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Alchemist Forseti APD21A Pre Amplifier PSU
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Old 25th November 2010, 02:27 AM   #1
Phil50 is offline Phil50  United Kingdom
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Default Alchemist Forseti APD21A Pre Amplifier PSU

Hi
does anyone know the output voltages of the transformer in the
Alchemist Forseti APD21A Pre Amplifier's Power supply unit?

Its a small torroid with two secondary outputs each with a 0v centre tap so its six wires in all. The output on the DC plug end is two +v and two -v with one 0v.

The manufacturer no longer has data on this transformer and its dead short so no volts out!

I think its about 25v 0v 25 each winding but need to be sure. The colour codes on the PSU are
2 reds 1 black winding one

2 whites 1 green winding two

I await your replies


thanks
Phil
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Old 30th November 2010, 01:46 AM   #2
Phil50 is offline Phil50  United Kingdom
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Well as there is no help whatsover available on this lamentable product its now in the skip and is being replaced with a cheaper imported alternative.

I wont post again.
goodbye
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Old 23rd January 2013, 06:07 PM   #3
yairf is offline yairf  Israel
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Hi
Just found this thread after searching on Google for info on that preamp.
The design is weird, with dual-mono external power supply providing +/-32V, which is then regulated internally to +/- 18V, which is then regulated again to +/-12V by an adjustable regulator.
The actual circuit has 2 op-amps for the adjustable regulator, 1 op-amp for signal path, and another op-amp acting as DC-Servo. Output stage is using TIP-31C/32C biased into Class-A by the adjustable regulator.
Sounds confusing? it is !
Don't bother with balanced inputs/outputs, as they are converted into unbalanced by a crappy op-amp.
Yair
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Old 29th December 2018, 04:52 PM   #4
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Hey Phil Calm down calm down sometimes we have to wait for somone who has the info I have the drawing if you want it Im looking it out for those who need it
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Old 29th December 2018, 11:35 PM   #5
reddish75 is offline reddish75  United Kingdom
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Hi MadBostard,

Phil has probably calmed down now, it's been 8 years since he posted, if you have the drawings could you send them over to me? Thanks
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Old 30th December 2018, 02:36 PM   #6
Phil50 is offline Phil50  United Kingdom
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I have calmed down and since had a few of these overpriced and not really that good amplifier actually.

I did manage to make notes of all relevant voltages on a working one.

But I would never say no to a schematic of any amplifier.

Happy New Year All.
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Old 30th December 2018, 04:01 PM   #7
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No probs LOL
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