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Stee 7th June 2012 08:58 AM

only four stage AMP
 
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normally are counted for a 6-stage power amplifier
but the timing of the feedback requires a lower number of steps

this amplifier is a modification of M LEVINSON NO 20.5
http://www.diygene.com/schemas/a-700sch.pdf


the input is the inverting and requires a buffer:)

jan.didden 7th June 2012 09:14 AM

Stee, I don't know how you count, but almost all power amps have three gain stages.
The input stage, often balanced/long tail pair; the voltage amplifier often called Vas or TIS (transimpeance stage) and the output stage.
In your circuit I also see 3 stages unless you count the driver emitter folower as a stage, but normally we only count gain stages.

BTW the 'run time' of the feedback signal through the stages is irrelevant. People often confuse it with phase shift.

jan didden


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