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PostPosted: 31 Jan 2017, 10:01 
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Hello, all
I've made this amplifier 3 days ago
I really liked the character, which is natural (this may subjective)

Thanks for sharing :D
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PostPosted: 02 Jul 2017, 07:01 
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For the 100k variable resistor, what is the power rating ?


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PostPosted: 20 Jul 2017, 12:52 
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buzztiger wrote:
For the 100k variable resistor, what is the power rating ?

Sorry for the late reply. I've been using the small blue square Bourns multi-turn trim pots and they have worked excellent. I believe they are rated at 0.5W.

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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2018, 19:33 
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Hi guys, I made it too, in a Blaupunkt bqa107 amplifier case. I used the only Mosfet I had for the moment, IRF530.The highs sound harsh, is it because I used the 530? Anyway, it sounds strong with a punchy bass and louder even if it has <1 gain. The headphones are in-ear Sennheiser. The supply is a Sony Vaio charger, 19.5V.
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PostPosted: 09 Jan 2018, 21:57 
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Welcome to the forum. I really like your build. Unfortunately the IRF 530/540 will not work. Here is my experience with the various mosfets

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An IRF610 MOSFET is used in this example, but a wide variety of FET devices can be used in its place. I've had success with IRF510, IRF610, IRF611, IRF612 and IRF710, all of which worked well. You will want to stay away from IRF530 or IRF540 types (commonly found in power supplies) as there will be terrible roll-off of the highs.


The amp is a mosfet follower and a gain is about 0.8.

Are you using a 12v regulator with the power supply? Otherwise those SMPS tend to be noisy with class-A circuits.

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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2018, 19:28 
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I'll change the IRF530 soon. The supply is 19.5V and has a low, soft noise. Do you think it will go away if I use a LM317 to down it at 17 or 16V?
Another question, is this amplifier short circuit proof? I never plugged or unplugged the earphones while is powered.


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Yes, using a regulator is an effective way to clean up the power supply noise for this amp. How are you dropping the voltage for the heaters down to 12?

The circuit is minimalist and has only DC blocking capacitors on the input and the output is capacitor coupled. It will depend on the headphone jack if a short is made when the plug is pulled out.

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How are you dropping the voltage for the heaters down to 12?

It will depend on the headphone jack if a short is made when the plug is pulled out.


What do you mean by "heaters"? It works on 19.5V at the moment.

So if the plug makes a short while music is on it will burn the MOSFET? I was thinking to move the CCS above the MOSFET, this way the short will not draw more current than what the CCS gives. Will that change the sound?

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PostPosted: 12 Jan 2018, 23:17 
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Nevermind about the heaters. My mistake I thought I was in the 12AU7/IRF510 headamp thread. No more wine for me tonight!

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