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14.07.

2016

TheArmstrong500SeriesAmplifierCircuitDiagrams

Armstrong500RangeAmplifierCircuitDiagrams
Thispageprovidessometechnicalinformationregardingthecircuitryusedinthe500range
amplifier.Notethatthecircuitsusedforthe400rangewerealmostidenticaltothoseinthe500
range.Thesameamplifiercircuitswereusedinthe521amplifierandintheamplifiersectionsof
the525and526receivers.
Theearly500rangeamplifiersusetheA14poweramplifierboard.Thiswasreplacedlateronby
theA15.(The400rangeusedtheA14.)Theimagesbelowshowsmallversionsofthecircuit
schematicandboardlayoutsfortheA14andA15.Clickontherelevantimageifyouwishtosee
alargercopy.Ineachcasetheschematiconlyshowsoneamplifierchannel,andtheboardisa
componentsideview.

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Thepreamplifiersectionofthe500(and400)rangewasbasedupontheC16preamp.ThePSU
wasbasedupontheZ17board.Theirschematicsandboardlayoutsareshownbelow.Aswiththe
A16andA17,clickonanimageifyouwishtoseealargercopy.

Notethattheswitchingarrangementforthepreamplifiersectionswasunusuallycomplexdueto
thesamesetoftransistorsbeingusedforboththelinelevelinputs(tapeandradio)aswellasfor
theRIAA(disc)preamplifier,andtheinclusionofallthefiltering,etc.Asaresult,thefeeback
arrangementisalsoswitcheddependinguponthesettingsofthebuttonsalongthefronofthe
unit.

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Theimageaboveshowsthelayoutoftheamplifiersectionofthe521(and421).The525and
526(andalsothe425and426)aresimilar,butwiththechassisextendedtotherighttomake
spaceforthetunersections.

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