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Old 24th December 2012, 12:10 PM   #21
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Everything else is measuring as it should. It's got to be a bad coupling cap.

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Old 24th December 2012, 12:38 PM   #22
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1- I don't see where you stated if a load was connected or not??? there should be at least a 8-10 ohm resistor connected across the speaker terminals. without a load you may see some DC.

2- the output cap could have a lot of leakage. if you are using old caps for the output cap they could be bad but measure ok and work ok for typical power supply use just not as an output coupling cap. for testing you can use just about any cap there. try a 10,000uf or whatever else you have that may be newer.

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Old 24th December 2012, 02:23 PM   #23
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Now, musn't blame Nelson for my omission.

For the sake of others:
If one tests with a dummy load (as one should) the coupling cap discharges rather quickly through the load.

Since speakers don't always like this sort of thing, we use a 100 Ohm or so resistor connected from the output to ground to bleed off the cap when there's no load connected. This can potentially save you or your speker from a shock.
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Old 24th December 2012, 02:41 PM   #24
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Now, musn't blame Nelson for my omission.

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why not ....... I'm really enjoying in that

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Old 26th December 2012, 12:13 AM   #25
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More soon but I believe c2cthomas posted the answer.

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Old 26th December 2012, 12:40 AM   #26
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Um, actually, that schematic is correct.
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Old 26th December 2012, 12:46 AM   #27
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Um, actually, that schematic is correct.
I think the problem lies with my version of 'grounding'. I'm waiting on a replacement VFet. As soon as I know for sure I'll post a detailed and well illustrated report.

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Old 26th December 2012, 01:09 AM   #28
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Um, actually, that schematic is correct.
I went back and looked and said to myself that being the big dummy that I am I would need to wire it up and do a double check on it. But I have to agree with you Michael - upon a 2nd look it does look correct. OTOH - I am all to familiar with the term "smoke test".
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Old 26th December 2012, 01:14 AM   #29
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I smoked a VFet so all potential answers will have to wait for a little while.

Thanks again for everyone's assistance and input.

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Old 26th December 2012, 07:22 AM   #30
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try it first with a 1ohm source resistor , it sounds near as good with a 100000uf bypass cap and it is "indestructible" mounted like that..

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