Mr. Whitaker has lectured extensively on the topic of electronic systems design, installation, and maintenance. He is the former editorial director and associate publisher of Broadcast Engineering and Video Systems magazines, and a former radio station chief engineer and television news producer.
Mr. Whitaker is a Fellow of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and an SBE-certified professional broadcast engineer. He is also a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
K. Blair Benson (deceased) was an engineering consultant and one of the world's most renowned television engineers. Beginning his career as an electrical engineer with General Electric, he joined the Columbia Broadcasting System Television Network as a senior project engineer. From 1961 through 1966 he was responsible for the engineering design and installation of the CBS Television Network New York Broadcast Center, a project that introduced many new techniques and equipment designs to broadcasting. He advanced to become vice president of technical development of the CBS Electronics Video Recording Division. He later worked for Goldmark Communications Corporation as vice president of engineering and technical operations.
A senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, he served on numerous engineering committees for both societies and for various terms as SMPTE Governor, television affairs vice president, and editorial vice president. He wrote more than 40 scientific and technical papers on various aspects of television technology. In addition, he was editor of four McGraw-Hill handbooks: the original edition of this Television Engineering Handbook, the Audio Engineering Handbook, the Television and Audio Handbook for Engineers and Technicians, and HDTV: Advanced Television for the 1990s.
Learn how to work with vacuum tubes and construct high-quality audio amplifiers on your workbench with help from this hands-on, do-it-yourself resource. The TAB Guide to Vacuum Tube Audio: Understanding and Building Tube Amps explains tube theory and construction practices for the hobbyist.
Seven ready-to-build projects feature step-by-step instructions, detailed schematics, and layout tips. You'll also find out how to tweak the projects, each based on a classic RCA design, for your own custom-built amps.
Coverage includes:Principles and operational theory behind vacuum tubes Tube nomenclature, applications, and specifications Circuit layout, connections, and physical construction Finding and selecting the right components for the project Power supplies for vacuum tube circuits Preamplifier and power amplifier circuits Performance measurement Safety, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques Tips on building your own tube-based system—and having fun in the process
This book is intended for hobbyists interested in adding the tube sound to any audio system. (Readers looking for high-performance audiophile books are urged to consider the McGraw-Hill books by Morgan Jones.)
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In Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine—Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer—was to the late twentieth.
This encyclopedic resource offers complete coverage of the latest broadcasting practices and technologies. Written by a team of recognized experts in the field, the SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook thoroughly explains radio and television transmission systems, DTV transport, information technology systems for broadcast applications, production systems, facility design, broadcast management, and regulatory issues. In addition, valuable, easy-to-use appendices are included with extensive reference data and tables. The SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook is a hands-on guide to broadcast station design and maintenance.
SBE Broadcast Engineering Handbook covers:
· Regulatory Requirements and Related Issues
· AM, FM, and TV Transmitters, Transmission Lines, and Antenna Systems
· DTV Transmission Systems, Coverage, and Measurement
· MPEG-2 Transport
· Program and System Information Protocol (PSIP)
· Information Technology for Broadcast Plants
· Production Facility Design
· Audio and Video Monitoring Systems
· Master Control and Centralized Facilities
· Asset Management
· Production Intercom Systems
· Production Lighting Systems
· Broadcast Facility Design
· Transmission System Maintenance
· Broadcast Management and Leadership