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Audio Wiring Guide

Book Description

Whether you're a pro or an amateur, a musician or into multimedia, you can't afford to guess about audio wiring. The Audio Wiring Guide is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide that explains exactly what you need to know. No matter the size of your wiring project or installation, this handy tool provides you with the essential information you need and the techniques to use it.

Using The Audio Wiring Guide is like having an expert at your side. By following the clear, step-by-step directions, you can do professional-level work at a fraction of the cost.

Every step is clearly explained and photo-illustrated. All the common audio connectors are covered as well as most special-use multimedia connectors. It is the perfect guide to keep by your side in the studio or on the road.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Author Biographies
  7. Section 1: Basic Information
    1. Introduction
    2. How we’re going to do it
    3. The tools you’ll need
    4. ‘I can’t afford to buy all those tools!’
    5. Tools you can build
    6. Other necessary materials
    7. Lighting your work
    8. Organizing your work
    9. Organizing your information
    10. Job survey and information breakdown
    11. Information needed for studio installation
    12. ‘Aww gee, do I have to?’
    13. Information for Iggy’s imaginary installation
    14. ‘Now are we ready to wire?’
    15. Stripping wire
    16. Dealing with multi-pair wire
    17. Tinning wire
    18. Time to practice tinning
    19. Tinning (filling) solder cups
    20. Inserting conductor strands
    21. Now let’s de-solder
    22. A word about cleaning things
    23. The end of the beginning
  8. Section 2: Intermediate Information
    1. Section 2.1 The good/bad/ugly and the ‘bead game’
      1. Some bad examples and a good one
      2. The ‘bead game’
    2. Section 2.2 Using a DVOM or DMM, and what is it anyhow?
    3. Section 2.3 Balanced and unbalanced audio and AC power
      1. Unbalanced/balanced audio
      2. Balanced AC (electrical) power
      3. Introducing Equi = Tech
      4. BACP theory and practice
      5. Star grounding
      6. Your choices
    4. Section 2.4 Using spreadsheets
    5. Section 2.5 Resources
      1. Links from the AWG itself
      2. Links for tools/supplies/gear
      3. Reference links
  9. Section 3: Connector Modules
    1. Section 3.1 Guitar plug male connectors
    2. Section 3.2 Guitar plug female connectors
    3. Section 3.3 Mini-male guitar plug connectors
    4. Section 3.4 RCA male connectors
    5. Section 3.5 RCA female connectors
    6. Section 3.6 XLR female and male connectors
    7. Section 3.7 TT male connectors
    8. Section 3.8 BNC male connectors
    9. Section 3.9 F male connectors
  10. Index