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Old 31st January 2009, 03:31 PM   #2601
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thank you EUVL ! how can we redesign with different transistors ? nelson says simulations are not good enough..
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Old 31st January 2009, 03:31 PM   #2602
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The following paragraphs are a question, rather than a statement. :-)

When using the Fairchild parts, the transconductance of the the P-channel parts is higher - so in the upper half of the circuit, you've got a lower S jfet and a higher S mosfet, and the lower half of the circuit you get a higher S jfet feeding a lower S mosfet, and these two combinations (partially?) cancel each other out.

Now when you're using the Toshiba mosfets, based on the fact that they're so well matched for transconductance, and that the jfets still aren't, you need to reduce the current output of the P-channel jfet (2sj74) and this is why you've increased source and feedback resistors.

Is this in the right ball park?

Thanks for the tips Patrick - I may end up going Fairchild unless I manage a bit better understanding here.

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you must look at amp as whole ....

besides xconductance , N and P type mozfets have different Ugs ;
that means that - chasing needed current and offset in/on output of amp - two pots will have different settings ............ so input Jfets will have different gains .

solution is simple .... ask Papa which THD gadget he's using ...... and what's good value of this horny resistor , for start




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edit : writing about different xconductance - I have strictly IRFs on mind
Toshiba's are different animals
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Old 31st January 2009, 03:34 PM   #2603
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> Now when you're using the Toshiba mosfets, based on the fact that they're so well matched for transconductance, and that the jfets still aren't, .....

you need to reduce the effective transconductance of the P JFET by using a slightly larger source resistor. Once you have done that, of course you need to increase the feedback resistor as well to maintain the same closed loop gain.

At least that is my understanding.

> how can we redesign with different transistors ? nelson says simulations are not good enough..

I think I'll leave this question to the Master himself, if I may .....

> besides xconductance , N and P type mozfets have different Ugs ;

Not the case for Toshiba's. They have essentially the same Vgs for a particular current. That is the beauty, especially if you want to reduce the source resistor of the MOSFETs.


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Old 31st January 2009, 03:36 PM   #2604
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> but these mosfets are expensive..can we try irf540 /9540 ?they are much cheaper...but maybe the circuit must be redesigned

Maybe you should just stick to the Fairchilds and the original Pass circuit.

You would not get the best from the Toshiba's unless you change the circuit to balance the open loop gain of the top half to the bottom half.

As to FETs being expensive, I wonder what % they cost compared to your finished amp with proper housings, heatsinks, power supplies, connectors, .......


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> you say you should change other things..can you show us redesigned f5 amp for 2sk1530/j201 ?

I can tell you off what I am using for my balanced version, but no guarantee for single ended :

Rail +/- 16V, 2A bias per MosFET
Source resistor 0R22
Gate resistor 100R
No thermistors, no current limiter (build at own risk !!!!)

Choose JFETs with Idss around 6.5mA.
For the 2SJ74 ONLY, change source resistor from 10R to 13R, and feedback resistor from 50R to 65R.


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thanks EUVL .. how can we redesign our amplifiers with different output transistors? Nelson said simulators are not good enough..
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> besides xconductance , N and P type mozfets have different Ugs ;

Not the case for Toshiba's. They have essentially the same Vgs for a particular current. That is the beauty, especially if you want to reduce the source resistor of the MOSFETs.


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sorry - off course that I meant strictly on IRFs , but I forgot to write that .
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> how can we redesign with different transistors ? nelson says simulations are not good enough..

I think I'll leave this question to the Master himself, if I may .....

> sorry - off course that I meant strictly on IRFs , but I forgot to write that .

Even worst for Fairchilds. And the transconductances differ by miles. You just need to roll back umteen pages for the measured data I published here. This is why the source resistor has to be such high value.

Of course one can compensate for all these things by clever design. I am just too lazy and rather use better matched (complementary) devices.

If only the JFETs would be just as good .....


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Of course one can compensate for all these things by clever design. .....


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that's easy ...... and well known - 100db of NFB

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I thought you're a loyal Pass fan ??

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I thought you're a loyal Pass fan ??

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I'm too flippant to be anyone's loyal fan.....



(rispetto is totally another thing , btw . )
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Each side of a bridged F5 pair biased at 2.5A means an idle dissipation of 57W for each output device (24V rails minus the voltage drop across 0.47 Ohm, times 2.5A)
You'll slow-fry both the output devices AND the 0.47 Ohm/3W resistors (0.47*2.5*2.5= ~3W )
Only way to safely up the bias on a bridged F5 is more output devices in parallel.
Easiest is just placing two F5's in parallel, the joy of the steep input impedance of JFETs and the ease with which they allow to be put in parallel. (in particular with degeneration)

200W in 4 Ohm is +7 Amps output current, just the drop of 3.3V across a 0.47 Ohm resistor will make the spec impossible to reach by bridging just a single pair of F5's. (same story with the 120W/8 talk)
Jacco, you are no doubt correct - but I wasn't talking about altering the bias at all. The amp will easily put 2.5A into a 4 ohm load, unbridged, and 2.5A into an 8 ohm load bridged, but probably not in Class A and not steady state with music signals. Putting two F5s in parallel on each side of the bridge doubles the bias and will increase the Class A output point, but also doubles the part count, heat dissipation, yada-yada-yada. It would also probably give you an amp comparable to a DIY Pass X160. Maybe I need to order another four boards from Peter Daniel......
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