Chapter 3

Negative Feedback

Negative Feedback in Amplifiers

Common Misconceptions about Negative Feedback

Negative Feedback and Amplifier Stability

Feedback Intermodulation Distortion

Maximising the Amount of Negative Feedback

Overall Feedback Versus Local Feedback

Maximising Linearity before Feedback

Positive Feedback in Amplifiers



Where would rock and roll be without feedback?

David Gilmour, Live at Pompeii video, 1972

Negative Feedback in Amplifiers

It is not the role of this book to step through elementary theory which can be easily found in any number of textbooks. However, correspondence in audio and technical journals shows that considerable confusion exists on negative feedback as applied to power amplifiers; ...

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