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Old 26th February 2013, 05:26 PM   #291
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That will improve matters for the signal cables I agree, assuming you're using 360 degree termination at the shell of the XLRs. However a chain is only as strong as its weakest link - what kind of cable are you using for mains supply? I see no mains inlet filtering.
I checked the output from the regulators I am using and there is no line noise that I can see. There's just a tiny amount of clean residual on the outputs. So, no special cable is required in my application.
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Old 26th February 2013, 05:51 PM   #292
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Ok, imported the transistor files and added a few more test points

1: PCM1704
2: AD844 Pin 5
3: buf in (sort of, to see the roll-off of the buffer input filter)
4: buf out

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV + buffer circuit.png

And here's what you get to 10GHz

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV + buffer freq resp.png

And here's an audio friendly 10 to 10MHz

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV + buffer freq resp 10 to 10M.png




And here's a 1kHz square wave, 0.6mA pk, 1ns rise time

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV + buffer trans sq 1k .6mA pk 1ns rise.png


Hmmm ... note different 'dc' levels ...

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Old 26th February 2013, 06:12 PM   #293
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Extensive Google searching. A lot of them are right here on DIYAudio, but buried deep...
I was hoping you knew some magic site ...

Would imported spice models of 2SK246 and 2SJ103 FETs be more accurate than the "equivalent" FET models (2N5457 for the K246 and 2N5460 for the J103) in TINA that I'm using now?

Cheers,
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Old 26th February 2013, 07:24 PM   #294
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Yes Jeff thanks, this is the way I envisaged using it, maybe with an even higher input impedance than 100kohm on the buffer.

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Old 26th February 2013, 09:42 PM   #295
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Changing the buffer input res (R5) from 100, 200, 500, 750k and 1M

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV + buffer freq resp in buf 100k to 1M circ.png

Doesn't seem to make a diff to basic freq

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV + buffer freq resp in buf 100k to 1M.png

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Old 26th February 2013, 09:59 PM   #296
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I was hoping you knew some magic site ...

Would imported spice models of 2SK246 and 2SJ103 FETs be more accurate than the "equivalent" FET models (2N5457 for the K246 and 2N5460 for the J103) in TINA that I'm using now?

Cheers,
Jeff
I don't know, but it's worth a try. The included models have a bunch of parameters that you can compare with the .lib file you get on those transistors. I don't know what a lot of it means....

You can also grab all of Bob Cordell's models as well. Maybe there's something useful in there.

There are some things in Tina that I've never figured out how to use. The digital storage scope, for example. It confuses me and the help menu is poor as far as I can see.

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Come see what I caught! First time fishing and I caught 4 big, fat JFET spice models!

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Hi Giovanni,

J-fet models as per your request...I would use 2SK170/2SJ74 cascoded by 2SK246/2SJ103(Erno Borbely style)...and use low Cob transistors instead BD139/140 (like BF472/473 or better)

.model 2SK246 NJF(Beta=1.07m Rs=56.76 Rd=56.76 Betatce=-.5 Lambda=2.8m Vto=-2.638 Vtotc=-2.5m Cgd=10.38p M=.4373 Pb=.3905 Fc=.5 Cgs=6.043p Isr=112.8p Nr=2 Is=11.28p N=1 Xti=3 Alpha=10u Vk=100 Kf=1E-18 Af=1)

.model 2SJ103 PJF(Beta=2.197m Rs=76.76 Rd=76.76 Betatce=-.5 Lambda=735.3u Vto=-2.037 Vtotc=-2.5m Cgd=18.95p M=.5045 Pb=.3905 Fc=.5 Cgs=17.02p Isr=38.48f Nr=2 Is=3.848f N=1 Xti=3 Alpha=10u Vk=100 Kf=1E-18 Af=1)

.model 2SJ74 PJF(Beta=92.12m Rs=7.748 Rd=7.748 Betatce=-.5 Lambda=4.464m Vto=-.5428 Vtotc=-2.5m Cgd=85.67p M=.3246 Pb=.3905 Fc=.5 Cgs=78.27p Isr=129.8p Nr=2 Is=12.98p N=1 Xti=3 Alpha=10u Vk=100 Kf=26.64E-18 Af=1)

.model 2SK170 NJF(Beta=59.86m Rs=4.151 Rd=4.151 Betatce=-.5 Lambda=1.923m Vto=-.5024 Vtotc=-2.5m Cgd=20p M=.3805 Pb=.4746 Fc=.5 Cgs=25.48p Isr=84.77p Nr=2 Is=8.477p N=1 Xti=3 Alpha=10u Vk=100 Kf=111.3E-18 Af=1)
They were T H I S big, I swear!

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Here's George's updated circuit with the spice models of the real 2SK246 and 2SJ103 FETs rather than 'replacements' that just happen to be in TINA.

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV + FET buffer circ.png

(I added 20k load to the ouput of the JFET buffer and also added 20k load to the output pin 6 of the AD844, should pin 6 be loaded in reality too?)

The freq from 10 to 10GHz

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV + FET buffer freq 10 to 10G.png


And here's a 1kHz square wave, 0.6mA pk, 1ns rise time

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV +FET buffer trans sq 1k .6mA pk 1ns rise.png



And the TINA schematic

ad844 IV PCM1704 + FET buffer.zip

Cheers my friend!



PS Now if we could just figure out how to do all the fancy sims and tests, we'd really harness the power of TINA!

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OK thanks Jeff, while you were tampering with Tina (hope she's a good looker) I was instaling the discrete buffer. It's hard to hold back but I will wait till I listen more over the weekend, but the AD844 holy grail has just shifted to another level.
This discrete buffer was also looked at by John Curl and he liked what he saw and said that it was a good design. I had to change TZ resistor and cap to 3.3kohm and 420pf because I needed a touch more gain from the I/V.

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Old 27th February 2013, 03:16 AM   #300
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3.3k, 420p

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV 3.3k 420p + FET buffer circ.png

Freq

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV 3.3k 420p + FET buffer freq 10 to 10G.png

Square

PCM1704 AD844 CB IV 3.3k 420p +FET buffer trans sq 1k .6mA pk 1ns rise.png




Oh and if it was me, I'd get like a 3rd, 4th and 5th opinion (no offense guys) before I'd hook up a cap across a precious DAC .... Yessss, my preccccccciousssssss

PS You da man for actually trying these experiments, I'll be joining you soon ...

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