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Old 27th May 2006, 05:00 PM   #1
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who do you think has the best audio driver?
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Old 27th May 2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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Old 27th May 2006, 06:21 PM   #3
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Hi seanmacss,
Given you are posting in Solid State, I guess you mean driver transistors?

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Old 27th May 2006, 08:41 PM   #4
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just an example schematic


i have the audio drivers circle in red

example bd134 pnp 1.5 amps 80v 12.5 watts
bd139 npn 1.5 amps 80v 12.5 watts
mje15034npn 4amp 350v 50watts
mje15035pnp 4amp 350v 50watts


http://www.onsemi.com/pub/Collateral/BD136-D.PDF
http://www.onsemi.com/pub/Collateral/BD135-D.PDF
http://www.onsemi.com/pub/Collateral/MJE15034-D.PDF
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Old 27th May 2006, 08:42 PM   #5
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i type an mistake
bd139
bd140
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Old 27th May 2006, 08:58 PM   #6
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Hi seanmacss,
My personal favorites are the Toshiba devices they keep discontinuing.

If only the hFE of the On Semi devices weren't 2:1 for the PNP types.

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Old 28th May 2006, 11:09 AM   #7
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Hi,
I like 2sb649/d669
120Vce0 or 160Vce0(a), 20W, 1.5A, fT 110 to 140MHz, Cob 27pF, hFE 100 to 200 (C) or 160 to 320 (D).

Good performance for Vrail upto +-60V.
Struggles a bit with low impedance loads but does 4ohm and above very well.

and cheap!
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Old 28th May 2006, 11:14 AM   #8
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Hi Seanm,
tr3 is the VAS and should be low Cob for drive from LTP.
tr7 is CCS. Not sure what speed you need here, having seen conflicting arguments.

2sc1360 makes a good VAS.
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For the schematic and outputs shown I'd just stick with the MJE15034/5 drivers and either BD139/140 or MJE340/350.

re VAS, I was looking at these Fairchild transistors -

http://www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/KS%2FKSC3503.pdf
http://www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/KS%2FKSA1381.pdf

What do you people think? They look like good VAS and predrivers in a triple darlington output stage to me.
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Hi Jaycee,
the fairchild 2sa1381/c3503 have good specs to suit VAS duty.
Try to get E or F grade, matching grades for N & P types.
For high voltage types the specs hold up very well, most lose somewhere in exchange for this level of voltage tolerance.
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