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High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual [Paperback]

G. Randy Slone
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May 1 1999 0071341196 978-0071341196 1
Design and build awesome audio amps. Amateur and professional audiophiles alike can now design and construct superior quality amplifiers at a fraction of comparable retail prices with step-by-step instruction from the High-Power audio Amplifier Construction Manual. Randy Slone, professional audio writer and electronics supply marketer, delivers the nuts-and-bolts know-how you need to optimize performance for any audio system--from home entertainment to musical instrument to sound stage. Build a few simple projects or delve into the physics of audio amplifier operation and design. This easy to understand guide walks you through: Building the optimum audio power supply; Audio amplifier power supplies and construction: Amplifier and loudspeaker protection methods; Stability, distortion, and performance; Audio amplifier cookbook designs; Construction techniques; Diagnostic equipment and testing procedures; Output stage configurations, classes, and device types; Crossover distortion physics; Mirror-image input stage topologies.

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Serious About Sound? Build showcase amplifiers that outperform store-bought models-at a fraction of the cost. Ideal for audiophiles, electronics hobbyists, and audio engineers, here is the ultimate audio amplifier dream-to-reality book, giving you leading-edge electronics tools for designing every detail of a superior high-power amplifier. Using Randy Slone's ready-to-construct recipes, you can-in less time than you think-put together an amplifier that's a major step up from commercial offerings. And you'll save hundreds, even thougsands, of dollars doing it. The Best In Do-It-Yourself Audio Amplification. 12 complete designs, ready to guild; Theory and principles for designing your own world-class amplifier; Optimal audio power supply building methods; New configurations and analyses of voltage amplifiers; New methods for increasing stability; New distortion-reduction techniques; Latest info on computer analysis and diagnostics; Popular audio myths debunked. Serious About Sound? Build showcase amplifiers that outperform store-bought models-at a fraction of the cost. Ideal for audiophiles, electronics hobbyists, and audio engineers, here is the ultimate audio amplifier dream-to-reality book, giving you leading-edge electronics tools for designing every detail of a superior high-power amplifier. Using Randy Slone's ready-to-construct recipes, you can-in less time than you think-put together an amplifier that's a major step up from commercial offerings. And you'll save hundreds, even thousands, of dollars doing it. The Best In Do-It-Yourself Audio Amplification. 12 complete designs, ready to build; Theory and principles for designing your own world-class amplifier; Optimal audio power supply building methods; New configurations and analyses of voltage amplifiers; New methods for increasing stability; New distortion-reduction techniques; Latest info on computer analysis and diagnostics; Popular audio myths debunked.

About the Author

G. Randy Slone is an electrical engineer with nearly two decades of experience in data processing and industrial electronics. A private engineering consultant, his clients have included DuPont, Champion International, and Ralston Purina. Also a former college instructor, Slone spends much of his time working in his state-of-the-art home electronics laboratory.

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As a DIY guide for building class-B solid state audio power amps, this book has some merit. However, the author takes a great deal of space to attack the high-end audio business, denigrate vacuum tubes, and denounce "audio subjectivism". There are those who will consider these worthy goals, but even they wil be disappointed in his eighth-grade forensics as he sets up strawmen with little facility.
His foreword clearly brings to mind William Burroughs' famous comment on which people, should one elect to do business with them, you should get any statements they make in writing!
If for some reason you want to etch circuit boards and fabricate heatsink assemblies to build a type of amp you can buy from Crown or Peavey for less than the parts would cost a hobbyist, Slone's book is somewhat useful. His presentation of the theory is less comprehensible than that of Douglas Self, and assumes a reasonable amount of solid-state theory and the basics of feedback and stability, which many project-oriented hobbyists will lack.
However, there are numerous better works on the theory and practice of solid-state amplification,should one wish to repair them or actually design one, and any discussion of the respective merits of solid-state versus tube amplifiers in audio service still starts with Russell O. Hamm's definitive JAES paper, "Tubes versus Transistors: Is There a Difference?". It's interesting that Slone does not cite or acknowledge this document anywhere in this book, or in any other.
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This book is an excellent resource for building high-quality transistor amplifiers. After reading this book the reader should be able to build (and possibly design) amplifiers that exceed the performance of even the best amplifiers available, but for a much lower cost. Pretty much every aspect of audio amplifiers is covered: the psychoacoustics of sound, myths in the audiophile world, all portions of amplifiers, power supplies, distortion and other performance metrics, loudspeaker protection circuits, several complete amplifier schematics, construction techniques, and troubleshooting techniques. Only class A, AB, and B amplifiers are covered (both BJT and MOS), so those interested in more exotic amplifier designs, such as class D, should look elsewhere.

The audience for this book is people with a fairly strong understanding of electronics. At a minimum, the reader should know the basics of transistor operation, but a strong knowledge of transistors is recommended. Basically, 2nd-year university electronics engineering or equivalent is required, but 3rd-year would be recommended. This book does contain complete amplifier schematics, so of course pretty much anyone would be able to build an amplifier with the help of this book, but you'll need a good understanding of electronics to be able to troubleshoot or modify the amplifiers in this book.

Chapter 1 covers the basics of amplifiers, such as what exactly an amplifier is, how they are used, and what can be expected from a home-made amplifier.

Chapter 2 is an excellent rebuttal of many myths in the audio world. Slone uses objective, scientific evidence to back up his claims, which makes them almost indisputable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No nonsense; highly recommended. Oct. 4 2002
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... Randy Slone regurgitates no one; he states in his own words, clearly and in accessible language for the non-specialist, established principles of solid state amplifier design, and places these in the context of his suggested projects. One chapter is devoted to twelve "ready-to-construct" cookbook designs, and full-size PC board artwork for several of these are provided in an appendix. In short, if you want to build and/or design your own audio power amplifiers, this is an excellent resource.
Randy Slone begins with the basics of acoustics relating to audio power amplifiers and methodically walks the reader through a variety of designs, ranging from old to new, and simple to complex. As one would expect, much of this information is founded upon well established research. There is also a significant portion devoted to new techniques and principles of amplifier physics which help to de-mystify amplifier operation and provide pathways to improved performance. Unlike many similar textbooks that focus on only one topology or design philosophy, Randy Slone examines the broad range of amplifier configurations and power capabilities, including mirror-image input stages, fully-complementary VA stages, paralleled output stages, and lateral MOSFET designs.
Randy Slone may be somewhat opinionated, but his opinions appear to be logical reflections of measurable facts; and as any good scientist knows, that what cannot be measured does not exist for the world of science and engineering. He makes short shrift of tube cult; these are devices that produce measurable distortion and can never compete with the power capacity of modern solid state systems. The writing style and technical descriptions are easy to follow although a background in electronic fundamentals is helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Slone or Self? If you can't choose buy both!
I have all of Randy's books and have read through them many times to really get the information through my head. I disagree with the negative reviews that Randy sometimes gets. Read more
Published on Nov. 22 2007 by Kenneth W. Butcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Only Randy can explain this complicated subject so well.
This is my 2nd book by Randy and just like his other book "Understanding Electricity and Electronics" Randy does a great job of breaking down a complicated subject so... Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by Robert Edwards
5.0 out of 5 stars State of the Art
For those who love audio, electronics and have a sincere desire to build extremely high performance amplifiers, I recommend the work of G. Randy Slone more highly than any other. Read more
Published on Nov. 19 2002 by E. DAVID EDWARDS
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly High-End Audio...finally!
G. Randy Slone has written a truly wonderful book on the science behind audio. Most consumers know little about audio; and sales people know even less. Read more
Published on Oct. 1 2002 by AudioLover
2.0 out of 5 stars Good primer for class-B power amp design, BUT...
by an experienced audio hobbyist and Electrical Engineer...
This book covers most of the topics needed to sucessfully design and build a conventional transistor power... Read more
Published on Sept. 27 2002
2.0 out of 5 stars Good primer for class-B power amp design, BUT...
This book covers most of the topics needed to sucessfully design and build a conventional transistor power amplifier. Read more
Published on Sept. 27 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and practical
My review of this book should be seen in the context of my background.
This book is not "right for everyone. Read more
Published on July 28 2002 by tcpip
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't understand it!!
This book is targeted on people with a basic knowledge of electronics, which, unfortunately I don't have...... Read more
Published on Jan. 25 2002 by Marcus Fung,Marcus Fung
5.0 out of 5 stars A No Nonsense approach to High Quality Audio!
I have read the complete book and enjoyed the very readable and informative content. It is nice to know that someone has approached Audio with a large degree of common sense. Read more
Published on Jan. 22 2002 by Paul W. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally, an author that KNOWS and SHOWS you truth in audio.
G. Randy Slone has written a truly wonderful book on the science behind audio. Most consumers know little about audio; and sales people know even less. Read more
Published on Jan. 21 2002
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