Category «Audio»

Ibanez Fat Cat Distortion Pedal

Ibanez Fat Cat distortion pedal (Ibanez FC-10 Fat Cat Distortion) is good for blues, rock, pop, alternative, but not for metal. You can hear the fat tone even at maximum overdrive. Here is the circuit schematic diagram. You can see the the first transistor 2SC1815/BC546 is configured as voltage follower, giving a high impedance for …

Hum Filter, An Ultimate Weapon To Remove AC Line Noise

You might think that hum noise is produced by electronic device with improper design, yes you’re right. And you might choose to solve the trouble maker, the source. You begin to check the grounding, the cabling, casing, and many more things you can do to eliminate the hum heard from your amplifier. You might put …

Blackbox Sustain, An Audio Effect for Electric Guitar

Sustain effect in electric guitar is similar with compressor effect. The purpose of this effect is to make the note last longer when the string is plucked. The mechanism is actually work by controlling an amplifier gain, where the gain is automatically increased when the note fade out, therefore the note will be sustained to …

10 Watt Car Audio Amplifier

TDA2003 is my favorite audio amplifier integrated circuit chip in 10 Watt class. All you need is just adding few passive components and your amplifier will be ready. You can even amplify ultrasonic range if you wish to abuse its usage, just to convince you that this chip is more than enough to handle any …

Small Low-Voltage High Quality Audio Amplifier

LM386 is one of my favorite small audio amplifier integrated circuit chip. The LM386 is a power amplifier designed for use in low voltage consumer applications. The inputs are ground referenced while the output automatically biases to one-half the supply voltage. The gain is internally set to 20 to keep external part count low, but …