Stereo 4 Amplifier
This is my present stereo amplifier, designed and built in 2000. This
project is unique in that I built two - one for use in my
stereo, and another for use with my Korg keyboard.
I have been steadily improving the design of this amplifier for 25 years.
The circuit topology is fully complementary, differential, cascode,
bipolar transistor. It is direct-coupled from input to output except
for one capacitor and a DC servo. It contains two power supplies: one
unregulated supply for the output stage and a second regulated supply
for all other stages. I think this amplifier can hold its own when
compared against commercial high-end audiophile amplifiers.
The design outputs 80 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 160 watts per
channel into 4 ohms. The amplifier contains roughly 500 discrete
components. The semiconductor complement includes 94 bipolar
transistors, 168 diodes, 2 JFETs, and 2 integrated circuits.