Simple 10W audio amplifier

john November 2, 2011 11 Comments
Description. The circuit given below is of a simple audio amplifier that can deliver 12W to an 8 Ohm speaker. Op amp IC TL081 is used as the preamplifier here. Actually any opamp with matching power supply ratings can be used instead of TL081.Transistors Q1 and Q2 (TIP125 and TIP120) comprises the power amplifier stage. Output is taken from the collector junction of two transistors. Circuit diagram. Notes. The circuit can be assembled on a Vero board. Heat sinks...
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Three transistor audio amplifier

john April 7, 2010 47 Comments
Description. This is the circuit diagram of a simple three transistor audio amplifier that can deliver around 100mW power to a 25 Ohm speaker. The diodes D1 and D2 provides a constant bias voltage for the transistors Q1 and Q2.The transistor Q1 works as a preamplifier. Transistors Q2 and Q3 drives the speaker. The type no of the transistor is not very crucial here. You can use any NPN transistor for Q1, Q3 and any PNP transistor for Q2.Any...
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24W amplifier using TDA1516

john April 7, 2010 16 Comments
Description. Here is the circuit diagram of a simple 24W mono amplifier using IC TDA1516.The TDA1516 is an integrated class B power amplifier in a 13 pin SIL package. The IC has many useful features such as short circuit protection, load dump protection, thermal protection, reverse polarity protection etc. Here the IC is wired in BTL mode to deliver 24W of power into a 4 ohm speaker. This amplifier can be operated from a 12V DC supply and this...
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3 Input mic mixer circuit

john April 7, 2010 18 Comments
Description. Here is a simple 3 input mic mixer circuit using the popular uA 741 ICs. Four 741s are used here.IC1, IC2, IC3 are used as preamplifiers. They produce a gain of around 40 decibel to the individual input signals. The IC4 is wired as a summing amplifier to add the signals from three preamplifiers.IC4 also gives a gain of around 5decibel to the final output signal. Total gain of the system is around 45decibel. Circuit diagram with Parts...
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Two transistor tone controller

john April 7, 2010 17 Comments
Description. Here is the circuit diagram of a simple two transistor tone controller circuit. This circuit is based on the famous Baxandal tone control design. The transistor Q1 is wired an emitter follower to provide sufficient current gain and input impedance. The second transistor is used to voltage amplify the signal in. The network of resistance and capacitors connected between emitter of Q1 and base of Q2 is used to control the tone. Variation in the value of these...
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2X15 Watt stereo amplifier using TDA4935

john April 7, 2010 24 Comments
Description. TDA4935 is bipolar stereo amplifier IC that can be wired as a 2X15W stereo amplifier or a 30W mono BTL amplifier. The IC also features built in circuitry for over load protection and over temperature shut down. Here the IC is wired in stereo mode in order to deliver 15W power on each speaker. The circuit does not require a dual power supply and it can be powered from anything between 8 to 24V.Here I am using 24V...
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Stereo line driver circuit

john April 7, 2010 No Comments
Description. This is the circuit diagram of a low cost stereo line driver is given here. The circuit consists of only two transistors and few passive components. Each BC 109C transistor is wired as an emitter follower for driving each channel. The voltage gain of the emitter follower is unity, but it has a high current gain and low output impedance, ideal for driving long cables. The output impedance is around 16 Ohms at 1KHz.Since voltage gain is unity...
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Audio monitoring system

john April 7, 2010 2 Comments
Description. Here is the circuit schematic of a simple audio surveillance system in which the transmitter will pickup sound from one location and the receiver at other location will reproduce it. The receiver and transmitter are connected by only one set of wire. Here both power supply and transmitted signal share the same wire. The audio signals picked up by the microphone will be amplified by the double stage amplifier build around transistors Q1 and Q2.The POT R2 controls...
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3 Band graphic equalizer circuit

john April 7, 2010 8 Comments
Description. Here is the circuit diagram of a simple 3 band graphic equalizer circuit using a single IC and few components. The IC used here is LF 351 which is a wide bandwidth single JFET operational amplifier. The high input impedance of the IC makes this circuit compatible with most of the audio signal sources. The opamp is wired as an inverting amplifier. The input signal is fed to the inverting input of the opamp via the filter network....
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Speaker to microphone converter circuit

john April 7, 2010 11 Comments
Description. This circuit is a simple approach for converting a loud speaker into a microphone. When the sound waves fall on the diaphragm of a speaker, there will be fluctuations in the coil and there will be a small proportional induced voltage. Usually this induced voltage is very low in magnitude and useless. Here in the circuit the low voltage is amplified using transistors to produce a reasonable output. The transistor Q1 is wired in common base mode and...
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