Audio and Hi-Fi Engineer's Pocket Book - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780434902101, 9781483102399

Audio and Hi-Fi Engineer's Pocket Book

1st Edition

Authors: Vivian Capel
eBook ISBN: 9781483102399
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 15th February 1988
Page Count: 190
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Description

Audio and Hi-Fi Engineer?s Pocket Book covers a wide range of audio topics with concise explanations to clarify the information.

This book is divided into 10 chapters and begins with a brief introduction to the concept and principles of sound and acoustics, including the human hearing and sound sources, measurement, and propagation. The next chapters deal with some audio-electronic materials, such as microphones, gramophone, and compact disc. These topics are followed by discussions of the principles and application of tape recording, high-quality radio receiver, amplifiers, and loudspeakers. The remaining chapters consider the important requirements of a public address system. These chapters also provide some facts and formula concerning audio-related topics.

This book is intended primarily to audio engineers and technicians.

Table of Contents


Preface


Sound and Acoustics


Human Hearing


Sound Sources


Measuring Sound


Sound Propagation


Room and Hall Acoustics


Sound Insulation


Microphones


Transducers


Acoustic Characteristics


Special Types of Microphone


Microphones in the Sound Field


Microphone Electrical Parameters


The Gramophone


Studio Techniques


The Record Groove


Disc Manufacture


Reproducing Styli


Stylus Tracking


Pickup Cartridges


Cartridge Parameters


Pickup Arms


Turntables


Turntable Parameters


Compact Discs


Principles


Compact Disc Format


The CD Player


Three-Beam System


Single-Beam Systems


Decoding the Signal


Compact Disc Manufacture


Tape Recording


Magnetism


Magnetic Recording


Bias


Record/Playback Heads


Noise Reduction


Head Circuits


Head Materials


Erasing


Effect of Oxide Deposits


Head Adjustments/Maintenance


Tape Transport


Motors and Speed Control


Hi-Fi Sound with Video


Digital Tape Recording


Recording Tape


Tape Manufacture


Musicassette Manufacture


Tape Parameters


Tape Groups


Open-Reel Recorders


The Compact Cassette


High-Quality Radio


Receiver Principles


Stereo Broadcasting


Stereo Decoding


BBC Stereo Test Transmissions


Interference


Alignment


F.M. Tuner Parameters


F.M.

Details

No. of pages:
190
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Butterworth-Heinemann 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
eBook ISBN:
9781483102399

About the Author

Vivian Capel

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical author, audio consultant

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