Here's the pinout diagram for an LM358
Here's the pinout diagram for the LM386:
Here's a very basic circuit showing an audio amplifier created using an LM386:
If I built the equivalent circuit using the LM358, would it work in a similar way? Or would it fail since the chip has no gain? (I've built the equivalent circuit and it did not seem to work. Didn't know if I was doing something else incorrectly though.)
Is there a way to compensate for the lack of gain in the LM358?
Is it possible to create a very simple audio amplifier using an LM358 or is it basically not feasible due to its characteristics / abilities?