It is a fairly simple question with similar answers, but I need help with my project.
I built a single supply 30W power amplifier and a preamplifier with tone control. Both amplifiers are powered from a simple AC-DC converter.
It all works fine when I use a bench power supply, but when I make my own AC-DC converter the problems start.
My simple AC-DC converter contains a bridge rectifier, 3x 3300uF capacitor and 1x 100nF capacitor (the picture is just for example and is not mine):
The problem is that the voltage ripple is transferred through the preamplifier into the output signal and produces noise. The power amplifier does not pick any noise from the power supply voltage ripple and works perfectly (I connected an audio source directly to the power amplifier and it works with no noise.)
I tried putting an LM317 voltage regulator between the AC-DC converter and preamplifier. There is a little improvement but it still contains a lot of ripple voltage noise (100mV.) Adding more capacitance to the AC-DC converter or at the output of the LM317 slightly reduced the noise. If I want to significantly reduce voltage ripple with capacitors, I would need a few 10000 uF capacitors and this is not cost effective for me.
How can I easily reduce the noise on the preamplifier power supply? Why is the TDA7377 power amplifier with a few extra komponents not sensitive to voltage ripple?