Looking to learn about Hybrid amp design and Stereo amps

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by elkym, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. elkym

    elkym Member

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    I know this isn't exactly the place, but I figure some of you will know where to point me.

    I'm basically looking for reading material. I'm browsing Tubecad.com right now, but I'm not grasping everything I'm looking at, so I think I need some primers on solid state and hybrid amplification design. (Books or online resources are fine, either way)

    Help me out, will ya?
     
  2. Lobotomie

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    I really enjoyed "Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook" by Douglas Self.

    But this is strictly solid-state and hi-fi stuff. His mentality is to have the amplifier reproduce a pure amplified signal, with the lowest THD possible. He bashes the hi-fi purists and their valve amps at one point, which I kinda get... but that's another story.

    Needless to say this isn't for guitar amps. Not sure what you needed this for ( I'm guessing it's guitar amps :( )
     
  3. elkym

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    Actually, no-- I love guitar amps, but right now I'm working on an idea for a stereo or 2.1 channel amp/receiver. So this is a great recommendation. Thanks!
     
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    Great then!

    He dropped the "handbook" in the latest edition.

    Here it is.
     
  5. J M Fahey

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    Just for a fine general purpose "a little of everything" applied to Guitar amps, no Math at all but practical examples, get

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    To see if you like it you can download the "text" part which is online at various pages but it's really worth having the paper copy nearby, it also has a ton of useful schematics which were never scanned.

    That said, there are many other good books, I'd start with the simplest ones and go up step by step.
     

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