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Old 5th September 2006, 07:53 AM   #1
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Cool Tube Pre Amplifier for SEWA 7 Watt ClassA MOSFET

Hello people.

I hardly ever find a chance to start a new topic in Tubes.
Tubes are nice and interesting!

This Project is about build a Pre Amplifier
to match the input of SEWA 7 Watt Class A MOSFET Power Amp.


If you post here, please RESPECT OUR TOPIC.
And find out some basic knowledge about SEWA MOSFET amp
before you make your posts and suggestions.
The SEWA thread is GIGANTIC, so try the last pages
for uptodate information about latest version of The Circuit.

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Old 5th September 2006, 08:02 AM   #2
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Great idea to start a topic here

I have a design in mind, but without an actual SEWA present, I can't say if it will work to perfection.

If I am correct, we need 25V P-P driving some fairly hefty Cin on the MOSFET. Driving the capacitive load isn't an issue for what I have in mind, but keeping it stable with no feedback loop.

If there is a SEWA owner within reasonable driving distance of Chilliwack, BC, I'd like to meet up with you

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Old 5th September 2006, 08:38 AM   #3
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Great idea to start a topic here

I have a design in mind, but without an actual SEWA present, I can't say if it will work to perfection.

If I am correct, we need 25V P-P driving some fairly hefty Cin on the MOSFET. Driving the capacitive load isn't an issue for what I have in mind, but keeping it stable with no feedback loop.

If there is a SEWA owner within reasonable driving distance of Chilliwack, BC, I'd like to meet up with you

Cheers!
Thanks Geek.

My own thinking, based on what little i have seen and read about tupe preamps, is 6922 / E88CC / 6DJ8
Not a very original thought, yes,
but this these tubes has made a lot of good and many people happy.
And is easy to find and buy, to a resonable price in most countries.
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This article have a very valid title:
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With comparison of diffeent variations of 6DJ8. Original Article Link ( recommended! )

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Gregg... you are a SEWA owner... one of the things we didn't get aeound to talking about enuff... i have (most of) the parts for 4 monobloks (need Mosfets & thru hole passive parts) -- 2 are yours. All part of the toob-i-fication project. We did talk about using the Al tube for chassis & heatsink which was the missing ingredient...

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umm lets see some schematics tube driving sewa old chaps

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both systems of 6DJ8 in parallel.CCS-ed from down (choose your poison - you can also put some nice Ni-MH in cathode ; )),screaming current, low Rp .......
it must work like this
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If I am correct, we need 25V P-P driving some fairly hefty Cin on the MOSFET.

Cin is typically 250pF because of the common drain connection, look at the Crss curve of the mosfet for this figure (about 250pF for IRFP240 @ 15VDS)
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Here it is. If you are planning to use the full 7W potential, I would use 30V rails and 5K6 for R1 to keep distortion down
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Hi Guys,

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Gregg... you are a SEWA owner... one of the things we didn't get aeound to talking about enuff... i have (most of) the parts for 4 monobloks (need Mosfets & thru hole passive parts) -- 2 are yours. All part of the toob-i-fication project. We did talk about using the Al tube for chassis & heatsink which was the missing ingredient...

dave
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Uhhh.. I think I remember what I forgot to pack it in the scramble to make the Greyhound?


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Cin is typically 250pF
Very cool. I assume this takes into consideration Mr. Miller's contribution?

Anyway, this is what will drive it. Yes, it's an ECC88 and if you want to use a 6922/E88CC, it'll need changes.

I haven't done the gain stage yet... backed up on projects.

It uses lower voltage and higher current. I've used this as a straight buffer and is stable into a 4.7uF load, as well as complex weired inductances. It'll also drive fair good. Not as good as two trioded 6EJ7's in mu-follower, but it'll swing 25V P-P across 2K resistive+capacitive okay.

So, three tubes. One 6DJ8 for each channel and a third dual-triode for the gain stage. I'm thinking 6CG7.
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Very cool. I assume this takes into consideration Mr. Miller's contribution?

I think we can disregard him for this Common Drain circuit
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