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Old 8th July 2012, 04:01 PM   #31
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Hot glue you mention is not the best way to secure those caps. I have done this before and overtime they can knock off easily. This side of mounting brackets pure silicone is superior every time to any type of hot glue sticks

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David,

Again - I stole the idea of gluing the electrolitcs down with hot glue
and wiring them P to P from a Blue Circle BC 1022 power amp.

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The case and electrolytics were cleaned with alcohol (not beer) and the bond is so strong now,
I don't want to risk trying to pull them off.

In hind site - think I would have used water based contact cement.


P to P wiring of the electrolytics is a good technique.
However, its important there is good metal to metal contact before the solder is applied.
Bridging conductors with solder is not good.
However - I suspect soldering probably needs to be fast before too much heat damages the caps.

BTW: I used Cardas Quad solder - which has lead in it - yuk - but it flows quickly.
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Old 8th July 2012, 04:09 PM   #32
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Before I get anymore Hazing - 2 corrections

1) The Bandwidth of the F5 is around 800 KHz - not 800MHz

2) In the F5 Turbo tutorial - N.P. did not write that he paralleled up Q1 and Q2 - my mistake
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Old 8th July 2012, 06:12 PM   #33
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Juma was right.

When the 0R1 source resistors were removed - and replaced with 0R47, the F5 became thermally stable.
Its very well behaved now.


Unfortunately - biased at only 0.5 Amps - and there is about 40 mVpp ripple on each supply rail.

Very disappointing - I thought only women could break my heart.

This is a new power supply - will it improve if the electrolytics break in ?
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Old 8th July 2012, 07:01 PM   #34
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first tell us just one thing :

check with ohmmeter do you have electrical contact between base plate of PSU and that upper Al plate ?

I know that I'm boring , but - as long is there possibility that you have starved PSU , there is no point in any sonic evaluation
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Old 8th July 2012, 07:23 PM   #35
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check with ohmmeter do you have electrical contact between base plate of PSU and that upper Al plate ?
Yes. the resistance between the case and the plate was 0.

As a short term solution - I removed one of the bolts.

Long term solution - probably make a single plate for each donut.

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double input Jfets , halve source resistors , halve feedback resistors , crank bias

then listen
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closed loop around a magnetic field, which can get a massive current induced into it.
In your case less a tragedy, the magnetic vector of both cores are not in phase (for same side up).
Turn other toroid around, and you is in Doo-Doo.

(me always talk in first-person narrative, similar to "We, the King", but in my case "I, the Idiot")
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good - double input Jfets , halve source resistors , halve feedback resistors , crank bias

then listen
Here is my test set up

H/K 7600 CD player ==> Musical Fidelity v3 tube buffer ==> F5 Amp ===> scope & 10" Tannoy

changing one variable at a time

1) paralleling up the input jFET's increased the bass, dynamics and the music moved more forward.
Unquestionably, this mod is a keeper with the Gamut style MOSFET's.

2) The source resistors are presently 0R51 - I don't have 0R22's.
But from previous tinkering, I know there will be more bass if this value is lowered.

3) The 4 F.B. resistors were always 50 = R5 // R6 and 50 = R7 // R8

4) I moved the bias up to 1.3 Amps - I think it sounded more alive ???


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When the bias was increased to 1.3 Amps - the ripple on the supply rails increased to 90 mVpp - not good

The amp is very thermally stable - when I switch it on, the voltage drop across the 0R51 source resistor is about 0.64 v
1/2 an hour later its 0.70 v

Switching on and off the F5 is very well behaved - no thump - no output hitting the voltage rails.
No output relay required.

92,000uF per channel should throw a 10" Tannoy around like there is no tomorrow.
But there is no bass.
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In your case less a tragedy, the magnetic vector of both cores are not in phase (for same side up).
Turn other toroid around, and you is in Doo-Doo.

(me always talk in first-person narrative, similar to "We, the King", but in my case "I, the Idiot")

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when I wrote halve source resistors I meant on input Jfet's resistors

that way you'll keep right current through all input jfets , and better drive of outputs

also - to keep CLG in ballpark , that's why I wrote to halve feedback resistors too
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