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 8th October 2008, 05:48 PM #1 Tyimo   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Nov 2002 Location: Hungary PP or Balanced? Hi! I am a bit confused by John Broskie's Tube Cad articles. In the article: http://www.tubecad.com/index_files/page0021.htm He wrote for the Push-pull MOSFET class-A buffer/amplifier about the biasing, that : "...This amplifier is effectively the equivalent to a normal source follower amplifier with +/- voltage rails twice that of this amplifier’s single rail; the magic of inductors. In this case, we can assume that 12 of the power supply’s 15 volts will be deliverable into an 8W load, so 24 volts of peak voltage would require 3A of peak current (as one terminal goes up the other goes down). Thus, an idle current of 3A is needed (24V / 8W), 1.5A per MOSFET. ..." In another blog articles: http://www.tubecad.com/2004/blog0006.htm He wrote a different text for the same circuit: "... This amplifier is effectively the equivalent to a normal source follower amplifier with +/- voltage rails equal that of this amplifier’s single rail; the magic of inductors. In this case, we can assume that 12 volts of the power supply’s 15 volts will be deliverable into each side of an 8-ohm load, so a total of 24 volts (peak voltage) would require 3A of peak current (as one terminal goes up the other goes down). Thus, a total idle current of 6A is needed (24V / 8 ohms ), 3A per MOSFET . In other words, the 8-ohm load can be seen as being the equivalent to two 4-ohm loads in series, whose common connection is grounded; thus, 12V/4 ohms = 3A. ..." Well, which statement is true? I think the first is for PP and the second is for balanced amp. (As I learnt) Anyway what is the difference between PP and Balanced???? Greets: Tyimo P.S.: I was asking this already in the Solid State forum, but nobody answered yet..... So I decided to ask it "at home" in the Pass Labs forum
 8th October 2008, 06:16 PM #2 lineup   diyAudio Member     Join Date: Dec 2005 Location: the north To your question PP or Balanced? I would answer Balanced. __________________ lineup
 8th October 2008, 07:23 PM #3 Nelson Pass   The one and only     Join Date: Mar 2001 In the first one the load is 8 ohms, and in the second description, the load is 4 ohms, so the current is doubled.
Tyimo
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Hi Lineup!

Quote:
Is it mean that you are prefer the balanced over the PP?
What is the real difference between PP and Balanced????

Tyimo

Tyimo
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Join Date: Nov 2002
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Quote:
 In the first one the load is 8 ohms, and in the second description, the load is 4 ohms, so the current is doubled.
Thank You Master!
I am realy sory, but I cann't see or understand where is this (8Ohm and 4Ohm load) in the text?
Is it mean that both shematic and description are about PP amp biasing?
I thought that "the 8-ohm load can be seen as being the equivalent to two 4-ohm loads in series" is true for Balanced operation.

Tyimo

 9th October 2008, 07:12 PM #6 Nelson Pass   The one and only     Join Date: Mar 2001 I mis-read the second post. If you have a push-pull Class A stage, then the bias for each device is set to 1/2 the peak output current. If those devices are in series, then the total bias is the same value. If the devices are driving a transformer as shown, the total bias is the sum of the biases for each device.
 10th October 2008, 04:20 PM #7 Tyimo   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Nov 2002 Location: Hungary Thank You Mr. Pass! tyimo
lineup
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 Originally posted by Tyimo What is the real difference between PP and Balanced???? Tyimo
Difference between push-pull and a balanced amplfier?
Can not be told. A balanced amplifier can use push-pull.

These two terms are words to try to describe circuits.
If you show me two circuits, instead of words, then I can try tell difference of circuits.
Otherwise I can not tell anything else, than a difference between two descriptions.

Each amplifier is unique. In details.

A desciption or label, such as PP or Balanced, is a summary of details.
Just like saying a person is 'carpenter' or plumber' will not give you very much idea of a person.

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The more abstract the question, the description of a hypotetic situation,
The more concrete the situation in specific details, the more detailed and real the answer, the result.
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Tyimo
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Location: Hungary
Hi Lineup!
You are right!
Here is the questionable circuit:
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 11th October 2008, 08:19 AM #10 Tyimo   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Nov 2002 Location: Hungary John Broskie wrote in the Tube Cad articles for the same Push-pull MOSFET class-A buffer/amplifier circuit about the biasing two different statement: 1, "...12 of the power supply’s 15 volts will be deliverable into an 8Ohm load, so 24 volts of peak voltage would require 3A of peak current (as one terminal goes up the other goes down). Thus, an idle current of 3A is needed (24V / 8Ohm), 1.5A per MOSFET 2, "...12 volts of the power supply’s 15 volts will be deliverable into each side of an 8-ohm load, so a total of 24 volts (peak voltage) would require 3A of peak current (as one terminal goes up the other goes down). Thus, a total idle current of 6A is needed (24V / 8 ohms ), 3A per MOSFET . In other words, the 8-ohm load can be seen as being the equivalent to two 4-ohm loads in series, whose common connection is grounded; thus, 12V/4 ohms = 3A Well, the circuits are the same, but the statements are different.

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