I have made an amp from an old circuit, but when i am connecting it to the speaker( 8 ohm) as per the amp specification, i am getting a loud noise, independent of the pots. Is the circuit wrong? Or what can be the probable cause?
Hi. This can be a difficult problem to fix. I'm assuming the amplifier works otherwise.
1. Make sure every ground path is connected to a single star ground.
2. Make sure your bias current is correct.
3. Check that your power supply capacitors are still in good order.
You can also leave the earth wire loose (make sure it does not touch anything), and touch it to ground or leave it disconnected, and see what difference you get. A ground loop can also be caused by external devices.
You can also check your input. Sometimes a floating input can cause buzzing, but in my experience you either get more or less buzzing due to the input.
My computer caused a lot of buzzing when it was my source, so try another source too.
Well i would go by your guidelines, but have one question....I have just made the amp circuit on a veroboard and don`t have a chassis...there is only one ground line in my veroboard where i have connected all the ground points...and with a wire connected that line to the power supply earth....so is that a problem?
Thanks man, I would definitely try that...n I have worked with CH-1 only...starting from the guitar input to the speaker...and regarding the power supply, I made 3 outputs from the transformer....30-0 , 37-0 , 37-0....and used bridge rectifier to get +30v, +37v, -37v...Is that approach correct?