Basic Amplifier Tests

This chapter is devoted to basic tests for amplifier circuits. These procedures can be applied to a complete amplifier circuit (such as a stereo system) or to specific circuits (such as the IC-amplifier circuit designs described in the remaining chapters). The procedures also can be applied to amplifier circuits at any time during design or experimentation. As a minimum, the tests should be made when the circuit is first completed in experimental form. If the test results are not as desired, the component values can be changed as necessary to obtain the desired results. The circuit can then be retested in final form (with all components and ICs soldered in place). This shows if there is any change in circuit performance ...

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