MULLARD TUBE CIRCUITS FOR AUDIO AMPLIFIERS PDF
PAGE. Preface v. Mullard Audio Publications 5-valve, watt, High Quality Amplifier Circuit 3-valve pre-amplifier circuits described in Chapter 9 have been. amplifier and associated control circuits form the core enables an currents in the cathode bias circuit. For a typical. 7. capacity of an audio amplifier is not the most im- Mullard Valve Measurement and Application Laboratory. optimum. of high powered Hi Fi audio amplifiers using transistors with an output the British tubes shown in the circuits in this book. Mullard 20 Watt Amplifier
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Mullard Circuits for Audio Amplifiers wave listener and building my own one valve receiver (Radio Luxembourg on Metres and Horace Batchelor's adverts. ments of a high-fidelity amplifier system, describes heater and B+ requirements of a complete audio tions, this booklet also gives circuits for a three-tube. In view of the enormous popularity of the Mullard "" valve amplifier, than a class B circuit, and the output transistors must be mounted on large heat sinks.
Likewise, many commercial enterprises were most helpful with information or loaned equipment, and their names have been mentioned in the text, but particular credit is due to Brian Sowter of Sowter Transformers for his patience in listening to the author's bizarre requests. Finally, the author would like to thank those readers who took the time and trouble to breach the publishing citadel and give the author hugely useful feedback.
Unfortunately, fundamentals are not terribly interesting, and to cover them fully would consume the entire book. Ruthless pruning has therefore been necessary to condense what is needed into one chapter.
It is thus with deep sorrow that the author has had to forsake complex numbers and vectors, whilst the omission of differential calculus is a particularly poignant loss. All that is left is ordinary algebra, and although there are lots of equations, they are timid, miserable creatures, and quite defenceless.
If you are comfortable with basic electronic terms and techniques, then please feel free to skip directly to Chapter 2, where valves appear. Charged objects are attracted to other charged particles, or objects. A practical demonstration of this is to take a balloon and rub it briskly against a jumper, then place the rubbed face against a wall.
Let go. The balloon remains stuck to the wall. This is because we have charged the balloon, and so there is an attractive force between it and the wall.
Although the wall was initially uncharged, placing the balloon on the wall induced a charge.
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Charged objects come in two flavours: negative and positive. Unlike charges attract and like charges repel. Electrons are negative and, if we could find some, positrons would be positive. If we don't have ready access to positrons, how can we have a positively charged object? Suppose we had an object that was negatively charged, because it had electrons clustered on its surface.
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If we had another, similar, object that only had electrons on its surface, then we would say that the first object was more negatively charged than the second, but as we can't count how many electrons we have, we might just as easily have said that the second object was more positively charged than the first.
It's just a matter of which way you look at it. To charge our balloon, we had to do some work, and use energy.
We had to overcome friction when rubbing the balloon against the woollen jumper. In the process, electrons were moved from one surface to the other. Therefore one object the balloon has acquired an excess of electrons and is negatively charged, whilst the woollen jumper has lost the same number of electrons and is positively charged.
The balloon would therefore stick to the jumper.
Or would it? Certainly it will be attracted to the jumper, but what happens when we place the two in contact?
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The balloon does not stick. This is because the fibres of the jumper were able to touch all of the charged area on the balloon, and the electrons 2 Electrons and definitions were so attracted to the jumper that they moved back onto the jumper, thus neutralizing the charge. At this point we can discard vague talk of balloons and jumpers because we have just observed electron flow.
An electron is very small, and doesn't have much of a charge, so we need a more practical unit for defining charge.
That practical unit is the coulomb C. We could now say that 1 coulomb of charge had flowed between one point and another, which would be equivalent to saying that approximately 6 electrons had passed, but much handier. Simply being able to say that a large number of electrons had flowed past a given point is not in itself very helpful.
We might say that a billion cars have travelled down a particular section of motorway since it was built, but if you were planning a journey down that motorway, you would want to know the flow of cars per hour through that section.
Similarly in electronics, we are not concerned with the total flow of electrons since the dawn of time, but we do want to know about electron flow at any given instant. Thus, we could define the flow as the number of coulombs of charge that flowed past a point in one second.
This is still rather long winded and we will abbreviate yet further. Because the ampere is such a useful unit, the definition linking current and charge is usually stated in the following form: One coulomb is the charge moved by one ampere flowing for one second.
Meanwhile, current has been flowing, but why did it flow? The top plate is 0. The layering let me hide all the screws under the top plate, and the PCB material makes it easy to solder to a ground plane. You can see the B's in front of the OPT's. Here's a look at the inside: I used a different construction method than I have in the past - I used single-point terminals.
You have to drill a lot of holes about 75 in this amp , but it allows you to put parts exactly where you want them.
I also used the PCB as a ground plane. I'm sold on this method of construction, as opposed to trying to do wired star grounds. This is a lot easier and neater, and works very well.
Here are some more detail pictures click on the photo for a larger version : One thing I puzzled over for some time was how to connect to the B anode pins. It's hard to find anything that will fit them, and what I could find was uninsulated.
I also used silicone test lead wire, so the insulation doesn't melt. All in all it worked well, at least at the relatively low power dissipation that I'm running.
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The wires run just cool enough that you can touch them, so I think all is well.The balloon does not stick. As I touched the switch to turn on my second speaker I felt a pronounced tingle up my right arm.
What is important is the potential difference pd. Mullard Limited only design and publish the circuits: Similarly in electronics, we are not concerned with the total flow of electrons since the dawn of time, but we do want to know about electron flow at any given instant.
With hindsight this summer was the end of an era, the following year the Beatles and being 13 made staying in the shed as a short wave listener and building my own one valve receiver Radio Luxembourg on Metres and Horace Batchelor's adverts for his Infradraw method of winning the pools together with Keynsham - thats K E Y N S H A M Bristol much more exciting. The voltage ratings quoted for capacitors, however, should be regarded as minimum values and capacitors with higher ratings may be used if so desired.
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