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Old 12th November 2018, 04:19 PM   #91
Mark Johnson is offline Mark Johnson  United States
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16W Class A - inspired by JLH
Originally Posted by john_ellis View Post
The correct equation for the feedback ratio is, of course,
where Zcf is the impedance of the feedback capacitor, Rf the feedback resistor and Rg the "grounding" resistor.
(This is a complex number expression, just in case someone does not realise).
This starts to become important at very low frequencies. The simplifying assumption (Cf=Infinity) rather than (Cf=1000 microfarads), introduces a magnitude error of 0.1 dB at 1.5 Hertz. And the error gets larger and larger, as the frequency falls farther and farther below 1.5 Hz.

The simplifying assumption also introduces a phase error. Calculating phase using the simplifying assumption introduces an error of 8 degrees at 1.5 Hz, and the error is 1 degree at 13 Hz.
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Old 12th November 2018, 04:35 PM   #92
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Indeed. The equation dealt with not the LF time constant but the HF. This was to explain the apparent 10MHz unity loop gain frequency.
The full expression including the LF time constant is

where Zcg is the impedance of the decoupling capacitor (1mF) in series with Rg.
There will indeed be phase errors at LF as with nearly all feedback networks using this approach, but errors of 0.1dB/1 degree well below audio band is probably not too relevant.

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Old 15th November 2018, 03:54 AM   #93
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Originally Posted by PRR View Post
Not in the least. JLH would not approve.

mjona said "any". I happened to have the PL400 plan handy. mjona is correct: here it is "required" for current-sharing.
In fact JLH designed a quasi-complementary amplifier for Hi-Fi News and illustrated this in two books he wrote. These style of amplifiers are not picture perfect but they work.

This style of output stage might have been used in the present design. I see this approach as hard to ignore but it has been overlooked.
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Old 16th November 2018, 04:33 PM   #94
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Project update ...
I have started to populate a prototype PCB based on Prasi's layout. There is a slight problem I didn't spot earlier (one reason to check the PCB before signing off). Will need to obtain some parts I don't have "in stock" so should be ready to test in about a week.

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