The English translation is called "Electronic Circuits: Handbook for Design and Application", 2nd ed, and it is 1543 pages long. I had already mentioned it in one of my previous posts. And you are right, it is a great book. If you buy it hardcover it is prohibitively expensive, but there is a very affordable softcover "International Edition" you can purchase.THE basic bible of electronic engineers in Germany is "U. Tietze, Ch. Schenk: Halbleiter-Schaltungstechnik".
I personally like "12. Auflage" and "7. Auflage". Don't know about english translations..
Jim Williams helped me with a Soundcraft 200b, and he did an incredible job, his work speaks for itself! I'm really grateful to Jim...A word in defense of the current not-late Jim Williams: he gave me a huge helping hand fixing a design flaw in my Soundcraft Delta 200 which affected how the AUX Send paths worked, as well as correcting the signal path. Although he has a business doing this, he offered the information un-prompted for free through pure generosity (on the now Gearspace). Now my studio is working properly because before that, I wasn't able to hear the effects chain on AUXes properly. He has helped a lot of people like that.
Any of the texts from Jung not in a book can be combined and read as such. Sergio Franco writes good books as well.
Great to hear that. I must say, I find it odd that you only have one post (the other is a like), only to give praise to Jim Williams. But perhaps I am being a bit too paranoid.Jim Williams helped me with a Soundcraft 200b, and he did an incredible job, his work speaks for itself! I'm really grateful to Jim...
Jim William's (the one still alive) upgrade work is pretty well respected by his paying customers, judging from complementary posts over on Gearspace.Great to hear that. I must say, I find it odd that you only have one post (the other is a like), only to give praise to Jim Williams. But perhaps I am being a bit too paranoid.
Doesn't mean much to me, most of those kind of clients would probably love the mods even if no mod took place. Can't remember where I listened to a talk and the speaker said that in a blind test they just had a switch to add a "click" at the audio and give the impression that something was being engaged when the audio path was exactly the same and nothing was in there, the blind listeners immediately heard a difference and praised the quality of the mysterious equipment when the switch was "turned" on.Jim William's (the one still alive) upgrade work is pretty well respected by his paying customers, judging from complementary posts over on Gearspace.
well, in some cases yes, in some not, I still think that 2000 V/usec slew rate is not worth it for a Mic pre, even if cost is no object, but that is my own opinion. Oddly enough, I haven't seen Jim in this forum. Perhaps people here are less likely to buy some of the BS like "silver solder is the only way to go" and the sort. In any case, feel free to move or delete this and the other posts which are OT for this thread.My only criticism from discussions with him (over there) is perhaps over engineering. If cost is no object, better is always better.
I have a modded dbx 161 from Jim, Balanced outputs as well as his standard mods. After hearing it I didn't feel compelled to have my 160vu go through the same mods. Like all things audio it may be technically better but the sonics are always subjective.Jim William's (the one still alive) upgrade work is pretty well respected by his paying customers, judging from complementary posts over on Gearspace.
My only criticism from discussions with him (over there) is perhaps over engineering. If cost is no object, better is always better.
Related to this is this interesting video:I got this book for xmas and I'm just now getting around to reading it. I thought I understood E pretty well but this book is going to get me to another level. Electrons move through conductors with an average velocity of 0.001 in/s. It's the electric (E and D) and magnetic (H and B) fields that are actually transmitting all signals / information / power in circuits.
Related to this is this interesting video:
which claims that electrons deflected by a current flowing through a wire near by is not because of a generated magnetic field but instead by simple Coulomb's law when you consider the effects of "length contraction" and "time dilation" from Einstein's theory of relativity.
I put this background I found on the Brown Books in this thread to allow for conversation about the BOOKS, what is, or not in them, and how we might do getting copies of the not posted material going forward.Some Braunbuch information I learned from radiomuseum that didn’t belong in technical documents.
This is a great article by Nikolaus Rowe. I’m reading it google translated. Here is an excerpt.
“The Braunbuch and the Braunbuch names
In connection with devices of recording studio technology, there is always talk of "brown book" or "brown book descriptions". Devices that are in the brown book are said to have almost mystical properties. But what is the Braunbuch actually, and what do the Braunbuch names mean? The aim of this article is to shed some light on the dark half-darkness of the legend.
The NWDR Braunbücher, edition 1959
Most of the time, "brown book" means the NWDR Braunbuch. The NWDR is the Nordwestdeutsche Rundfunk, the first German broadcaster after the 2nd World War and forerunner of ARD.
The NWDR Braunbuch, on the other hand, is based on the RRG Braunbuch: As early as 1930 to 1933, the Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft introduced a designation of all devices intended for technical operation according to a system of letters and numbers (see also NWDR Braunbuch, Part II "Studiotechnik", Z20). The documents for these devices were collected in folders. After the war, the editor was the NWR Zentraltechnik, so in-house developments of the NWDR were also included.
A brown book extract is a single device description, which is often multi-sided, and contains important service information and circuit diagrams. Braunbuch extracts are also helpful when dating devices, as the operating introduction is noted on it. For complex devices, there are individual descriptions for the components, e.g. the tape drive AEG K4, as well as the magnetic heads, recording and playback amplifiers, and the power supply.
In addition to the documents in Part I ("device descriptions"), which are usually meant when one speaks abbreviated of the "brown book", there is also the folder Part II ("studio technology"), which contains information on the setup and operation of complete studio systems. These include construction guidelines for studio systems, metrological terms, level diagram, information on the broadcasting line network, radio protection, but also the organization of the NWDR. This later became the technical guidelines of the ARD, which are still often used as a basis for tenders today, also because there is no other set of rules that deals so comprehensively with the technical aspects of studio system construction. Part III of the NWDR brown book is about transmitter technology.
The brown books are not fixed bound books in the true sense, but loose-leaf collections in the characteristic colored folders. It was planned to update them regularly, whereby outdated descriptions or those of decommissioned devices were also excluded. In a well-maintained brown book, the leaves for devices that were taken over from the pre-war period after the war are therefore missing, because they were usually replaced by new developments in the course of the 1950s. Example: The Neumann bottle B-V30.”
Read much much more at the link!
Hi Dualflip, it's a pleasure to greet you... if you're sorry, I'm not the most participative guy on the networks, I think it's a bit difficult for me, little by little I'm breaking the ice... and as you'll see, my response is late, sorry jijiji...Great to hear that. I must say, I find it odd that you only have one post (the other is a like), only to give praise to Jim Williams. But perhaps I am being a bit too paranoid.