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Old 23rd May 2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Noob wanting to build chip amp, help appreciated

Hey guys, I'm looking for an easy to follow chip amp design that i can wire point to point and hopefully acquire everything off the shelf at the usual electronics stores (fry's/ratschack/allelectronics,etc...)
I am very interested in the audiosector gainclones, but i was wondering if theres something even easier i can achieve. I have some free time today and i wanted to go component shopping, and hopefully build the amp by tonight.
Although i am totally ignorant when it comes to electronics, I am not bad at assembling and soldering things. I can follow instructions very well, so no amp would be too difficult as far as the documentation is there.
Most of all, i need a BOM i can drive around and try to fill out, any help?


PS. I'm not worried about the power supply right now, but what kind of home device should i be ripping apart for a worthwhile transformer for the psu? i have a few....
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Old 23rd May 2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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do you mean something like this?
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Personally, I would get the PCBs. You can buy two LM3886 boards and two power supply boards from Chipamp.com for $24.00. LM3886 Amplifier Kit | Chipamp.com
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Old 23rd May 2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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yes, you should think of the transformer first.
Then about the rectifier diodes ( bridge) and then the capacitors.
That's the PSU- power supply unit
The amplifier is just a bunch of components attached to the PSU !

So if you find a 9 V-15 V transformer, having enough current...about 2-3 A
You can look at some chips amp made for mobile applications.
With a 16-25 V transformer you can have more power ( usually some chips have a 36 V limit, like the LA 4450 )
Then you can find a transformer with a center tap, which is needed to produce
dual tensions and it is needed to power capacitor output less amplifiers, such as the LM 1875 etc.
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Old 23rd May 2013, 07:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help guys... i know this is sacrilege but i have a Beomaster 3300 receiver that started hissing and I'm not against taking the tranny out of it. I'm not sure about the values, im gonna do some digging.

Pico, sei italiano?
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Old 23rd May 2013, 07:10 PM   #5
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do you mean something like this?
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Personally, I would get the PCBs. You can buy two LM3886 boards and two power supply boards from Chipamp.com for $24.00. LM3886 Amplifier Kit | Chipamp.com
This is EXACTLY what i was looking for, thank you so much.
What kind of audio quality should i be expecting out of something like that? Lets just assume i have a good PSU to power it...
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Old 23rd May 2013, 07:31 PM   #6
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Pico, sei italiano?
Of course...che discorsi !!

The majority of the chip amps are designed to fit into little space such
as TVs, radios, videogames or car headunits . What you earn in space saving
has some counterfeits in audio quality, as those chips are mostly hidden and
often they have a stand-by mode and some protections.

Since the power devices need to be fixed on a suitable heatsink, like any discrete transistor or mosfet amplifier, and they need the PSU, the complexity of the design may vary
I mean, also the classical class A design from John Linsley Hood from 1969
needs only 4 transistors and a good ( regulated) PSU , for 10 W output.
It only needs to be done perfectly.

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Old 23rd May 2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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It only needs to be done perfectly.
This is what I'm trying to achieve. I will investigate further and figure out the PSU, which seems as the primary building block of a good amp.

What I would like to hear more about are simple designs, like these you guys have already highlighted for me.
As I am new to the hobby any sort of information you guys might have on examples of simple to execute but high performance amplifier designs would be much appreciated. I don't need wattage, at the moment my main amp is a tda1517 based kit amp from vellemans running on eight AA batteries....
Kits are exciting too, I was just hoping to piece together a well known design without a pcb, but I'm starting to understand that kits are maybe a better option due to high component quality and ease of assembly for a first timer like me.

Thanks so much guys.
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read Decibel Dungeon and ESP.
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Old 24th May 2013, 06:58 PM   #9
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read Decibel Dungeon and ESP.
Half way through the PSU section on DD... forgive me, but what's ESP?
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Nevermind, found it. Thanks.
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