I used to be an electronics tech in the 70s but got out to work in the medical field. I still like to build a little but mostly tinker with my store bought electronics.
I want to build two class d amps to use as monoblocks, about 100w each. They will be used to drive Klipsch Heresy speakers.
I have done a lot of searching (here and elsewhere) but I am having trouble finding a schematic to start from. I don't want to get a kit and put it together. I want to build from a schematic. I may or may not build the power supplies.
Does anyone here have a recommendation?
Advise is greatly appreciated :)
One method if you can make a circuit board:
Go to Digi-key.com
Search for amplifiers, in stock
Then select linear-amplifiers-audio
Then scroll down what power level you want to try and get the data sheet...There are usually schematics within the data sheets.
Lots of choices.
Depending on your experience with switching amplifiers/power supplies I wouldn't recommend a class d amp.
They are very fussy about layout and decoupling.
However IR give applications and pcb layouts so this should minimise any risk of none working pcb's. They do from 50 watts up to 1.7Kwatt amplifiers in class d.
I have been through the cycle of designing my own class d amp and did a couple of pcb revisions before I got it right. So taking a working system from IR is the way to go.
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Thanks I will check both out. Nigel I really don't have much experience with class d, the circuits just look a little simpler to build.
I did look a little closer at the "honey badger" here at DIY. It looks interesting and of course is a/b. I guess I could build it a two mono blocks.
I prefer to build from schematic than from a kit. I like to source my parts from my parts bins and putting them together. If I use a kit, I don't feel the final product is 100% my work.
I would probably not dare to build a Class D amp. However, having successfully (more or less) built a few simple kits, I wondered: has anyone done a point to point wired
Class D? I realize there is an "art" to correct layout for a Class D, but perhaps those same issues are present (or less) in PTP wiring. 21st century chip meets mid-20th century hand-wiring. Use old school parts. No law says your diodes or capacitors have to be the size of an ant's turd :)
I was silly enough to start from an app note and built my own pcb and went through a couple of revisions of pcb before I got it right.
The irs2092 is touchy about layout and decoupling.
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