Problem with dual supply amplifier (triple emitter follower)

I still wont throw it...

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A 10uF ceramic capacitor is now in series to the 1K resistor. The circuit now works! but...

There is a bit too much distortion. Maybe because i didnt add the other components. I Also added 47nF + 10R in series at the output and the circuit consumes much less power now. The transistors dont heat up as much anymore.

I now found image 3.16.

So THOOOSE are the components that i need to add to make it work properly, i guess. But where i could find a 100 uF non polar capacitor!? Those are not easy to find. The only thing i could do is to use 22uF x5 in parallel (25V, ceramic, SMD).

So if i add those components it should work with LOW (almost unhearable) distortion, hopefully.

I Also have to Mount the C3505 to the heatsink since its used as some sort of thermal compensation...
 

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Also its written that Cc should be as high quality as possible like polypropilene. But all i have is ceramic, so for now i will use a ceramic one. It should not affect performance too much.

I'm testing the circuit with just ±14V for now.

If i see that it improves by adding the other components i will try to test it at high power at ±35 or maybe even ±40V to get a bit more power.

The transistors are now mounted on a CPU cooler! I will always keep the fan on.
 
But all i have is ceramic, so for now i will use a ceramic one. It should not affect performance too much.
don´t get too dissapointed, if you manage to do some listening. Ceramic´s are the absolute worst related to sound quality.
But excellent decoupling cap´s when fighting high freq. and oscillations. In the signal path, everything else is better than ceramic´s ;)
 
don´t get too dissapointed, if you manage to do some listening. Ceramic´s are the absolute worst related to sound quality.
But excellent decoupling cap´s when fighting high freq. and oscillations. In the signal path, everything else is better than ceramic´s ;)
I actually have some polypropilene ones but they are 1uF. I have to parallel once again.
 
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Also its written that Cc should be as high quality as possible like polypropilene.
Where was that written?
It possible to use a 5mm lead length Wima or equiv but you want to stay away from the longer lead spacings.
On the BC-1 design that I did with Bob Cordell, Cc (miller compensation cap) was specified as a 200V NPO/COG leaded MLCC (Multi-layer Ceramic cap)
I use Kemets from Mouser but there are others as well
For the BP ecap, we used Nichicon UES (green)
 
I'm still having problems. Even after adding all the filters. All capacitors i used are polypropilene including the one that should be 100uF (I used 10uF but polypropilene).

The output power is very low and the distorsion is high, nowhere near to what it should be. I guess there is nothing else to do anymore, its probably a bad PCB layout or i need too premium components that are super expensive or i have to wait more than 1 month to get by also wasting €30 for shipping.

Well, it was a good run, but unfortunately thats where it ends, i guess...

Its much less expensive buying a pre built class D amplifier even if it has a higher distortion. Just use it at a lower power to significantly reduce distortion. A 300W x2 amplifier can be used as a 200 - 175W x2 and the distortion will be greately reduced.
 
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