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The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook: 120 High-performance Audio Electronics Projects

The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook: 120 High-performance Audio Electronics Projects

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By (author) G.Randy Slone

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  • Publisher: TAB Books Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 361 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 28mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0071379290
  • ISBN 13: 9780071379298
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, photographs
  • Sales rank: 206,549

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This is the Audiophile's Project Sourcebook. Build audio projects that produce great sound for far less than they cost in the store, with audio hobbyists' favorite writer Randy Slone. In The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook, Slone gives you: clear, illustrated schematics and instructions for high-quality, high-power electronic audio components that you can build at home; carefully constructed designs for virtually all standard high-end audio projects, backed by an author who answers his email; 8 power-amp designs that suit virtually any need; instructions for making your own inexpensive testing equipment; comprehensible explanations of the electronics at work in the projects you want to construct, spiced with humor and insight into the electronics hobbyist's process; and complete parts lists. "The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook" is devoid of the hype, superstition, myths, and expensive fanaticism often associated with 'high-end' audio systems. It provides straightforward help in building and understanding top quality audio electronic projects that are based on solid science and produce fantastic sound! The Projects You Want, For Less. Features: balanced input driver/receiver circuits; signal conditioning techniques; voltage amplifiers; preamps for home and stage; tone controls; passive and active filters; parametric filters; graphic equalizers; Bi-amping and tri-amping filters; headphone amplifiers; power amplifiers; speaker protection systems; clip detection circuits; power supplies; delay circuits; level indicators; and homemade test equipment.

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Author information

G. Randy Slone is an electronics engineer, a consultant, and author of five books, including High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual and The TAB Guide to Understanding Electricity and Electronics. As a process control engineer, his consulting clients have included DuPont, Champion International, and Ralston Purina. A former college instructor, Slone is the owner/operator of SEAL Electronics, and the current senior design engineer for ZUS Audio Inc. He spends much of his time working in his state-of-the-art home electronics laboratory.

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By Chris Spathis 07 Jan 2013 5

This is not a book to seek knowledge of the theory behind audio amplifiers. Rather, it contains the results of that theory, a lot of real world considerations and a number of different circuit schematics (and layouts). If you plan on building an audio amplifier yourself, this is a fantastic place to start.

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From New Literature Section: The clear, illustrated schematics and instructions provided in this book allow audio enthusiasts to build high-quality, high-power electronic audio components and testing equipment. The author gives easily comprehensible explanations of the electronics at work, as well as a practical foundation needed for experimentation and modification of existing voltage emplifiers, balanced input driver/receiver circuits, graphic equalizers, and effects circuits. Poptronics 20020401

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THE AUDIOPHILE'S PROJECT SOURCEBOOKBuild audio projects that produce great sound for far less than they cost in the store, with audio hobbyists' favorite writer Randy Slone. In The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook, Slone gives you-- - Clear, illustrated schematics and instructions for high-quality, high-power electronic audio components that you can build at home - Carefully constructed designs for virtually all standard high-end audio projects, backed by an author who answers his email - 8 power-amp designs that suit virtually any need - Instructions for making your own inexpensive testing equipment - Comprehensible explanations of the electronics at work in the projects you want to construct, spiced with humor and insight into the electronics hobbyist's process - Complete parts lists"The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook" is devoid of the hype, superstition, myths, and expensive fanaticism often associated with 'high-end' audio systems. It provides straightforward help in building and understanding top quality audio electronic projects that are based on solid science and produce fantastic sound!THE PROJECTS YOU WANT, FOR LESS Balanced input driver/receiver circuits Signal conditioning techniques Voltage amplifiers Preamps for home and stage Tone controls Passive and active filters Parametric filters Graphic equalizers Bi-amping and tri-amping filters Headphone amplifiers Power amplifiers Speaker protection systems Clip detection circuits Power supplies Delay circuits Level indicators Homemade test equipment

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Establishing the Basics Chapter 2: Beginning at the Beginning Chapter 3: Audio Preamplifier Systems Chapter 4: Audio Filter Circuits Chapter 5: Headphone Amplifiers Chapter 6: Audio Power Amplifiers Chapter 7: Power Supplies Chapter 8: Protection Circuits Chapter 9: Miscellaneous Audio Circuits Chapter 10: General Construction Information Appendix A: Audio Electronics Terminology Appendix B: Sources of Information and Materials Appendix C: PC Board Artwork Index