Go Back   Home > Forums > Amplifiers > Solid State

Solid State Talk all about solid state amplification.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th December 2012, 11:37 AM   #341
AndrewT is offline AndrewT  Scotland
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Scottish Borders
I have used the 649/669 in a few amplifiers.
I like what I see and hear.
None were original Hitachi, all were a second source copy.
I have no way of testing the various parameters to see how close they are to the Hitachi?

These do have a super SOA that few other drivers can match.
And those that better them, are specified at only 20% of the fT.
__________________
regards Andrew T.
  Reply With Quote
Old 16th December 2012, 02:51 PM   #342
wahab is offline wahab  Algeria
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: algeria/france
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaborbela View Post
Hello
wahab I have a question to you
I have 10pair Hitachi 2SB649A/2SD669A C type at home. Can I use those some place in these amplifier for cascode etc?
http://ampslab.com/Freewares/2sb649a.pdf
It look like not bad transistor (to me better than BF)
In case you would advise not to use them not a problem!
For VAS I'll buy the best, I didn't had time to look around here in Toronto at the local store until now.
Greetings Gabor
Hi , Gabor.


Those are drivers transistors with way higher current ratings than the Toshibas , so on the power side they suit as well as for voltage , the only difference is that they are not optimal for low current , 10mA , that is used for the VAS.

That said , they should work correctly for the VAS but distorsion
will be slightly higher if they are used for Q10 since they have
high input capacitance.

In fact the Hitachi that would be good replacements are 2SB648/2SD668.

The input stage cascodes BJTs can be replaced with eventualy 2N5551
while its current source can use BF469 wich can also be used for the input stage cascode , btw.

Can you post the models you have at hand ? Perhaps there are some
that would suit the job even better;....

Last edited by wahab; 16th December 2012 at 02:57 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2012, 01:33 AM   #343
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Hello
Wahab I have several different Toshiba driver at home but only a few piece so isn't worth to mentioned.
Because of that Hitachi (those are orig) I had 10 pair I toughed I cold use them here and there.
I bought those to test in my Darlington amp, I didn't tested yet.
Andrew good to know you like them.
Of course I have BF's (I hate those because produced by CDIL corp. sound awful) or 2N5551 but I will go with the Toshiba not a big investment.
Remember the layout was designed to these TO126 case transistor..
Greetings Gabor
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2012, 03:57 AM   #344
Jay is offline Jay  Indonesia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Jakarta
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaborbela View Post
What if these amp will outperform the famous GM clone you built??
What if? Well I will then use the amp for everyday listening. I will not build the amp soon enough because it is not my preferred topology. I think I will still build the amp because I have many matched NJFET (in one package). But that's only for "fun". And improving my knowledge in predicting amp performance. If it turns out to be the best, well, it's a nightmare


Quote:
Originally Posted by gaborbela View Post
After wahab test it will do outperform that Goldmund.
Of course real life a bit different but still sim gave a lot of idea about the amp performance. I do believe is a real chance these amp sound as good or better than the famous GM clone.
Gabor, simulators are not new tool. Goldmund engineers must have used it also. It is not surprising at all. Only from looking at the schematic it is not difficult to predict that wahab's amp will outperform the Goldmund on said CURVES.

The issue is not whether the simulator accurate or not. The issue is whether the CURVES is relevant to predict amp performance.

If you want my opinion, post the textfile models for the transistors, then I will tell you if based on the simulation I will build the amp or not (or it is up to my standard or not).

Gabor, if you show the CURVES for your darlington amp, NOBODY, repeat NOBODY will want to build it. But you insisted that it is the best amp for you. Why now? Why now a good amp must have the best CURVES?

Honestly I prefer to wait for your experience using the amp. If you say you want to live with it then I will build it. If you say you don't want to live with it, why should I? I have built better amps than what you have built (Yes, I have built them all).

Quote:
Originally Posted by gaborbela View Post
After Sakis P3A test the Goldmund was nowhere when was compared with the Eliot amp. Of course different taste different vine. How Sakis wrote it was an old experienced audiophile man with the Goldmund clone..
I would still pick the Telos over the Mimesis clone you guys built..
Sakis loves DX Blame ST also. I think he loves bass, Goldmund is terrible at bass. Most if not all mosfet amps are weak at bass.

The hardest part to understand is that an amp should be one package with the speaker. No best amp, no best speaker, but there is best amp+speaker.

I like P3A also. But don't be mistaken. The original ESP version is at a class below what can be achieved with best parts like what Sakis did.

(WARNING: Never think that you know the performance of a design if you build it with different parts. At least you should simulate the original then compare it to your modified version)
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2012, 04:15 AM   #345
Jay is offline Jay  Indonesia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Jakarta
Quote:
Originally Posted by wahab View Post
As for me , i simulated almost all amplifiers of this forum since my own standard is to check the caracteristics rather than relying on a pseudo technical discourse when giving an opinion about a design.
For me, I build and listen. But I also simulate all amps that I build (and those I haven't)

The key is in finding the relationship between what you see in simulation and what you hear. And I found very strong correlation.

There are many characteristics. But you don't have a formula to put all those characteristics into one number, the performance number. Creating a formula is difficult, but at least you can set "minimum" values. For example, what is the minimum noise floor for you? Does 0.0009% any different (or audible) than 0.009%?
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2012, 12:14 PM   #346
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Hello
Jay please do not take it in a way I criticise your Goldmund clone. I never heard so I can't do that and I would not want to do that!
I just wanted to encourage to give a chance to these amp, that is all. I see you are an experienced DIY-er.
I do like some of Goldmund's topology like Telos. Just to mention some of the cheapest $$$$ what they produce.
Still like it but topology to me not all, it must have a certain level of performance to after my taste.
Very likely they are not bad otherwise who would buy it for that price.
One of the think I don't like to imagine the deep strong bass when I seat done a front of a system to listen music!
About the mosfet sound has the same experience like you, not the strongest in bass they provide, having that experience makes me a bit worried about but I still want give chance..
But good mosfet amps has some advantage to and music not just deep strong bass.
Soon I'll give a chance for the P3A project to, of course in a way how I used to do. Build the basic and start improving. That is why called DIY. Sometimes take a few mounts to get there until I can decide the amp is a keeper or waste of time, energy and money.
One of the reason I do not jump in to to build these amp with basic metal film resisters.
To do that I would have to make a extra test board, buy the cheap 1% metal film (15 cent not so cheap) resisters just to test it and after invest into better quality parts.
To me waste of money to.
Last couple years the clad board price went up more than twice or 3X to.
After I built the first amp using Dale resisters I wont go back to the Yageo metal film type.
I did built several mosfet amp like Aleph30, SEWA, ProFet, Aleph X..Out of these I like the AX and I still have to do further test on the ProFet.
I want to test a few more mosfet amp these Hitachi, Aleph2, F5T etc even after I can't say mosfet topology not good.
May be not for my taste, but with out testing would be very stupid to write anything like that.

Greetings Gabor
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2012, 01:20 PM   #347
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay View Post
For me, I build and listen. But I also simulate all amps that I build (and those I haven't)

The key is in finding the relationship between what you see in simulation and what you hear. And I found very strong correlation.

There are many characteristics. But you don't have a formula to put all those characteristics into one number, the performance number. Creating a formula is difficult, but at least you can set "minimum" values. For example, what is the minimum noise floor for you? Does 0.0009% any different (or audible) than 0.009%?
The key is finding the relationship between what you see in simulation and what you measure.

Ears are great diagnostic aide, and incredible for music listening, but provide no data relating to simulation results.



Regards,

Andrew
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2012, 04:04 PM   #348
wahab is offline wahab  Algeria
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: algeria/france
Quote:
Originally Posted by gaborbela View Post
Hello
Wahab I have several different Toshiba driver at home but only a few piece so isn't worth to mentioned.
Because of that Hitachi (those are orig) I had 10 pair I toughed I cold use them here and there.
I bought those to test in my Darlington amp, I didn't tested yet.
Hi Gabor ,

These are excellent transistors when used as drivers up to 0.2A output current , it would be better to spare them for a task where they can be used at their full potential.
Besides , a lot of good parts are progressively becoming obsolete so you can just lock thoses ones on a coffer....

Quote:
Originally Posted by gaborbela View Post
Of course I have BF's (I hate those because produced by CDIL corp. sound awful) or 2N5551 but I will go with the Toshiba not a big investment.
Remember the layout was designed to these TO126 case transistor..

Of course , any BF4XX part that is not from Phillips/NXP
is to be discarded , one never knows....
  Reply With Quote
Old 17th December 2012, 06:03 PM   #349
wahab is offline wahab  Algeria
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: algeria/france
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay View Post
For me, I build and listen. But I also simulate all amps that I build (and those I haven't)
Buiding all the amps that hang in this forum including slight
variants would almost be a full time work so no surprise that simulators
are really helpful to have an accurate idea and even spare yourself
any hassle in building problematic designs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay View Post
The key is in finding the relationship between what you see in simulation and what you hear. And I found very strong correlation.
Quite possible but without specifying what are theses correlations
this argument has no technical ground at this point but is only a claim.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay View Post
There are many characteristics. But you don't have a formula to put all those characteristics into one number, the performance number. Creating a formula is difficult, but at least you can set "minimum" values. For example, what is the minimum noise floor for you? Does 0.0009% any different (or audible) than 0.009%?
In principle this amp is better than the GM in almost every metric as shown
by the sims , so what are the "caracteristics" that are lacking ?..

For noise floor , well , this is the source that set the reference ,
let say the CD format since it s a standard for current Hifi.
  Reply With Quote
Old 18th December 2012, 04:52 AM   #350
Jay is offline Jay  Indonesia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Jakarta
Quote:
Originally Posted by wahab View Post
For noise floor , well , this is the source that set the reference ,
let say the CD format since it s a standard for current Hifi.
Why the CD? Isn't it good enough already?
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Midgard, a low distortion Lateral FET output Headphone Amplifier Neutrality Headphone Systems 8 14th December 2012 07:31 PM
Thor, an all discrete Lateral FET Headphone Amplifier. Neutrality Headphone Systems 163 5th November 2012 02:53 PM
Mjlner, another all discrete Lateral FET Headphone Amplifier Neutrality Headphone Systems 13 13th October 2012 07:42 PM
hitachi lateral power mosfet in pspice JBnl Solid State 2 12th March 2005 04:49 PM
Lateral MOSFET replacements for 2SK1058 (Hitachi) jgwinner Solid State 25 11th June 2003 11:59 PM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:02 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2