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Old 20th May 2007, 11:01 AM   #1
seb83 is offline seb83  France
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Question by what to replace the TL072?

Hello everybody , I'm new in this forum. (excuse my poor english, I'm french ^^ )

I've a SWR SM-400 bass amp, and this one have a good sound.
But I can hear a "hum", even if the Gain and Volume are at "0".

(The GT12AX7 preamp tube is the original.)

I would like to "tweak" this head, because, the 4 semi-parametric band are very hard to tune, and the difference of the sound is very difficult to hear when I tune the equ bands.

I don't search a very High Gain sound, I juste want to find the largest sound, a great round and dynamic bass and the harmonic of the rest of the spectre.

I think to change into first, all the TL072CP operationnal amplifier, by what? I search in a lot of threads, and the choice isn't easy.

AD823, AD828, OPA2134, OPA2604...?

And in the last time, to change the GT12AX7 preamp tube.

If you have comments or ideas to be given me.

Thank you very much
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Old 21st May 2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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Hi everybody

nobody has any idees??

Thanks
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Old 21st May 2007, 07:06 PM   #3
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I don't think changing the op-amp is going to do anything to your hum or lack of adjustment problem. Fix those (if they are possible to be fixed), then see about changing chips.
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Old 24th May 2007, 10:12 AM   #4
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Hi,

If may not have much effect as alluded to above, but in my amplifier,
full of TL072s, replacing critical positions with NE5532s made an
appreciable difference to noise, and cured some input problems.

You do not need anything better than NE5552s.

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Old 24th May 2007, 10:39 AM   #5
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get rid of the parametric gubbins and let the music through.
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Old 24th May 2007, 08:01 PM   #6
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thank you everbody for your answers

One more thing, sreten . you said that you replace your TL072s by NE5552, ok, but, I think you wanted to said NE5532? I'm right? because I did'nt find any datasheet about NE5552....

Sorry if I'm little stupid
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Old 24th May 2007, 08:48 PM   #7
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Yes he meant 32.
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Old 31st July 2007, 03:56 AM   #8
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Default Filament of the tube.-

seb83:

If the filament of the tube is powered from a AC source like a winding from the main, or separate transformer (most common configuration), this is the cause of the hum you hear. A possible solution, is to convert that AC current, to DC and regulated, in order to feed that filament properly (voltage, current) and free from any interference and sine wave of any kind.
Keep in mind, that the filament is very, very near to the cathode and grid (input) of the tube; that's why the inducted AC couples to the audio signal.
The filament on the high-end mic preamps are feeded from a regulated DC power source.
SWR are valuable amps, one of the best I've heard. Then, ask a technician of your confidence, if you start with the mentioned work. I don't think that changin the opamps the hum desapear. Leave them as they are, and try to change them in the future, as a sound enhancement.

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Old 3rd August 2007, 07:48 PM   #9
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LF412 - that is what I use.
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Old 8th August 2007, 03:35 PM   #10
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I don't think that change the op the hum disapear.
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