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LM3886 x 2 in parallel power amplifier


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This amp is ased on !he "A#$$ parallel amplifier de!ailed in %a!ional &emi'ondu'!or(s appli'a!ion no!e ) A%##*2+ This amp uses !wo LM3886 per 'hannel, in parallel 'ir'ui!+ This amp 'an deli-er a ou! .$/ in!o a 8)ohm speaker and #$$/ in!o a 0)ohm speaker+ Can a 'hip amp sound 1ood2 Defini!el34 5eff 6owland uses LM3886 in some of !heir desi1ns, and !he3 re'ei-ed 1ood re-iews+

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The "C8 la3ou! is done 3 usin1 "ower"C8 .+$+ I !hink i! is a powerful la3ou! sof!ware+ "C8 La3ou! 9!op:7

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Af!er finished !he la3ou!, I send i! !o a "C8 manufa'!urer in ;< !o make !he "C8+ Makin1 "C8 is 'heap in ;<, I made 0 "C8s and i! 'os!ed a ou! =&>3.+ Af!er !he "C8 is made, I found some of !he drill holes are no! lar1e enou1h++++ I ha-e !o make i! i11er manuall3+ ?inished "C8 7

Couplin1 'apa'i!or is Auri'ap #u? 0.$@+ The ;? fil!er 'apa'i!ors are &il-er Mi'a 0Ap? and 22$p?+ The power suppl3 fil!er used 8la'k1a!e #$$$u? .$@+ C2 and C6 are 8la'k1a!e #$$u? .$@+ The 2$k and #k resis!ors are hand ma!'hed !o $+#B+ ?or !he ou!pu! resis!ors, I used six $+./ #B #ohm resis!ors in parallel per 3886 ou!pu! ins!ead of one 3/ resis!or e'ause 3/ #B resis!ors are hard !o find+

The /IMA $+#u? suppl3 de'ouplin1 'apa'i!ors are soldered dire'!l3 on !he pins of LM3886+ This helped !o remo-e some hi1h freCuen'3 noise+

The 3886 are moun!ed on a 3D8 in'h alumimum pla!e !hen !o !he 'ase+ Eu!side of !he 'ase I used 3 "C C"= hea!sinks+ I used Ar'!i' &il-er !hermal 'ompound e!ween !he alumimum la3ers !o impro-e hea! 'ondu'!i-i!3+

/i!h all !hese i1 hea!sinks, i! onl3 1e! sli1h!l3 warm when lis!en a! normal -olume+

%o!e !ha! !he 68$ ohm and 0A$p? fil!er is ins!alled a! !he 6CA+ This help fil!erin1 !he ;? noise efore i! 1e!s on!o !he oard+

Transformer used here is a .$$@A 2x 2.@+ The power suppl3 is !hen re1ula!ed 3 2 LT#$83, af!er !he re1ula!ion, !he -ol!a1e is 3$@+

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/ill 'onsider !o use !his suppl3 'ir'ui! ins!ead, !he TI"2*.. is 'apa le of pro-idin1 #.A of 'urren!7

I did some DC measuremen! and !he resul! is Cui!e 1ood, I 1o! A m@ of DC offse! a! !he speaker !erminal+ The -ol!a1e differen'e e!ween !he ou!pu! of !he 2 'hips is less !hen # m@+ The sound of !his amp is similar !o m3 LM38A. amp, whi'h is -er3 'lean and de!ail+ I! has no hum, no hiss and no noise+ Compared !o !he LM38A. GC, !his amp 'an deli-er !wi'e !he