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Excellent Source of Information
I am an Electrical Engineer. Self's book contains a lot of good information and has enabled me to build two different models of audio amplifiers with vanishingly low distortion, very low cost and great sound.
It is NOT a cookbook, but it does present all of the pieces of a very good design. I found the discussion of Subjectivism particularly clear and I agree completely with it. Ebgineers are obsessive about measuring things. Without measuring, it is not possible to evaluate improvements.
Books I also recommend contain some cookbook designs
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Posted March 8, 2010
Although I have an earlier edition of this book, I'm again impressed with the additional topics and continued in depth analysis and coverage. A Must Have for anyone serious about audio engineering
Although the target audience is probably the more experienced audio community, this excellent volume will certainly allow anyone with an interest in audio amplifier development to improve their understanding of what, why and how. It will also stimulate reexamination of topics previously assumed to be exhausted.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
With 99% of all commercial audio amplifiers operating in class B, the addition of the novel cross over point shift is very intriguing and provides another impulse to again modify that bench top experiment. The added pages and chapters are a substantial expansion over the earlier editions.
I highly recommend this book to anyone with more than a passing interest in audio engineering. The topics are well researched and results properly documented, and even now with the solid state amplifiers well established, this volume demonstrates that there remains a lot of scope for new ideas. Well done!
Posted March 30, 2009
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