2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Well worth the money,
This review is from: High-End Valve Amplifiers: 2: New Models & Applications (Paperback)
I have a large collection of valve electronics books and having been spoilt by the older, classic texts, I tend to be pretty critical of the modern ones, especially some of the chaff coming out of the Germanic countries at the moment. However, with this book I was pleasantly surprised.
It is not overpriced, and it covers a good deal of information I have not seen discussed in much depth in other books, in particular the various idiosyncrasies of output transformers- the author's speciality. It is not really suitable for beginners as there is a LOT of assumed knowledge- try Morgan Jones' books for that. It is aimed more at improvers who want to dig deeper into the finer details of (mostly) power output stages.
It can at times be rather pompous, as the author talks in the first person and seems to think pretty highly of himself. He likes to give self-aggrandizing names to fairly ordinary circuits, and talks about phase distortion as if it is something new. The diagrams are mixed in style and sometimes pretty ugly, and there is no index, so I've knocked a star off.
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