Understanding Impedance in Discrete Amplifiers

Help Support GroupDIY:

Dualflip

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 15, 2008
Messages
1,401
Location
México City
It's not the Gospel. It's a PRACTICAL book. The theory and eqns it has are those used by a practising engineer.
It depends on what you mean with "practising engineer", I assure you that design engineers at Intel, AD, TI, RF companies and so on use much more than that. If we are only speaking about audio and DIY, perhaps it would be true what you say, still, I dont think it is enough.

However, most people might be perfectly ok with the "Transistor Man", I prefer more to know how it actually works.

P.S. I mentioned I liked its practicality, and that I think everyone should read it, but, some people think its all you need, and I disagree with that, there is also some sort of cult following and praise behind it that I don't think is justified.

Also, are you a guru in your old age?
 

ricardo

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 28, 2011
Messages
1,431
Also, are you a guru in your old age?
As a matter of fact, I am still a guru on certain subjects and find TAOE still useful on some of these.

But enough of this willy-waving. How about you contribute something positive to this discussion?

What books do you recommend for understanding audio electronics and perhaps a beginners guide to designing such circuits? I think this is what the OP was after. Is there a single book that best suits him?
 

Dualflip

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 15, 2008
Messages
1,401
Location
México City
I think I already contributed something positive to the discussion, which is my opinion on AoE which you didn't like, but if you want a list of books I recommend the OP to check out this very recent thread in which I contributed a lot on the same topic of books:

Where to study analog block circuitry online?

I don't think there is a single book that best suits him, If audio is all you are after, Douglas Self's books are great but they are of no use if you don't know general electronics beforehand, also, his books have zero math.

If you ask me, as a first book I would recommend a book on electric circuits theory or fundamentals and actually solve as many end of chapter problems as you can, IMHO that is one of the most important things, Chapter 1 of AoE is just not enough in that regard IMHO, and the OP wants to know more about impedance so a solid foundation in electric circuits theorems, laws, etc.. is a must, he will also learn the basics about capacitors, inductors, resistors and transformers with an electric circuits theory book. It of course depends on the level of depth the OP wants to achieve, If he is just interested in analog audio circuits as opposed to EE, there is no need to know about everything related to electronics, so he might skip sections on Laplace/Fourier transforms, Fourier series, transient analysis and so on.... Some books like the ones by Thomas L. Floyd or Malvino are very simple and friendly in this regard.

The free MIT course on electronics available at EDX is also a good option, but you need some calculus.

Anyway, I am just repeating myself, these sort of questions arise very often so I suggest checking out the thread I mentioned.
 
Last edited:

Latest posts

Top