BASIC AUDIO Vol. 1-3 - Intro to Tube Hi-Fi - Crowhurst, 1959

"BASIC AUDIO – Volumes 1, 2, & 3" by Norman Crowhurst (1959).

This is a 3-volume set on, as the title implies, basic audio.  The best introduction to tube hi-fi I've seen, Volume 1 (114 pages) starts with the nature of sound, and covers the basics of speakers and microphones.  Volume 2 (122 pages) continues with amplification, covering the basics of amplifier design.  Volume 3 (113 pages) covers a little more advanced topics like feedback, power supplies, and recording.  If you're a beginner, READ THESE BOOKS!

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Volume 1

Introduction
The Nature of Sound

  • Questions and Problems


Acoustics


  • Questions and Problems


Microphones


  • Questions and Problems


Loudspeakers
Baffles
Horns
Other Types of Speakers


  • Questions and Problems


Impedance Matching
Dividing Networks and Crossovers
Resonance
Audio Response Curves


  • Questions and Problems



Volume 2

Electronic Amplification
A-C Measurements
Circuit Values


  • Questions and Problems


Amplifier Arrangements
Transistors
Interstage Coupling


  • Questions and Problems


Noise
Distortion Effects
Use of the Oscilloscope
Frequency Response
Power Amplification


  • Questions and Problems


Phase-Splitting Circuits


  • Questions and Problems


Audio Transformers
Distortion


  • Questions and Problems



Volume 3

Feedback Fundamentals


  • Questions and Problems


Feedback
Feedback Applications
Controls


  • Questions and Problems


Plate
Voltage Supply
Grid Bias Supply
Screen Bias Supply
Filament or Heater Supply
Transformerless Power Supply


  • Questions and Problems


Shielding   
Audio Transmission Lines
Transient Effects
The Audio Amplifier
Audio Oscillators


  • Questions and Problems


Recording
Electro-Acoustics
Audio and Hearing


  • Questions and Problems



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