The Sound of Silence

Lowest-Noise RIAA Phono-Amps: Designer's Guide

Authors: Vogel, Burkhard

  • 2nd very enlarged edition including 7 brand new chapters
  • Know How of Lowest-Noise Phono Amplifiers
  • Uniquely Models also Lowest-Noise Valve Amplifiers
  • Includes Low-Noise Amplifiers for Vinyl Records
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About this book

There is a wide field of tasks left that can only be satisfyingly attacked with the help of old-fashioned analog technology. One of the most important fields is that of amplifiers for analog signals - such as for audio purposes.

 

The content of this book will lead to affordable phono amplifier design approaches which will end up in lowest-noise solutions not far away from the edge of physical boundaries set by room temperature and given cartridges - thus, fully compatible with very expensive so called "high-end" or "state-of-the-art" offers on today markets - and, from a noise point of view, in most cases outperforming them!

 

In this 2nd edition it is demonstrated with easy to follow mathematical treatment that theory is not far away from reality. Measured signal-to-noise ratios of solid-state and valve designs, both alternatively driven by transformers, will be found within 1dB off the calculated ones and deviations from the exact RIAA transfer won't cross the ± 0.1dB tolerance lines. Additionally, the book presents measurement set-ups and results. Consequently, comparisons with measurement results and test approaches of test magazine will be discussed too.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“A reference book that shouldn’t be missing from anyone’s library, be it the low noise design professional, or the enthusiastic audio DIYer. Anybody with an interest in low noise audio amplifiers, from old fashion tubes aficionados to the latest solid state low noise designers, will find this book useful. It is also a very pleasant lecture and, once the reader gets accustomed to the content layout, can also serve as an excellent quick reference. Thank you Mr. Vogel for putting together and maintaining this book!” (Ovidiu Popa, Linear Audio, Vol. 3, April, 2012)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Amps, Pre-amps, Pre-pre-amps

    Vogel, Burkhard

    Pages 3-8

  • RIAA Transfer/Anti-RIAA Transfer

    Vogel, Burkhard

    Pages 9-16

  • Vinyl Record Reference Levels

    Vogel, Burkhard

    Pages 17-27

  • Noise in Components and Other General Noise Effects

    Vogel, Burkhard

    Pages 31-53

  • Noise in Bipolar Junction Transistors

    Vogel, Burkhard

    Pages 55-76

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-19774-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-19773-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • low-cost access
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Sound of Silence
Book Subtitle
Lowest-Noise RIAA Phono-Amps: Designer's Guide
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-19774-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-19774-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-19773-4
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIII, 752
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