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Old 20th February 2008, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default amplifier reactive load testing

I need a model of a full range speaker to do some reactive load testing on an amplifier.
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Old 20th February 2008, 10:47 AM   #2
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Pass and ESP have published some info on this.
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Old 20th February 2008, 02:55 PM   #3
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Don't forget to also model the speaker cables.

I found what seemed like some good modeling information at:

There is a (dual) speaker model, there, too, IIRC.

There are also some 'standard' amplifier tests that use a capacitor in parallel with a resistor, for the load, driven by squarewaves. Typically, the capacitance is up to 2.2 uF in parallel with 8 Ohms, IIRC. But don't forget to also try smaller capacitances. I have seen cases where 2.2 uF looked fine but 0.1uF made it oscillate.

Also, remember that with squarewaves for the input, everything will depend on their rise and fall time. There is a recent thread about that, here:

square wave testing and slew rate
The electrolytic capacitors ARE the signal path:
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Old 21st February 2008, 02:41 PM   #4
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Arny K. did one some years ago. Try:
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