Newnes Audio and Hi-Fi Engineer's Pocket Book

Newnes Audio and Hi-Fi Engineer's Pocket Book

2nd Edition - October 25, 1991

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  • Author: Vivian Capel
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102436

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 216
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1991
  • Published: October 25, 1991
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483102436

About the Author

Vivian Capel

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical author, audio consultant

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