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Old 1st November 2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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Default Powerdrive for PP amp with local feedback and pentode driver ?

I plan to build a push pull amp with 807 and 6CB6 tubes with local feedback (see picture, from Glass Audio).
As I have some 2SK2700 lying around I wonder if it could be useful to add the powerdrive concept to this design ?
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Old 1st November 2009, 06:27 PM   #2
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I've thought of adding a power drive or equivalent circuit to my 1624 local feedback amplifier to allow A2 operation. It should work as long as the input capacitance of the buffer is kept very low. I'm going to give it a shot using the amplifier version of the self bias CCS circuit used as a follower.
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I've thought of adding a power drive or equivalent circuit to my 1624 local feedback amplifier to allow A2 operation. It should work as long as the input capacitance of the buffer is kept very low. I'm going to give it a shot using the amplifier version of the self bias CCS circuit used as a follower.
I am sure that a lot of fellows here are interested in how this update of the Tabor works out. Keep us informed
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You could always use a triode/pentode combo and use the triode as a follower. This would give you some AB2 capability, just not in full-tilt "George" style...
This is what I'm doing for my "Kingfisher P-P amp, and it still seems sufficient to drive the snot out of the 7591As.
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You could always use a triode/pentode combo and use the triode as a follower. This would give you some AB2 capability, just not in full-tilt "George" style...
This is what I'm doing for my "Kingfisher P-P amp, and it still seems sufficient to drive the snot out of the 7591As.
Adding another triode-follower to the 6CB6 gives the opportunity to make it a SLCF a la Rasmussen.
Experts, would this choice be suitable on this place ?
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You may find some inspiration here:
6L6 Push Pull

Should go with 807 as well.

However, I was unable to apply local NFB without experiencing hi frequency instability issues, perhaps too capacitive FB resistors ? ?
Could be a good idea to use multiple resistor in serie because they have very large voltage accross them . . .

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