Sundry stylii interfaces
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The invention of stereo reproduction from a single groove is often attributed to Bell Telephone Labs and Blumlein but it would appear that they were pre-empted by about a decade. Samuel S. Waters of Washington DC was granted patent No 1520378 on 23rd December 1924 (application dated 3rd July 1920) which describes a mechanico/acoustic transducer for independent operation from each groove wall. The arrangement anticipated by 30 years the couplers between stylus and crystal used in stereo crystal pickups.
To get the best interface between a stylus and a record, it is best to replay the record in exactly the same manner in which the master was cut, ie; tangentially, 15° from the normal, although some high-spec cartridges will use a far higher angle. Radial arms will obviously, because of the trajectory induced in the stylus' travel, introduce distortion that remains of intense discussion, but nevertheless satisfies the majority of tastes. To obtain carrier-channel information, or improved high frequency performance, a defined stylus edge is required, and a decent tangential deck.
Tangential arms will not only reduce radii errors by at least an order of magnitude, but will reduce stylus and record wear. A high quality record deck with a radial arm giving a stylus to pivot mass (Me) of 9gm will exert on a record of some 650 grooves (counted on the radius, a record having only two continuous grooves, one on each side) played once a week for five years some 315,900 ergs, enough to lift a 63kg man 5cm off the ground. A tangential arm offering a Me of 4gm will exert 140,400 ergs, or 56% less. Useful examples are the Beogram 6000, Revox B795 and the compact Technics SL-10. Useful DIY references are posted by Traddles.
If radial arms are used these should have a low-mass and low friction gimbal suspension. A very desirable feature is an auto-return at the end of the record and is considered essential for normal use. The Technics SL-Q2 is a good example. Arms like SMEs can be very nice to own but one can become tired by the sound of a stylus trapped in the last groove.
Some users mix 'n' match stylii of one make for those of another without apparent detriment, in fact many decks giving satisfactory domestic or commercial service have been seen where the stylus fitted is neither of the same make or even compatible physical type. This does not surprise given that one 1990 catalogue offered in excess of 600 different types although most retailers could cover most needs with a range of, say, 40.
Some moving-coil/transformer combinations cost more than most would pay for an entire system. The same could be said about arms, the Odyssey Engineering RP1 tone-arm, for example, being available in any finish desired by the customer, including gold. Another type floated on silicone, while another (tangential) offering traversed the record on a pair of precision quartz rods. A Revox solution used magnetic suspension, whilst a topline Sony arm had sixteen motors in it. Putting this on an onyx plinth with a self-centring turntable before blowing a fortune on the best cartridge money can buy might impress some, but one still had to get up to change the record! One can then spend on a preamp what others' will pay for a car. Unfortunately, many of those seeking 'the best' simply spend money in order to express taste or flaunt resource, with no real benefit. Despite the use of teak, steel, aluminium, magnesium and carbon fibre, the author has yet to meet the individual who can differentiate, by hearing alone, between a choice of top-line tone arms, disregarding wiring issues. More recently, a deck intended for domestic use was priced at £18k with matching cartridge for £5k. If the author ever seriously considered spending £5k on a cartridge, he would not be mounting it on a radial arm.
Some users claim that a direct connection between a cartridge output and the preamps' input transistor is best, some that a transformers' lack of 'presence' is objectional, others that AC coupling is acceptable provided the inadequacies of electrolytics are understood. Simply being sensible will achieve the best results and at the lowest cost.
Notwithstanding the mechanical noise generated by a record deck, care must be taken to reduce the electrical noise appearing on a vulnerable input. For example, an earthed coat of silver/nickel-loaded paint on a plastic cartridge body has reduced susceptibilty to flourescents. Headshell connections must be clean and sound, with preferably screened cables in an earthed arm although some will use litz wire. Detachable ones with two locking pins are recommended since a surprising number of decks use headshells which can be loose even when correctly locked, dust, dirt and intermittent connections being a common source of noise. Care should always be taken to either turn the volume on the amplifier down or switch it off before removing a headshell because the resulting noise can damage speakers.
It then makes sense to position the stages where most amplification (and/or equalisation) takes place as near to the source as possible, eg; a record-deck fitted with a RIAA preamp. In an electrically noisy environment, a higher output will sustain a comparably lower noise floor than a much smaller signal. The number of switches, cables and connectors that can degrade the signal is also reduced, many excellent integrated hi-fi preamp designs suffering as a consequence of having four or more friction contacts in the signal and feedback paths, apart from those between the cartridge and input socket. If this is unavoidable, use gold-on-gold contacts only, even though when new these can give a thermal EMF of 1-40µV each. Personal preference attempts to avoid mechanical switch contacts in any RIAA circuit.
By necessity, given the low frequency gain of this stage (>55dB @ 50Hz, say), power supplies must be regulated and decent screening be employed, the object being to reduce supply ripple to 2mV, or much less, and hum signals on the input to <1µV (giving with a 1mV output a signal to noise ratio of -60dB). Mount the preamp as close to the arm as possible and the mains filter, transformer, bridge rec and smoother in the opposing corner, keeping mains and signal wiring as far apart and as short as possible. Return all earths to a single point, ideally at the preamp input, (spider or star) to prevent circulating currents and preferably use steel for screening. If the preamp ground is intended to be isolated, or 'lifted', experience suggests that an HF path via a 10n ceramic disc capacitor to adjacent metalwork is a good idea. The deck can then feed a power amp directly, if desired (via a volume control). When undertaking a 'mod' it can be helpful if it is understood that although a 600R phono line might suffice for most needs, an additional balanced one will cope with long runs.
Some cartridge manufacturers specify a capacitive loading, usually of about 200pF, to simulate or account for a connecting cable. Some, like the Shure V15 Mk3, can require as much as 4-500pF. Ideally then, the frequency response would be flat from 30Hz to 8kHz. Beyond these limits the curve can deviate to ±3dB at 20kHz, with a ripple.
The connecting media can easily influence the cartridges' sonic qualities, much like a guitars' pickup. Residual capacitance in a high quality arm, like the SME series 4/5, would amount to some 15pF (internal) and 140pF between cable conductors. Adding capacitance across a preamp input can reduce high frequency performance, result in peaking and even oscillation (an 'average' 4-5' connecting lead offering some 100pF per foot can resonate at about 10kHz with a 500mH load), but appears mostly to be a matter of taste, the average listener using an average to good system being unaware of any changes. At the same time, some padding boxes can introduce noise due to the switching elements involved, some efforts being truly shoddy examples of workmanship.
This area can be investigated, but requires the use of reference frequency response recordings and relevant test gear in order to dispense with subjective influences since psychological and physiological factors will often be the major determining forces in perception, peaking at high frequencies sometimes appearing to offer greater detail. High frequency fall-off can occur at reduced temperatures due to stiffening of a cantilevers' butyl rubber suspension, especially with miniature designs, although some manufacturers will have taken some trouble to overcome this, like the Technics proprietary TTDD temperature defence damper, for example. For this reason, CD4 decoder dropout can occur in low ambient temperatures because of the cartridges' upper response being reduced.
Manufacturers estimate dynamic ranges of the order of 50-60dB and a 70dB signal to noise ratio with a first-rate LP pressing. A preamp S/N rating higher than this, with a high overdrive margin to accommodate differing depths of groove modulation and cartridge outputs will, in effect, be transparent, given that cartridge reference outputs can vary by some 14dB. Those intended for carrier-channel use (CD4, etc) can be expected to give an output 6dB lower than 'ordinary' hi-fi cartridges, the same can be said of those designed with lighter tracking forces in mind (low effective tip mass), bearing in mind that at 33rpm the wavelength at 1kHz can be 0.0018" at the outer edge of a record and 0.00075" at the inner (such dimensions emphasising the importance that dust will have). Moving coils reduced outputs even further and, because of the reduced inductance, could extend the frequency response well into the ultrasonic range then giving rise to distortion in later amplifier stages. Channel separation can be 20dB (at 1kHz, less at higher frequencies) with a low-end cartridge and maybe up to 32dB with a better one compared to the 40-45dB separation possible from a decent FM tuners' MPX decoder. Maximum playing time at 33rpm is 53 minutes.
One notices how distortion specs are usually absent from a record decks' specs given the importance with which they are considered when comparing amplifiers. Garrard, in particular, omitted these from their later turntables and probably with good reason. Some manufacturers would adopt non-standard measurements that were then not directly comparable. With radial tracking, for example, it was usual, due to the dimensions of the waveforms involved, to aim for a minimum error at the inner groove. Apart from the wow/flutter and rumble (which could sometimes be caused by acoustic feedback from the speakers) inherent in the motor train, colouration can then be dependent on the type of arm, the method of mounting this and even whether an original stylus is used. Using good quality audio equipment of, say, early '80s vintage a record deck could produce 3-6% with 8-10% being typical and even 20% on the inner grooves, even with the best cartridges and records. The best way to demonstrate this, say to a sceptical 'audiophile', is to project both R and L signals from a favoured deck and preamp as a Lisajous figure on a 'scope with a mono record, comparing this to a mono FM broadcast.
As with distortion, noise figures can confuse, unless one is an engineer, which most music listeners are not. Differing standards involving filtering can appear to offer lower quoted specs which can appeal to marketing departments, eg;
The accuracy of the reproduction of the eq curve may not necessarily be of the importance that one might think. During manufacture the recordings' upper and lower ends might have been 'tweaked' say to suit the cutting engineers' speakers and listening room or to reduce excessive modulations allowing closer spacing of the grooves. What is important is the matching of both channels' curves, but there may be little point in pursuing fractional dB specs that will be beyond the audible limits of the rest of the equipment used and the capabilities of the listener. Some commercial deviations can amount to ±6dB from 50Hz to 18kHz. One of the functions of the inclusion of tone controls in an integrated amplifier was to accommodate differing recording curves like the old Columbia, AES and London types. For example, from the Leak Stereo 70 instructions ('Operating the controls when playing records') some advice that is still pertinent;
"15.(a) The 'RIAA' (same as British Standard 1928/61 for Fine Groove Records) playback characteristic has been incorporated in the 'Stereo 70' as this is an internationally agreed standard, and has been in world-wide use since 1955 for 33 and 45 rpm records. This characteristic does not take into account the acoustics of the recording studio, the position of the microphones relative to the artistes, your pickup, your loudspeaker systems, the acoustics of your room, and your particular ears! In other words, the playback characteristic is of use only as an approximation, and it may well be necessary to adjust the final result by using the controls marked 'BASS' and 'TREBLE'; this is the reason for their presence. When playing LP records (33 and 45 rpm) made prior to 1955 the bass and treble controls may be used to correct for differences in the recording characteristic. When playing European 78 records the 'TREBLE' control should, theoretically, be turned to 2 o'clock and the bass control to 11 o'clock but, here again, you may prefer the results with the controls at 12 o'clock!"
Redundant tunerheads and large RF/IF cans provide ideal enclosures for preamps. Tropicalisation, which usually consists of spraying equipments' circuitry with a lacquer (and the inclusion of a desicant in enclosures), helps to reduce corrosion from condensation that can arise, say, from warm gear being put into a cold van after a gig or use in high humidities. During construction, this can be done properly (even potting) adding service life. Although there is nothing wrong with ±5% carbon resistors, for best results use ±1% metal-film resistors and polystyrene, mica, polypropylene or polycarbonate capacitors for filtering and equalisation. For these parts of a circuit a low temperature coefficient is considered vital. The absorption of humidity can increase a capacitors' value (polystyrene in particular), sealed types do not suffer this problem.
The operating voltage dependence of a ceramic capacitors' value can cause unwanted fluctuations in the desired frequency response and should be avoided as should the microphonics evident in some types. Polyester dielectric capacitors can produce an HF overshoot, superior polystyrene and polycarbonate types do not. Tantalum types can exhibit a semiconductor effect that can introduce distortion. Bi-polar electrolytics can perform badly and unless certified to perform should be avoided, polarised types can do well but should operate with a DC bias applied.
Anothers' view of a capacitors' equivalence.
For eq networks the author favoured 1% types like the Ashcroft M37/50 (resin dipped silver mica), the smaller LCR EXFS/HR series (radial polystyrene sealed in resin case) or the Philips 460/4 series (axial polypropylene with epoxy lacquer). For RF decoupling or suppression on inputs low K, NPO/COG (BSI IB) ceramic types were used. Metal film resistors can be Philips MRS16T (0W4, 1%, 50ppm) or for a tighter match Welwyn RC55 (0W25, 0.1%, 15ppm). For audio aerospace ultra-high precision types like the Vishay RCK series (down to ±0.005%) are considered to be over-kill and unnecessary.
If an 'absolute' solution is desired parallel and series combinations can be used, eg:
In this situation it is best to determine the capacitor types, tolerances and sources first, the resistive elements being easier and cheaper to select. With this approach a larger amount of thermal energy is required to alter the characteristics of the larger bulk of the array then arguably giving greater stability over time.
Examples of representative cartridge specs given over some 40 years are set out at the bottom of the page.
Much work has been done on RIAA equalisation, those repeatedly refered to are the contributions by Baxandall and Lipshitz. Some PDFs of these have been kindly contributed and will be made available, where possible, on request. Recommended also are some JLH designs and the extensive work done by Tomlinson Holman. A detailed discussion, together with a proposed design that some may consider complex, is offered by Dimitri Danyuk and George Pilko (Kiev 1988-'90). Stan Curtis' System A (copies of scans of original article which contained some errors is available on request) used a modular approach to meet individual needs and 'discrete component operational amplifiers' using selected devices. 57 different MM and MC preamps are shown below, detailed discussion of which is avoided to save space and not to deter new-comers to the subject. John Curls' work in this field is notable, however, some designs proposed are heavily dependent on the close matching of active elements.
The first solid-state hi-fi component, the Fisher TR-1 phono and microphone preamp (mono and battery powered, early 1956) is covered well by Bob McGarrah, a review of which can be found here. Some data is available at the same website on early transistors, Philco types and a 1953 Commercial Transistor Data Chart being examples.
This preamp offered a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz within 2dB and a noise level 60dB below 2mV for low impedance cartridges. The striking features compared to valve designs were that it offered a hum level and microphonics of 'absolute zero' and a power consumption of 33mW (2½mA).
From an educational point of view, the 1965 Dinsdale Mk II is considered important. With a preamp capable of handling the then new magnetic cartridges for microgroove as well as 78 rpm records, this design covered most problems encountered with integrated stereo designs.
The magnetic qualities of early cartridges were limited and performance varied between batches, not only in respect of frequency response but with crosstalk too, notably through variations in inductance. To put the technology into perspective, the designer found that using a Decca "ffss" MkI cartridge with a Decca SXL 2057 test record produced a channel difference of only 6dB @ 2kHz when only one channel contained recorded information. Considered important by some, this versatile design addressed the problem by using a high input impedance (100k). An achievable overall system signal to noise ratio of 70-85dB and additional specifications that comfortably exceeded that of the signal sources of the day was offered.
Later, Fairchild introduced their first (silicon) IC DC opamp, the 709 (again, to give a perspective, the 709 then cost £18, 15 years later this had dropped to 50p). A decade later the 741 and, perhaps better, 748 ICs were 'ubiquitous'. Home construction, many found, was a way to obtain new and innovative technology cheaply. Below is the Plessey (1969?) design which must represent one of the earliest examples of IC op-amps being used in a 'hi-fi' preamp.
Notable is the additional switch wafer, compared to other approaches. Specs were surprisingly good and would withstand comparison today.
Typical of those found in PE and PW, a stripboard layout for a complete stereo preamp was available.
The later and less complex Sinclair Super IC-12 kit was seen as highly fashionable. A variety of 'add-on' circuits were suggested to increase versatility and were sold as kits.
Unfortunately, subsonic ringing could arise in the RIAA stage as a consequence of the feedback provided by R1 becoming positive at certain frequencies due to the phase shifts produced by C1 and C2.
With basic tone controls, overall specification was equivalent to most prevailing domestic hi-fis.
Below is Linsley Hoods' 'Liniac' RIAA stage.
This configuration explored the possibilities utilising low-level Darlington transistors.
An earlier house-publication intended to promote the use of opamps for audio (application Report B80, Texas Instruments Ltd) had given rise to some compact designs.
A popular DIY (PW Texan) amps' preamp intended for DIN outputs with rumble filter, improved RF filtering and tapehead eq values. The diagram above shows the input options available and not the 3-way input selection actually used in the Texan.
The supposed economy of employing two sets of switches in both the input and the eq feedback loop, instead of a dedicated low-level stage and higher-level buffers feeding a single switch set, led with use to excessive contact noise. Though popular with manufacturers, this approach should be avoided (see below). This problem was overcome in sophisticated layouts like that used for the '74 Lecson AC1 which used FETs and transistors for both switching signals and eq.
Almost identical, but less refined version for a later SQ system. The 270k resistor in the feedback loop, although part of the RIAA network, is permanently in circuit to reduce the switching transient caused by open-circuiting the feedback loop when using break-before-make push-button switches, thus producing a momentary, but startling, screeching. With higher tolerance capacitors the RIAA conformity could be improved, the Rondos' prototype giving a deviation of +6dB @ 60Hz and ±2dB over the rest of the range. These became a commercial 'standard', an identical circuit appearing in E. A. Parrs' 'How to use Op Amps' (Babani BP88, ISBN 0-85934-063-5, 1982). In subsequent builds, 748s have been replaced by TL070s and 741s by TL071s.
By adopting the DIN output standard (current-driven into a high impedance at low voltages) the matching power amplifiers had to have an unnecessarily high gain (>121) thus amplifying system noise commensurately.
A dual low-noise IC approach intended for hi-fi use. Compact constructions could be fitted in record decks with benefits in respect of signal-to-noise.
Another Elektor (1975) pickup preamp, intended for novice constructors and DIN standard output, compared to a respectable commercial circuit for use with the Panasonic EPC-207C-X cartridge. This configuration has been a standard for many years. Note the references to 'ringing' in the Sinclair example above.
Deficiencies in the speakers used would probably mask most of those in the RIAA stage. Cheap, basic and to the point, but sensitive to capacitive inputs, ie: long input leads, both designs intended for wiring direct to the cartridge. The BC109C (20V, 150MHz, hfe 420min) is usually a frequent choice for this format. Capacitors on SG-5070 versions' input transistor reduces susceptibility to RF breakthrough, although small chokes can be fitted to inputs, eg;.
Similar layout in contemporary British music centre intended for Vernitron Sonotone V101 and, later, Tenorel T2001DM cartridges.
Extensive, even cumbersome, inter-PCB connections gave five friction contacts between cartridge and preamp grounds. Very similar circuit used in earlier Bush Arena TA2800 (1971) et al intended for use with Goldring G800E mounted on a Garrard AP76 deck.
A 'quality' approach with four disc options offered on its' adapter board. System noise was increased by using a high impedance (DIN) throughout the selection switching. Note how gain switch breaks feedback loop instead of shorting one of the relevant resistors.
Notable is the use of an output filter to attenuate higher frequencies that might contribute to distortion in later stages and can also help to reduce high frequency noise. Usually seen in RIAA designs using multiple stages, this by necessity, must drive a high impedance to avoid loading the filter, in this case >33k.
A somewhat more sophisticated approach from the 1970/1 PE Gemini, by Gibbs and Shaw, improves the bias stability and removes the subsonic ringing evident with some of the above designs. The use of MF resistors and separate hum filters in one build reduced the noise floor further, as can removing the inputs' switch contacts and the use of ZTX107C low-noise transistors.
Radfords' HD250 and ZD22 used the same preamps, the HD250 containing two power amps and a correspondingly more powerful supply. These represented a relatively high-quality build for the time.
Attention had been given to the accuracy and quality of the feedback stage, using standard values. With an input derived from the recommended reciprocal filter (first of three appearing near the end of this page) test responses were expected to be within ±0.5dB from 50Hz to 20kHz, -3dB @ 30Hz and -17db @17Hz.
The Cambridge P40s' RIAA stage differed from the norm having a high impedance, flat, inverting, variable gain input (>x21 max). This was followed by an eq stage (x15 DC) that remained virtually unchanged in later models like the P60/80 preamplifier design (below). This was unconventional given the number of separate stages involved, before the final volume control.
A 35W output was achieved with an input of 2.6mV, with a signal/noise ratio of 60dB, though this last could degrade considerably given the control, power, gain stage noise then amplified by the following stages. Perhaps this was the reason why the design was not repeated.
To accommodate varying depths of modulation a high open-loop gain is necessary, in excess of 80dB (10,000x), not readily achievable with just two transistors and a relatively low supply voltage. With such requirements a low-noise approach is vital.
This preamp was removed from a Goldring Lenco GL75. The manufacturer is unknown (PCB marked 'Spectrum Pre 18'), and surprisingly it was adopted by choice by a number of professionals in blind tests, despite a relatively crude arrangement and case. The output electrolytic is shown in its' actual PCB orientation.
Some tape recorder manufacturers' would include amplifiers and speakers that would then serve as a complete stereo system, the Sony TC-630 is an example. This loaded the phono input before this was switched to the mic preamp.
This arrangement, from a Tandberg (cross-field) 3400X open-reel tape deck, enabled mixing of several sources.
With three transistors in series a good thermometer was obtained. The Vbe of each changes by 2mV/°C, and the collector emitter leakage doubles for every 10°C. These effects are indistinguishable from changes in Vin. An interesting approach using passive equalisation with no overall feedback and no t.i.m.
Thermal effects could be significantly reduced by using differential pairs, especially in an IC opamp that can also reduce component count. Attempt to source 10MHz devices capable of ≤4.5nV/√Hz noise (for bipolar types. A FET input has a negligible input bias current so a higher input noise voltage is allowable).
The Baxandall solution with switchable overall gain to accommodate differing depths of groove modulation that, to many, opitimises a practical ideal (data kindly supplied by Alister Sibbald).
The addition of a buffer to prevent overloading the output filter is recommended and a higher value resistor between the switch wiper and the opamp output will reduce the possibilities of instability when the feedback path is momentarily open-circuited during switching if a make-before-break switch is unavailable.
A design considered for record deck whose arms' position gated preamp on and off. Mechanical interface not proceeded with and therefore not used. Lower value feedback decoupling cap (6µ8F) suggested for rumble filter. IC output resistance 4k, decoupling required.
LM381 preamp ICs have appeared in a number of respectable designs, like the quadrophonic B&O further down the page. Below, a LM382N implementation that probably ranks as that with the lowest possible component count utilising onboard resistor network, suitable for the most basic systems, compared to later LM387 build with a more considerate eq (with built-in rumble filter!) and dynamic range. Output coupling advised.
A mid-eighties design. With a gain of 271 at DC, LF contributions from the turntable or an off-centre record can become troublesome. Putting a stylus on a record played on a DC system can be more exciting than the actual music. A tantalum capacitor (normally 100µF) in series with the 1k resistor would negate the need for offsetting and AC coupling the next input stage (note eq values are identical to the those chosen for the Texan and Rondo seen above). However, smaller values used for input and output coupling would improve.
Such a minimalist approach can be detrimental to listening pleasure since additional system noise will invariably be manifest. An acknowledgement of the real world can be seen in the Technics SU-9070 below.
A later approach in a similar vein, that assumes a perfect record and turntable, with a DC gain of 1,010. Notwithstanding motor and bearing noise, use with a tangential deck will reduce modulations imposed by radial arms with light tracking forces.
A realisation of some of the points made above, using higher than usual impedances in the feedback network, allowing the use of close tolerance, low temperature coefficent capacitors like mica or polystyrene types.
With high impedances like these thought can usefully be given to the overall screening of the circuit.
Basic feedback arrangement for a JLH design giving a close match. Personal preference would include input coupling and feedback decoupling caps. A good starting point, to give -3dB roll-offs, would be about 15Hz.
A Raytheon application intended for moving-coils (Jensen JE-34K-Dx transformer used on input, 13k resistor in series with 120pF across secondary). Concerns over input amplifier configuration but is that specified by data-sheet. Another opamp, the OP-47, was a decompensated OP-27.
Next, an Analog Devices application with notes.
Two offerings from a National Semiconductor datasheet ('High-Performance Audio Applications of The LM833'); a less critical arrangement (something similar being used in the tangential Beogram 3500/4500 and 6500) and details of a higher spec two-stage RIAA preamp (±0.1dB). The same component values are used in the LM4562 opamp datasheet (bar the latter which is not shown).
Another used in later B&O tangential decks which included supply activated muting apart from mechanical switching.
The NE5534 has been a personal favourite for audio over many years freeing up long hours of component matching for comparable or even better performance. On Semiconductors' AND8177/D application note gives a good range of designs, although be mindful of the numerous errors that it (Rev. 0) contains. The second example shown below is specified for a 'high-end' (2001) preamp kit.
The HA12017 IC from Hitachi reduced board space considerably (SIL package). Reference version, using 14.8sq" (97sq cm) of PCB (resistors flush with board) for a stereo pair.
Compare to another manufacturers' application below.
A stereo arrangement of the above, with regulator (onboard, not shown), will fit on less than 4sq" (26sq cm) of stripboard comfortably (resistors upright). Noise quoted -114dBV with ±5% carbon resistors. Regulation with ripple filtering effectively reduces supply hum, giving a lower noise floor and greater dynamic range. To improve, use metal-film ±1% resistors, input and output coupling caps can be bi-polar (input cap can be reduced to 1µF), with additional bi-polar types in parallel with the other electrolytics. Supply can be increased to 48V (adjust Rd - pin 3 to gnd). Compares subjectively with far more complex designs.
The only preamp design seen that used the HA12017 as an 'opamp' was the Armstrong 730. Here, three per channel were used, one as an RIAA stage (as per reference example above with a higher bass roll-off) and two as gain-blocks and supersonic filters giving performance considered exceptional at the time.
The next was mounted in the ground-breaking Beogram 6000 tangential deck (exploded views of which can be found here) and intended to be driven by the B&O MMC 6000, and later MMC 20CL, cartridges fitted with a Pramanik-cut diamond. This was a (RCA/JVC) class A pickup deviating by ±10dB at 50kHz, class B gave 15 and class C 20. The CD4 difference signals (up to 45kHz) were taken direct from the opamp output, VR1 used to set decoder threshold levels. AC couple the output into a high impedance to avoid loading the output filter (another LM381 RIAA stage).
CD4 discs were cut using the 'Neutrex' technique, a development of the RCA Dynagroove system, intended to improve the tracking of high-frequency modulations. The sum signals (F+R, L or R) extended to some 15kHz and the difference signals (F-R) centred around 30kHz (-10kHz, +15kHz -19dB wrt sum). From 0 to 20kHz the pickup signal must be de-emphasised according to RIAA whilst the 20kHz to 45kHz range must be frequency and phase demodulated, then ANRS noise compensated, following which they are fed through a matrix to restore the original front and rear signals.
The Beogram 4000/6000 series tangential decks, it is felt, were truly beautiful and desirable objects, especially if finished in rosewood. The earlier models' tone arm was able to track outwards despite this having no relevance to a 'normal' user. The later models were distinguished by control circuits built with discrete devices, rather than renumbered 7400 ICs and optical arm positioning, apart from being fitted with, or ready to accept, the CD4 decoder. Low ambient temperatures can stiffen the cantilevers' suspension producing decoder dropout.
Another concise arrangement that has seen some usage. Ideally used with the MMC 20EN cartridge, use with a non-B&O cartridge may require additional capacitance on the input (some models fitted with 470k input resistor).
By contrast, a layout representative of some 'top-line' designs of similar vintage intended for more radial arms, which reminds one of the '73 Lohstroh and Otala power amplifier.
Note the supply voltages, giving some +56V at the output transistors' emitter. This DC component in the signal path must have given rise to the use of the 'shock noise silence relay', to short the output on power up. The name given to this relay is telling, 'shock noise' often being a feature of DC systems. Both the output stages' positive rails were fed by their own separate power supply. Large number of compensation capacitors employed.
Whilst all the other models of Technics' tuner amps in one years' range utilised an IC (note use of hum filter),
a higher model reverted to a discrete format giving better headroom, 5dB more signal to noise ratio and tighter RIAA conformity (compared to 1dB in some models).
A more specialist Technics (SU-9070) approach with rumble filter, near identical feedback networks appearing in later models.
The input and output filtering is considered reasonable. Infrasonic or near-DC modulations are considered best excluded from a sound system from the outset as should RF. The output filter will reduce noise at higher frequencies.
Maintaining an emphasis on relatively complex DC biasing systems, regretable are the switch contacts before these, whose noise will only be amplified with the signal. Sensibly, AC coupling is employed on the outputs, features retained below.
DC misalignments in the MC stage and the more complex amplifiers following these stages will result in the familiar 'shock noise'. Earlier designs were prone to drift by employing discrete rather than 'paired' devices. A nice design can result if inaudible parts of the spectrum are accommodated. However, a nicer and more efficient design might result from designing them out. Regardless the quality of the source, an increased component count can offer an increased rate of failure since there is more to go wrong. Personal preference has no objection to AC coupling for audio purposes, provided the inadequacies of electrolytics are understood. The same can be said about switch contacts.
The slightly earlier SU-V6, which has been in use by one user for thirty years with a boron-piped EPC-205C Mk3 cartridge on a SL-Q2 deck which still provides an excellent reference.
A similar arrangement, with bipolar input transistors, was used in the later Carver 4000t preamp (phono 1).
The later SU-A8 stereo DC control amplifier used paralleled input FETs in a configuration similar to that in the SU-C2000 which used an additional output opamp in what was described as a class AA preamp. Again, a similar arrangement, with bipolar input transistors, was used in the Carver 4000t preamp (phono 2). The regulated supply rails, apart from IC regulators, included ripple filters called a 'virtual battery' which used FETs to drive the series pass transistors. This unit had remote control.
The Hitachi HA-7700 used FETs and, unfortunately, four sets of switches to select one of two phono inputs and the MM input impedance, allowing flexibility but deteriorating performance over time with wear. Coils are again used to improve the s/n ratio and crosstalk. The PA for this model can be found here.
The Apt/Holman Preamplifier of the same year, influenced by Tom Holmans' work (subject to a number of patents) impressed a large following (data kindly supplied by Aren van Waarde) and was unusual by employing a differential input stage that used a FET and a bipolar device. Note use of hum filters. Output loading virtually identical to Quad 33 shown above.
The NAD 3020s' RIAA stage (Holman?) used an interesting biasing arrangement, but the output then had to negotiate four sets of switch contacts before reaching the next stage, thus giving rise to noise.
The slightly later eq stage from the Quad 34 which then fed a digitally switched input selector.
Another 'different' approach from the enigmatic Cyrus 1 amplifier, the equalisation stages' input and output being buffered by low-noise ICs.
Passively equalised LM4562 version (DC gain 535).
Following on from the complex and expensive Pass Laboratories 'Xono' design, the 'Pearl' offered a reduced price using similar principles and 'no feedback', considered detrimental by some.
A higher impedance passive network from a Gravesen thermionic design (whose separate supply required 5 mains transformers and a 9H choke)
and another designers' solution.
As much attention paid to the amplifier could be applied to the power supply with a useful reduction in noise, eg;
If desired, a thermistor can be placed in series before the mains filter. Notwithstanding generous suppression on the motor drive, a symmetrical rectifier arrangement will produce less transformer noise (B/H characteristics). Zeners on supply rails will effectively clamp spikes if set just above the rail operating voltage. In this case, a 1W device in a pre-regulator position would suffice, thus respecting the regulators' maximum input voltage by a safe margin (spikes being considered a major source of 78L series regulators' failures). A design giving a continuous 50mA, with separate hum filters for each channel, should meet most needs, the electrolytic values given being a minimum. A passive load, such as an led, can help reduce high quiescent voltages from a high impedance secondary and in a lot of designs will present the highest load, compared to the preamp. If a mains transformer is to be mounted in a deck, a higher rating than necessary will run at a lower operating temperature. This can increase longevity and reduce the possibility of a hotspot in the deck warping a record left on the platter, say. The transformer should be of a split-bobbin construction or have an earthed screen to reduce mains borne noise.
When increasing a component count 'where there is more to go wrong', increase the components' ratings to reduce failure rates. For example in the supply above, upgrading the 63V caps to 100V types and the 100-150V types to, say, 200V will extend life appreciably, and at pence for years, reducing the need for access.
In order to reduce noise in one custom system, a preamp in a record deck was powered via an existing 5-pin DIN connector (pin 1 = - and pin 4 = +) on the amplifier and the signal returned via the same 4-way individually-screened lead (pin 3 = left, pin 5 = right and pin 2 = ground).
Moving coil stages
When amplifying low level signals, low noise first stage devices are required. Transformers can offer this but their susceptibility to hum can overide the advantages given. Although transistor types like the BC109C were often seen, others like the 2N4401 offer better performance. Below, a moving coil amplifier that caught the eye. This identified the importance of input transistor Rbe in respect of noise performance.
Previously, perhaps ten input transistors, and their associated biasing arrangements would have been paralleled (as can be done today with high performance opamps).
The use of a single medium-power transistor instead, was much more concise, demonstrated by a Linsley-Hood design.
A later symmetrical design intended for low voltage supplies, permissible because of the low outputs involved.
A mic preamp utilised a MJE13007 giving better performance than a BF459, MJE340 or two BF459s in parallel. Noise floors with these types were some 15dB or lower than using a 'standard' low-noise type like a BC549C.
Because of the reduced inductance inherent in an MC cartridge, frequency responses can easily roll-off ultrasonically. For this reason, to reduce the possible distortion that might arise in later amplifier stages as a consequence, an output filter is recommended.
Another interesting approach optimised for an Ortofon MC cartridge.
On a practical basis low-noise supplies such as batteries can involve accommodations for charging and switching. Noise arising from mechanical contacts can negate the care taken elsewhere.
An application from the Armstrong 730 preamp. A similar design was used by Ortofon in one of their MC preamplifiers that was very highly regarded at that time. For the 730 the design was altered to provide a higher headroom level, and slightly better noise and distortion performance. This was followed by an HA12017 RIAA stage.
And another (much later!) version with its' matching RIAA stage.
This is literally light-powered in order to isolate the MC stages' supply, the RIAA employing a passive network, current controlling a 60MHz opamp compensation pin, whilst a DC servo looks after offsetting. Elegant, but doubts arise over the bulb supply voltage suggested. High flux LEDs, like those from Luxeon, could be used to increase reliability but whether a bulb filaments' thermal hysteresis aids supply noise decoupling is not known.
The very compact Technics SL-10 tangential deck which usefully could be powered from a 12V source used the boron-pipe cantilever 310 cartridge which drove the following inbuilt preamp which then fed the following amplifiers' RIAA preamp.
The next design parallels low noise input transistors to sum and help cancel their noise. With an overall gain of 192, the output is attenuated to suit a variety of inputs. A second opamp reduces the DC offset by balancing the amplifiers' input.
A complete MC stage from Huennebeck-Online with plenty of discussion and supporting calculations.
The sound of this design, executed on veroboard, was described as 'cool, sterile and metallic and not that musical'. The inclusion of a class A output stage within the feedback loop of the second amplifier and filter stage using a power Mosfet, apparently gave 'a solution which added the missing characteristics'.
Success was met using MCs to drive gain blocks, such as the ZN459 (x1,000) and later SL561 (var gain), which then fed passive RIAA filters. Such portable low-voltage, low-noise gain blocks were run very successfully from LM2931 (5V) series low dropout regulators fed by a 9V PP3 battery, giving extended supply life. An entire system optimised for 12V operation can provide immense flexibility.
Ultralow-noise opamps, like the AD797, can offer complete single-stage MC solutions. For best results, be mindful of the supply bypassing arrangements suggested in the datasheet.
Below are reciprocal RIAA filters to use either for testing RIAA stages or to convert a mag input to a linear one, say, for CDs. Last circuit employs 0.1% resistors, selected capacitors and assumes a load of 47k//100pF.
Active circuit for same role.
Input load models for testing.
A number of packages are now available where a USB Phono Preamp is accompanied with software to 'clean-up' vinyl outputs providing declickers, decracklers, denoisers, derumblers, dehummers, etc, as can USB record decks, complete with analogue tape outputs.
Another RIAA web-page.
Set out below are manufacturers' specs of more than 30 cartridges in use over some 40 years. Experience suggests that the greater difference between different models' specs is indicative of attention having being paid to testing. A low effective tip mass will usually give greater detail as will non-aluminium cantilevers, albeit at a reduced output level. For many years, the Shure V15 Mk3 was held as a standard, often used with LPs like Pink Floyds' 'Dark Side of the Moon' and 'The Wall', and speakers like the KEF 105 Mk2s. The boron-piped Technics EPC-205C Mk3 and the beryllium (sapphire in later types) B&O 6000/20CL and others like the Empires (boron-coated aluminium) and the later Goldring did very well indeed, all of these types characterised by low effective stylus mass and then high frequency responses, this being the principal development made in cartridge construction over the years.
Lighter tracking forces will render greater detail but will also emphasise any arm inadequacies not found in tangential decks. A good compromise can usually be found somewhere between the lightest force and the half-way point of the range. 'Heavy' stylus loadings can suit disco use and high sound pressure environments. However, a record that tracks badly at say 1g, can perform brilliantly at 2g (increase incrementally by, say, 0.25g until best results are achieved), unless the compliance is causing difficulties. A cartridge with a higher compliance needs a proportionately lighter arm and is best used on a tangential deck.
Elliptical stylii (about 0.0007 x 0.0003") are usually held to give a better tracking ability than spherical types, the larger dimension being lined across the groove, the smaller dimension tracking more faithfully the smaller, higher frequency waveforms.
Less expensive ceramic and crystal cartridges are often supplied with sapphire stylii to keep prices low. These, however, should be replaced after only about 40 LP sides. Harder diamond types can give a playing life of 2,000 LP sides before inspection is required. The Garrard Zero 100SB had an 'Automatic Record Counter' set in its' perspex yoke. Cheaper grade diamond stylii may not be as precisely cut or polished than full price equivalents. Some can be the proverbial rusty nail in a plank and cause much damage.
See also Philips 624A.
This last cartridge (stereo transcription) was used in the Decca RP205 and, below, a later design.
Other types could interest like the Euphonics Miniconic cartridge (1966?) whose crystalline silicon elements received a polarising current from an external power supply which some enthusiasts would modify to reduce ripple. A complete system had the PSU built into the amplifier section. With an elliptical stylus and low tracking weight the Miniconic gave an excellent bass response, output was adjustable between 8mV/47k (RIAA) and 400mV/500k (flat). This cartridge was used by Jabez Gough to demonstrate his speaker design.
Some practical advice from the Sinclair Stereo 60 manual (which omitted pi from its' reactance equations).
Pre-RIAA loadings for the ('75) Orion, note differences between recommendations.
The qualities of early magnetic cartridges were limited and performance varied between batches, not only in respect of frequency response but with crosstalk too, notably through variations in inductance. To put the technology into perspective, Dinsdale found that using a Decca "ffss" MkI cartridge with a Decca SXL 2057 test record produced a channel difference of only 6dB @ 2kHz when only one channel contained recorded information. His approach addressed the problem by using a high input impedance (100k). Later types gave an improved spec.
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