583 pages. ISBN 978-0-240-52162-6
Published by Focal Press, an imprint of Elsevier.
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I try to make sure everything I write is wholly free from errors. Being but human and fallible, I sometimes fail.
On p98, Fig 4.19: TR1, TR2, TR3, TR5, TR8, TR9, TR13 are shown as NPN; they should all be PNP.
On p102, Fig 4.19: TR1, TR2, TR3, TR5, TR13, TR14 are shown as NPN; they should all be PNP.
On p561, Fig 20.23a, pins 1 and 2 of the XLR have been swopped in error.
Early copies of the First Edition had Fig 9.7 on p207, and Fig 9.19 on p220 corrupted.
You can download clean versions here:
Fig 9.7 (19K file) . Fig 9.19 (21K file)
This is a uniquely detailed guide to the theory and practice
of audio power amplifiers, running from the elegantly simple
mathematics of the differential pair to the practicalities of
bolting down power transistors properly.
It includes the first complete explanation of the complex
business of power amplifier distortion. It shows how the many
sources of non-linearity can be eliminated or minimised,
allowing amplifiers to be designed and constructed with
performance that would have been thought impossible a few
years ago. It provides information that is indispensable
whether you are making one amplifier for the ultimate home system, or
setting up a production line to make 10,000 units a year.
THE CONTENTS INCLUDE:
New Findings in amplifier design
Science & Subjectivism
The Performance Requirements
A Short History of Amplifier Design
How Negative Feedback really works
The Eight distortion mechanisms
Diagnosis via distortion residuals
The input stage: how it can cancel distortion
The Voltage-Amplifier Stage
Amplifiers and reactive loads
Anomalous loudspeaker behaviour
Compensation, Slew-Rate, and Stability
Power Supplies and PSRR
Class-A amplifiers, with a design example
FET output stages: why they are a bad idea
Load Invariant Power Amplifiers
Thermal compensation and thermal dynamics
Amplifier and Loudspeaker protection
Mechanical design constraints
Testing, Fault-finding and safety requirements
NEW MATERIAL IN THE FIFTH EDITION:
Completely new chapter on the Class-XD Crossover-Displacement
principle as used by Cambridge Audio
Big new section on double input stages
A big new section on power transistors with internal sensing diodes
Big new section on input stage common-mode distortion
Four-stage amplifier architectures
Advanced line input stages
Better DC servo design
Output stages with gain
Inrush current suppression
Transformers and hum fields
The subtleties of cooling fan control
DC offset protection
12V trigger activation
Professional power amplifiers
The latest safety regulations and requirements
... and much more