Audio Demystified / Edition 1

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Overview

The fast and easy way to learn audio-frequency electronics

This new addition to the Demystified series offers practical, easy-to-understand information on the latest audio-frequency (AF) electronics technologies. You will learn basic electronics and mathematical concepts, followed by details on speakers, microphones, amplifiers, and equalizers. Specialized topics include computer recording, home and car audio system installation, amplifier design, and live sound reinforcement.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071469838
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/22/2006
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 319
  • Sales rank: 952,413
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Stan Gibilisco is one of McGraw-Hill's most prolific and popular authors. His clear, reader-friendly writing style makes his books accessible to a wide audience, and his experience as an electronics engineer, researcher, and mathematician makes him an ideal editor for reference books and tutorials. Stan has authored several titles for the McGraw-Hill Demystified library of home-schooling and self-teaching volumes, along with more than 30 other books and dozens of magazine articles. His work has been published in several languages. Booklist named his McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Computing one of the "Best References of 1996," and named his Encyclopedia of Electronics one of the "Best References of the 1980s."

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Direct Current Basics

Chapter 2: Alternating Current Basics

Chapter 3: Fundamentals of Phase

Chapter 4: The Bipolar Transistor

Chapter 5: The Field-Effect Transistor

Chapter 6: Electron Tubes

Chapter 7: Audio Characteristics and Components

Chapter 8: Speakers, Headsets, and Microphones

Chapter 9: Impedance-Matching Transformers

Chapter 10: Transistorized Amplifiers and Oscillators

Chapter 11: Filters and Equalizers

Chapter 12: Noise, Hum, Interference, and Grounding

Chapter 13: Recording, Reproduction, and Synthesis
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz Questions
Final Exam Answer Key
Suggested Additional Reading
Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2008

    Solid fundamentals

    This book is a good introduction to basic audio electronics theory. It does not get into advanced topics. It seems to be aimed more at hobbyists than professionals. There is some interesting information about technologies of historical interest. This can make the book useful to people who want to refurbish old audio systems. It's not a design manual.

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