Recommend books for audio circuits?

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  1. Jonesey

    Jonesey Member

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    I've been tinkering with tube amps for a while and would like to really understand the circuit design theory. Can anyone recommend a good starting point?
     
  2. TheAmpNerd

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    For Audio starting point:

    Beginner's Guide to Tube Audio Design, Bruce Rozenblit.
    Valve Amplifiers, Morgan Jones

    For music instrument amps, I think most stuff is
    more hands on.

    Tube Amp Workbook, Dave Funk
    The Ultimate Tone (series) Kevin O'Connor.

    AND

    The Classic NAVPERS 10087 Basic Electronics. 1955


    That should be a start. A lot of folks here
    might have some other suggestions as well.
    There are a bunch of really great folks here.

    If you start getting into Texts, some might just
    suck the life out of you.
     
  3. doctord02

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    and when you are ready for the ancient tome of secret spells and incantations, see if you can find the RDH 4th ed - the Radiotron Designers Handbook. Print copies are getting pricey, but Radio Daze has a CDROM version for a reasonable price.
     
  4. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I second the AmpNerds recommendations for guitar amp books. Funks deals mostly with Fenders, and is quite readable and funny. TUT is a LOT more detail, more "out there" concepts and a harder read if you're not very technical. I also bought an Electronics Textbook by Schafer that has helped, although tubes only involve 1/4 of the book, it has helped me work thru some things I was having trouble with.
     
  5. TheAmpNerd

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    Hey Bob, is Schafers book a technicians book or more for EEs? For Troubleshooting in general
    Jame Perozzo's The Complete Guitar to Electronics Troubleshooting is a great work. However it only
    mentions tubes en passant. But for all the other
    stuff we have to deal with in amps it is great.
     
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    Great books, but good luck finding a copy (and if you know where a set is, I'll buy 'em ;))
     
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  8. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    "Electronic Communication", Robert L. Schrader (4th edition)
    Mcgraw, Hill 1980

    Sort of like I recal the Radio handbook but with more explanation.
     
  9. Jonesey

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    I'm fortunate to have a great local library system that shares books with other librarys. I've reserved several of the books that are out of print and should have them in a few days.
     

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