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Audio fundamentals. The matching myth. Part 1. An introduction to the concept of optimum transfer of power from a generator (amplifier) into a load (loudspeaker) as it applies in audio systems.
AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1972 [Jul 1973] (v.3#4) pg. 20

Audio fundamentals. The matching myth. Part 2. Optimum loading and magnetic phono cartridges.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1973 [Dec 1973] (v.4#1) pg. 22

Grounding in audio equipment. How and why to ground circuits in audio equipment.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1974 [Feb 1975] (v.5#3) pg. 15

How to found an audio group.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1975 [Nov 1975] (v.6#2) pg. 8

Ambience, Blumlein, and the Super Quadpod. Exploring early stereo recording techniques using two full L and R stereo processing units. (1) Permits conversion of either direct derived L+R and L-R "Middle-Side" recordings into L and R channels. (2) Permits conversion of conventional L and R signals into L+R and L-R and back again.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1977 [Feb 1977] (v.8#1) pg. 14
Correction AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1977 [May 1977] (v.8#2) pg. 69
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1977 [Aug 1977] (v.8#3) pg. 55

Issues of reliability and validity in subjective audio equipment criticism. A look at scientific techniques that might improve listening tests.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1979 [Feb 1979] (v.10#1) pg. 17
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1979 [Oct 1979] (v.10#4) pg. 61

A multi-tone intermodulation meter. Part 1. An overview of audio measurements, linear and nonlinear distortion, static distortion, dynamic distortion, etc.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1989 [Apr 1989] (v.20#2) pg. 7

A multi-tone intermodulation meter. Part 2. Construction and use.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1989 [Aug 1989] (v.20#3) pg. 13

A multi-tone intermodulation meter. Part 3. Measuring nonlinear distortions. Applying the IM (intermodulation) meter measurements to existing amplifiers and proposed improvements to amplifier design.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1990 [Aug 1990] (v.21#3) pg. 8
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1991 [Apr 1991] (v.22#2) pg. 32

Preparing for a career in audio engineering.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1990 [Aug 1990] (v.21#3) pg. 41

About noise in sound-reproduction gear. A pragmatic approach to the reduction of electronic and the related improvement of sound in high-fidelity equipment. Looks at causes of RFI and EMI, noise filters, grounding, cables, etc.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1991 [Apr 1991] (v.22#2) pg. 10
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1991 [Aug 1991] (v.22#3) pg. 49
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1992 [Mar 1992] (v.23#1) pg. 60, 64
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1992 [Dec 1992] (v.23#4) pg. 36, 38
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1993 [Sep 1993] (v.24#3) pg. 39

Balancing differential circuits. A review of why we use differential input circuits for balanced and unbalanced signal inputs and how to improve common-mode rejection and decrease thermal drift.
AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1992 [Jun 1992] (v.23#2) pg. 45

Tip on using brass automotive engine-block freeze plugs as expensive-looking feet for loudspeakers, audio equipment, furniture, etc.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 1/1997 [Feb 1997] (v.28#1) pg. 40

Optimizing your audio system. A performance model and software to help you achieve your upgrade and modification objectives. Part 1.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 3/1998 [Jun 1998] (v.29#3) pg. 16

Optimizing your audio system. Part 2.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 5/1998 [Oct 1998] (v.29#5) pg. 30

New information on RIAA reference networks for designers of high-end audio equipment.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 2/1999 [Mar 1999] (v.30#2) pg. 10
Added Info AUDIO ELECTRONICS 4/1999 [Aug 1999] (v.30#4) pg. 45

An audio balun. Build a test device to measure balanced inputs or outputs on audio equipment or to send audio signals over a long cable.
AUDIO ELECTRONICS 6/2000 [Nov 2000] (v.31#6) pg. 16

The AC power line and audio equipment. Part 1. A look at the many factors affecting your power line and some tips on how to protect your audio equipment.
AUDIOXPRESS Sep 2001 (v.32#9) pg. 16

The AC power line and audio equipment. Part 2. Causes of interference and tips to ensure a clean AC power line.
AUDIOXPRESS Oct 2001 (v.32#10) pg. 66
Correction AUDIOXPRESS Feb 2002 (v.33#2) pg. 65

The AC power line and audio equipment. Part 3. The various protection schemes.
AUDIOXPRESS Feb 2002 (v.33#2) pg. 32
Added Info AUDIOXPRESS Sep 2002 (v.33#9) pg. 60, 61

What to know before you buy stereo equipment. Answers to 10 common questions about stereo systems.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1979 (v.57#11) pg. 108

How to pack your hi-fi for moving.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1979 (v.69#3) pg. 24

How to install a remote volume control for an extra set of speakers that will allow you to turn them off or adjust the volume from another room. How to install an automatic shut-off for a stereo.
BOYS' LIFE Dec 1979 (v.69#12) pg. 14

Audio volume booster overcomes outside noise. This circuit increases audio level when external noise is too high.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Dec 1982 (v.20#12) pg. 74

Music everywhere. A look at whole-house audio systems. Part 1. Basic concepts.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1993 (v.8#4) pg. 10

Music everywhere. Part 2. Proper plans for whole-house audio design. Speaker placement, matching speakers and amplifiers, controls, and cost.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Sep-Oct 1993 (v.8#5) pg. 8

Music everywhere. Part 3. Wire selection and installation tips.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1993 (v.8#6) pg. 12

Designing an outdoor audio system. Tips on acoustics, equipment, wiring, remote controls, etc.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jul-Aug 1994 (v.9#4) pg. 12

Before you build. Step 4. Preparing a house for music. Advice on audio component storage, speakers, controls and wiring.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Jan 2001 (v.16#1) pg. 31

A compact stereo you can build has amplifier and record changer in same base. Uses IC amplifier modules capable of delivering 15 watts rms to each speaker. Est. cost: $100.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Nov 1972 (v.15#6) pg. 23

Adding a third channel for improved hi-fi ambience. Derived from present two stereo channels.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Oct 1970 (v.84#4) pg. 31

Schematic for the Fisher Model 50-C master audio control (circa 1953).
GLASS AUDIO 4/1996 (v.8#4) pg. 78

What you should know about home audio equipment. Includes information on improving your loudspeaker wiring system.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.12#3) pg. 67

Frequency response. Understanding the meaning of "flat response", "kilohertz", and "decibel" as they are used in describing audio equipment and performance.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1978 (v.1#9) pg. 36

Coding of cables and connectors helps keep component connections straight.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1972 (v.2#5) pg. 10

Remote control switch turns your audio amplifier on and off each time one of your components (tape player, record player, tuner) is turned on or off. Can be adjusted to other uses. Est. cost: $7.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1973 (v.3#1) pg. 52

Simple tone control circuit can be inserted between the preamp and the power amp.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jan 1975 (v.7#1) pg. 102

How to match hi-fi components. General rules for how much of your total dollar outlay should go for various components.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1977 (v.11#5) pg. 66

Special focus on audio. The basics of buying hi-fi components.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1977 (v.12#3) pg. 57

Vocal zapper makes you a "superstar". This circuit cancels the "phantomed" center channel of a stereo record and lets you substitute your own voice.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] May 1981 (v.19#5) pg. 78

Criteria for selecting audio equipment that suits your taste and your budget.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 35

Surface-mount audio modules. How to pick, assemble and mix those SIP (single inline pin) devices you need for an audio project.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 28
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1998 (v.15#10) pg. 6

How to choose a compact hi-fi system to suit your needs.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1969 (v.131#6) pg. 134

How to determine the amount of power (wattage) you need in a hi-fi and how to unscramble the various output rating systems manufacturers use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1970 (v.134#4) pg. 143

Low-voltage remote control allows operating your hi-fi from any room in the house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1971 (v.136#4) pg. 132

A rundown on dollar-stretching bargains available in hi-fi amplifiers and tuners.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1972 (v.137#5) pg. 99

How to get started building hi-fi kits.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1963 (v.183#5) pg. 138

How to use the new PS stereo test record to test your own stereo system. Record cost: $5.79.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1968 (v.192#2) pg. 100

A look at what's available in compact stereos and tips on what to look for when you check one out.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1979 (v.215#3) pg. 86

The ins and outs of interfacing stereo system components (turntable, tape, antenna, receiver, speakers, etc.).
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1980 (v.51#11) pg. 73

An interesting volume expander circuit for your hi-fi.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1983 (v.54#4) pg. 153

Computer-designed audio networks. BASIC program eliminates the hard work in designing impedance-matching networks and attenuators for audio systems.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1984 (v.55#11) pg. 11 (ComputerDigest)
Correction RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1985 (v.56#1) pg. 5 (ComputerDigest)

Positive and negative feedback. What it is and how it is used in audio circuits.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1988 (v.59#1) pg. 78

Debunking myths and legends surrounding audio systems. Looks at sound quality, amplifier power, etc.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1988 (v.59#3) pg. 36

A primer on distortion in audio equipment. Part 1.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1991 (v.62#6) pg. 72

A primer on distortion in audio equipment. Part 2.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jul 1991 (v.62#7) pg. 74

A hi-fi stereo system of good quality is assembled from prebuilt components. Consists of a record changer and amplifier in a walnut base and two speakers.
RADIO-TV EXPERIMENTER Jun-Jul 1968 (v.24#3) pg. 61

How to stereo-ize your home. Hints on how to select a stereo set and on speaker placement in your home.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Dec 1970 (v.41#12) pg. 54

How to choose a stereo tuner.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1979 pg. 67

Homemade silicone isolation pads to fight vibration in audio equipment, protect furniture from scratching, etc.
SPEAKER BUILDER 5/1999 [Aug 1999] (v.20#5) pg. 40

Understanding specifications when purchasing audio equipment.
VIDEOMAKER Jul 1996 (v.11#1) pg. 28

A guide to nine stereo systems in the $200 to $600 price range and tips on how to pick the right one for you.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 20 1978 (v.42#3) pg. 88