CAUTION:This thing is really totally hosed. I last worked on this when I was but a wee undergraduate senior. I've been meaning to revisit it, but I just haven't found the time. SUMMARY: Power supply is okay and functional. Preamp section is pretty decent. Power amp section doesn't work worth a damn.
An introductory set of guidelines and specifications to meet.
I started the design with the all-important high-current power supply. At a theoretical maximum effeciency of 25%, this class A amplifier is going to be drawing a good deal of current, especially when its idling!
Some very preliminary design schematics.
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