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Old 4th September 2008, 09:17 PM   #1
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Who can tell me? if I want step up output voltage from class-D amp. Is it should be step up at audio frequency , or can step up on high frequency ? (Many hundred Khz). May be it is a foolish question ! I had no experience on Class-D. I,m only design Analogue circuit before. I start to study class-D now. Thank!
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Old 5th September 2008, 08:04 AM   #2
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I guess you want to drive 100V-line loudspeakers?

Unfortunately you still have to use a conventional audio-frequency step-up transformer on the output of the class-D amplifier. Even if you tried to step-up the output switching signal before the low-pass filter, you find that you still need to be able to pass the lowest required audio frequency through the transformer as well.

Alternatively you could design a bridged-output class-D amp, running off rails of (say) +/- 90 volts, which would be able to provide a 100V rms output. A high-voltage class-D amplifier has its own design problems (I know that from personal experience of such a design), but it is possible.
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Ouroboros, congratulation! I couldn't decode those sentences, but this way it makes some sense.
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Old 5th September 2008, 08:22 PM   #4
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Simply said, you cannot use a high frequency transformer to step up the output voltage of a class-D. You need a normal audio transformer for that.

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Old 7th September 2008, 02:02 AM   #5
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If I only need to combine 2 High frequency to form one output. I had try to do 2 thing. First - drive electrostic speakers driver unit without audio transformers stepup. It seem to be impossible.
second : I try to eliminate the dead zone distortion. If I can combine 2 output to become 1. A Main high power section + a small power section. If I can mix 2 signal together. May be can improve class D sound to a new level. I'm new on claas D, So Many thing need to learn. Thanks.
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