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Balanced Phono-Amps

An Extension to the 'The Sound of Silence' Editions

  • Burkhard Vogel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. The RIAA Phono-Amp Engine II

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About this book

Introduction

In 12 chapters (Part I) this extension to the two 'The Sound of Silence' editions covers the development, calculation, construction and measurement of the fully differential (= balanced) phono-amp solution 'RIAA Phono-Amp Engine II'.

Additionally, the balanced measurement amplifiers & measurement tools, the discussion on BJT gain stages, the 1/f noise calculation methods for BJTs, the calculation of fully-differential amplifiers, the numerous Mathcad worksheets, and the presentation of test and calibration records fill a further 10 chapters of Part II with essential knowhow that will equip the reader to develop his/her own phono-amp solution in the most balanced way - and of course, as low-noise as possible.

Engine II offers eight different amplifying paths from the Engine's input to its output - solid-state as well as valve driven. To expand the input possibilities via an additional external input, any kind of other linear input amplifiers can be connected. Further, a selection of six highly diverse external input amplifier examples are discussed - BJT, valve, transformer and JFET-driven variants.

Although the book primarily focuses on MC cartridge amplification, MM cartridge considerations are not neglected: two further chapters in Part II address methods for increasing the signal-to-noise ratios of MM phono-amps.

 

Keywords

Balanced solid-state amplifier Balanced triode amplifier Differential Measurement Amps Fully balanced linear gain stages Fully differential/balanced Phono-Amps Mathcad Worksheets RIAA Phono-Amp Engine II RIAA transfer/function creation

Authors and affiliations

  • Burkhard Vogel
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  1. 1.Lab 6-11Information Technology and ServicesStuttgartGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18524-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18523-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18524-8
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