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Old 3rd March 2013, 03:57 PM   #1
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Can someone explain the DC restorer zener circuit and how to apply it? I have the same 'Base' model vintage amplifier used in Bob Carver's NEW design 'http://www.bobcarver.com/vta20s.asp' in the vintage amp he used a DC restorer zener circuit to stablize the voltage drop from tubes driven close to cut-off at high output demands. "This circuit 'zener is connected to the cathode bias resisterand fed back to the grids such that thegrid bias is held at a constant voltage (Carvers used 12volts) thereby restoringthe lost DC component of thedrive signal." His words.

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Old 23rd July 2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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It should be on another thread, sorry.

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Old 23rd July 2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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No possible answer without seeing a schemo . . .
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Old 23rd July 2013, 06:37 PM   #4
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its a simple auto bias circuit. so the amp doesn't run in class B

on another note if someone expands on the circuit say with a ccs the auto bias circuit would have enough gain in essence to trnsform the final stage into a local AGC keyed VCA and compress the signal.
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Old 23rd July 2013, 07:39 PM   #5
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Thanks DavesNotHere The simplest answer is the best starting point!
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Old 23rd July 2013, 08:31 PM   #6
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Not exactly DC restorer, which is discussed in details in this thread
Putting Stock In Carver?
but automatic bias control developed back in 1947 and published in Audio Engineering - "High Quality Audio Amplifier with Automatic Bias Control".

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