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From the Editor’s Desk
To Embrace Evolution
— from the latest OEM amp modules and topologies to the most advanced and
efficient devices and integrated circuits — target different applications,
while developers focus on different requirements.
Editorial By J. Martins
8 Amplifiers Market Update
Class-D Products Getting Smarter
By J. Martins
In this Market Update, we discuss the latest trends in new Class-D solutions for
audio amplifiers. They are currently at the core of every audio product and
system design and they need to be smarter, more integrated, and more efficient
16 A Look Inside The Last Seat in the
House — The Story of Hanley Sound
Review by Richard Honeycutt
Richard Honeycutt reviews John Kane’s book, which examines how Bill Hanley’s
contributions in outdoor live sound helped shape the music production industry.
18 A Tale of Two Class-D Amplifiers
Orchard Audio BOSC and Purifi Audio Eigentakt EVAL1
By Stuart Yaniger
Stuart Yaniger examines two new amplifier solutions from two new disrupting
audio companies — Purifi Audio and Orchard Audio.
28 A Visit to Purifi Audio
Where the Magic Happens
By Ward Maas
Ward Maas had the opportunity to visit audio development house Purifi Audio and
see where the magic happens.
44 Build a Fully Balanced
By Dimitri Danyuk
The author shares details of his transconductance preamplifier design, borrowing
inspiration from the legendary Blowtorch design by Curl-Thompson-Crump.
50 Hunting the Elusive
By Roger Russell
In this article, Roger Russell describes a few different types of drivers,
systems, and tests that can help reveal the significance of transients.
56 Powering Your Circuits (Part 6)
Power Transformer Rating, Selection, Fusing, and Safety
By Ed Simon
In his final article on ways to power circuits, Ed Simon covers the unavoidable
topic of transformers and safety issues.
34 Designing Speaker Systems for Live Sound
By Richard Honeycutt
40 Low Frequency and Popcorn Noise in High-Speed Amplifiers
By Michael Steffes
60 The Development of Hollow-State Live Sound Amplifiers
By Richard Honeycutt
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