Variations of DC Main Filter against buzzing Toroid Transformers - what is the right?
There are several versions of main DC Filter resp. DC blocker to avoid humming and buzzing, if there are DC components by the main voltage. In the PDFattachement I have filed several versions.
Here some URLs in this case:
L C Audio Technology / DC Filter
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision - Mains DC Blocking help
http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/solid...y-special.html post #9
What is now the circuit with best reliability for such mains DC filter resp. mains DC blocker to block DC components from the otherwise singing and buzzing toroidal main transformer ?
I guess a corresponding number of parallel EPCOS foil's MKT's together with the suitable anti parallel connected diodes (possibly suitable anti parallel connected diode serial networks of two or three serial diodes)
Or an complete other solution that meets the same purpose is much
more better (e. g. a DC compensation network in parallel mode).
Here URLs regarded electrolytic caps:
Electrochemistry Encyclopedia -- Electrolytic capacitors
(ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS - basic description)
I note by the FTcap datasheets, that the max allowed voltage of reverse polarity of their electrolytics is always the same value of 2V,
independend of the forward voltage value - e. g.:
by some other brands I get only 1V.
With respect to this - what is the right version to get highest reliability - that is the question.
Example one should do the trick (there are several threads about that particular DC blocker here). No need for lots of components. Just a nice simple way to prevent DC :)
Only one bridge needed for amps less than 500W
Crown's two bridge rectifiers are to create the dual polarity power supply.
Bryston's two bridge rectifiers are for a completely different purpose.
As we can see in the above Crown schematic, the two bridges are in parallel to increase the current capacity for their large amplifiers. Note 5 says only one bridge is used on the smaller models.
The left-hand bridge on the Bryston schematic is out-of-circuit under normal use. Current only flows when there is a bad ground loop, its function is to keep the 100R resistor from burning up (and you will hear a nasty buzz until you fix the ground loop). The right-hand bridge is the DC blocker.
And what is the better and at the same time easy i. e. passive way in your opinion to remove DC components (except active power conditioner respectively uninterruptible power supply/UPS)?
Perhaps an isolating transformer?
Or an parallel DC compensation like this one of the follow URLs?
Horch Elektroakustik - open-end-music-professional (post #9)
Unfortunately, less than one weblink in English
The related circuit I want to know.
The easiest way is to follow the example from Crown, one component, period.
given the lack of formal data, we can't really comment on what is the most reliable approach :confused:
however, anecdotally speaking (or if you held a gun to my head to make me choose :headshot:), i would probably vote for bryston's approach:
1. 20 year product warranty
2. products known to stand up to use in tough environments
3. bryston is still in business. in other words, items 1 and 2 have not been problematic enough to shut them down or even give their products a bad reputation :superman:
The Crown Studio Reference 1 schematic is dated 1994, the Bryston 4BST is the first example I can find in the Bryston line is dated 1996.
The difference between the two is the pair of electrolytic caps in the Bryston, Crown doesn't seem to feel they are needed.
If you really want to know, build it like the Crown, and then try adding the Bryston caps.
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