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Chapter 4 Components Chapter 5 Power supply design
III Preamplifiers and Amplifiers
Chapter 6 Introduction to Audio Amplification CHAPTER 7 Preamplifiers and input signals Chapter 8 Interfacing and processing Chapter 9 Audio amplifiers Chapter 10 Audio amplifier Chapter 11. Valve (tube-based) amplifiers Chapter 12 Negative feedback Chapter 13 Noise and grounding
Part IV Digital Audio
Chapter 14 Digital audio fundamentals Chapter 15 Representation of Audio Signals Chapter 16.Compact disc Chapter 17 Digital audio recording basics Chapter 18 Digital audio interfaces Chapter 19 Data compression Chapter 20 Digital audio production Chapter 21 Other Digital Audio Devices
V. Microphone and Loudspeaker Technology Chapter 22 Microphone technology Chapter 23 Loudspeakers Chapter 24 Loudspeaker enclosures Chapter 25 Headphones
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A poor cut-and-paste job - avoid
By E.J. Pitt "EJP" - October 19, 2008
Frankly this offering is a disgrace to the publisher. The chapters by John Linsley Hood and Douglas Self are all lifted, without acknowledgment, from their other books, and also apparently without even any competent proof-reading. Both authors' contributions talk about 'elsewhere in this book', referring to topics that are covered in those other books, not this one. One chapter by Douglas Self starts with a discussion of 'this frequency' without the slightest hint as to what 'this frequency' actually is. A poor cut-and-paste job. The lack of proof-reading applies to the whole book: every time I open it I find another error in a formula, or a repeated sentence, or other things that just don't make sense.
Buy the original books.
By MC Maks "MC Maks" - February 26, 2011
As another reviewer says, this is a bad cut and paste job. That reviewer mentioned errors in formulas, I can't even find formulas or good explanations of what I'm looking for (distortion standards, etc). The other book I bought at the same time as this one, "Sound System Engineering", is better overall (IMO). Unfortunately, when I found this book lacking the information I needed about distortion, I found that "Sound System Engineering" was the source of this book's information. I had two books with identical, insufficient information on the topic! This book is far from the comprehensive reference it is presented as being and does not have a uniform view (being a hack job).
A goto compilation
By J. Dowling - October 28, 2008
It's true that this is a compilation of the works of 13 authors. Are there editing mistakes, probably since I know of few books that don't have them. It is however, a great GO TO book that covers everything about audio design that you might want to know and then some. At approximately 900 pages the listed index here at Amazon doesn't do it justice in terms of detailing all the subjects that are covered. Semiconductor physics as well as other passive and tubes are covered as well as all sorts of detailed information that I don't need to know but it's nice to know and have in one place. Plus the numerous charts, tables, graphs, formulas, circuits and other facts of interest cover things that would be time consuming to look up elsewhere. If you need more information there are many references sited in each chapter. And it's not just about electronics design. It also covers audio related subjects: speed of sound in various materials, frequency ranges for notes and instruments, board layout... read more