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SeventhCircle
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:47 pm    Post subject: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

Hey readers! I'm busting in on Tim's post to clarify this thread. Please only post titles of books or websites (with links please) on this thread. I cleaned out a bunch of "Great book" and "Great thread" posts from this to make sure it is all content. Thanks! -LC, your soldering moderator

PS: For an excellent forum where people trade schematics and have a lot of electronics knowledge visit http://www.prodigy-pro.com/diy/index.php#1



I hate to break it to y'all, but if you're going to do electronics, you've got to come to grips with some fundamental concepts that you're not going to learn on any message board. Here are some books that might help:

Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics

Electronic Projects for Musicians

Practical Electronics for Inventors

The Art of Electronics

The Art of Electronics (Student Manual with Exercises)

Audio Cyclopedia

RCA Receiving Tube Manual

Radiotron Designer's Handbook

Nice list with a few of the same titles at Jensen Transformers.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

microelectronic circuits by sedra and smith is a pretty great book on opamps. I still cant understand most of the book, but its a text book that is very easy to read, lots of great stuff on FETs in there.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

Right now I'm slogging through a textbook I found at the thrift store called Electric Circuit Fundamentals. 600+ pages on resistors, caps, inductors & transformers. So far it's pretty good.

Tom
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

"The Electric Guitar Amplifier Handbook" by Jack Darr

This is a free download and KILLER
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:19 pm    Post subject: Forrest Mims Reply with quote

Hey, don't forget Forrest M. Mims III's Getting Started in Electronics (a radioshack publication...2000 I think)...and his Timer, Op Amp & Optoelectronic Circuits & Projects (also radioshack...1998 I think)...

both REALLY easy (and funny) to read...many cute drawings...diode sweating, transistors juggling electrons, a light blub saying "you turn me on!" haha... doesn't hit you with too much at once... just a primer, but the perfect one for priming.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

Here's a web page i found on basic components
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:38 am    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

Anything Walter Jung has written is useful, like his Opamp Cookbook:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0138896011/ref=pd_bbs_null_1/103-7260182-1349439?v=glance&n=283155

Don Lancaster's Active Filter Cookbook is also a classic.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/075062986X/qid=1135676234/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/103-7260182-1349439?s=books&v=glance&n=283155
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

i just got "How to Test Almost Anything Electronic" by Delton T. Horn and it's really good. breaks down systems, explains how to troubleshoot, etc. it's also written at a good mid level. basic enough not to be overwhelemed, but still sections i'll read and think, ok, i sorta got that, i'll have to come back to this again later to fully comprehend.

it has really helped my understanding of things on a component level better.

it's not really specific to audio, though it does cover it. it talks a lot about TVs, and power supplies in general.... how to look for failing capacitors... explains really well when/how to use your mulitmeter and your oscilloscope. good on the fundamentals for those who never had formal training like myself. i had known how to use things only in a very specifc application as it pertained to my specific problem, and this book helped open my eyes a lot to the bigger picture.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:45 am    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

I just discovered Nicolas Collins' Handmade Electronic Music. It's short on theory but it does get you safely started on your way to hacking and circuit bending with simple, cheap, easily found components.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

Soldering Info:

Elecraft Builder Resources (Click on Soldering Tutorial)
http://www.elecraft.com/Apps/K2info.html

Apogee Kits Downloads (Click on ApogeeKits Free Illustrated Guide to Electronics Soldering)
http://www.apogeekits.com/downloads.htm

The Basic Electronics Soldering & Desoldering Guide
http://www.epemag.wimborne.co.uk/solderfaq.htm

Thanks to Willawake From "BadCaps" forum

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 1:16 am    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

XYZ of Oscilloscopes link from Prodigy Pro forum.

Pdf download about 1.4 MB, 60 pages or so.

http://www.testmart.com/webdata/appnote/1603.PDF
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

Radiotron is way advanced for beginners getting into tubes. and expensive too. not to mention that there are 4 different editions. 3 (thin) and 4 (very heavy) are the ones to get.

RC-3O (which is mentioned) is great for learning about fundamentals of resistance coupled and direct coupled tube applications.

Other great books are reprints of naval manuals. Basic Electricity and Basic Electronics.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

Navy Neets Manuals, among other Navy manuals.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:57 am    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

some interesting stuff, some of it useful (Ampex and tube-related docs)

http://www.clarisonus.com/Archives/
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Some stuff to read... Reply with quote

Check out this site especially software downloads for some great free pgms:

http://www.duncanamps.com/
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