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A Hiqh Quality Headphone Amplifier Schematic

Low distortion Class-B circuitry, 6V Battery Operated

Some lovers of High Fidelity headphone listening prefer the use of battery powered headphone amplifiers, not only for portable units but also for home "table" applications. This design is intended to fulfill their needs. An improved output driving capability is gained by making this a push-pull Class-B arrangement. Output power can reach 100mW RMS into a 16 Ohm load at 6V supply with low standing and mean current consumption, allowing long battery duration.

Circuit diagram:
 A high quality headphone amplifier schematic circuit diagram
High Quality Headphone Amplifier Circuit Diagram


P1 = 22K Potentiometer
R1 = 15K Resistor
R2 = 100K Resistor
R3 = 100K Resistor
R4 = 47K Resistor
R5 = 470R Resistor
R6 = 500R Resistor
R7 = 1K Resistor
R8 = 18K Resistor
R9 = 18K Resistor
R10 = 2.2R Resistor
R11 = 2.2R Resistor
R12 = 33R Resistor
R13 = 4.7K Resistor

C1 = 10uF-25V Capacitors
C2 = 10uF-25V Capacitors
C3 = 100nF-63V (PF)
C4 = 220uF-25V Capacitors
C5 = 100nF-63V (PF)
C6 = 220uF-25V Capacitors

Q1 = BC560C PNP Transistor
Q2 = BC560C PNP Transistor
Q3 = BC550C NPN Transistor
Q4 = BC550C NPN Transistor
Q5 = BC560C PNP Transistor
Q6 = BC327 PNP Transistor
Q7 = BC337 NPN Transistor

J1 = RCA Audio Input Socket
J2 = 3mm Stereo Jack Socket
B1 = 6V Battery Rechargeable
SW1=SPST Slide or Toggle Switch


Technical data:

Output power (1 KHz sine wave):
Frequency response @ 1V RMS:
Total harmonic distortion into 16 Ohm load @ 1 KHz:
Total harmonic distortion into 16 Ohm load @ 10 KHz: