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gohar 14th September 2012 03:55 PM

In this schematic,

if i changed Rf to 20k, what were the changes produced? As i can't able to find 22k for Rf so i decided to go with 20k for Rf. and what about the schematic? is it fully functional with original component values?
I am going to place 50k pot for Rin instead of 25k. what changes does it make?

And if i eliminate the pot then?

I am planning to do it Point to Point.

suntechnik 14th September 2012 04:13 PM

Here is everything explained for p-to-p well

Mick Feuerbacher Audio Projects

AndrewT 14th September 2012 04:55 PM

RF attenuation is missing.
DC blocking cap on the input is missing.
Ci restricts the bass output.
Expect the bass to roll off from about 10Hz. I would use 220uF, or maybe 150uF

gohar 14th September 2012 05:39 PM

I got every component except Rf=22k. So can I use other value like 20k for Rf?
I'll glad to receive more suggestions. Please provide me more information especially about RF attenuation and DC blocking capacitor.

suntechnik 14th September 2012 05:58 PM

Yes you can use Rf=20K instead of 22K just recalculate the gain (Rf/Ri) or adjust Ri accordingly. As I recall LM3886 should better be not used with gain below 10 i would say 20 is a ball park.

Check DC decoupling capacitor remark from AndrewT it is safe to have one implemented. ELNA Silmic Nichicon Muse are good stuff. Foil-paper-oil (like Jensen) are better but good electrolytic should do the job and foil would be overkill for the job.

Rg might be from 600Ohm up to 1MOhm so 20k is OK value too.

elva 15th September 2012 06:41 AM

Change 22k to 20k

gohar 15th September 2012 06:51 AM

What should be the value of DC blocking capacitor?

AndrewT 15th September 2012 07:44 AM

post5 shows the complete implementation.

BUT !!!!!
there is a standard convention used in allmost all schematics.
All the Ground connections are shown as having the same symbol !!!!!

The Signal Ground must not be connected to the Power Ground.
Connect bottom of Ci directly to bottom of Rin.
Connect bottom of Rin directly to Bottom of Rv (vol pot).
Connect bottom of Rv directly to Barrel of RCA input socket.
This group of 4 connection are the Signal Ground.

One more:
Connect the Signal Ground to the Main Audio Ground using a low value resistor. 10r is usually adopted. Any value from 1r0 to 100r will probably work. You can even use 0r0 when you build a monoblock.

There is another problem left over.
If you connect other mains powered equipment to the input RCA, AND there is a mains fault in that other equipment AND that other equipment does not have a functional PE, then the mains fault can burn out the resistor and leave the input side of the amplifier and the connected equipment with a LIVE voltage that is exposed to touch.

Use a pair of inverse parallel diodes (1n4002) across the resistor. These diodes will pass sufficient current to the power amp PE and will blow the fuse in the connected equipment even when there is no functional PE in that faulty equipment. But all fuses must be close rated. Never stick in big fuses to stop them blowing when you switch ON

These diodes are a potential life saver. Do not omit them, if you have some "double insulated" audio/visual equipment.

Now some advice, you decide if you want to follow or not.
I don't like the Cc across the +IN & -IN pins. I prefer to have the bottom of Cc directly connected to the botom of Rin, i.e. to Signal Ground.
To augment the RF attenuation, I like to add second stage by inserting a 47pF directly across the input RCA, from Hot to Barrel.

I connect the bottom of +ve (top) Cs directly to the bottom of the -ve (lower) Cs with a very short wire or trace.
I then connect the bottom of Csn (the output Zobel) directly to the Cs common ground (decoupling ground).
I recommend that at least initially you omit Cf & Rf2. You can leave space on your PCB to add them later if testing shows they are required to aid stability.

suntechnik 15th September 2012 08:29 AM


Originally Posted by gohar (
What should be the value of DC blocking capacitor?

I can highly recommend: ELNA SILMIC II 2.2uF 50v

AndrewT 15th September 2012 08:34 AM

Why electrolytic on the input when a plastic film will almost certainly pass the signal better?

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