Welcome to my place!

Audio Resource Jan Didden

It's great to have you here!

This place is where I talk about my personal projects, interests and whatnot. Not necessarily related to audio, although it often is. Under the Musings button you'll find things related to perception and conciousness which of course are very much applicable to audio!

My library lists lots of (historic) audio papers and studies that I personally find important to understand many different issues in audio.

I also have collected the interviews I've done with audio luminaries. Take some time to read and digest them - there are very interesting and worthwhile gems in each of them! My projects however is audio stuff - things I designed, wrote articles about, and my personal system. Comments and remarks are always welcome!

Last but surely not least, let me mention my publication Linear Audio. Published twice per year, over 200 pages of technical audio related articles from international authors. Article abstracts and author bio's can be read at the website, and some articles are available for free online.

So, take a look around, explore the various areas and let me know what you think!


           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.

As of this writing, the last published Linear Audio bookzine is Volume 10



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.



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