Welcome to my personal website!
If you know me it will be no surprise to you that this website is also drenched in audio in one form or another. But there is alse a section where I talk about non-audio books I read and review, and stiuff about other subjects that I find highly fascinating like perception and conciousnes.So take a look around, see the sidebar at the left for more details, and let me know what you think, what you miss, what you think is plain wring. Feedback appreciated.
Of course I cannot resist to mention my audio website, where I have all my publications listed that you can purchase either as a bookzine or as separate downloadable articles. I also have a regular book section that will be filled as interesting books come available.
I have also published a book on the design of inherently linear power amplifiers,surprisingly titled Audio Power Amlifiers - towards inherently linear amplifiers.
Written by Dr. Arto Kolinummi of Finland, this book documents his adventure which was very successfull - an amplifier that challenges the linearity open loop of the best low distortion high feedback amps on the planet. Not that he has anything against feedback - you can still wrap it around his amps and get performance that is literally out of this world, but it is not necessary.
Does it sound better? Arto has not performed any scientific listening tests although he is conviced that inherently linear amplifiers do sound better, in general. Be that as it may, this book is a treasure trove of ultra-linear circuits, from (balanced) input stages to voltage amplifier (or transimpedance) stages to output stages. The book also has extensive information on many different ways a signal can be distorted, how to measure it and, most importantly, how to avoid it.