Sunday, July 12, 2009

20W Audio Power Amplifier with LM1875

Here the 20W Audio Power Amplifier schematic diagram:
20W Audio Power Amplifier circuit diagram
This amplifier use LM1875 which offering very low distortion and high quality performance as the main component.

• Up to 30 watts output power
• AVO typically 90 dB
• Low distortion: 0.015%, 1 kHz, 20 W
• Wide power bandwidth: 70 kHz
• Protection for AC and DC short circuits to ground
• Thermal protection with parole circuit
• High current capability: 4A
• Wide supply range 16V-60V
• Internal output protection diodes
• 94 dB ripple rejection
• Plastic power package TO-220

About Audio Amplifier
An audio amplifier is an electronic amplifier that amplifies low-power audio signals (signals composed primarily of frequencies between 20 - 20 000 Hz, the human range of hearing) to a level suitable for driving loudspeakers and is the final stage in a typical audio playback chain.

The preceding stages in such a chain are low power audio amplifiers which perform tasks like pre-amplification, equalization, tone control, mixing/effects, or audio sources like record players, CD players, and cassette players. Most audio amplifiers require these low-level inputs to adhere to line levels.

While the input signal to an audio amplifier may measure only a few hundred microwatts, its output may be tens, hundreds, or thousands of watts. More explanation about power audio amplifier can be found at

This is a video tutorial about how to a very simple audio amplifier based on the LM386 amplifier chip. It can be built for less than $20 (or might be less than $8 in some countries) and used to amplify any low level audio signal including a guitar, bass or mp3 player.

Watch the video:

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