The Complete Linear Audio Library
The Complete Linear Audio Library, is a must-have for every audiophile passionate about audio engineering, instrumentation, and acoustics.
Created in 2010 by world-renowned audio engineer Jan Didden, each Linear Audio "bookzine" covers a wide range of essential topics, such as tube amplifiers, solid-state equipment, loudspeaker design, and distortion measurement. With this Expert Collection, you get decades of audio engineering knowledge and insights packed in a single USB stick!
The Complete Linear Audio Library is an essential technical resource for professional engineers and serious audio enthusiasts alike. The compact USB stick includes:
- All 14 volumes of Linear Audio (from 2010-2017)
- Masterclass Video: Jan Didden's five-part video series, "Feedback in Audio Amplifiers"
- Plus bonus material
The 14 volumes are packed with in-depth articles and tutorials from some of world's top audio engineers and innovators. Below is just a sample of what you will find the informative collection, or view the 14 volume chapter details here.
- Jan Didden: "A Flexible 2/4/8 Channel Remote Level Control", "Realiser A8," and "Thermal Transient Variation of Power Amp Quiescent Current - Instrumentation and Findings"
- Douglas Self: "Self-Improvement for Capacitors" and "A Low-Noise Preamplifier with Variable-Frequency Tone Controls"
- Nelson Pass: "Static Induction Transistors," "The Arch Nemesis," and "SIT Nemesis"
- Gary Galo: "RIAA Equalisation for Displacement-Sensitive Phono Cartridges" and "An Archival Phono Preamplifier"
- Stan Curtis: "Component-Level Mutual Induction" and "Class D - An Audiophile's Dream?"
- Burkhard Vogel: "A Poor Man's Measurement Amplifier" and "Challenging BJT Noise"
- Hannes Allmaier: "The Ins and Outs of Turntable Dynamics" and "The High-Octane Phono Preamp"
Jan Didden: The Man Behind Linear Audio
Didden spent most of his career working for the Netherlands Air Force and NATO, where he specialized in Air Defense and International Cooperative Logistics. As an audio innovator and enthusiast, he has completed numerous DIY projects, publications, and interviews, and he has one patent to his name.
He launched Linear Audio in 2010 to help "spread technical audio information and knowledge in printed format." Today, engineers and audio enthusiasts refer to Linear Audio articles, as well as Didden's videos, as they pursue their personal and professional audio-related endeavors.
Just as described in the ad. Years of information in the space of a cigarette lighter!
I have a two of the paper copies of Linear Audio and I really enjoyed reading them and learning from the authors. When I saw the whole set of books available on a USB stick for a fraction of the paper price, I had to jump. This is an excellent resource on all kinds of topics in the audio universe. Some articles would even be appropriate in other electrical engineering sectors (instrumentation, low-noise design, etc). The file layout is easy to understand and there's even bonus material, which I haven't evaluated yet. Overall, very satisfied!
I had or was subscribed to many audio magazines over the last 45 years, but this is definitively the best one. Articles were thorough and done with the subject all the matter experts of the time. I can't say it is the only one you needed, but I was able to close the loop on some DIY research I started many years ago and bring one of my long term project to closure. I wish I would have found this one a while ago. It comes on a very convenient and easy to navigate USB key.
Paging through my 5 Linear audio bookzines is always a pleasure, sooo much brilliant insight and wonderful DIY projects which I may never build but I can dream! A month ago I calculated what getting all the remaining issues would cost and it was depressing. Now there’s an option, and I do most of my reading on my tablet anyway. Now I’ll have them all! Bwahahahahh!