Republished: Baxandall and Self on Audio Power

December 10, 2013 | 14:37
Republished: Baxandall and Self on Audio Power
Republished: Baxandall and Self on Audio Power

Linear Audio, the tech audio publishers from The Netherlands, have released a new book: ‘Baxandall and Self on Audio Power’, a 120-page strong reprint of classical Wireless World articles on audio power amplification by Douglas Self and Peter Baxandall from 1978 to 1994. The collection includes a 35-page long section of previously unpublished personal communication on the subject by Peter Baxandall.


Baxandall and Self on Audio Power has three sections:

Section One is filled with Peter Baxandall’s six Wireless World articles from 1978/1979. These focus on feedback and stability in power amplifiers, and are an excellent and compact overview of all the issues and solutions in making a very linear and stable power amp.

Section Two presents Douglas Self’s series of eight articles from Wireless World volumes 1993/1994. These articles focus on the various types of distortion in power amplifiers, and how to minimize each of them. This is the article series that resulted in the ‘Blameless Amplifier’ concept.

Section Three contains 35 pages of typewritten comments from Peter on Douglas’ articles, including many hand-drawn graphs and schematics. This previously unpublished material offers a fascinating insight in Baxandall’s way of thinking and his knowledge.


Baxandall and Self on Audio Power can be ordered direct from Linear Audio as of now. Back issues Linear Audio Vol. 0 and Vol. 1, as well as the latest Vol. 2, are also available.

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