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RTR BTSB Panel Mount Buffer GB

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This buffer was really designed for the OPA1656 which has FET input gates and circa 10pA input bias current and 100mA current output. The OPA1612, while lower distortion, has a BJT input gate and about 1000x higher input bias current and 30mA output current drive.

All of this is to reduce the THD by about 2x less down from 0.000029% to 0.000015% and overall lower noise from about 3mV/sqrt(Hz) to 1nV/sqrt(Hz).

I don’t think it’s worth it for the reduced output current drive.

It will probably work fine though.