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Old 1st May 2012, 10:30 PM   #471
Joachim Gerhard is offline Joachim Gerhard  Germany
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So you will also use SMS BJTs, i asume BC850, BC860.
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Old 1st May 2012, 10:48 PM   #472
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I know that. I could easily remove it from the circuit.

And pass all data on to you.

I do not believe it is a good idea to have bias difference in the parts of the circuit taking care of all the work (i.e. feedback) because that we want to set offset and idle current.

I see no point in building it from my point of view, when this part is not present.

As i have made it, it can always been disabled.
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Old 1st May 2012, 10:53 PM   #473
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Sonnya you've said that you want the input bias to be independant of output bias setting, because using only master bias trimmers for both, would cause different and uncertain sonic signature, without possibility to find a sweet spot for each of them. With introducing Sziklais in TSSA Basic, bias current in input gain transistors is fixed by Vbe/Rbe, in that way we simply avoid the need of separate bias settings (input bias is fixed in this case) and master bias/offset trimers in pos/neg CCS would be just fine.

You also mentioned that maybe, bacause of better sound, Sziklais will be omitted later, and only cascoded input pair would be present. For this situation your separate bias/offset CCS-s would again be needed to enable independant bias setting for both stages.

Hopefully you find my explanation to be satisfactory, regards Andrej
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Old 1st May 2012, 10:57 PM   #474
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Did i say that i want to remove it ? No !
You and me are the only ones that build this animal. I say that this is such a different toplogy that we really have to study this in detail. Even its creator may not understand it 100 %. Art comes before science because intuition is faster then understanding. I think that is where LC is really good at.
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Old 1st May 2012, 11:01 PM   #475
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Ok, then we got this straighten out!

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Old 1st May 2012, 11:02 PM   #476
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First layout - placement

Back side of PCB will be mainly GND plane.
PCB looks great, Sonnya

Dual layer PCB also enables the SMT parts to be mounted in bottom layer below regular parts mounted on top layer. In that case we have possibility to significanly reduce PCB size, traces lenghts, etc.
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Old 1st May 2012, 11:03 PM   #477
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I will go to bed.
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Old 1st May 2012, 11:04 PM   #478
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Yes, SMD lends to 3D.
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Old 1st May 2012, 11:04 PM   #479
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I was afraid than any one would make shorts while soldering them.
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Old 1st May 2012, 11:08 PM   #480
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This amp is for the chosen few. No capabilty - No amp
i think that is fair
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