Valve and Transistor Audio Amplifiers

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780750633567
eBook ISBN: 9780080520414
Imprint: Newnes
Published Date: 17th November 1997
Page Count: 208
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The audio amplifier is at the heart of audio design. Its performance determines largely the performance of any audio system. John Linsley Hood is widely regarded as the finest audio designer around, and pioneered design in the post-valve era. His mastery of audio technology extends from valves to the latest techniques. This is John Linsley Hood's greatest work yet, describing the milestones that have marked the development of audio amplifiers since the earliest days to the latest systems.

Including classic amps with valves at their heart and exciting new designs using the latest components, this book is the complete world guide to audio amp design.

John Linsley Hood is responsible for numerous amplifier designs that have led the way to better sound, and has also kept up a commentary on developments in audio in magazines such as The Gramophone, Electronics in Action and Electronics and Wireless World. He is also the author of The Art of Linear Electronics and Audio Electronics published by Newnes.

Key Features

Complete world guide to audio amp design written by world famous author Covers classic amps to new designs using latest components includes the best of valves as well as best of transistors


Designers of audio amplifiers; broadcast and audio engineers; students at undergraduate level, BTEC and HNC/D; hobbyists.

Table of Contents

Active components; Passive components; Voltage amplifier stages using valves; Valve audio amplifier layouts; Negative feedback; Valve operated power amplifiers; Solid state voltage amplifiers; Early solid-state amplifiers; Contemporary power amplifier designs; Preamplifiers; Power supplies; Index


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'This book is the complete world guide to audio amps.' Elektor Electronics