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Chapter 1 Introduction and general survey
The economic importance of power amplifiers
Origins and aims
The study of amplifier design
Misinformation in audio
Science and subjectivism
The Subjectivist position
A short history of subjectivism
The limits of hearing
Articles of faith: the tenets of subjectivism
The length of the audio chain
The reasons why
The performance requirements for amplifiers
Chapter 2 History, architecture and negative feedback
A brief history of amplifiers
The three-stage architecture
The two-stage amplifier architecture
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