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Balanced Phono-Amps

An Extension to the 'The Sound of Silence' Editions

Authors: Vogel, Burkhard

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  • Offers new approaches to affordable phono amplifiers
  • Presents a fully balanced RIAA phono-amplifier solution
  • New edition now offers new and relatively complex simulation approaches
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This extensively reworked 2nd edition of the book includes ten new chapters. It also features an updated discussion of simulation software tools, covering topics such as simulating complex and / or expensive amplifier structures with the free LTspice software by developing a broad range of additional simulation models, especially those for triodes and transformers.

The book adopts the structure used in The Sound of Silence books, with the first part, Basics - Calculations and Simulations, providing deep simulation-triggered insights into the gain and noise mechanisms of differential amplifiers, BJTs, resistors, and triodes. The second part then discusses the RIAA Phono-Amp Engine II, describing all the necessary design, simulation, calculation, construction and measurement processes for this multi-functional MC amplifier.

The third part, Knowledge Transfer, presents new ideas on draft designs of the linear low-noise MC input stages (also an extremely low-noise one) and a range of practical measurement tools. Additionally, it includes a chapter on MM amplifiers and their noise production, and offers some surprising solutions. The brand new and extensive chapter on all the simulation models developed and used in the book rounds-out the voyage through the jungle of compromises, allowing best-in-class balanced MC phono-amplifiers to be produced.

Lastly, the book also features an extensive index, and free downloads of all Mathcad worksheets are available on Springer's Extra Materials website (extra.springer.com).

 

About the authors

Burkhard Vogel achieved the degree Diplom-Ingenieur (Telecommunications) from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, in 1973. He then decided to follow a general management career path in the high-tech and IT industry in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. His passion for music and music systems made Mr Vogel an expert in Phono-Amps and Vinyl Technology. In addition to "Balanced Phono Amps" he wrote the RIAA-phono-amp designer's guide "The Sound of Silence" and the triode-reference "How to Gain Gain"


                       

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“I usually do not discuss audio books here, I used to publish reviews in Linear Audio. But this book is unique and needs some attention, so there! … This book, Balanced Phono-Amps has everything you might ever need to ask about the subject. … Recommended!” (Linear Audio, January 7, 2020)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11229-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11228-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide. COVID-19 shipping restrictions apply.
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Balanced Phono-Amps
Book Subtitle
An Extension to the 'The Sound of Silence' Editions
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11229-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11229-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11228-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
LXVI, 810
Number of Illustrations
486 b/w illustrations, 203 illustrations in colour
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