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Old 24th February 2006, 11:14 AM   #1
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Hi,
is there a way to use an dc-servo for an audio-opamp if I use the opamp in inverted mode?
If I would use that walt jung servo (Page 26 / 6.24 Fig. 6.17), one would get a low-pass around 40Hz (39.2k/0.1uF) attanuated by 1M for a given signal.
If there are more, or even more serious drawbacks I'd like to know...
The offset I have to deal with is aprox. 20mV, so I guess it will be next to useless to feed the compensation pins (1/5), right?
So, any hints for me?
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Old 24th February 2006, 12:30 PM   #2
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Hi,
40Hz lowpass filter sounds too high for DC servo.

I would expect about 1Hz
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Old 24th February 2006, 12:35 PM   #3
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Andrew,
I did not mean the servo-F, but if you connect the servos output to the summing point, and feed the signal to that inverted input, the signal in turn sees that low-pass, meaning, only Fs under 40 Hz will pass unattanuated, and that would barley be acceptable.
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Old 24th February 2006, 01:08 PM   #4
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Hi On,
the servo will try to remove most of your bass signals with the filter set that high.

It does not matter whether you go inverting or non inverting.
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Old 24th February 2006, 01:26 PM   #5
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Andrew,
not the filter is set that high, the filter is around 1,5Hz with (1M/0.1uF). But the output of the servo (you've got to look the provided link) serves as an unwanted input when using inverted topo.
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Old 24th February 2006, 01:41 PM   #6
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Inverting or non-inverting, it doesn't matter.

If you check my gainclone you can see how I have done. The pcb can handle both inverting and non-inverting amps with or without DC-servo.

http://home.swipnet.se/~w-50719/hifi/gainclone

Why don't you test my simulation? I have used the freeware LTSpice from www.linear.com
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Old 24th February 2006, 05:43 PM   #7
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Hi Peranders,
I will check your files before asking more silly questions
What a good practice to post sim-files, thanks!
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Old 28th February 2006, 08:48 AM   #8
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Peranders,
all my issues are solved with your files, thanks a lot!
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Old 28th February 2006, 09:17 AM   #9
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A DC-servo is just an active feedback element and this is very pedagogical if you simulate it. You'll notice also that care must be taken if the servo has less supply voltage than the main amp.

What happends if you put out 10-20 Hz at full power? You must deside for yourself lower limit in frequency at full output power when the servo is not yet saturated => distortion.
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