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Old 23rd October 2003, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Several of Q-s about Citation 12 MosFet

Hi to all Pass fans

I have been thinking to build a Mr. Pass Citation 12 MosFet version for some time.
Looking at the schematic in the original article I got several questions?
 Why the outputs Fets (Q6, Q7) are not equipped with the Grid stop resistors?
 Are the diodes D1, D2 between Drain and Source really necessary with modern Fets like IRF240, where the Fets already have those diodes installed internally?
 What’s the purpose of R8?
 Why the input cap is excluded?
 I cannot easily source suggested ZTX450; ZTX550 transistors locally so I think to use BC560 for the diff pair (Q1, Q2). Can they be safely used for Q3, Q4, and Q5 as well or should I use some more powerful devices like BD139 and BD140.
 Would adding the rail decoupling caps (like 100uF parallelled with 100nF) improve anything?
 Are there any other improvements to the circuit that could be made?

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Old 23rd October 2003, 05:53 PM   #2
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1) They apparently not needed as they are driven by
relatively high impedances.

2) No, they would be superfluous.

3) I recall connection to chassis, which is otherwise isolated.
This might be an error.

4) Why include it?

5) I imagine they will work fine.

6) Maybe

7) No doubt. Norm Thagard wrote an excellent piece for
AudioXpress on the Mosfet 60.
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Thanks a bunch Mr. Pass

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Old 23rd October 2003, 08:58 PM   #4
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Old 16th January 2004, 06:40 PM   #5
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Well on sugestion by Millwood...i built Mosfet citation 12 and was very satisfied. Well my first Mosfet amp ever but good one. Good Job Mr.Pass.
Pcb was made for about half an hour. Everything elese on about 1 hour. and there is the music. I also did destroy one pair of irf540. Maybe beacouse bias tromier pot was old 1o years like all the other components
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Old 20th January 2004, 05:43 PM   #7
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Very excellent.
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Old 22nd January 2004, 08:10 AM   #8
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Hello,

I am built the Citation 12 using the MPSA 42 & MPSA 92 for all the transistors used, and the IRFP 240 for the Mosfet.
He work great!

Thank you Mr Pass.

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Old 8th December 2006, 12:37 PM   #9
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i build citation 12 mosfet using 2sk1058, sounds great but the amp runs very hot, my finger can't hold the output transistor for 10 seconds

Any suggestion Gentlemen? I love the sound of this amp very much.

What should I do if i want to parrallel the output with 10 pieces IRF 450? Are there any changes for the components and its value?

Thank you Gentlemen, especially Mr. Nelson Pass.

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Sounds like too much bias. You need to measure the
idle current in the output stage, for starters.
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