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Old 13th September 2006, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default My little beast is getting ready..

Its a douglas Self design.
I beleive you know the schematic but i will try to upload it.
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Old 13th September 2006, 09:31 AM   #2
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Its actually two monoblocs with 1KVA trans, and 2x100.000uF/80V (United chemicon)

Here is a pic of what it looks like. Sorry for quality.

One monoblock shown here.
The second one will be ready next week
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Old 13th September 2006, 11:55 AM   #3
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This is the Soft start
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Old 13th September 2006, 01:26 PM   #4
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Looks a little lite on the Heatsink side of things but looking good.

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Hmm

Somewhere I have seen this circuit but I can't quite place it....I just wonder what would happen to the bias of Q3 if Q6 were to saturate. Perhaps a seperate bias for Q3 and Q6 would make this a non-issue?

Just curious, what would be the difference if you replaced Q8 with a PNP type, use Q5 as the source and Q4 as the mirror, drive the emitter of Q7 with the emitter of Q8(PNP) as a common base VAS instead of a cascode VAS? I have done this and it sounds great, may reduce miller effect but I haven't built a casode VAS to compare. Any thoughts?
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Hmm

Somewhere I have seen this circuit but I can't quite place it....I just wonder what would happen to the bias of Q3 if Q6 were to saturate. Perhaps a seperate bias for Q3 and Q6 would make this a non-issue?
Q6 never saturates. That's the reason R1 and R12 have different values. The main idea is that Q3 and Q6 should have the same bias.

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Just curious, what would be the difference if you replaced Q8 with a PNP type, use Q5 as the source and Q4 as the mirror, drive the emitter of Q7 with the emitter of Q8(PNP) as a common base VAS instead of a cascode VAS? I have done this and it sounds great, may reduce miller effect but I haven't built a casode VAS to compare. Any thoughts?
It would be a different design !


haven't tried that, so i can not comment.
But, you should always take into considaration the absolute phase of the signal (0 deg, or 180deg.) so, you won't end up with possitive feedback.
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Looks a little lite on the Heatsink side of things but looking good.

Shawn.

As long as the quiescent current remains below 80mA per transistor it's fine (already tested....).
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and some specs:

145W @8 Ohms (20Hz to 20KHz)
268W @4 Ohms (20Hz to 20KHz)

The transf. has a 2x40.5V secondary, and the voltage on the caps is 54.9V with the amp idling.

At full power the voltage on the caps drops to 53V @8 Ohms and to 52.4V @4 Ohms.
It's the benefits of Overengineering!
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Hi Johnny1!Have you match the output BJTs???
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Hi Johnny1!Have you match the output BJTs???

Of course i have them matched!

Not only the output BJT's but also all the complementary pairs.
The differential pair and the current mirror BJT's are also matced pairs.
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