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Old 14th August 2002, 05:50 PM   #1
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Default Book on ampbuilding (aleph) for background

I just build a headphone amp as a start for building active audiocomponents. Before I proceed to the next step, one of the aleph series (2 or 4), I'd like to have a little bit of background info.
Since my knowlegde on electronics stucks at the level of knowing how a resistor works but not how it works in relation to other components I'm a absolute beginner.

What book on solid state ampbuilding you would recommend???

If this questions has already been beaten to death I'm sorry and direct me to the right topic

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Old 14th August 2002, 07:03 PM   #2
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Originally posted by vpharris
The most recommended electronics text here is "The Art of Electronics" by Horowitz and Hill. Cambridge University Press. It's not cheap, but it is big, thorough, and very understandable. It can be bought online. Check Cambridge University Press website.
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Old 15th August 2002, 08:42 PM   #3
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As always I chime in, seconding the recommendation of
The Art of Electronics. It is, by the way, a good read for
all levels of expertise.
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Old 15th August 2002, 08:54 PM   #4
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I should have added, if it is something specific to amplifiers that you are looking for, there are several at
Nelson, when is your book coming out? I'll buy one.
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Old 15th August 2002, 09:49 PM   #5
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AudioXpress is planning on compiling the Zen Variations
when they are complete. In a couple of years. Meanwhile
I do not plan a book on amplifier design. I want to write
about sex, like Mark Levinson.
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Old 15th August 2002, 10:05 PM   #6
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Talking like Mark Levinson

Good one Mr. Pass! I wonder if one of our moderators will put you in the sin bin for that one........ And all this time I was under the mistaken notion that high design was better than sex. At least, that's what the late Dr. Gizmo said!
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Old 15th August 2002, 10:11 PM   #7
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Mr. Pass,

You can write all the books you want and you should be safe from the Sin-Bin. Just don't tell us where we can buy the book, than you'll be in trouble.

Let my people go!
Rodd Yamas***a
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Old 15th August 2002, 10:42 PM   #8
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Mr Pass,
do you mind clarifying the joke for me? I went down to Levinson's joint in NYC yesterday and I noticed an inordinate amount of hotties walking on madison avenue could -that- be the source of his inspiration?
I guess is new goal in life is a lot like bill gates: stuff every condo on park avenue with one of his 10 to 50k systems. He seems to be pretty successful at it, too.
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Old 15th August 2002, 10:42 PM   #9
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what is to write about sex it is in out and wam bam thankyou mam

wow that will take up about 1 page

LOl J.k

Some one should put all the pass labs info in toa book and sell it

illpost a pif of my shelf i have tons of binders

aleph amps
aleph preamps
schematics amps
speakers info
speaker designs
parts list from companys
parts info
power supplies
Heat sinks ( thanks to coloumb)
And lots more..

and all protected with page protectors..

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Old 16th August 2002, 04:21 AM   #10
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Building SS amp book:
High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual (Randy Slone),
ISBN: 0071341196
See this on that book:

Basic Circuit Analysis:
Electric Circuit Analysis (David E. Johnson),
ISBN: 0471375128

Analog Circuit:
Microelectronic Circuits (Adel S. Sedra, Kenneth C. Smith)
ISBN: 0195116631
See this on that book:

Randy Slone's book is very good for DIYers, but the content of the book is mostly (all) 3 stage gain amp, and based heavily on the employment of negative feedback. But it's a good start.

The Great Saiyaman
Siapa bertelinga hendaklah ia mendengar... (Mat 13:9)
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