covers such topics as loudspeaker design tradeoffs, spatial loading, diffraction loss, cavity effect and enclosure construction. A complete chapter is devoted to the subject of crossover design including design equations. The second edition adds a new chapter on simulation and analysis which includes design equations for closed and vented type speakers. The appendices contain technical references, design aids, glossaries and a chart depicting 18 different loudspeaker enclosure types. The author is a physicist/audio design engineer with over 35 years experience in the research and development of audio products spanning both hardware and software. His WinSpeakerz, TrueRTA and DATS software applications are widely used throughout the audio industry as tools for simulating and measuring loudspeaker performance. Captain Murphy served as a space systems analyst for NORAD during his military career. Changes for the Second Edition: The second edition brings new material and polishes the first edition with many new or improved illustrations. Chapter 2 was expanded with the second half split into a new Chapter 3 titled "Speaker Response Functions." The discussion of Thiele-Small parameters has been expanded and now covers small-signal parameters vs. large-signal parameters as it explores the role of the test signal level in parameter measurement. The crossover design chapter has been expanded to include formulas for calculating component values for the most popular crossover types. Equations have been added for calculating impedance compensation and attenuation networks. The old Chapter 7 FAQ material was integrated into other chapters as appropriate. A new Chapter 8 titled "Loudspeaker Simulation" has been added and introduces loudspeaker equivalent circuit analysis with equations for calculating the magnitude and phase responses of closed and vented loudspeaker systems. Additional design equations are introduced and then examples are given for calculating the responses of a closed box and a vented box loudspeaker. Detailed design equation summaries are given for closed and vented boxes. Appendix C was added to provide a glossary of symbols and a glossary of terms. The box type charts were moved to Appendix D.

The Tube Amp Book


Author: Aspen Pittman
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879307677
Category: Music
Page: 416
View: 5010

(Book). Already known as the bible of tubes and tube amps, The Tube Amp Book is now even better! This deluxe revised edition contains 40% new material, with a comprehensive A-Z section covering all the great tube amp manufacturers, with histories, photos and information. Brands include Ampeg, Dr. Z, Fender, Gibson, Hiwatt, Marshall, Matchless, Mesa/Boogie, Orange, Vox, Watkins and many others. Features a CD-ROM with 800 available schematic and layout diagrams, from Ampeg to Western Electric, plus dramatically improved design and page layout. The book's technical tips, in-depth electronic specs and explanations, over 350 schematic diagrams, and full-color plates make it a must-have for the legions of tube-tone fanatics. Hardcover with convenient enclosed spiral binding.