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Volume 9

01/04/2015

Linear Audio Vol 9 is the 10th issue of a series of printed bookzines dedicated to technical audio and perception.

Tutorials

John Escallier discusses semiconductor dissipation, junction temperatures and all you need to know for a reliable design.

Circuit design

John Vanderkooy teamed up with Kevin Krauel and Todd Schneider to design A Low Parts Count Audiophile Power Amplifier – look Ma, only three active devices!

After a short digression to complete his part 1 article, Giovanni Stochino completes his landmark series with part 2 of  Recent investigations and developments related to feedback and feed-forward error correction.

If you are interested in testing several phono preamp topologies and device choices, Burkhard Vogel’s  The RIAA Phono-Amp Engine II provides the perfect testbed and comparison setup.

Test and Measurement

Cyril Bateman’s article series on ‘capacitor sound’ in Electronics World needed to be updated with new insights and parts, after more than a decade.  Capacitor sound revisited - Distortion mechanisms behind the sound of Wound and Stacked Capacitors tells all.

Your Editor took some time out from editing to investigate Dynamic measurement of power amp quiescent current – Instrumentation and findings. Yes, it exists; and no, it doesn’t hurt.

The Way I see it…

In Class D – an audiophile’s dream? Stan Curtis mulls over the strengths and weaknesses ofclass D

Book review

Bob Cordell, a very experienced user of Linear Technology’s  LTspice simulator, reviews Gilles Brocart’s The LTSPICE IV Simulator – Manual, Methods and Applications and wished he’d had it years ago.

Douglas Self’s Small Signal Audio Design is already in its 2nd edition; Jean-Pierre Vanderreydt gives it a thorough review, and likes what he reads.

€19,90 (full printed volume)
Authors in this volume
Articles in this volume
Capacitor sound revisited - Distortion mechanisms behind the sound of Wound and Stacked Capacitors - Cyril Bateman
Semiconductor junction dissipation and temperature - theory and practice - John Escallier
A Low Parts Count Audiophile Power Amplifier - John Vanderkooy, Kevin Krauel, Todd Schneider
Recent investigations and developments related to feedback and feed-forward error correction - Giovanni Stochino (part 2)
The RIAA Phono-Amp Engine II - Burkhard Vogel
Thermal transient variation of power amp quiescent current - Instrumentation and findings -Jan Didden
Class D - an audiophile's dream? - Stan Curtis
Book Review -The LTspice Simulator - Manual, Methods and Applications, Gilles Brocard - Bob Cordell
Book Review -Small Signal Audio Design, Douglas Self - Jean-Pierre Vanderreydt
How do they see us? A short history of advertising in audio - Rudy van Stratum