Small Signal Audio Design by Douglas Self

March 5, 2015

This is the most readable book on electronics I’ve ever found, far more straightforward than set texts like The Art of Electronics. Douglas is opinionated and convincing. If he says it’s the right way to do something, I believe him. The book is a treasure-trove of simple, properly documented audio circuits; the TILT control on the Spring Reverb module came directly from the EQ section.

It’s worth getting the Second Edition, which has a big new chapter on headphone amps.