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Old 10th April 2012, 10:49 AM   #12181
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the F5x operates on +-16Vdc
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smallest Voltage without loosing quality?
The JFETs require 6 to 7 volts minimum at the drain, so at least 10-11 Volt rails.
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Old 10th April 2012, 10:27 PM   #12183
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Old 11th April 2012, 10:13 AM   #12184
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thanks for the information.

I was thinking of making a smaller amplifier to test and for low volume music.

The normal F5 can give 50W peaks and is 25W normal power class A and needs a 300VA transformer.

A 2x12V 100-150VA transformer should give 16V rails.
This should give 9W normal power with 18W peak capability.
I think the correct bias would be 0,75A.
Heat dissipation per channel is 24Watts so the needed heatsink would be 0,84░C/W for 20░C difference.

I hope my thoughts are correct.
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Old 11th April 2012, 11:33 AM   #12185
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Are you the same "Promitheus" that has the "promitheus diy" webpage ("mitglied")?
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Old 11th April 2012, 12:01 PM   #12186
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yes I am but I didn┤t know that the website still worked.
I haven┤t changed it for like a long time.
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Old 11th April 2012, 12:22 PM   #12187
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Heat dissipation per channel is 24Watts
Not a half bad idea actually, for 12W dissipation each, one could even use the TO-220 version of the 19N20C/12P20, an FQP pair does ~€2.25 at DK.
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Old 11th April 2012, 01:39 PM   #12188
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Ah, well how about that!

I remember finding your article about "tuning transformers" some years ago and have been using the technique ever since with remarkable results, and I wanted to thank you for that "little gem" - thank you.

Pity the website is plagued by that irritataing advertising.
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Old 12th April 2012, 04:34 PM   #12190
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Default Drifting bias

I am having a problem on one of the channels. This was working fine for over a year when all of a sudden one channel developed this problem. I changed the adjustment pots based on suggestion from this forum, and it worked for a few days of extended testing and listening. But now it's doing it again. The bias voltage on the output resistors dropped from .575 to about .400 at first but now it is all over the place. The other channel is rock-steady.

Do you think the thermistors themselves could be a problem? I know, I know. I could change them and see. But unfortunately, due to the beauty of my chassis layout, I have to take out the power supply and the big caps out first to get at the amp board. So iterative troubleshooting is a bit of a pain. Some pointers would be helpful.

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