Back to Basics Audio

Back to Basics Audio

1st Edition - September 29, 1998

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  • Author: Julian Nathan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080499758

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Back to Basics Audio is a thorough, yet approachable handbook on audio electronics theory and equipment. The first part of the book discusses electrical and audio principles. Those principles form a basis for understanding the operation of equipment and systems, covered in the second section. Finally, the author addresses planning and installation of a home audio system.

Key Features

  • Notes on home theater systems, speaker placement and calibration
  • System planning, diagram analysis, and signal processing
  • Easy introduction to practical audio, acoustics, and electrical theory

Table of Contents

  • Electrical Principles
    Meters and Electrical Measurements
    The Environment of Power Amplifiers
    Sound Waves and Decibels
    Transfer Characteristic and Networks
    System Analysis by Block Diagram
    Audio Wiring
    Control Systems; solder and Assembly Methods
    Installation Planning
    Home Theater
    Appendices: Working with Formulae, Symbols Used in Diagrams, Making a High-Gain Video Screen, Estimating Power to Speakers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 344
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1998
  • Published: September 29, 1998
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080499758

About the Author

Julian Nathan

Julian Nathan joined the audio service and manufacturing industry in 1954 and moved into motion picture engineering and production in 1960. He installed and operated recording theaters in Sydney, Australia, and set up similar facilities in Papua New Guinea and Hong Kong. Later he spent several years in cinema installation and service including audio visual theaters and government sound systems, then worked in the hi-fi- and professional sound equipment markets. His particular interest is home theater. He makes his home in New South Wales, Australia.

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