Jump to content


Returning Member
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

Rinat's Achievements

Limited Edition Bronze Participant

Limited Edition Bronze Participant (4/6)



  1. Yea and they often use such a capacitor to decrease output impedance at high frequencies if a voltage divider uses high resistance and it forms RC chain with control transistor's capacitance: C3 in this scheme for example. 1. I thought about the stability, but we don't see any instability or generation during the measurements. 2. Currently the impedance of the AB is not flat at all. In my measurements it increases almost twice from 100 HZ to 1 kHZ. But I understand your point, thanks. I will try to simulate or even measure a phase shift too. 3. I will make a simulation after insuring that all the component in my library has proper models including parasitic capacitances. Do you have spice models for transistors? But the final check is always a measurement 🙂 . I will probably also change the test circuit by changing the R5 resistor with 2SK216 transistor and modulating it by AC signal. Why does the operating current matters here ? We always feed the battery by the same 5mA current.
  2. 🤔 Hmmm, did not think about tracing, because am doing AB as a separate small board.
  3. Thank you! The idea is also not mine, but my friend's. Oh, I didn't know this. Anyway this is great work, that made my labor much easier. Thanks! Now I am building 2 amps: 1. The original T2 with as less changes as possible. 2. The possibly better version of T2. In this version all the upgrades would be made not to use modern parts where it is possible but only to improve the amp. For example STN9360 is better in many places than old and rare 2SA1486 and vice-versa for the FJPF2145 and 2SC3675 pair. And this amp is based on the scheme that you posted here. Thank you very much for that. And of course thanks to all the authors of ideas! Dmitry used the PTFE cap only because we have only 0.001 uF(too small) and 0.047 uF(too much IMHO) PP caps, and to make a funny photo where the cap's size is comparable with the whole board 🙂 . I am sure that 3000-4000 pF x 1000V mica or polypropylene caps would be also good here. They are cheap and small enough even to upgrade the original T2 amps using daughter boards. For the old-style battery I would increase its value even more due to higher input capacitance of 2SA1486. But of course, before suggesting it to anyone I need to check this update in my amp or ask someone to check it in his T2. Just in case, I've attached the updated scheme of AB with the cap 🙂. This sounds nice and I would like to contribute to this project 🙂 . But I thought that Joamat collected all his thought and updates in mini-T2. Am I wrong ?
  4. A short table with results: It seems that active battery without the capacitor increases amplitude of signal at the base of Q26 with frequency, especially the original battery. Has it been done intentionally? I just can't see a reason. This imperfection of AB probably decreases stability at HF and slightly lowers bass. Measurements have been made with Tektronix THS720 and P5102 voltage probe. I can't wait to measure these batteries in the amp itself
  5. The new battery with added capacitor: 1. 120 Hz, power off http://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514671.jpg Amplitude is about 200 mV 2. 120 Hz, power on http://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514672.jpg Amplitude is about 20 mV (!) __________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. 1000 Hz, power off http://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514667.jpg Amplitude is about 200 mV 4. 1000 Hz, power on http://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514668.jpg Amplitude is about 10 mV or less (!!) __________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. 10 kHz, power off http://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514673.jpg Amplitude is about 100 mV 6. 10kHz, power on http://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514674.jpg Amplitude is about zero (!!) __________________________________________________________________________________________ Adding the bypass capacitor makes the active battery much closer to an ideal "voltage drop" element. I think that increasing the capacitance to 4000 or 5000 pf will decrease the measured voltage even in the case of low frequencies like 100hz.
  6. The second version of AB was taken from this post. We changed R43-R44: 140k -> 150k, MPSA06 -> HN4C51J and FJPF2145 -> 2SC3675 selected with the best hfe. Why ? 1. We decided to slightly lower supply of LT1021 - it is still enough for normal work of this voltage source. 2. HN4C51J has better hfe and also I prefer to use double transistor in one case in current mirrors. 3. 2SC3675 has lower input capacitance and better hfe. STN9360 has much higher current gain and lower capacitance in comparison with 2SA1486/2SA1413 and we thought that performance of this battery should be much better. And so it turned out: 1. 120 Hz, power off https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514659.jpg Amplitude is about 200 mV 2. 120 Hz, power on https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514660.jpg Amplitude is about 45 mV __________________________________________________________________________________________ 3. 1000 Hz, power off https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514661.jpg Amplitude is about 200mV 4. 1000 Hz, power on https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514662.jpg Amplitude is about 80 mV __________________________________________________________________________________________ 5. 10kHz, power off https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514663.jpg Amplitude is about 75 mV 6. 10kHz, power on https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514664.jpg Amplitude is about 50 mV __________________________________________________________________________________________ The new battery performs much better! But it is still is far from ideal. Why ? At the next day Dmitry noted that capacitance of STN9360/2SA1486(Q17p/Q17) and really high resistance of the voltage divider (R33-R34) make a low-pass filter. Could it be the cause of problem ? He added one 2200 pf teflon capacitor between the low end on R34p and the base of Q17p transistor. Results of the measurements are in the post below
  7. Still waiting for last parts.... 🥱 And waiting for them to be delivered, I and my friend Dmitry decided to tests a performance of the active battery at hight frequencies. The scheme of the stand has been given by @Kerry. Thanks! We just slightly modified it. Safety note: we supplied the battery by a source completely decoupled from the mains. That is why our generator is alive. Be careful. All the batteries are set to 740V. The first battery is the original one with 2SA1486 -> 2SA1413 and 2SK246 -> 2SK208 and 2SC3381 -> HN4C51J. The first two pairs are the same transistors in different cases. Results of the measurements: 1. 130 Hz. Power off. https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514651.jpg Amplitude is about 200 mV 2. 130 Hz. Power on. https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514652.jpg Amplitude is about 100 mV 3. 1000 hz. Power off. https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514653.jpg Amplitude is about 200 mV 4. 1000 hz. Power on. https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514654.jpg Amplitude is about 140 mV 5. 10 kHz. Power off. https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514655.jpg Amplitude is about 90 mV 6. 10 kHz. Power on. https://ixbt.photo/photo/406668/17916TMfujOMyVu/Hgj7GE8yHX/1514656.jpg Amplitude is about 100 mV 😨 The questions: Shouldn't there always be zero volts AC ? Shouldn't the battery always stay at 740V after powering on? It looks like the active battery in the T2 scheme suppresses low-frequency signal. It is a problem ? We decided to test another version of the active battery.
  8. I am trying to make all the components to be in pairs 🙂 I don't think that the difference will be big, especially due to matched LEDs. But.... why not ? I see a very minor advantages with no disadvantages. Oh... and I don't think about current matching, but only about the noise of the LEDs.
  9. No no, I don't want to use one LED instead of two. I want to use the same pair of LEDs to feed both CCSs, connecting, for example, D8 and D9 to both Q11 and to Q6.
  10. @kevin gilmore, what is the point in using two pairs of LEDs: D4-D5 and D8-D9 ? Woudn't it be better to use one pair for both halves like it is done in the input stage ? It gives us mutual substraction of a LED's noise for example.
  11. About tubedepot's service: 1. They sent me 2 6922 "Jan Philips" tubes instead of 4 2. I checked "balanced triodes" box. What I get: The second tube has quite similar triodes unlike this one....
  12. @sbelyo , do you think about possible substitution? I've found interesting transistor: TTC5460B. It is available at chip1stop. It has much lower max current but also lower Cob. I think you could check if it is suitable for you.
  13. I heard that goldpoint's attenuators are good enough.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.