Valve and Transistor Audio Amplifiers

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Overview

The audio amplifier is at the heart of audio design. Its performance determines largely the performance of any audio system. John Linsley Hood is widely regarded as the finest audio designer around, and pioneered design in the post-valve era. His mastery of audio technology extends from valves to the latest techniques. This is John Linsley Hood's greatest work yet, describing the milestones that have marked the development of audio amplifiers since the earliest days to the latest systems.

Including classic amps with valves at their heart and exciting new designs using the latest components, this book is the complete world guide to audio amp design.

John Linsley Hood is responsible for numerous amplifier designs that have led the way to better sound, and has also kept up a commentary on developments in audio in magazines such as The Gramophone, Electronics in Action and Electronics and Wireless World. He is also the author of The Art of Linear Electronics and Audio Electronics published by Newnes.

Complete world guide to audio amp design written by world famous author
Covers classic amps to new designs using latest components includes the best of valves as well as best of transistors

Audience: Designers of audio amplifiers; broadcast and audio engineers; students at undergraduate level, BTEC and HNC/D; hobbyists.

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Editorial Reviews

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'This book is the complete world guide to audio amps.'
Elektor Electronics
Booknews
Audio designer Hood, with amplifier design classics to his credit, aims to assist the would-be designer to do what engineers do best: "... do for five pounds what any damn fool can do for fifty." In his review of early and contemporary components, designs, and problems, he advocates sound quality improvement through instrumental and human tests. Includes numerous figures, but only one reference to another title by the author. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750633567
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/6/1998
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

John Linsley Hood (1925-2004) was head of the electronics research laboratories at British cellophane, for nearly 25 years. He worked on many instrumentation projects including width gauges and moisture meters, and made several inventions which were patented under the Cellophane name. Prior to his work at British Cellophane he worked in the electronics laboratory of the Department of Atomic Energy at Sellafield, Cumbria. He studied at Reading University after serving in the military as a radar mechanic. Linsley Hood published more than 30 technical feature articles in Wireless World magazine and its later incarnation Electronics World. He also contributed to numerous magazines including Electronics Today.

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Table of Contents

Active components; Passive components; Voltage amplifier stages using valves; Valve audio amplifier layouts; Negative feedback; Valve operated power amplifiers; Solid state voltage amplifiers; Early solid-state amplifiers; Contemporary power amplifier designs; Preamplifiers; Power supplies; Index

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