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THE ORIGINAL "MCP TECHNICAL PLAN SETS"
Back in 1978, we self-published our unique, "MCP Plan Sets" ...
Vols. 1 & 2 ... at the price of $69.00 per set. We never dreamed
the response to this offering would be so overwhelming. Maybe it had
a lot to do with "the times a'changing" in those days as it
WAS an exciting era of fast developing ANALOG electronics!
Audio applications of the new "chip" entries from silicon
valley were just beginning (for serious, professional applications)
and the exciting possibilities they offered seemed to bring the "
do-it-yourselfers" out of the woodwork!
In the months and years that followed, we sold HUNDREDS of these sets
without trying very hard! They were purchased by individuals in
virtually every category of the audio and media communities, from
major manufacturers ...
(like AT&T for example ) ... to elite agencies
(like NASA for example) ...
to "downhome" groups such as the
Boy Scouts Of America!
(THEY MAY HAVE PURCHASED INITIALLY OUT OF "CURIOSITY" ...
BUT WE LATER RECEIVED THEIR POSTIVE FEEDBACK ! )
They were also purchased by numerous
broadcast and recording studio engineers and many copies wound up
in university media libraries ...
(original typos and all!)!
Those early writings, banged out on the old IBM Selectric II ...
(whose correcting feature was broken at the time and quite a
few typing errors were left "as is"!), covered some very new,
even RADICAL ideas for the time.
Furthermore, these writings revealed some
very "meaty" trade secrets from the very depths of the pro audio industry.
Perhaps MORE IMPORTANTLY, they were written in a UNIQUE ...
(later to be acclaimed) "down-home" style by
Hayne Davis of DaviSound.
This innovative, instructive style seemed
to ENTERTAIN the readers (judging from the dozens of
while teaching and INFORMING in a very
straight to the point manner!
Using "down-home" analogies, these sets were able to take
one from a ZERO LEVEL of electronics understanding, all the way
through to a complete WORKING KNOWLEDGE of audio theory and actual
In narrative fashion, they started with a piece
of wire, then went to resistors, next capacitors and, finally, covered
ALL components and schematic presentation, ultimately merging into
circuit construction and system construction using the established
"building block" principle.
After the success of the general sets, various additional sets,
covering assorted specific areas of interest, were offered and they,
too, were very well received.
These were: Set 3- "The Lower
Plate and Other Reverb Designs"Set 4- "The Mixer
System" Set 5- "THE Microphone" Set 6- "
Well, by the late nineties, the times may have changed but the "no-frills"
tips, "tricks" and techniques revealed in these sets
were still just as
to those interested in truly furthering their understanding of
audio electronics, as they were in the early days!
The ALL NEW ...
So, in late '99 we began an extensive editing, compilation and rewrite project.
This resulted in a new combined offering, in early 2000 ...
DaviSound TECH REPORTS!
This re-written, re-edited and re-packaged
material with new enhancements and extra topics, with the outdated omitted, was combined
into one, large, all-inclusive volume called the ...
It was updated with the latest information on the latest audio technology and components.
(© 2000 - 2005 by DaviSound)!
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Along with the many specific circuits and construction tips,
there was also a wealth of general information covered in narrative
We have had veteran recording engineers, some whose names you'd
likely recognize, tell us that they learned more about the concepts of
impedance relationships, signal transfer and audio level structure in
just one reading of these sections of our material than they had
managed to gather from ALL OTHER previous sources, combined, throughout
their careers -
QUITE A STATEMENT!
FROM 2000 - 2005 WE OCCASIONALLY OFFERED TECH REPORTS
ON EBAY AS AN ADVERTISING MEDIUM / GOOD WILL PROMOTION FOR DAVISOUND ...
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE DOZENS
OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK COMMENTS ...
FROM EBAY PURCHASORS ABOUT
DAVISOUND TECH REPORTS ...
"GREAT material, something I can REALLY use for a change!"-milton88
"Very inspiring! Good stuff!" - pykfu
"Got what was promised, it's just what I've been looking for!" - edib
"What excellent material, a joy to read, more than I could have ever imagined!"-agd395
"Prompt, professional, courteous service all the way!"- rockanderthal
"A great product! Everything it said it was and more!" - slots12
And more email from slots12 ...
"Already I can tell this is what I've been looking for. Your book is laid out in a very down to earth way. I was never very good at grasping things I read. I am one who need's a hands on approach. The way you explain audio circuits comes through loud and clear now, I THANK YOU."
"Very good report , it should be classified as a university research paper!"
" Extremely professional presentation. Thanks, I look forward to learning!"-
" Great product, excellent seller. recommended!! Thanks!" -
"Great material...great support...very friendly...highly recomended!!!"
"Great seller very easy to deal, highly rec!! AAAAA+++ can't wait to get started!"
"If you want to learn audio electronics, BUY the TECH REPORTS NOW!!!RECOMMENDED A+" -
" A Great book! Thanks for the speedy delivery!!!!" -
" INVALUABLE!!. A good investment! Prompt delivery. Many thanks!!! A+++++++" - farorbit
"Quick transaction, satisfaction follow-up, seller of great audio course!" - drschmidts
"The Tech Rreports are a great buy. It is packed with all kinds of useful information!" - andrewmaholik
Then.. AS OF 2007 ...
We temporarily withdrew this prior edition of "TECH REPORTS" ...
in order to, once again, recompile and update the material with a new ...
We plan extensive updating and the new edition
Much of the new effort will be toward much better (computer drawn as opposed to the old hand-drawn) graphics and diagrams. Special custom consultation and individual project design and instruction will also be offered to those who desire on an available basis.
will now be known as ...
'' DaviSecrets ''
(Now planned for release in 2023!)
When this new material is FINALLY available (now scheduled for 2023), it will, of course, be announced here!
Meanwhile, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST and for your patience while we are taking the needed time to rework and improve this valuable do-it-yourself technical instructional material! Sorry it has dragged on for decades!
In the meantime, if you are at all interested in this material, we would VERY MUCH appreciate your dropping us a personal email, or text, to let us know.
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