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araven 30th September 2006 03:03 PM

the best transformer rail voltages for gainclone?

I'm currently building a gainclone using a LM4780, and was wondering what the best transformer spec would be?

I like the look of the THD+N graphs (and other graphs) when using 35v and 8ohm speakers. The problem is, i want the amp to be flexible and i can't gaurantee that I won't use speakers with a lower impedance at some point.

Also, what's a good power rating to use? At a guess i would assume a minimum of about 200VA.


araven 30th September 2006 03:08 PM

Forgot to mention, I currently already have 2 suitable toroids in my spares box to choose from.

1. 22v 225VA (which should deliver about 31v after rectification under load)
2. 25v 300VA ( 34.5v after rectification under load)


jaycee 30th September 2006 10:31 PM

Either would do, really. I'd go with the 25V 300VA unit, just make sure you dont crank it when used with 4 ohms :)

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