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Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Amplifiers and the audio signal

Chapter 2: The basics of distortion

Chapter 3: Negative feedback

Chapter 4: Amplifier architecture, classes, and variations

Chapter 5: General principles and distortion mechanisms

Chapter 6: The input stage

Chapter 7: The Voltage Amplifier Stage

Chapter 8: The Push-pull Voltage Amplifier Stage

Chapter 9: The output stage

Chapter 10: Output stage distortions

Chapter 11: More distortion mechanisms

Chapter 12: Closely Observed Amplifiers: design examples

Chapter 13: Compensation and stability

Chapter 14: Output networks and load effects

Chapter 15: Speed and slew-rate

Chapter 16: Power dissipation in amplifiers

Chapter 17: Class-A power amplifiers

Chapter 18: Class-XD: crossover displacement

Chapter 19: Class-G power amplifiers

Chapter 20: Class-D power amplifiers

Chapter 21: FET output stages

Chapter 22: Thermal compensation and thermal dynamics

Chapter 23: The design of DC servos

Chapter 24: Amplifier and loudspeaker protection

Chapter 25: Layout, grounding, and cooling

Chapter 26: Power supplies and PSRR

Chapter 27: Power amplifier input systems

Chapter 28: Input processing and auxiliary systems

Chapter 29: Testing and safety

Chapter 30: A Brief History of solid-state power amplifiers

About the Author

Douglas Self has established straightforward but highly effective amplifier design techniques based on sound engineering principles and experimental data. His rigorous and thoroughly practical approach has established him as a leading authority on audio amplifier design. Douglas studied engineering at Cambridge University, then psychoacoustics at Sussex University. He has spent many years working at the top level of design in both the professional audio and hifi industries, and has taken out a number of patents in the field of audio technology. He currently acts as a consultant engineer in the field of audio design.

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