I have built a few amp stages, most of them either worked or worked and were total crap. This is the first time I have designed and built a multi stage amp and have things actually work how they are meant to. I wanted this amp to be very linear and to keep harmonics to an absolute minimum. And it is clean, each stage plays nice with the next stage, there is no loading up one stage, no distortion. Obviously this is not a huge power out monster, but there is 40db of gain in there so far with more to come from a fet final stage. So far I am pretty happy with how things are going.
The complete mess 🙂
About 4 watts out.
Harmonics are -45db down or better.
Schematic for amplifier chain.
So after a little bit of tinkering, its now making 5w out. After 10mins keydown it hardly gets warm, only 6 deg C above ambient measured on the case of the FET.