single mosfet headphone amplifier question

Of course! Many have built it!

This is one of the most wellknowned Designs
in the "headphone world".

1000s of version have been built.
Modifications of a lot.

This is a simple Current Buffer.
Does not amplify voltage
and so avoids the problems which follows by that.

Have you read the Addendum.
And also go to Headwize Forum "DIY workshop"
and seach of the name of the constructor "Szeke"

http://www.headwize.com/projects/showproj.php?file=szeke1_add_prj.htm

If there is no need for advanced, complicated solution,
use the SIMPLE one.

Will give you best result.

gromanswe
always smplifies
his language
 

Tomo

Member
2002-06-18 9:54 pm
Hey,

It is a pretty good amp design. It is very easy and affordable to build and it sound pretty good. I use a very good PSU to go with it. Improving PSU really reflects on the performance of this amp. Pay attention and build good PSU for this amp (or you can buy one.).

It has a potential to sound extremely good so it isn't an entry level or newbie amp. You can upgrade to sound even better.

Tomo

P.S. I recommend CCS to go with it. It makes Mosfet sound more linear.

<img src="http://www.headwize.com/images4/tomo_cs1.gif" img>

Note how I built my CCS. I simply used LM317. (Cheap! and Easy!) But it works wonderfully and it comes with temperature compensation so it is safe too.
 
Hey!

I also buildt this amp (one week ago). It sounds just amazing! I chose the DC-coupled, still very simple, version to get rid of the large output capacitor. The only real difference otherwise is that you need +/- supply.

I run the amp on 10.5V rails and increased R4 to 33ohm. - Cant wait to upgrade with constant current device and better capacitors.
 

paulb

Member
2001-06-01 4:53 pm
Calgary
My congratulations on publishing such a simple yet high quality circuit. I think many DIY beginners have built this and then gone onto more challenging things. I believe Nelson Pass is using this type of circuit for his headphones.
My only change to your circuit was to build it using P-channel parts (I had a bunch) and run it from a -ve supply.
 
Leo Bodnar improved GSzekeres IRF HEXFET MOSFET HPA Buffer

gromanswe said:
This is one of the most wellknowned Designs
in the "headphone world".

1000s of version have been built.
Modifications of a lot.

This is a simple Current Buffer.
Does not amplify voltage
and so avoids the problems which follows by that.

Have you read the Addendum.
And also go to Headwize Forum "DIY workshop"
and seach of the name of the constructor "Szeke"

http://www.headwize.com/projects/showproj.php?file=szeke1_add_prj.htm

If there is no need for advanced, complicated solution,
use the SIMPLE one.

Will give you best result.

gromanswe
always smplifies
his language

GSzekeres said:
You know when an idea comes along, and you also get an easy answer on how to do impliment it, well thats how the circuit came up.

I never really wanted to experiment with different designs. I figured the beauty of the simple circuit was too pretty to clutter up.

I had intentions of making a high powered version for speakers, but thats still not done.


An original Greg Szekeres HeadPhone Amplifier Buffer using MUSFET, can look like this
( szekeres own schematic )
[IMGDEAD]http://zekfrivolous.com/sub/headph.gif[/IMGDEAD]


Leo Bodnar has suggested & built an improved GSzekeres HPA Buffer.
See my attachment.


Regards :) lineup
 

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