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Old 7th December 2012, 12:48 PM   #71
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Do you think C4 and C9 (post69) will help, I've seen it on a NAD C372,
I'll make come changes next week,
Diode clamps look nice, another thing to try

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Old 7th December 2012, 06:10 PM   #72
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Maybe this is a second option, if I don't succeed.
What you guys think ?
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Old 8th December 2012, 11:20 AM   #73
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................66 is the preferred connection for the cascode voltage reference to the emitter resistor rather than to the rail.................
i.e. the cascodes exclude R4 & R20.

What difference does this make?
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Old 8th December 2012, 06:43 PM   #74
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IIRC it's similar in idea to the Lender circuit, a kind of local feedback if you will.

Its been a while since I read the Hawksford paper on this subject, my copy is at work (I think).

The APT is from about 1977, the Hawksford paper is from about 1988.

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...euspUYKfxBvEuA

Read section 3.2 and see fig.6B
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Old 9th December 2012, 09:42 AM   #75
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Old 10th December 2012, 06:27 PM   #76
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Finally.
Looks like my biggest problem, was initially being scared and running the amp from my bench 30V-0-30V supply, instead on 63V-0-63V it was designed for.

Most changes have been made, and I'm nearly ready to make the final boards.
This circuit posted is fully working,

Should I use a BC560 for Q20, instead of 2N5401.

I also think I might get rid of R28.

I've added D8 to help clipping behaviour.

With using matched pairs in ips and mirror, offset is very low.
But thinking of including a trim pot for offset.

Any comments would be appreciated on changes.

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Old 11th December 2012, 07:35 AM   #77
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Q19 & Q20 are current limiting devices. Neither should ever see high voltages. Low voltage devices are suitable.

How does D8 work?
Don't insert a trim pot in the emtter circuit of the LTP.
Better to look at VAS current trimming and/or adding a mirror trimming with a resistor from the bases to -ve rail.

Why are R41 & R42 different value?

What compression did you set for your jpeg?
I find the values/details quite difficult to read.
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Old 11th December 2012, 10:50 AM   #78
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How does D8 work?
Without the diode the 'darlington VAS' struggles to come out of saturation.
I have not seen this problem with a single transistor VAS, but when over driven really hard, I guess it could have a negative effect.
More experienced members would explain this better.
From my point of view, when the VAS transistors is driven with a large current from the IPS LTP then
the collector voltage of the vas transistor (Q3) drops quite low compared to its base voltage,
making the b/c junction forward bias, with diode added the current has a new path to flow, allowing Q3 to come out of saturation easier.
I'm not sure if I'm explaining well, I'm sure others will add to this.
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Why are R41 & R42 different value?
Value of R41 needed to be low when cascode was for zener diode, the zener needed more current to pass zener
knee. I increased R37 for about 2mA current, thinking id get get close to 0.7V per diode.
Value of R42 was originally the same as R41, But R4 feeds current to Q12 and Diodes D6/7,
that means that the value of R4 gets affected by the value of R42 (D6/7 current).
I decided to decrease current in D6/D7 to about 1mA which is still sufficient (greater than 20x Ib Q24)
As a side effect, max output before clipping was 185W with zener cascode, the circuit shown now has a
max output of 195W before clipping, but I still consider it 185W amplifier.

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What compression did you set for your jpeg?
I find the values/details quite difficult to read.
Circuit was exported as 1:1 screen res but at 1bit black/white bitmap.
Attached is a better resolution.

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Why are R41 & R42 different value?
Far too big.
What is needed is more clarity, not more pixels.
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Old 11th December 2012, 12:19 PM   #80
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Can't export as bitmap with low res and still be very visible.
On proteus default font is very 'thin' and small.
In other words, theres high jpg compression, saved as jpg from bitmap in photoshop at highest quality '12' jpg setting.
Even if I posted .bmp straight from proteus it would look the same.

Only other way is to export is pdf, I prefer jpg to export to web.

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