Audio Electronics

Data is displayed for academic year: 2023./2024.

Laboratory exercises

Course Description

In this course, you will be able to gain practical knowledge about the design and performance of audio devices. This includes getting to know the basic features of an audio signal, its measurement and analysis. Getting to know passive and active elements that are built into audio devices. Simulations of audio circuits. Designing audio components and circuits. Tests of audio circuits.

Study Programmes

University undergraduate
[FER3-EN] Computing - study
Elective Courses (5. semester)
[FER3-EN] Electrical Engineering and Information Technology - study
Elective Courses (5. semester)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define parameters that influence of audio devices' quality
  2. Analyze components of audio devices
  3. Design an audio preamplifier
  4. Design and audio power amplifier
  5. Design a circuit board
  6. Design a practical audio device
  7. Write a audio device design report

Forms of Teaching


lectures are executed during 13 weeks, divided in two parts.

Independent assignments

During the semester, students have to independently design an audio device.


As a part of the course it is obligatory to attend at 5 laboratory exercises.

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Laboratory Exercises 0 % 20 % 0 % 20 %
Seminar/Project 0 % 30 % 0 % 30 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 20 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 30 %
Exam: Written 0 % 50 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Audio signal. Features and measurements
  2. Passive and active components. Selection.
  3. Circuits with passive elements
  4. Power supply circuits
  5. Transistor in an audio preamplifier
  6. Circuits with operational amplifiers
  7. Designing of a printed circuit board (PCB)
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Filter circuits
  10. Circuits for dynamic signal processing
  11. Audio power amplifiers
  12. Audio power amplifiers
  13. Thermal dynamics and stability
  14. Final presentation of the seminar
  15. Final exam


(.), T. Jelaković, D. Veselinović, Tranzistorska audio pojačala,
(.), Ž. Butković, J. Divković-Pukšec, A. Barić; Elektronika 1; Fakutet elektrotehnike i računarstva, Zagreb - interna skripta; 2013,
(.), D. Self, Small Signal Audio Design,
(.), D. Self, Audio Power Amplifier, Design,

For students


ID 223395
  Winter semester
L2 English Level
L2 e-Learning
45 Lectures
0 Seminar
0 Exercises
10 Laboratory exercises
0 Project laboratory

Grading System

90 Excellent
75 Very Good
65 Good
50 Sufficient