Fixed Bias 6BQ5?
Hi! I cannot seem to find any schematics for a hi-fi fixed bias EL84 amp! Sure there are plenty of guitar amp schematics out there... mainly claiming 20 watts output.
I am wanting to build a ST-35, but if I can find a fixed bias circuit for a little more output I will do that instead.
Maybe into 7189 territory here?
Max. plate voltage is higher for the 7189, but the max. plate dissipation is the same as the 6BQ5/EL84.
The Scott 299A and 299B used "fixed" bias on the 6BQ5s. Scott 299B schematic here.
Starting with the Scott design, you could do something quite good. The Russian 6p14p-ev/EL84M is a true 7189 equivalent. Run 7189s at highest allowed anode voltage in pentode mode. Regulate screen grid B+ with a 2X 0B2 stack. That will be quite linear, on its own. Loop NFB will take care of the damping factor issue.
hey thanks! I know the 7189 is not capable of higer power, but it can handle higher voltages better.
I wonder if I could use the same ST35 schematic with added fixed bias? Does the PI have enough drive?
BTW, instead of OB2's couldn't I just use a solid state regulator? I mean, tubes would be cool but I am trying to keep the parts to a minimum.
The Knight KN734 and KN737 both ran EL84 in fixed bias.
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