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Small- Signal Audio Design
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Small- Signal Audio Design [Format Kindle]

Douglas Self
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"Douglas Self, who has been designing both pro and consumer audio products for more than 20 years gave an excellent tutorial on designing balanced interconnections. This talk was part of the Product Design track, so the goal, it seemed, was to expose product designers to the advantages of providing balanced connections (whether the user uses them at not) and that it can be done for very little added cost. He went through several evolutions of the differential amplifier and how to greatly improve common mode rejection for very little parts cost."--MikeRiversAudio.com

Présentation de l'éditeur

Small- Signal Audio Design is an essential for audio equipment designers and engineers for one simple reason; it enables you as a professional to develop reliable, high-performance circuits.

This practical handbook not only teaches you the basic fundamentals but shows you how to apply opamps and discrete transistors in the preamplifier and signal-processing areas of audio and other low-frequency areas. It provides you with the necessary in-depth information, with presentations on the technologies that power the equipment- hi-fi preamplifiers, audio mixers, electronic crossovers, among others.

Full of valuable information it includes exceptional audio mixer material, based on the authors 19 year design experience, revealing a lot of specialized information that has never been published before.

Get answers to your most critical questions, insight into development techniques, and best-practices on optimizing features that will define your product's success.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 14334 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 576 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Jusqu'à  appareils simultanés, selon les limites de l'éditeur
  • Editeur : Focal Press; Édition : 1 (18 juillet 2013)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B003M5IGHO
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Un livre de référence sur le sujet 11 juin 2011
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
Ce livre est le complément (indispensable) du précédent sur les amplificateurs de puissance qui est la référence absolue dans le domaine. Ce précédent ouvrage avait été 5 fois réedité et constamment mis à jour. Nous sommes heureux de retrouver dans ce nouvel ouvrage tout le sérieux, l'objectivité et la qualité du travail de Douglas Self. Et nous attendons impatiemment le prochain (prévu en Juillet) sur les filtres actifs.
Cet ouvrage est un nouveau livre de référence sur ce sujet, à recommander sans réserve.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Complete discussion of analog audio processing 2 décembre 2010
Par Mark Colan - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Commentaire client Vine pour produit gratuit (De quoi s'agit-il?)
Solid-state analog amplification has been around a long time. In recent years, the most important changes have been in fine-tuning componentry and circuit design to minimize noise and distortion. This book appears to give the state of the art for 2010, and it offers a cookbook-style approach for those who would like to build them, or just gain more insight on how things work.

The author defined his content, structured it well, and wrote about each topic at approximately the same level. This consistency is very helpful in treating the subject.

In my comments below, I point out some areas that are not covered. I do this to describe the book - NOT to criticize it. When a topic is missing, it is because it is outside of the intended scope of the book.


This book provides full coverage of high-quality, low-noise, and low-distortion analog audio preamplifiers and mixers, from circuits to amplify very low signals (mikes, phono cartridges), to input selection, volume and tone controls, balance and panning, metering, compression, and more. For each subject, he describes the circuit at a high level, with some discussion of key aspects of the design, and provides alternatives with their advantages and disadvantages.

Each circuit is a module that can be combined with others to create complete systems, for example, a preamp for a high-quality stereo system or a mixing board. To help you put it together, he has a short chapter on combining modules for a complete preamp, and some discussion and mixing board architecture.

At the end he includes a chapter on a variety of power supplies of the quality that is required for the audio circuits. Rather than give a complete treatment of power supplies, he gives several examples that illustrate the range that might be required.

Digital audio processing is NOT covered, except that he offers circuits for converting between analog to digital and vice versa, and for selecting inputs under digital control. Power amplification is not covered here: he has a separate book on that subject.


This is a cookbook with many practical circuits, complete with semiconductor numbers and values for all components, such that a person experienced in building electronics circuits could take the diagram, buy the parts, and build it.

It is not a beginners' book. He does not discuss how to build circuits, provide parts lists, circuit boards design, provide suppliers of parts, etc. There are many project-oriented books that offer this level of detail. Instead, we get many more design choices and the flexibility to build as we see fit.

It is also not an engineering text to teach you to design such circuits; he has done that for us.

For me, this practical treatment is perfect. I am confident I could build anything here from my past experience, and I don't need to know the operational details.

For those who would prefer the availability of circuit boards, unbuilt but complete kits, or built and tested versions, search the Web for "The Signal Transfer Company", which has some of these circuits available in kit or built forms. The link is also at the end of the book.


In a world where the electronics hobby has been snowed by ever-increasting complexity as the state of the art advances, this book is a breath of fresh air that makes sense of it all, and makes it possible for a non-pro to build precision equipment. For those seeking a cookbook of circuits they can combine to build what they need, it is exceptionally useful. It is everything I could want in a book of this subject, and better than any other treatment I have seen, so I can only give it five stars.

NOTE: I am an Amazon Vine reviewer. This book was provided to me free for my review, but I am not paid. My opinions are not influenced by getting a free book, nor am I asked to write positive reviews: I call them like I see them, and my reviews are not always positive.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5 Do not buy the kindle edition 3 novembre 2013
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
For some reason that is not evident to me they have chosen to provide many of the circuit diagrams, charts and tables in the size of postage stamps in the Kindle edition. Reading this with kindle for PC as I do is futile. Attempts at zooming in to figure out what a component is, or behold the component value, just brings up a grainy pixelated mush.

Because the pictures are such an integral part of a book like this I give it a one star. The text however is excellent! With proper picture sizing I would have given it four or five stars.

If I were the author I would be furious with whomever decided on the ridiculous picture sizes and unzoomability in the editing process. Probably some feng shui obsessed teenybopper with cute fluffy bunny rabbits on the bed covers decided that schematics and graphs look untidy and should be kept small.

My humble suggestion for a solution to this is to make available to the customers an additional appendix with all the diagrams and schematics in a properly intelligibly readable size. I am willing to sign a waiver that large scale messy pictures with lots and lots of confusing squiggly lines with wicked 90 degree bends snaking their way between strange outlandish looking symbols will not damage my brain or induce some OCD triggered hyperventilation fit if that is what it takes. By putting the big images in an appendix the feng shui of the main text is not compromised, and the teenybopper with a passion for tidyness can go back to dreaming about pretty pretty pastel colored objects while listening to pop tunes with pitch-corrected vocals or whatever crap such a useless person is listening to.

As mentioned, this review covers the Kindle edition. The pictures may be OK in the paper version - I do not know. I also want to reiterate that the text is really good, the author has delivered a brilliant product.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Analog design in the Audio frequency range 30 octobre 2010
Par M. L Strickland - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Commentaire client Vine pour produit gratuit (De quoi s'agit-il?)
I am very impressed with this book because of the guidance it gives for the design of low noise, low distortion analog circuitry. Once the concepts in Self's book are mastered, the audio frequency range engineer can design circuits that rival the performance of vacuum tube circuits which have been the "gold standard" devices in the past.

The book is directed to relatively low signal level audio frequencies, but many of the principles can be extended to circuits for somewhat higher frequencies if the designer has the correct electronics engineering skills. All of the functions that an analog engineer would want to perform on a signal are covered. Once the signal has been modified in the desired manner, it can then be amplified to increase power. It is much easier the manipulate analog signals at low amplitude and power levels.

Audio circuits are the primary focus of this book, but instrumentation engineers, and control engineers will also find this book to be very helpful as well as anyone performing designs in these frequency ranges.

One of the other reviewers gives an excellent outline of the contents of the book so I won't try to repeat that information.

To fully understand and apply the information on this book, the designer should have experience in analog design using op-amps as well as semiconductor transistors of various types. Also, an analytical background in electronic circuitry would be very helpful to understanding and applying the principles in this book. The "hobbyist" would need some experience in analog design. A bachelor level electronic engineer would find it to be at the right level.

Anyone doing this type of design who is struggling with improving the noise and distortion performance of their circuits will find this to be an extremely helpful book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Professional audio design text 19 octobre 2010
Par Bass Cadet - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Commentaire client Vine pour produit gratuit (De quoi s'agit-il?)
In what seems like a previous lifetime, I once worked as an audio design engineer for the pro-audio division of a consumer electronics company. This text would have been perfect for me back then.

I eventually cobbled information together through textbooks, databooks, and manufacturers' handbooks such as National Semiconductor's Audio/Radio Handbook, Analog Device's Applications Reference Manual, and Burr Brown's application notes. This book can just about replace all those.

It focuses on small signal audio design. There is no mention about audio power design and little information included about converters and digital filtering. That is just as well since those are topics worthy of complete books by themselves.

Self's coverage of small signal audio design is exemplary. This book really seems aimed at professional audio equipment designers. While hobbyists would undoubtedly learn a lot, those individuals are typically not restricted by economics and can afford to specify higher quality components for their low quantities. For high or moderate volume equipment designers, cost is a key constraint.

I was happy to see Audio Precision (AP) graphs included in the text. First, they provide easy to interpret performance metrics. Second, I used an AP system for most of my testing and it's good to see they're still around.

This book may have a limited audience, but for those interested in small signal analog audio design, it is a first rate book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent book on audio circuits 17 décembre 2012
Par Peter Koziar - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché|Achat vérifié
Great reference to those designing low-noise audio. It goes into great detail on the factors in each component that cause noise and distortion, and has great ideas for optimizing circuits. It's not a cookbook, however, and is of greatest value to audio engineering professionals.

My only criticism is that the semiconductors profiled are a bit dated. There's nothing about fully differential amplifiers or about the THAT line of preamps.
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