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Old 23rd October 2009, 03:57 PM   #271
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Default J2 in the Air

Was just eMailed by Mark at Reno HiFi... Phil your F.W. J2 is in the mail...eta Monday the 26th....
Oh Boy!!!

Many Thanks to the Pass Clan!!!!!

I told friend Robert Hall I was infected by the N1P1 virus. Must have drank too deeply from the damn kool-aid Jon was passing out at RMAF.

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First listen will be with Feastrex 5Dnf in a Makio Box...Then on to OB Lowther Field coils etc. etc. Let the fun begin... I think my trusty 45 amp is getting nervous.
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Old 23rd October 2009, 05:03 PM   #272
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Old 23rd October 2009, 07:02 PM   #273
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The new Pass single with depletion mode output thread is now split out to here:


http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/pass-...s-amp-baf.html

When he comes up with a different name we'll change the title!

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Old 26th October 2009, 06:51 AM   #274
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What about the TL431 shunt reg that N.P. used on F4 for the bias refrence? I suppose just a string of diodes would work there too. But I don't think that is very elagant as N.P. always is. I think it would be good to reject +V supply noise if there where at least a simple jfet I source or somthing biasing the bias refrence that would be good?
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What is that 1.2V at the diff load/output gate. Did he not mention somewhere that he's biasing that Semi-South part at 1.5V. I should look at the datasheet ha? With a source resistor of .47(typical) or maybe less from the internal picture(2X Rs), there would need to be another .5 -1 volt or so at the diff load R. So we need about 2-2.5V at the diff load R. I guess that would make the diff load R about 220 ohm. I'm sure he has lots of those binned somewhere... But wait, why is he using dual JFETs on the diff? More current? Same ol 5mA but better Pd? More gain? Hmmm...
Also I would suppose he would drop some of that +V on an R rather than dissapate all the extra power in the 2 2sk170s of the current source. That would be a little high even for 2 of 'em. I think the BA front end does that too?
And, you have a pot in your pic? Dosen't the reveiw comment that there is no adjustments? He hasent used one there before that I can remember and I think he likes the no adjustment Poke-Yoke approach.
I think we're getting somewhere but we need to gather a few more brains...
Hi flg,

yes, you are right, Mr Pass`s designs allways have that intelligent simplicity. Of course you could find a design that is meeting the functional requirments but aren`t there always much more components than in his circuit?
Sorry for the bad drawing, its not 1.2V but 1.7V on the Resistor. This data is a rough guess only - not talking about any optimisation like the "sweet spot".
TL431 - I do not recognize any when I look at the published pics. What I see is a ZTX like component and my guess was protection. Thinking complicated I could assume some Taylor-Follower configuration or somethin` else...
Ah yes, the pot - I am sure you`ll also see that component looking at the pics at 6moons. Adjust what? Offset, Idle current, combined or something else.
My assumption is not the latest one, more a starting point until we might have the magical components to fit in.
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Old 26th October 2009, 06:56 AM   #275
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Hi there,

forgot to mention something about the opto-coupler. I am not quite sure but could it be that it`s working like a current controlled current source (CTR!) and so we gain the functionality of rail decoupling very easily? Again, Mr. Pass is using simple circuits with lots of thought....

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Old 26th October 2009, 07:03 AM   #276
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Making the resistors equal should produce a constant voltage across that pair. (An increase of current in one half is compensated by the same decrease on the other half.)
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Old 26th October 2009, 07:19 AM   #277
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It seems to me that:
The voltage source sets the quiescent conditions.
The resistors ratio sets the equilibrium between the two halves for one given output load.

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Old 27th October 2009, 10:13 PM   #278
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I told friend Robert Hall I was infected by the N1P1 virus. Must have drank too deeply from the damn kool-aid Jon was passing out at RMAF.

Phil
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Phil:

I am beginning to understand your problem. That was a bottle of single malt whiskey in the bathroom, not kool-aid.
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Old 27th October 2009, 11:07 PM   #279
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I guess I must bite on that post...Jon.
So perhaps you are saying I just might have a small problem that could be corrected by going to certain meetings???
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Old 27th October 2009, 11:09 PM   #280
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BTW the J2 arrived in seemingly good order.
I have not put the spurs to her as of yet.
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