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Audio Engineering Explained by Douglas Self

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CHAPTER 9

The General Principles of Power Amplifiers

 

Audio Power Amplifi er Design Handbook by Douglas Self

 

HOW A GENERIC AMPLIFIER WORKS

Figure 9.1 shows a very conventional power amplifier circuit; it is as standard as possible. A great deal has been written about this configuration, though the subtlety and quiet effectiveness of the topology are usually overlooked, and the explanation below therefore touches on several aspects that seem to be almost unknown. The circuit has the merit of being docile enough to be made into a functioning amplifier by someone who has only the sketchiest of notions as to how it works.

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FIGURE 9.1 (a) A conventional ...

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