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From: Kevin McMurtrie
Subject: Re: 'Current Dumping' Amplifier Circuits ?
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Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 22:56:18 GMT
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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
>Any comments on the pro's and con's of 'Current Dumping' circuits (designed
>by Peter Walker & (I think) Mike Albinson), as used in most Quad power
>amplifiers since the 405?
I've been following all these theads and doing Google searches. It
turns out that I invented a current dumping amplifier when I was about
14 years old. LOL! I based it on a common trick used to keep gears
from knocking: One or two small gears are added to the sides of a main
gear and tensioned with springs. The small gears do little work but
they keep the motion smooth when the direction changes.
CheeseAmp, my old school project, has it:
A recent amp I built has it:
There goes all the patents. Prior art is on gears everywhere :)
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