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Old 17th November 2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default My first DIY amps

Hi all ,
I just finished 3 amps using the TDA8950 modules from cnx. I am really impressed with the sound quality and they seem to have loads of headroom with my 4 ohm diy speakers
I played them gently for the first few hours and then pounded on them for the duration of Transformers 2. They never got hot.
The case is comprised of mdf covered with oak veneer for the front and sides and .050 2024T3 aluminum for the bottom , top , and back.

The only problem I have is a high pitched pop when I power the amps up. Crisit suggested a 4.7 to 22uf cap between signal ground and the mode pin but that didnt help. Any suggestions?

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Old 18th November 2009, 08:52 PM   #2
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Wow nice!

I have an amp based on the Connex TDA8920 module (similar but lower power I guess?) and am very happy with it... I don't have any power on sound but there is a slight click turning the amp off.

I have found using a power use meter that the idle power consumption of the amp is negligable... and it runs very cool, so its perfect for just leaving powered on in the loungeroom 24/7.
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Old 18th November 2009, 08:55 PM   #3
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zog ,
I have had the same idea as well. These modules use very little power at idle.
I am hard headed though and want to be able to stop the noise.
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Old 9th April 2010, 10:01 AM   #4
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zog ,
I have had the same idea as well. These modules use very little power at idle.
I am hard headed though and want to be able to stop the noise.
I have the same problem. Did you find a solution. I haven't tried the capacitor trick yet. Cris have recommended up to 220 uF to me.
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Old 9th April 2010, 07:25 PM   #5
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I never did get rid of the pop and cristi stopped responding to my emails. The amps do sound good regardless.
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Old 3rd May 2010, 07:10 PM   #6
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Rightbrained, do you used double layer pcb?
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