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Old 12th June 2008, 05:18 PM   #1
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Hi There
I just finished 1 channell of my 12 Volt pre amp for my Kart Trailer
sound system. I have 2 12el6's configured in srpp run by a battery and by jingos it doesnt sound too bad at all. I have 1k on the cathode to anode connection and 1k on the lower tubes cathode. Current draw is 350 mA per side. I had read that space charge tubes "like" a bit of current. Funnily enough the amp still puts out signal with only the heaters turned on and the volume increases once i kick the anode supply in.
Output is a little low so i might halve the value of the cathode resistors to 500 Ohm instead of 1k. AT this point i have .15V on the cathode resistor to ground which equates to .00015mA. The top tube b+ is 12V whilst the lower is 9V. I figure it should have 1/2 b+ on it so i need to mess with the resistor value
All in All a very satisfying experiment.
Thanks
Nick
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