Newnes Audio and Hi-Fi Engineer's Pocket Book - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750602341, 9781483102436

Newnes Audio and Hi-Fi Engineer's Pocket Book

2nd Edition

Authors: Vivian Capel
eBook ISBN: 9781483102436
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 25th October 1991
Page Count: 216
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Description

Newnes Audio and Hi-Fi Engineer's Pocket Book, Second Edition provides concise discussion of several audio topics. The book is comprised of 10 chapters that cover different audio equipment. The coverage of the text includes microphones, gramophones, compact discs, and tape recorders. The book also covers high-quality radio, amplifiers, and loudspeakers. The book then reviews the concepts of sound and acoustics, and presents some facts and formulas relevant to audio. The text will be useful to sound engineers and other professionals whose work involves sound systems.

Table of Contents


Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Sound and Acoustics

Human Hearing

Sound Sources

Measuring Sound

Sound Propagation

Room and Hall Acoustics

Sound Insulation

Microphones

Transducers

Acoustic Characteristics

Special Types of Microphones

Boundary 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

Compact Disc Faults

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

Phillips Digital Compact Cassette

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. Aerials

Amplifiers

Thermionic Valves

Audio Transistors

Transistor Characteristics

Basic Transistor Circuit Features

Amplifier Parameters

Loudspeakers

The Driver

Enclosures

Baffle/Doublet

Infinite Battle

Reflex Enclosure

The Horn

Labyrinth/Transmission Line

Column/Line Source

Loudspeaker Absorbents

Electrostatic Speakers

Loudspeakers for Electronic Instruments

Unconventional Speakers

Crossover Networks

Public Address

Objectives

Loudspeaker Distribution

Avoiding Feedback

Delay Lines

Digital Delay

Analogue Delay

Use of Delay Lines

Ceiling Speaker Mounting

LISCA (Line-Source Ceiling Array)

The Second Line Source

Mixers

Induction Loops

P.A. System Problems

Facts and Formula

Resistance and Impedance

Q-factor

Attenuators and Matching Pads

Filters

Test Equipment

Oscilloscope Traces

Power circuits

Index

Details

No. of pages:
216
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Newnes 1991
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
eBook ISBN:
9781483102436

About the Author

Vivian Capel

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical author, audio consultant