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Old 29th January 2009, 03:45 PM   #761
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Homemodder,

I didn't quite get it...I was asking for a design concept , not a copy of anyone else's complete design work.

You, perhaps, have introduced completely different issue about Technics class A+ amp. If that is the case, then you talking about a different animal. Basically, in this design you get 2 output stages, a regular class AB O/P and then a tiny class-A amp . In effect, any x-distortion is get corrected by the small class A amp. The working principle is unique. Basically the composite collector current profile , both from class-a and ab, is a result of amalgamated profile and the end result is: you get almost x-over free or any other rail induced artifacts free output. Bear in mind that, typical class-AB amp has a nasty element of rail induced x-over artifacts as Mr Cordell hinted in his explanation in another non-swtiching class B post.

The japanese engineers recommended that this type of design should be realised in an amp from 80W and above. Pls note that this topology yields about 50% of efficiency compared to 25% in a pure class-A and about 77% in AB design. Many of our forum gurus have concluded that, this topology is one of the most robust solutions to the journey towards high efficiency class-a design avaialble to date . Also ,IMHO, static type of x-over distrotions that Mr Cordell cited in his post could be completely eliminated in this type of non class-A design.

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Old 29th January 2009, 03:54 PM   #762
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OS,

Good luck with your new blend of class A flavour.

Why only limited to 20 trannies? You could lift your barrier and use as many as you want, some of them can act in slave mode not in active configuration as one might imagine. These days they come very cheap..

Anyway, thanks for your answer.

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Old 29th January 2009, 04:09 PM   #763
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Why only limited to 20 trannies? You could lift your barrier and use as many as you want,
I could go 20-24 (even 30) but I want to keep it "doable"
for newbies .The vast majority will opt for the simple and
elegant design... FA1 ,Quasi amp ,DX..etc..

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Old 29th January 2009, 05:20 PM   #764
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In that case you could offer 3 different variants: beginners/moderate/advanced version.You already run quite a few simulation options.

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Old 29th January 2009, 05:40 PM   #765
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OS,

when would you like to share your (technics) diode controlled class-a design? can you elaborate this idea??
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Old 29th January 2009, 05:40 PM   #766
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Is yours an example schematic from one of those japanese harmonic canceling amps? Can you briefly explain it's workings?
Os, having 3 types of amp frees you from imposed constraints associated with builders but I do understand your concerns.
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Old 29th January 2009, 05:56 PM   #767
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atiq19, no Im not going that route but it does look good except for even more complexity, technics have 2 schemes, one is new class a the other is class aa, I think the scheme you showed is like the aa type, unfortuneatly I cannot see the document proposed by jkenny, this might be interesting as this is the route I took but bear in mind that this is not possible without a non switching scheme in the first place, or so I found.

The design concept is to try eliminate high even and uneven order distortions in outputstages, this has been worked on by others, the easiest to see how this works is to see an example of someone elses work and what they tried to achieve and why I gave the mitsubishi amp as reference. Giving design concept schematics is like giving the design away, its easy to work from there, look at Ostripper, he got it, change the resistors to current source etc. Technics secret was out in the open as soon as they gave even the crudedest indication of a design concept schematic.
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Old 29th January 2009, 06:01 PM   #768
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atiq - when would you like to share your (technics) diode controlled class-a design? can you elaborate this idea??
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Jkeny -Os, having 3 types of amp frees you from imposed constraints associated with builders but I do understand your concerns.
Sort of the FA1 / 2/ 3 idea...
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Old 29th January 2009, 06:07 PM   #769
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ostripper,

When you do your sims on the non switching output stages do you also do a stepped DC input? That is, no AC input but DC at a number of levels until max output voltage is achieved. Then look at the current in the emitter resistors at each step. Repeat for different loads.
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Old 29th January 2009, 06:12 PM   #770
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Kkeny,

you need to get a copy of the AES paper:

''High efficiency class A amplifier''

Nov 1978, 61st convention.


Here is another thread:


:: Audiotek 69 - [Technics SE-A1?] ::


I attached the schematic from 'evolve power amp' website. yes it is japanese.


In simplest term,

lets say we have 50W output of an amp.
8.5W will come from class-A amp contribution.
42W will be taken care of by class-AB.

composite operation is compareable to class-A.

the most subtle feature is rail tracking.

later

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