Valve Amplifiers - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780080966403, 9780080966410

Valve Amplifiers

4th Edition

Authors: Morgan Jones
Paperback ISBN: 9780080966403
eBook ISBN: 9780080966410
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 10th November 2011
Page Count: 700
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Description

  • Preface
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1. Circuit Analysis
    • Publisher Summary
    • Mathematical Symbols
    • Electrons and Definitions
    • Potential Dividers
    • Alternating Current (AC)
    • Active Devices
    • Silicon Diodes
    • Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)
    • General Observations on BJTs
    • Feedback
    • The Operational Amplifier
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 2. Basic Building Blocks
    • Publisher Summary
    • The Common Cathode Triode Amplifier
    • The Tetrode
    • The Beam Tetrode and the Pentode
    • The Cascode
    • The Charge Amplifier
    • The Cathode Follower
    • Sources and Sinks: Definitions
    • The Common Cathode Amplifier as a Constant Current Sink (CCS)
    • The Cathode Follower with Active Load
    • The White Cathode Follower
    • The μ-Follower
    • The Shunt-Regulated Push–Pull Amplifier (SRPP)
    • The β-Follower
    • The Cathode-Coupled Amplifier
    • The Differential Pair
    • Semiconductor Constant Current Sinks
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 3. Dynamic Range: Distortion and Noise
    • Publisher Summary
    • Distortion
    • Digital Concepts
    • The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
    • Designing for Low Distortion
    • Signal Amplitude
    • Grid Current
    • Distortion Reduction by Parameter Restriction
    • Distortion Reduction by Cancellation
    • DC Bias Problems
    • Individual Valve Choice
    • Coupling from One Stage to the Next
    • Distortion and Negative Feedback
    • Carbon Resistors and Distortion
    • Noise
    • Noise from Resistances
    • Noise from Amplifying Devices
    • Noise in DC references
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 4. Component Technology
    • Publisher Summary
    • Resistors
    • General Considerations on Choosing Resistors
    • Capacitors
    • Different Types of Capacitors
    • General Considerations in Choosing Capacitors
    • Magnetic Components
    • Inductors
    • Transformers
    • Why Should I Use a Transformer?
    • General Considerations in Choosing Transformers
    • Uses and Abuses of Audio Transformers
    • Thermionic Valves
    • Individual Elements of the Valve Structure
    • Thoriated Tungsten Filament Fragility
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 5. Power Supplies
    • Publisher Summary
    • The Major Blocks
    • Rectification and Smoothing
    • Regulators
    • Common-Mode Interference
    • Practical Issues
    • A Practical Design
    • Adapting the Power Supply to the EC8010 RIAA Stage
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 6. The Power Amplifier
    • Publisher Summary
    • The Output Stage
    • Classes of Amplifiers
    • The Push–Pull Output Stage and the Output Transformer
    • Output Transformer-Less (OTL) Amplifiers
    • The Entire Amplifier
    • The Driver Stage
    • The Phase Splitter
    • The Input Stage
    • Stability
    • Classic Power Amplifiers
    • New Designs
    • Single-Ended Madness
    • The Scrapbox Challenge Single-Ended Amplifier
    • Obtaining more than Single Digit Output Power
    • Driving Higher Power Output Stages
    • The Crystal Palace Amplifier
    • The Bulwer-Lytton Scalable Parallel Push–Pull Amplifier
    • References
    • Further Reading
  • Chapter 7. The Pre-Amplifier
    • Publisher Summary
    • Input Selection
    • Volume Control
    • Balance Control
    • Cable Driver
    • Tone Control
    • Obtaining a Clean Signal from Analogue Disc
    • RIAA Stage Design
    • A Simplified Example RIAA Stage
    • 3180 μs and 318 μs Equalisation
    • The EC8010 RIAA Stage
    • The Balanced Hybrid RIAA Stage
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Appendix
    • Valve Data
    • Standard Component Values
    • Resistor Colour Code
    • Plastic Capacitor Coding
    • Cable
    • Square Wave Sag and Low Frequency f−3 dB
    • Playing 78s
    • Equalisation
    • Sourcing Components: Bargains and Dealing Directly
    • References
  • Index

Key Features

  • The practical guide to analysis, modification, design, construction and maintenance of valve amplifiers
  • The fully up-to-date approach to valve electronics
  • Essential reading for audio designers and music and electronics enthusiasts alike

Readership

Amateur and professional valve audio designers and enthusiasts

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1. Circuit Analysis
    • Publisher Summary
    • Mathematical Symbols
    • Electrons and Definitions
    • Potential Dividers
    • Alternating Current (AC)
    • Active Devices
    • Silicon Diodes
    • Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJTs)
    • General Observations on BJTs
    • Feedback
    • The Operational Amplifier
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 2. Basic Building Blocks
    • Publisher Summary
    • The Common Cathode Triode Amplifier
    • The Tetrode
    • The Beam Tetrode and the Pentode
    • The Cascode
    • The Charge Amplifier
    • The Cathode Follower
    • Sources and Sinks: Definitions
    • The Common Cathode Amplifier as a Constant Current Sink (CCS)
    • The Cathode Follower with Active Load
    • The White Cathode Follower
    • The μ-Follower
    • The Shunt-Regulated Push–Pull Amplifier (SRPP)
    • The β-Follower
    • The Cathode-Coupled Amplifier
    • The Differential Pair
    • Semiconductor Constant Current Sinks
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 3. Dynamic Range: Distortion and Noise
    • Publisher Summary
    • Distortion
    • Digital Concepts
    • The Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
    • Designing for Low Distortion
    • Signal Amplitude
    • Grid Current
    • Distortion Reduction by Parameter Restriction
    • Distortion Reduction by Cancellation
    • DC Bias Problems
    • Individual Valve Choice
    • Coupling from One Stage to the Next
    • Distortion and Negative Feedback
    • Carbon Resistors and Distortion
    • Noise
    • Noise from Resistances
    • Noise from Amplifying Devices
    • Noise in DC references
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 4. Component Technology
    • Publisher Summary
    • Resistors
    • General Considerations on Choosing Resistors
    • Capacitors
    • Different Types of Capacitors
    • General Considerations in Choosing Capacitors
    • Magnetic Components
    • Inductors
    • Transformers
    • Why Should I Use a Transformer?
    • General Considerations in Choosing Transformers
    • Uses and Abuses of Audio Transformers
    • Thermionic Valves
    • Individual Elements of the Valve Structure
    • Thoriated Tungsten Filament Fragility
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 5. Power Supplies
    • Publisher Summary
    • The Major Blocks
    • Rectification and Smoothing
    • Regulators
    • Common-Mode Interference
    • Practical Issues
    • A Practical Design
    • Adapting the Power Supply to the EC8010 RIAA Stage
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Chapter 6. The Power Amplifier
    • Publisher Summary
    • The Output Stage
    • Classes of Amplifiers
    • The Push–Pull Output Stage and the Output Transformer
    • Output Transformer-Less (OTL) Amplifiers
    • The Entire Amplifier
    • The Driver Stage
    • The Phase Splitter
    • The Input Stage
    • Stability
    • Classic Power Amplifiers
    • New Designs
    • Single-Ended Madness
    • The Scrapbox Challenge Single-Ended Amplifier
    • Obtaining more than Single Digit Output Power
    • Driving Higher Power Output Stages
    • The Crystal Palace Amplifier
    • The Bulwer-Lytton Scalable Parallel Push–Pull Amplifier
    • References
    • Further Reading
  • Chapter 7. The Pre-Amplifier
    • Publisher Summary
    • Input Selection
    • Volume Control
    • Balance Control
    • Cable Driver
    • Tone Control
    • Obtaining a Clean Signal from Analogue Disc
    • RIAA Stage Design
    • A Simplified Example RIAA Stage
    • 3180 μs and 318 μs Equalisation
    • The EC8010 RIAA Stage
    • The Balanced Hybrid RIAA Stage
    • References
    • Recommended Further Reading
  • Appendix
    • Valve Data
    • Standard Component Values
    • Resistor Colour Code
    • Plastic Capacitor Coding
    • Cable
    • Square Wave Sag and Low Frequency f−3 dB
    • Playing 78s
    • Equalisation
    • Sourcing Components: Bargains and Dealing Directly
    • References
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
700
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Newnes 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Newnes
eBook ISBN:
9780080966410
Paperback ISBN:
9780080966403

About the Author

Morgan Jones

Reviews

"…the book is a companion to the book Valve Amplifiers, 4th edition also by Morgan Jones and published by Newnes/Elsevier.  This is a serious design book with details on audio circuit design, equations and related topics.  A 4th edition means that the book has been around for a while and is being updated and there is a real market for it." --ElectronicDesign.com, March 2014