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Aniket 3rd January 2013 03:31 PM

5 band equalizer, need help!!
 
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I modded a 10 band eq circuit by omitting 5 bands to make a 5 band equalizer.
But, it didn't worked. Hum on both channels, no audio, checked the circuit and the connections several times, no errors, no mistakes, no shorts.
Kindly help, or i would start over again with a new circuit if anyone could share.

Regards,
Aniket

Aniket 3rd January 2013 03:33 PM

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Some pics

csom 3rd January 2013 04:14 PM

Hi Aniket,
Sorry to hear that your board is not working as expected.
How did you make the power supply ? It's a dual power supply as I guessed it from your post.
Could you post your modded Power supply Section circuitry of this Eq ?

I have made a 3 band Eq following the circuit from this page below. It has a 5 band and 10 band circuits too. Their performance is really very good and simple to build as well , as I personally found.
Sam Electronic Circuits

Aniket 3rd January 2013 05:17 PM

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Hi csom,
I made the psu myself, yes its a dual power supply
Its simple with a 12-0-12 V sec. transf. and bridge made using 1N4007 diodes, 10R 1W resistors and 2200uF filter caps.
Have you made this 5 band eq. using transistors as shown in the link you mentioned. //http://users.otenet.gr/~%20athsam/EQ_3.htm

Regards,
Aniket

csom 3rd January 2013 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Aniket (Post 3309515)
Hi csom,
I made the psu myself, yes its a dual power supply
Its simple with a 12-0-12 V sec. transf. and bridge made using 1N4007 diodes, 10R 1W resistors and 2200uF filter caps.
Have you made this 5 band eq. using transistors as shown in the link you mentioned. //http://users.otenet.gr/~%20athsam/EQ_3.htm

Regards,
Aniket

If you are getting the desired voltages at the collectors of the transistors and the pins of the line driver opamp TLO72, then it might be a ground issue as per the symptoms you stated earlier.

Also make sure your signal is being fed correctly to the circuit and it has a proper ground connection.

If any input or output capacitor is open, then the circuit might not respond.

Also make sure the dual pots are properly soldered. Sadly I found 3 bad pots with a manufacturing defect. But that's a very rare case.

I would prefer LM317 and LM337 for the dual power supply section.



I have only built the 3 band Eq section from that site and I'm really very happy with it.
But next I'll try the 6 band one as I really love opamps over transistors, a purely personal preference.

Aniket 3rd January 2013 05:56 PM

made all the connections correctly, used shielded wires for both input and output signals, hum present on both channels, no audio with input connected to PC and output to amp.
I checked all the connections circuit several times, found no mistake according to the schematic.
Replaced TL072 with NE5532 and NJM4558 but same result, also i must tell that i used BC547 instead of 2SC1740, but both are almost identical GP transistors and all caps are fine.
'might be a ground issue' please elaborate Dear Som, i coudnt understand.

At last i removed the board from the chasis and placed my same old 5 band eq board i made 4 yrs. ago using 2 transistors per channel, still working nice.

Regards,
Aniket

csom 3rd January 2013 06:08 PM

Did you check if the voltages are correct at the collector, base and emitter of the transistors ?

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Originally Posted by Aniket (Post 3309572)
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'might be a ground issue' please elaborate Dear Som, i coudnt understand.

Please have a look here.

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analo...ml#post3284188

Osvaldo de Banfield 3rd January 2013 06:12 PM

Most 2SA/B/C/D transistors has its collector at the central pin, BC's in place, has the base. Did you check it?

Aniket 4th January 2013 04:29 AM

i have gone through your whole thread Som,
there's no ground issue on my board, and voltages are fine across all transistor pins.
and i have made it on a general purpose PCB, as i said earlier no mistakes according to the schematic, and I checked transistor pins while soldering.

I have some TL072, TL074 and NE5532 opamps,
anyone could advice me a nice and working 5 band eq circuit.

Regards,
Aniket:)

gmphadte 4th January 2013 09:34 AM

First of all, solder a wire on the metal sheet of all the potentiometers and connect it to the ground point on the filter capacitor.

Next, u have very long wires. So better make all things as small as possible. Those green and other wires r also too long.

As Oswaldo suggested, check the transistors with a fresh mind.

Gajanan Phadte


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