Audio Education


I am new to the audiophile world. Does anybody have any good references or sources to read up on the physics of- Amps, preamps, ohms, resistance, etc.  Technology surrounding audio equipment.
Something like audio-phonics for dummies. 
Thanks 
jimmyj11
I purchased the first edition of Robert Harley's book about Hi-Fi. I was hoping to find the kind of info you want (how amps work, crossovers, etc.). His presentation was at a very high level, however. It would be nice to know how capacitors, resistors, global feedback, etc. fit into the picture. Try to find a book about building a simple radio receiver. This will give you some education.
Does anybody have any good references or sources to read up on the physics of- Amps, preamps, ohms, resistance, etc. Technology surrounding audio equipment.

Read any posts on this forum from almarg and/or atmasphere. 

Jimmy, I think what you are looking for is one of the books written back in the 1950’s, by guys like Harry F. Olsen. A technical book, with electronic theory and principles for aspiring audio engineers. Don’t bother with an "audiophile" book---writers of them speak in subjective language, not technical.

By the way, if you’re in the San Francisco Bay area, Roger Modjeski of Music Reference is teaching a class in amplifier design. Taking that class would be a great way to both learn audio engineering and build your own tube power amp. If I still lived in my hometown of San Jose, I’d do it myself.

Hey great suggestions. I will check into those.  Unfortunately I live in Denver,. But looking at the local colleges maybe beneficial. Thanks 
Douglas Self on amplifier design: http://www.douglas-self.com/ampins/ampins.htm
Floyd Toole on speakers and room acoustics: https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Reproduction-Psychoacoustics-Loudspeakers-Engineering/dp/0240520092
http://www.uhfmag.com/Books.html

http://www.uhfmag.com/ReadingRoom.html



The bible is here and has never been equaled IMHO: Audio Cyclopedia by Howard M. Tremaine, 1969. A little expensive (~$120) and huge at 1,700 pages, but it has EVERYTHING including audio designs and history. Also found on eBay.

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Cyclopedia-Howard-M-Tremaine/dp/0672206757