The short answers is yes, absolutely – the Phantom Piezo Preamp has balanced input and output and effectively you connect […]
I had an enquiry about using LED’s to protect the input of the Phantom Piezo Preamp (available to buy here) which puzzled me slightly, as I didn’t initially see the point. However it was noted that if a piezo transducer is dropped onto a hard surface, the […]
I bought an AD9833 DDS module from China – you know the one:
I wanted to control it from an Atmel ATtiny and my weapon of choice was the ATtiny44. Now I could just have easily used an ATtiny2313 (both devices are 14-pin), but I didn’t – and I went on and built a […]
Following on from my previous article on matching amplifiers and loudspeakers, this article offers some ideas for making passive dummy loads.
Active dummy loads are fine, but if you need to test an expensive amplifier at full load, you do need to be pretty confident that you are connecting a load which is going to […]
Some amplifiers will be very unhappy if you max them out without an appropriate load – and inappropriate could mean open-circuit, short-circuit or just too high or too low.
This article covers the basics of connecting loudspeakers to amplifiers – in this case I am thinking of solid-state guitar amplifiers which are generally going to […]
Update: Adding an output transistor – see below.
So you’d kind of like to know when the battery in your stompbox is getting a bit flat but you’re not sure how to proceed.
The first problem is that you don’t want your low-battery monitoring circuit to make a significant contribution to battery drain […]
Update: Matching JFETs – Revisited here.
Update: Kits available in the shop here.
Update: Matched sets of JFETs available for sale here.
We’re talking here about N-channel depletion-mode junction field-effect transistors.
“Field effect” because the current flowing between source and drain is controlled by […]
I learned this technique a good few years ago from an old boy who was a prototype wireman for a large electronics company. I’ve never seen it mentioned on t’Internet so I thought I would write it up as a how-to.
You will need the following:
Your circuit board – after etching and before drilling* […]
So you’re mucking about with a stompbox and you want to change the boring old red LED for a shiny new white LED – but you’re not sure how to proceed…
Over the last ten years or so, light emitting diodes (LEDs) have generally become much more efficient than they used to be (actually, the […]