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Offline krivx

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Discrete Amplifiers and Linearity
« on: March 18, 2014, 02:23:13 pm »
I'm trying fill some of my knowledge gaps. I've done bipolar and FET circuits but generally when linearity was important (audio, instrumentation etc) I used opamps. I've never had a great grasp on designing for low-distortion with discrete parts (apart from "add some feedback somewhere"). Are there any good references for this? Books are fine, ones with old editions I can get cheap are even better.
 

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Re: Discrete Amplifiers and Linearity
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 10:42:41 am »
No one?
 

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Re: Discrete Amplifiers and Linearity
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 03:19:22 pm »
Here's a few books that might be of interest:
Designing Audio Power Amplifiers
High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual
The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook: 80 High-Performance Audio Electronics Projects

Another good source (free), would be papers/articles by Nelson Pass (here, and here).
 

Offline Marco

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Re: Discrete Amplifiers and Linearity
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 03:38:58 pm »
Audiophiles and linearity ... that seems a contradiction in terms.
 

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Re: Discrete Amplifiers and Linearity
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 04:24:24 pm »
Here's a few books that might be of interest:
Designing Audio Power Amplifiers
High-Power Audio Amplifier Construction Manual
The Audiophile's Project Sourcebook: 80 High-Performance Audio Electronics Projects

Another good source (free), would be papers/articles by Nelson Pass (here, and here).

Thanks, I'll take a look through these.

I've also had Paul Gray's "Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits" recommended, I may look into this first as there are lots of used copies available cheap.
 

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Re: Discrete Amplifiers and Linearity
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2014, 08:55:58 pm »
To add to the book list, Douglas Self's Audio Power Amplifier Design:

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Power-Amplifier-Design-Douglas/dp/0240526139
 

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Re: Discrete Amplifiers and Linearity
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 09:07:41 pm »
To add to the book list, Douglas Self's Audio Power Amplifier Design:

http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Power-Amplifier-Design-Douglas/dp/0240526139
Gah. Knew I missed one.  :o   :-DD
 


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