The Sound of Silence: Lowest-Noise RIAA Phono-Amps: Designer's Guide / Edition 1

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Overview

There is a wide field of tasks left that can only be satisfyingly attacked with the help of old-fashioned analogue technology, and one of the most important are amplifiers for analogue signals. The strongly expanded content of the second edition of "the sound of silence" leads to affordable amplifier design approaches which will end up in lowest-noise solutions not far away from the edge of physical boundaries set by room temperature and given cartridges - thus, fully compatible with very expensive so called "high-end" or "state-of-the-art" offers on today markets - and, from a noise point of view in most cases outperforming them!

With easy to follow mathematical treatment it is demonstrated as well that theory is not far away from reality. Measured SNs will be found within 1dB off the calculated ones and deviations from the exact amplifier transfer won't cross the ± 0.1dB tolerance lines. Additionally, the book presents measurement set-ups and results. Consequently, comparisons with measurement results of test magazine will soon become easier to perform.

This new edition includes a new chapters about reference levels, Noise in Amp Input sections, Humming Problems, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540768838
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 6/3/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Theory

1 Amps, Pre-Amps, Pre-Pre-Amps 3

2 RIAA Transfer/Anti-RIAA Transfer 9

3 Noise Basics 17

Pt. II Best Practice

4 Noise in MM Cartridges 149

5 Noise in MM Cartridges - Mathematical Calculation Course 171

6 Noise in MC Phono-Amps 181

7 Noise in MC Phono-Amps - Mathematical Calculation Course 205

8 RIAA Networks 227

9 RIAA Networks - Mathematical Calculation Course 255

Pt. III Noise Measurement System

10 System Overview 279

11 Measurement Amps 285

12 Measurement Filters and Networks 291

Pt. IV The RIAA Phono-Amp Engine

13 Overview 303

14 Module 1 309

15 Module 2 311

16 Module 3 313

17 Engine Performance 319

Pt. V Book-Ending Sections

List of Figures 329

List of Tables 339

Index 345

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