The ax-Amp: a 60W RMS class A Current Feedback Amplifier

Click this link to order 2 off ax- Amplifier PCB’s https://hifisonix.com/shop/2-off-ax-amplifier-module-pcb/ Part 2 of the ax-Amplifier has just been published in audioXpress, 15th April, covering the power supply, power control, mechanical assembly and wiring, followed by detailed measurements. Here is a short synopsis provided from the AX website:- Click on the link to visit audioXpress […]

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Using the QuantAsylum QA401 for accurate Audio Measurements

The QA 401 from QuantAsylum (superseded by a newer, improved QA 402 and now the QA403) has emerged as a popular, comprehensive audio test instrument in the DIY audio fraternity and the go to instrument in many cases for commercial production testing in the audio industry. It combines a first rate DAC and ADC with […]

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Building Quiet Audio Power Amplifiers Requires Best Wiring and Layout Practices

There is a misconception that noise pickup is reduced by placing the input RCA connectors (and similarly XLR input connectors in a fully balanced system) on opposite sides of the amplifier rear panel and then running short wires to the amplifier modules. This arrangement is the worst of all worlds. The internal loop areas available […]

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Fast Transimpedance aka Voltage Amplifier Stages for Audio Power Amplifiers

Here is a quick look at some of the problems that can occur when the VAS (aka TIS) in an audio amplifier is driven into saturation without considering the effects of base charge storage – a phenomenon all bipolar transistors suffer from.

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How to wire-up a Dual Mono Bloc Amplifier

A few people have asked about wiring up a dual mono amp aka dual mono bloc. In a dual mono bloc there are separate power supplies and lots of opportunity for cross channel ground loops and ordinary ‘classic’ ground loops as well. This wiring scheme addresses the situation were unbalanced connections between the source equipment […]

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JLH 10 Watt Class A Amplifier

This is a copy of the original John Linsley-Hood article that appeared in Wireless World in 1969. This design, almost 50 years old, is still built in its hundreds all over the world.  A quick root around on the web will show numerous kits, many of quite acceptable quality, emanating from China and Hong Kong. […]

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