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Old 20th August 2011, 05:36 PM   #311
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Later this evening I connected a sch from the post #217 to a real 200W power supply, +/-35V, 60mF caps bank to perform some more tests, at least that was the plan. At the end I only managed to make some small changes to Vbe multiplier but for an almost two hours I have listened to a music instead of doing some more measurements/experiments. Situation that happened so rarely in my DIY career - the sound was so good that I forgot to do anything else. The only explanation I can think of, to understand the sound quality presented, lie in the amp's phase-time-frequency characteristics. Sound was so naturally live when I went outside the lab, one could easily think it is the real stuff going in.
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Old 20th August 2011, 09:24 PM   #312
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I am jealous ,whish i was there ,ho
Hehehe ... right now I am listening to the SSA "spider network", can't stop cause it sounds better than any of my amps in the house, so my lab is now the place to enjoy the music.

P.S. In these days I found out one really important, very crucial info to me, that SSA's diff-amp CF stage is my favourite front-end ever ... will never go back to LTP !!!
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Old 20th August 2011, 09:48 PM   #313
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the mje 350/340 could be an alternative...
ON MJE15030/15031 (for 3 output pairs, 60V rails), Philips original BD139/BD140 (if with 2 lateral pairs & 45V rails) I would think a bit more appropriate for drivers than 340/350 if Sanyo video transistors aren't available?
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Old 21st August 2011, 05:12 AM   #314
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Hi Lazy Cat,

Is it possible to adopt the basic circuit of your SSA to drive a BTL bridged output biased as classA? How? The idea is to enjoy the sound of classA amp at higher power using say +/-35v rails, with so few parts its very interesting and wont be so difficult for newbies like me to build. Not sure though about the effect in efficiency.
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Lazy Cat,

I doodled a single ended version of your amp, with PP output stage using lat fets.

I kept moving along, reducing and refining - and I virtually ended up with a bipolar version of the FetZilla!!

We know the FZ sounds very good; by deduction we can assume that your design sounds equally good, I'm sure. What does stand out is the very small phase shift at 100KHz, impressive indeed.

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Hehehe ... right now I am listening to the SSA "spider network", can't stop cause it sounds better than any of my amps in the house, so my lab is now the place to enjoy the music.

P.S. In these days I found out one really important, very crucial info to me, that SSA's diff-amp CF stage is my favourite front-end ever ... will never go back to LTP !!!
Hi Lazy Cat,


Are you using the same B-IGBT configuration on your current SSA amp setup or are you currently using bipolar transistor?
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Old 21st August 2011, 08:44 AM   #317
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Are you using the same B-IGBT configuration on your current SSA amp setup or are you currently using bipolar transistor?
I am listening (also right now ) to exact sch from the post #217. As you can see there are two BIGBT's on the output (shining copper cases, each having three connection pins), runing on +/-35V.

There is 0mV at the output at cold turning on (this morning), no turn on bump whatsoever, and still 0mV when hot. With these improvisational copper U-shape heatsinks (on the pic) it goes up to 70C and more, but it is good to have overheating test as this is beeing performed to find out the best Vbe multiplier version to hold bias nearly constant.

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Lazy Cat,

I doodled a single ended version of your amp, with PP output stage using lat fets.

I kept moving along, reducing and refining - and I virtually ended up with a bipolar version of the FetZilla!!

We know the FZ sounds very good; by deduction we can assume that your design sounds equally good, I'm sure. What does stand out is the very small phase shift at 100KHz, impressive indeed.

Cheers,

Hugh
Yes, these two amps have similarities no doubt about that, they're both CF and straightforward designs, not "complicate" with signal very much. I read all the thread of FetZilla and derivates and admit that I was tempted to built and listen one, but DC offset, turn on transition swing, freq compensation needed, somehow delayed my decision, than came SSA with its promising measurements, listening tests, ...
Agree, phase shift at 100kHz I will measure, but suppose it is very small, few degres maybe, will post it later. It is still surprising to me that SSA runs with no kind of feedback caps and I have never detected any hint of an oscillation on the scope.
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Old 21st August 2011, 09:40 AM   #319
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Hi Lazy Cat,

Is it possible to adopt the basic circuit of your SSA to drive a BTL bridged output biased as classA? How? The idea is to enjoy the sound of classA amp at higher power using say +/-35v rails, with so few parts its very interesting and wont be so difficult for newbies like me to build. Not sure though about the effect in efficiency.
Two A-class amps in bridge configuration at higher output current levels than bias current value, does not keep any of them in A-class any more. So A-class is assured only at certain output currents depending on bias level set and you won't get any more A-class power in bridged amp because of double voltage swing, output current is the limit. Power dissipation level still acceptable (size of the heatsink, energy consumption acceptance, ...) is the only limiting factor. You can make single channel +/-50V A-class SSA if you like, don't need bridged amp for that only more output transistors. Beside that, your amp will be nice room heater in the winter times.
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I added the 3.3 pF FB capacitors only to band limit the amp in case of spurious pick-up from the speaker cables. Some FM tuners 10.7MHz can radiate IF and the amp can still operate at that frequency.

Comparing subjectively between MOSFET and switching to BJT version I cannot detect any difference in sound character.

I used On Semi MJ15001 and MJ15002 for BJT and Rensas 2SK1058 and 2SJ162 for MOSFET. I do not have IGBTs so I wont bother. I personally choose the MOSFETs because the circuit is simpler.

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