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Old 5th March 2011, 08:44 PM   #71
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Well, scared or not, how does it sound?
I did not finish it yet. But I don't think it will sound worse than 2A3 that has 2 paralleled triodes inside of the bulb.
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So how about 10 x 4P1L per channel?
I am seriously thinking about 10 x 6J52P per channel. It should be a killing amp, with no driver needed.
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I did not finish it yet. But I don't think it will sound worse than 2A3 that has 2 paralleled triodes inside of the bulb.
I suspect you are right about that..

Can't wait to get the quartet I ordered from Russia a couple of weeks ago. Small SE amp coming soon...
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Old 5th March 2011, 10:55 PM   #74
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By the way, one explanation why interstage transformer, or direct coupling, is good to drive directly heated tubes, and interstage capacitor is bad: the higher is cathode emission, the more is grid current non-linear even when voltage on grid is negative. I've found this curves in the net, when the author was searching for better cathode temperature for double diode in guitar stomp box:

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Old 6th March 2011, 12:17 AM   #75
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Default More parallel triodes

Conrad-Johnson ART Preamplifier
“…fabricating the equivalent of a single high-transconductance triode by linking five dual-triode 6922s in parallel” Conrad-Johnson ART Preamplifier | Stereophile.com


Tim de Paravicini EAR V20 amplifier
“With ten 12AX7s per channel, de Paravicini employs five tubes to cover each phase of the push-pull” EAR V20 integrated amplifier | Stereophile.com

The new Tim de Paravicini EAR V12 amplifier
“The V12 was designed by Tim de Paravicini and uses six EL84 tubes per channel. It puts our 50Wpc in triode mode”. E.A.R. V12 integrated amplifier | Stereophile.com

At the end...... Anatoly, what happens to your 4P1L PSE?
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At the end...... Anatoly, what happens to your 4P1L PSE?
I will have results on Monday. Last Friday I soldered almost everything in output stages.
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Cool!!
I am waiting with great anticipation!!! Hope to start on this project maybe by end of the month.... Trying to decide whether to go PSE or SE.... Still planning process and obtaining parts. Just got my sockets, but seems too tight to insert the tubes into.
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Hi!

I am listening now to stereo amp with... 2.5W per channel!

Sounds very clean. Stereo imaging is perfect. Even depth is heard well.

Output stage uses 4P1L DH tube, triode connected. Input stage uses triode connected 6J5P tube, loaded on gyrator for minimum tube distortions, green LED in cathode. It is coupled to 4P1L grid through cathode follower made on 6N16B with paralleled triodes, dynamically loaded on current source. It is not a "power drive", it is the way to minimize distortions caused by non-linear grid current, especially when interstage capacitor is used.

The whole thingy is powered from oversized PS with stabilized voltages for -56, +120, +240 and floating 6.3V.

Enjoy!
Hi Wavewourn,
Firstly thanks for continuously sharing your experience, I'm learning a lot from your posts!
i'm working on a 45SET at the moment and was looking at improving the 6SL7 driver stage from a typical resistor loaded grounded cathode configuration to an active loaded setup. I'm simulating at the moment a CCS using PNPs, but was keen to see any potential improvements by using a gyrator instead. Do you have any doc or share any link where I can get my head around how to calculate the values of the circuit you used?

thanks for your time
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I'm simulating at the moment a CCS using PNPs, but was keen to see any potential improvements by using a gyrator instead. Do you have any doc or share any link where I can get my head around how to calculate the values of the circuit you used?
Hi Ale;

we already discussed gyrator load on this forum many times. I already answered the question about why I prefer gyrator, in this particular thread. You can find a lot of answers searching for gyrator keyword.

In short, gyrator in anode is CCS with servo. Servo works such a way so no matter how different are tubes, how old they are, how changed is their emission, servo keeps voltage on anode stable on DC adjusting idle current.

This particular servo I used is referenced to B+, it is the minus: PSRR on frequencies below audio band is low, so B+ source have to be well stabilized to avoid unwanted feedback and caused by it non-stability on ultra-low frequencies.

For better PSRR you may use version of Gyrator used by Michael Koster in his Meteor amp; also, the same MOSFET is used as a source follower, so it looks like SRPP stage with stable anode voltage.
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Hi Ale;

we already discussed gyrator load on this forum many times. I already answered the question about why I prefer gyrator, in this particular thread. You can find a lot of answers searching for gyrator keyword.

In short, gyrator in anode is CCS with servo. Servo works such a way so no matter how different are tubes, how old they are, how changed is their emission, servo keeps voltage on anode stable on DC adjusting idle current.

This particular servo I used is referenced to B+, it is the minus: PSRR on frequencies below audio band is low, so B+ source have to be well stabilized to avoid unwanted feedback and caused by it non-stability on ultra-low frequencies.

For better PSRR you may use version of Gyrator used by Michael Koster in his Meteor amp; also, the same MOSFET is used as a source follower, so it looks like SRPP stage with stable anode voltage.
Hi Wavebourn,
Thanks for this. I have been searching the web and also the forum and couldnt get hold of any formula to compute the equivalent L and circuit components of the mosfet gyrator, albeit I found many posts explaining benefits, caveats, etc.

Can you please explain how you calculated the gyrator in your circuit?

Thanks
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