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Old 7th December 2017, 04:02 PM   #1
dreamth is offline dreamth  Romania
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This is my last headphones amplifier :

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begining of pcb population:
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It's based on the original idea of Ross Mc Donalds depicted in Fig 9 acf-3, the last image here:


My first version using a depleted pcb from another headphones amplifier which had the output transformers i use now in this project.The output transformers were made by Lazaroiu.
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The subject was discussed and simulated also for the first time by G Sabac who helped me with the spice models here and also showed me some flaws in my design allthough i made it public after two days of intense listenings and i was very pleased with the sound:

Teardrop headphones amplifier - Accesorii audio - Forumul Electronistilor
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The inductances are some aproximate values of the real transformer.The real values are a bit higher , but not by much.
Capacitors on the schematics have different values on the schematic as i use real bipolar nichicon muse bs and nichicon muse kz in paralel for cathode coupling.
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