Old Soul


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2017-09-10 6:33 pm
Test-run @ 90mV, 20 minutes…
Be is 55°C. (16°c room temp)

Good to go, don’t you think?


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2004-07-12 5:08 am
Sad news to report. During first period of running in amp, it blew a fuse after about 6 hours of playing and since this is test mule with Antek 3218, I only put in 2.5A fuse (2.5x120V = 300W). No big deal. I changed to 3A fuse and it was playing again for about 1 hour and blew again. Changed to 4A fuse and either I wasn't waiting long enough to drain caps or it just was already on way to Ge-drekland. Went back to front end (FE) and output section (OS) testing, FE was still fine but OS was 50% THD. I changed active parts (817, 385, 139/140) thinking the mosfets were sturdy fellows but still no good. Pulled IRF9510 and put on tester, tested ok so only conclusion was Ge. I swapped 22R back in for R122, plugged 2SA1943 and everything is good again in that channel. Has to be 2N1099 slowly turned itself into a jumper wire. Id was set at 1A but after it went bad, on the bench supply, it was pulling 2A (limiter) on both rails.

I will take this opportunity to test 2N277 (Delco) as I found datasheet which is different spec from the Motorola 2N277 and looks like it might survive.

Also found perfect fit mica sheet mica sheet for 2N1099


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Dennis Hui

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2002-08-27 7:19 pm
Toronto, Canada