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Old 20th November 2007, 03:51 PM   #11
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Here are a few more:

The Radio Amateur's Handbook
The Art of Electronics by Horowitz and Hill
Applied Electronics by Gray
High Fidelity Circuit Design by Crowhurst
High Fidelity Techniques by Newitt
Electronic Transformers and Circuits by Reuben Lee
Transformers for Electronic Circuits by Grossner
Vacuum Tubes by Spangenberg
Thermionic Valves by Beck
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Old 20th November 2007, 04:33 PM   #12
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Van Der Bijl's The Thermionic Vacuum Tube is an excellent early text. Maybe a bit hard to find, but a great read. And, by extension, Maxwell's treatises on electricity and magnetism, which are just beautiful.

Valley and Wallman's Vacuum Tube Amplifiers, volume 18 of the MIT Rad Lab series.

First edition of the Audio Cyclopedia by Howard Tremaine. Lots of useful practical information on recording gear.

And of course, the beloved RCA Radiotron Designer's Handbook... best three bucks at a junk book sale I ever spent!
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Old 20th November 2007, 05:03 PM   #13
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Ok, here's most of mine.

High Fidelity Techniques - John Newitt 1953
Vacuum Tube Amplifiers - Valley/Wallman 1948 (Rad Lab series - have 19 of 25?)
Tektronix Circuit Concept Series - 1969 (have 18 volumes)
Radio Handbook 17ed - 1967
Radio Amatur's Handbook - several
Electronic & Radio Engeneering - 1955 - Terman
Reference Data for Radio Engeneers 5th ed - ITT
Audio Cyclopedia 1st ed 1959 - Tremaine
Audio Cyclopedia 2nd ed 1969 - Tremaine
Amplifier Handbook - Shea
Active Newtorks - 1954 - Rideout
Radiotron Designers Handbook 3rd ed
Radiotron Designers Handbook 4th ed
Hi Fi Stereo Handbook - 2nd ed 1961 Boyce
Guide Top Audio Reproduction - 1953 Fidelman
Maintaining Hi Fi Equipment - 1956 Marshall
Passive Audio Network Design - 1964 Tremaine
Care & Feeding Of Power Grid Tubes - 1967 Eimac/Varian (also 2003 ed)

Smoking-amp:
Wow, Electronic Transformers & Circuits. Been looking for that one long time.
Also Crowhurst. (turns green w/envy)

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Old 20th November 2007, 07:32 PM   #14
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"Reference Data for Radio Engeneers 5th ed - ITT"

Oh Boy; that book should be renamed the Bible of Radio Engineers...... that book saved my bacon once.

I once was on a technical dispute with a most senior engineer of a large Japanese Electronics firm.

I remembered seeing an equation describing the modulation index in that book. Also remembered that a friend of mine had that book. Made a copy, faxed the copy and problem solved.
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There is a book that I use a lot that never gets mentioned and it is Basic Electronic Circuits, Second Edition by Donald Leach, published by John Wiley and Sons. It is the best book overall I've found for basic instruction in designing circuits. It explains things like Kirchhoff's Laws, network theorems (Thevenin's, Norton's and Millman's), mesh and node equations (ever wondered what SY was talking about?). AND it has very good chapters on resistance, capacitance and inductance (explains how an inductor stores energy) and it explains power in ac circuits and resonance. I wish everyone a copy of this text for Christmas,

John

P.S. I'll probably get in trouble for crossposting, but I will be putting up for sell some books of which I have duplicates, many of them listed in this thread.
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I think my library is expanding nicely. Plus I've read them all cover to cover!

.....Radiotron Designer's Handbook, 4th ed.
Holy mackerel.
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Hey, John, give me first crack at them!
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Wow, Electronic Transformers & Circuits. Been looking for that one long time.
Also Crowhurst. (turns green w/envy)"


I just borrowed them from the library. Whenever the used prices go over $100, I get out the scanner. However, Pete Millett's site has those two available already.

Another big (3 inches thick for 2nd ed. ) reference book (besides ITT one) I found used for cheap is:
"Electronics Designers' Handbook"
1st edition by Landee, Davis, Albrecht 1957
2nd edition by " " " revised by Giacoletto 1977
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  • Design of High Fidelity Circuits / Crowhurst -- Take this one with quite a few grains of salt and shots of tequila: recommends levels of gNFB that are way excessive.
  • Radiotron Designers Handbook - 4 -- Must have
  • Electronic Amplifier Circuits: Theory and Design -- Covers everything: AF, RF, wideband types.
  • Theory and Application of Electron Tubes -- Descriptions of various "classes" (except C) oscillators, digital circuits, VR tubes.
  • ARRL Handbook (1966)
  • O'scope Techniques / Haas -- Also includes lots of helpful tid-bits all throughout the text in addition to the obvious purpose.
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Another big (3 inches thick for 2nd ed. ) reference book (besides ITT one) I found used for cheap is:
"Electronics Designers' Handbook"
1st edition by Landee, Davis, Albrecht 1957
2nd edition by " " " revised by Giacoletto 1977
One of my favorites. Very practical (i.e. useful) information but at an adequate depth.

I'm surprised nobody mentioned my all time favorite fun-reading text:

Alfred A. Ghirardi's "Radio Physics Course," 1930, 1931, 1932. Something of a standard way of analyzing tube circuits emerged fairly early and most texts adopted that perspective, but this book seems to predate that. In truth, 1930 was not all that early in the game, but it seems like a very early book none the less. It's an interesting text and is not too hard to find in the US.
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