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Audio Engineering Explained by Douglas Self

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PREFACE

 

 

The section on “ Power Amplifiers ” in this book is contributed by myself. I have spent a good deal of my time working on the apparently simple but actually highly complex business of turning small voltages and currents into large ones without damaging them in the process. I still find it a most absorbing subject of study. This chapter is taken from my Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook which is now available in a greatly extended fifth edition.

This chapter from The Handbook begins by explaining the basic architecture of power amplifiers. While the detailed circuitry of the many audio power amplifiers that have been put on the market shows almost unending variation, most of them can be classified by the way that they are split ...

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