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Old 12th March 2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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Default simple 6080/6as7 ppp/circlotron project

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I've made this 6080 ppp15w/channel.DF=16.more wanted for my multi-speaker system.Any suggestion??will post the photo and sch.later.Many thanks! in advance.
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Old 12th March 2009, 02:23 PM   #2
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very interesting arrangement ; how do you adjust bias for the 6080 ?

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Old 12th March 2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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With the 6080 cathodes connected to halfway points of the voltage doublers and the plates connected to the full voltage doubler, there is DC current thru the T? xfmrs (unbalanced load on the voltage doublers). The xfmrs are going to get hot.

Biasing of the 6080's appears to be auto-bias by R11 and R18.
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Old 12th March 2009, 07:06 PM   #5
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I noticed the bias voltage as half of the doubler voltage with the return through R2 and also the supply of the splitter tubes both crossing through the output transformer and tough in opposite direction innbalance can easily occur especially with three 6080 in parallel and this would defy the whole purpose of the circlotron which is not suppose to pass DC through the load This was the reason I asked for the bias adjustement .

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With R16 at 100K and R12 at 360K, it looks like auto-biasing by R11 will be around 2/3 control and ground reference thru R2 around 1/3 control (which as you say, goes thru 1/2 the V multiplier.). So line voltage will affect biasing for sure. I could see where some control like this could be useful to keep the 6080's regulated versus line voltage, but this seems like too much effect.

The floating supply connections to R3 and R17 may be intended as bootstrapped (CCS like a'la McIntosh) ) loads for the 6AU6's, but the amount here seems excessive. Probably positive feedback.
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Old 13th March 2009, 05:52 AM   #7
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Old 13th March 2009, 05:52 AM   #8
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very interesting arrangement ; how do you adjust bias for the 6080 ?

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Hi,
I've checked my sch. that I posted. Found that was the one I used at the very beginning.I made some mods and I'm working with the new modified sch. I'll post that modified schematic later.Sorry to all guys.
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Old 13th March 2009, 02:28 PM   #9
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Old 13th March 2009, 06:43 PM   #10
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very interesting arrangement ; how do you adjust bias for the 6080 ?

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Hello Monyse,
I've added 2 POTs to adjust bias,the attached modified schemtic tells more.
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