Go Back   Home > Forums > >
Home Forums Rules Articles diyAudio Store Blogs Gallery Wiki Register Donations FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Solid State Talk all about solid state amplification.

Power amp under development
Power amp under development
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 3rd September 2006, 02:19 AM   #1021
TomWaits is offline TomWaits  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
TomWaits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Power amp under development
Default Another from the bare bottom

Goodtimes,

Shawn.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg tonightsboardssmall.jpg (93.8 KB, 1101 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2006, 02:21 AM   #1022
TomWaits is offline TomWaits  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
TomWaits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Power amp under development
Default Jump on this if you want to...

Quote:
Originally posted by TomWaits
If I built some smaller Quasi's running at -/+ 22VDC Rails will the existing pre and drive circuitry work well. Or do I need to change some resistor values and use some different transistors?

Jah.

Shawn.
Don't wait for Q, jump in!
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2006, 02:27 AM   #1023
anatech is offline anatech  Canada
diyAudio Moderator
 
anatech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Georgetown, On
Power amp under development
Hi Shawn,
Nice work!

And now I'm thirsty thanks to you!

-Chris
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2006, 02:54 AM   #1024
quasi is offline quasi  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
quasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Default Re: Error 200 ohm Pot (hard to set BIAS)

Quote:
Originally posted by TomWaits
This is the problem people are having when they have difficulties setting up the Bias on Quasi.

Cheers,

Shawn.

Well spotted Shawn. This is indeed an awful error. Mine setup fine though and I suspect many amps will depending on the rail voltages used. I will post a revised PCB soon.

My apologies to anyone affected.

Cheers
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2006, 03:01 AM   #1025
quasi is offline quasi  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
quasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
R6 needs to be changed for different rails.

> 60 volts R6 = 18K
30 - 60 volts R6 = 6K8
less than 30 volts R6 = 0 ohms (link)

This must be done or the first stage won't work properly.

Cheers
Q
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2006, 03:11 AM   #1026
TomWaits is offline TomWaits  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
TomWaits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Power amp under development
Default Re: Error 200 ohm Pot (hard to set BIAS)

Quote:
Originally posted by quasi
Well spotted Shawn. This is indeed an awful error. Mine setup fine though and I suspect many amps will depending on the rail voltages used. I will post a revised PCB soon...
The one crappy resistor that I purchased on my first set of boards was indeed the 220R resistors as the shop had no 1% of that value. I had a hard time setting the bias and in the end it was very good but not as well as you wrote in the instructions. I purchased 5% or 10% tol 220R so I got away with it. I will go back to the other amp and tweak it soon. The DC offset was a no brainer. More fine tuning to come.

I have many suggestions Q, if want to hear them, about the board and the layout, nothing bad but I can be picky too?

Hey, I'm actually listening to Tom Waits Live in Australia 1979 as I type this. It's a boot called "Fast Women and Slow Horses". The version of Burma Shave would melt your spine what ever that means.

Shawn
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2006, 03:55 AM   #1027
TomWaits is offline TomWaits  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
TomWaits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Power amp under development
Default Plate amps

Quote:
Originally posted by quasi
R6 needs to be changed for different rails.
> 60 volts R6 = 18K
30 - 60 volts R6 = 6K8
less than 30 volts R6 = 0 ohms (link)
This must be done or the first stage won't work properly.
Cheers
Q
As my semi-final Quasi (I planned this along time ago) amp I will make 5 plate amps, each with its own supply, heat sink, transformer, PCB and heat sink. I found the "baby" Toroidal just the other day! They are pulled from a series of subwoofer amplifiers and they are very compact and I guess each may deliver 80~120VA so one per board would be nice. Of course this all goes into one big fat case and delivers the love to the theatre set-up.

Cheers,

Shawn.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg quasi2 016smaller.jpg (92.6 KB, 1042 views)
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2006, 03:59 AM   #1028
TomWaits is offline TomWaits  Canada
diyAudio Member
 
TomWaits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Power amp under development
Default Re: Plate amps

The smallest Quasi's will only have 4 Fets per amp, Q, does that change anything more on the previous post ?

Cheers,

Shawn.
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2006, 04:23 AM   #1029
ppcblaster is offline ppcblaster  United States
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Default Quasi

All I have is a PDF is there more documentation?

Is the Amp design finalized?

I read where you were going to release another board?

Is there a parts list, Are boards going to be made? Group Buy?

Thanks
  Reply With Quote
Old 3rd September 2006, 05:16 AM   #1030
quasi is offline quasi  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
quasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Default Re: Quasi

Quote:
Originally posted by TomWaits
The smallest Quasi's will only have 4 Fets per amp, Q, does that change anything more on the previous post ?

Cheers,

Shawn.
The number of FETs does not change anything other than the power handling. All other components stay the same for the voltages used.

Quote:
Originally posted by ppcblaster
All I have is a PDF is there more documentation?

Is the Amp design finalized?

I read where you were going to release another board?

Is there a parts list, Are boards going to be made? Group Buy?

Thanks
I thought the amp design was finalised until Shawn found an error recently. I will post corrected layouts soon. This will be the only other board for this amp I will release.

I do not intend making any PCB's or commercialising this amp. You are welcome to take any of the designs I have posted on this thread and give them to anybody to make PCB's for you. If someone organises a group board buy that's cool too. Note though I would be very dissappointed to learn that someone was making a profit from things that I have developed. My entire intention apart from building my own amps, is to provide other DIY'ers with projects that work well and are royalty free.

The downside is that I cannot provide a fully detailed project document only what I have posted and emailed already. This for most people should be enough. If it isn't then they need to seek help on this thread or from a friend.

Cheers
Q
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Power amp under developmentHide 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

Forum Jump


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:27 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Resources saved on this page: MySQL 15.79%
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright ©1999-2017 diyAudio
Wiki