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High Performance Audio Power Amplifiers Hardcover – November 22, 1996

ISBN-13: 978-0750626293 ISBN-10: 0750626291 Edition: Revised

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  • Hardcover: 463 pages
  • Publisher: Newnes; Revised edition (November 22, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750626291
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750626293
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,002,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This handbook is the distillation of the state-of-the-art.'
Sound & Communication Systems International

'Ben's experience in the professional field holds important messages for the modern designer - the measured performance vs sound quality issue and how it is possible to achieve good results in both areas. Any student who has sat in an electronics lecture which followed the usual, 'Audio power amplifiers are like this...blah...Class A, blah...Class B, waffle' would be advised to get a copy of this book immediately if they value their sanity.'
Hi-Fi World

'The book combines audio fundamentals, electronic principles, engineering and operational practicality in a readable and informative manner which will appeal to the interested end-user, budding designer or maintenance engineer. All in all a very useful contribution in an area which has been poorly addressed until now.'
Line Up

' Offers gems of practical advice which only experience in the field can
provide.'
Acoustics Bulletin

' The credentials of the author are beyond doubt and the information potential
to the reader wishing to improve his knowledge of the subjects discussed in
this book are immense.'
Common Ground

From the Publisher

Power amplifiers and their performance lie at the heart of audio engineering and provide some challenging problems for the engineer. Ben Duncan's experience, as an audio consultant, analog electronics designer and author, give him an unique insight into this difficult but rewarding field.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 30, 1999
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This book is a good introduction to the world of audio power amplifiers. Unfortunately, you could not design and build an amplifier with the information contained within. It covers a lot of ground, and gives reasons why certain techniques in design are good or bad. A little more low level detail and it would be perfect.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By BigShoppingRiverCruiser on September 24, 2004
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If you are looking at buying this book because someday you would like to build you own Audio Amplifier, forget it! There is really no information in this book that is useful in terms of that.

Its very NON-TECHNICAL and personally I feel why would anybody write such a book ? What information is attempted at being given to the reader ? Utterly Useless! This one didnt even survive two hours.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 2, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The book provides a very good introduction to the world of Audio Amplifiers. Quite wordy.
It fails to give a good technical/mathematical explanation of why and how. Nor does it give the grounds/basis from which to design a circuit. For example, what are the right values for a Zobel Network stabilisation circuit on the output of an amp? Rule of thumbs seem to be the go here, often they are not good enough.
If you want to understand, what bias current is best in the input stage's differential long-tail pair, or how to caluclate and make the best choice emitter resistor value for the output stage devices, then this book ain't for you.
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By Brian Holmes on July 6, 2014
Format: Hardcover
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