Designing Audio Power Amplifiers (Paperback)

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Designing Audio Power Amplifiers (Paperback)


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This comprehensive book on audio power amplifier design will appeal to members of the professional audio engineering community as well as the student and enthusiast. Designing Audio Power Amplifiers begins with power amplifier design basics that a novice can understand and moves all the way through to in-depth design techniques for very sophisticated audiophiles and professional audio power amplifiers. This book is the single best source of knowledge for anyone who wishes to design audio power amplifiers. It also provides a detailed introduction to nearly all aspects of analog circuit design, making it an effective educational text.

Develop and hone your audio amplifier design skills with in-depth coverage of these and other topics:

Basic and advanced audio power amplifier design

Low-noise amplifier design

Static and dynamic crossover distortion demystified

Understanding negative feedback and the controversy surrounding it

Advanced NFB compensation techniques, including TPC and TMC

Sophisticated DC servo design

MOSFET power amplifiers and error correction

Audio measurements and instrumentation

Overlooked sources of distortion

SPICE simulation for audio amplifiers, including a tutorial on LTspice

SPICE transistor modeling, including the VDMOS model for power MOSFETs

Thermal design and the use of ThermalTrak(TM) transistors

Four chapters on class D amplifiers, including measurement techniques

Professional power amplifiers

Switch-mode power supplies (SMPS).
Bob Cordell is an electrical engineer who has been deeply involved in audio since his adventures with vacuum tube designs in his teen years. He is an equal-opportunity designer to this day, having built amplifiers with vacuum tubes, bipolar transistors and MOSFETs. Bob is also a prolific designer of audio test equipment, including a high-performance THD analyzer and many purpose-built pieces of audio gear. He has published numerous articles and papers on power amplifier design and distortion measurement in the popular press and in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. In 1983 he published a power amplifier design combining vertical power MOSFETs with error correction, achieving unprecedented distortion levels of less than 0.001% at 20 kHz. He also consults in the audio and semiconductor industries.Bob is also an avid DIY loudspeaker builder, and has combined this endeavor with his electronic interests in the design of powered audiophile loudspeaker systems. Bob and his colleagues have presented audiophile listening and measurement workshops at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest and the Home Entertainment Show.As an Electrical Engineer, Bob has worked at Bell Laboratories and other related telecommunications companies, where his work has included design of integrated circuits and fiber optic communications systems. Bob maintains an audiophile website at where diverse material on audio electronics, loudspeakers and instrumentation can be found.
Product Details ISBN: 9781138555440
ISBN-10: 1138555444
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 13th, 2019
Pages: 772
Language: English