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Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook

Professional audio designers and electronic engineers; advanced amateur audiophiles and electronic designers; audio engineers involved in using and maintaining high-end domestic and professional audio systems.

Paperback, 427 pages

Published: May 2002

Imprint: Newnes

ISBN: 978-0-7506-5636-8


  • "This is a true handbook in the 'just-about-everything-you'd-want-to know-in-one-volume' sense of the word... it is a resource for those who would like to gain some of Self's deep understanding of the subtleties of amplifier design". --EDN Magazine, January 23, 2003


  • Preface; Introduction and general survey; History, architecture and negative feedback; The general principles of power amplifiers; The small signal stages; The output stage I; The output stage II; Compensation, slew-rate, and stability; Power supplies and PSRR; Class-A power amplifiers; Class-G power amplifiers; FET output stages; Thermal compensation and thermal dynamics; Amplifier and loudspeaker protection; Grounding and practical matters; Testing and safety; Index.


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