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Old 11th October 2004, 05:46 PM   #91
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i agree...transformers only, but maybe make matched fets an add-on option for those of us that don't want to bother (or can't) match fets

That would be it...

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Old 11th October 2004, 06:06 PM   #92
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mosfet matching helps to reduce the nonliniarity, but is not essential to get the amplifier working.

You could drive the outputs in that manner for an integrated amp.
At what matching accuracy are we looking? 100mV, 10mV?
If you say you need 20 or so mosfets to get a pair, they should be matched pretty decently.

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Old 11th October 2004, 06:33 PM   #93
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I am assuming thta I needn't worry about normal parts like DC power supply componets, heatsinks etc.?
Only obscure parts to me are the input and output transformer. Everything else i have in stock.
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Old 11th October 2004, 06:36 PM   #94
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Old 11th October 2004, 06:42 PM   #95
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Hi Everyone,

Many thanks for your enthuisam.

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At what matching accuracy are we looking? 100mV, 10mV?
If you say you need 20 or so mosfets to get a pair, they should be matched pretty decently.

/Hugo
I would hope to match to better then 10 mV, however I can't tell until I have a representative number to set up.

For calibrating my RF power mosfets I use a constant current source at 5 mA to avoid heating effects.

I need to check that this tracks to the 250 mV bais voltage as my RF amp version is full power FM so has a 100% amplitude sine wave the full time.


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I will advise exact details as appropriate.

They offer SuPer Orthosil "a superior line of grain oriented electrical transformer steels available in .007"(M-2), .009"(M-3), and .011"(M-4)".

My current transformers are in M6 Orthosil, a grain oriented electrical transformer steel.

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I will be able to supply a wound bobbin plus the other bits to assemble the transformer.

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This should help a lot with the shipping costs.

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Old 11th October 2004, 06:58 PM   #96
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Congratulations on a very original and exciting design. Have you had any thought to using this amplifier with an output transformer designed to directly drive electrostatic speakers possibly Quad ESL63s

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Old 11th October 2004, 07:08 PM   #97
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Hi Stuart,

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Congratulations on a very original and exciting design. Have you had any thought to using this amplifier with an output transformer designed to directly drive electrostatic speakers possibly Quad ESL63s

Stuart
Thank you.

Yes, I have.

Should work but would require careful transformer design to maintain the coupling.

The bandwidth might be a bit lower, perhaps no more than 50 kHz.

I like electrostatics but don't have the space to use them in a small living room.

I even have a pair of ESL63s, but they are on loan to someone because of this (and unfortunantly not accessible for experimentation).

I have the schematic somewhere and as far as I can recall the transformers secondaries are multi tapped for that phase delay thingy. But it was a long time ago and I am very hazy on the exact details.

But in principle, yes.

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Old 11th October 2004, 08:01 PM   #98
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Could you make a much more powerful version without sacrificing
the wonderful simplicity???
400 watts????
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Old 11th October 2004, 11:44 PM   #99
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No, it would be impractical, BECAUSE the distortion will rise directly as the power out, (presuming 3rd harmonic is dominant). How much distortion can you tolerate? 1%, 10%? High power amps require a re-think of the approach. Sorry, Susan, didn't mean to break-in like this, but I stated this principle on another thread, recently.
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Old 12th October 2004, 12:45 AM   #100
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Default Hey Susan!!!

Talk about a grand entrance - sheesh!! 5,600+ views in 2 days.

Congratulations on an exciting debut post. In case you don't know, for just about every response there have been 50 other people reading this thread.

I can't wait to hear the reports from others trying out your design.

BTW, thanks for finding a US manufacturer to wind the trannis, there are plenty of us across the pond who will be interested in this project.

A couple of trannis, 3 resistors, 2 zeners, and a pair of Mosfets - brilliant!!!
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