19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
This book was a bit of a disappointment for me. It claims to guide you through the design and build of high quality audio equipment, but it's really only a collection of circuit diagrams with brief descriptions.
I was hoping that this book might actually explain how some of the circuits work, but you just get a diagram, a list of components and a few tips on building the design.
This book is very old now. While I'm sure that Pre- and Power-Amplifiers haven't changed significantly - the availablility of ICs will have changed
Nobody uses Dolby Pro-Logic any more, so a the decoder circuit listed in the book is completely obsolete and demonstrates the book's… Read more
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This book was well worth the money! I was struggling to find someone who could explain to me what all the 'letters' mean in speaker design, and how that translates into a specific size of box.
The author of this book takes great care to fully explain the meaning of the different elements and how they all relate to each other.
The only negative point I can make is that this book only focuses on Closed-Box and Ported speaker designs. Other types (Band-pass, Horn Loaded, Transmission Line, etc) are mentioned, but there's no real information to help you design one.
Given that 99% of speakers are either Closed-Box or Ported, this is not really a big issue.