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Old 24th March 2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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My 1953 copy arrived yesterday, holy crud! It's huge!

Gonna take a while to thumb through this puppy.
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Old 24th March 2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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Congratulations, it's a great book to have. It's as densely packed with audio information as anything out there. I just wish it would sit better on my knees and lay flat!
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My 1953 copy arrived yesterday, holy crud! It's huge!

Gonna take a while to thumb through this puppy.

If it's not a secret, how much did you pay for it?

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You can buy it on CDROM at www.audioxpress.com

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Yeah, and you can download it...but I want a book/paper-version

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If it's not a secret, how much did you pay for it?

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10 years ago I've payd for the Newness-reprint (new) 50$ and for the original edition (used) 45$.

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The copyright period is over for the 4th edition of the RDH.

You can download a copy at: http://geek.scorpiorising.ca/RDH4.html

Use the mirrors to distribute the load.

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Pete Millet (http://www.pmillett.com/technical_books_online.htm) has a more compact version of this RDH4 (25MB vs 77MB).


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Radiotron Designer's Handbook, Fourth Edition, P. Langford Smith, 1953, 1,498 pages! - MANY thanks to Keith Carlsen!

The later and much more comprehensive version of the RDH3 above, this is probably the best book out there for the casual vacuum tube circuit designer. Coveted by the audio guys, it also has plenty of info on the design of radio receivers. This version is one I have scanned myself, in one file, with added nested PDF bookmarks so it's easy to find things. There are PDF versions already floating around the web... but I never figured out who scanned what, and there are a couple of versions that people are trying to sell, so I've not posted any of them here.


http://www.pmillett.com/Books/RDH4.pdf
CAUTION LARGE 25MB PDF file

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But if you want the whole story, get vol 3 too. Has some information about tubes and OPT matching that is more clearly illustrated than in the giant red thing.

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