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The LM386 is a "Low Voltage Audio Power Amplifier"

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Powering up second LM386N results in screaming squeal

So I'm definitely a newcomer in the audio electronics realm but I've been really digging into circuits and experimenting with sounds. I've been focusing alot of time working through examples that use ...
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Why is the output signal of my amplifier heavily distorted?

I checked the circuit 1 million times. I got it from a website. Everything is correctly connected. The sound is loud, but it is very distorted. I use a 9 V battery. Where is the problem? :( ...
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LM358n versus LM386 for audio amp

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 ...
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LM386 speaker distorts

I've built an amplifier with an lm386 but when I connect a speaker (8ohm) to the output I get a very distorted signal. The problem appears only when the speaker is connected. If I connect an external ...
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Can I remove zobel network in LM386 circuit? [duplicate]

What happens if I omit this part? Actually I don't have 10om resistor and I want to know is there any alternative? ps: I know what is a zobel network. I want to know what happens if I omit it.
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Volume control for LM386

For some context, see my earlier question: Ceramic capacitor value for an LM386N project What I learned is that the 10k potentiometer on pin 3 (Vin) forms a voltage divider. When I carefully dial it, ...
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Ceramic capacitor value for an LM386N project

I am adding an LM386 to a music project and follow the guidelines in the datasheet: My Vs is 4.7 V. My Vin comes straight from a 12 bit DAC of a Cortex M3 MCU and goes from 0 to 3.3 V. Pin 7 is ...
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Using an LM386 with input and output transformers for isolation from power supply

The LM386 TI applications notes page 11 show an amplifier. Would like to use this chip with complete isolation of the output speaker and with the addition of an isolated input speaker. Am using ...
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LM386 motorboating that goes away with a resistor in parallel with the bypass capacitor on pin 7

I'm building a simple amplifier around a LM386. The circuit I'm using is this: The input is on pin 1 of the connector and is a square wave coming from a digital pin on a NodeMCU devboard. When I ...
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Portable Guitar Amp - Distortion, Volume & GND

I have tried following the given schematic There are 3 things I am unsure of (what I tried): The Volume 5k Potentiometer: I have tried adding a volume control to the schematic by placing the ...
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Non-inverting op amp problem

I have problem with an lm386 op amp in an non-inverting configuration. For the resistors, I take two equal resistors so i set a gain of 2. When i put a signal of 3.3 volts on the non-inverting pin, i ...
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Alternate to LM386 for 3.3V system

I'm trying control the volume of a small speaker (8Ω, 1/4W) in a 3.3V system using a potentiometer wheel (10kΩ). I've done this in the past using an LM386 in 5V systems, but the project I'...
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What happened with this LM386 Amplifier Output

yellow channel is from lm386 amp 20 times gain my circuit is from the lm386 datasheet with 16 V source, what i amplify is 40khz arduino pwm output, is there any explanation why this happened, thanks
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LM386 guitar practice amp circuit not working, need help finding mistake

I'm very new to electronics and I built this guitar amp circuit on a breadboard: and it was working really nicely. Now I've decided to put the circuit on a universal PCB which I'll use in the actual ...
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where to add gain and volume controls to LM386 guitar amp circuit?

Im trying to make a super simple guitar amp. heres the circuit using an LM386 operational amplifier: What exactly would affect gain but not volume, and volume but not gain? In the example circuit on ...
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Breadboard 9V Output vs 9V Battery

I've put together an lm386 audio amplifier circuit as shown in the image below. The volume was good when hooked up to the 9V output on my trainers breadboard, but when I hooked it up to a 9V battery, ...
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distortion with lm386 in parallel

I'm trying to make a decent audio amplifier using two lm386 wired in parallel. I used Jericho Uno's schematic (below) as a guide (link to video). My circuit looks pretty similar, but I wanted to ...
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whats up with this op-amp circuit? [closed]

Came across a few circuit components and I thought I'd have a little fun. I don't understand what's happening though. I implemented this circuit. The only differences were: I didn't have a .1uF cap, ...
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LM386 audio amplifier with push-pull output

I am trying to make a simple audio amplifier using an LM386 audio amplifier and a class AB amplifier push-pull output stage. Since I couldn't find something that explicitly combines the two (LM386 for ...
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What is the use of R5, C4, C2, R6, R5, D1 in the below amplitude modulation circuit?

the project is taken from this website for my college project http://www.instructables.com/id/Modulating-Audio-on-a-LED/ I think I have figured out function of few components but still need ...
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What is the role of these capacitors?

I was reading about op-amps and found this schematic. What is the role of those capacitors? Lets call them: 10uF - Cap A 250uF - Cap B 0.05uF - Cap C As of now, capacitor positioning and ...
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Where does my negative input voltage come from? [closed]

I'm a bit confused about the concept of an input ground for an op Amp. Let's say I'm amplifying the output from a 555 timer ic. I assume the output pin from the 555 is my positive input but what is a ...
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Problem with Simulation Results VS Tested Results for a signal

For the circuit shown i am having some trouble wondering why my tested signal looks like this (i understand that it could be clipping) but when i measure my circuit in the simulation it is correct? ...
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Please review my schematic design

This is my first design, a 4-Bit stereo DAC with LM386 amplifier. I'm using it to interface with my FPGA eval board which doesn't have any audio connector. My board uses a 2x6 'PMOD' connector. My ...
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Unsure of how to find the equivalent resistance of the following circuit due to the input resistance of the LM386 amp

My questions: How do i find the voltage across R3 for diagram 1? Do i have to take into account the input impedance of the LM386 amp (The second amp in the circuit schematics) or can i ignore it and ...
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UPDATED:Not understanding my output wave when using the LM386 amp

i am trying to create an analogue wave so that an audio signal can be played. Using PWM,(i.e. converting a square wave to an analogue signal hence need to use high pass then low pass filter before amp)...
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Not understanding aspects of the LM386 amp

For the following LM386 amp i have a couple of questions. Is C3 and R1 a low pass filter and if so how do i calculate the cutoff frequency for it? I.e. do i have to take the impedance of C2 into ...
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Searching for known subcircuits

I want to solve this exercise in the figure below.The question is "Recognise as many known Sub-circuits as you can in LM386 circuit".I tried it and found only that the transistor down and in the left ...
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LM386 Amplifier not amplifying

Long time lurker and relativly new to electrical engineering but this is the first time I've had a question so I just made an account. I would also like to start off by saying that I tried to follow ...
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Is a minimum of 1000µF capacitance needed between an lm386's output and a speaker and if so why?

In this video explaining how to make an audio amplifier, the narrator warns Don’t be misled by crappy schematics…with low values like 100 µF. You want to use at least 1000 µF [between the LM386's ...
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Driving LM386 with signal referenced to virtual ground

I'm working with a chip that outputs audio signals to headphones that are referenced to a virtual ground. Since I'm connecting the audio signal to a speaker instead of headphones, I'd like to ...
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Audio Mixing Circuit

So I'm working on a audio mixing circuit, and based on some research I settled on the following circuit: My question is whether or not the circuit will work as intended. I feel that the process of ...
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Best circuit to play music in car, using ISO 10487

instead of using a radio, I want to install a Raspberry Pi 3 with my own features in the 2Din Slot, so I have to make my own circuit to play audio. I tried with the following modules based in LM386 ...
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Lm386 audio amplier - lyrics not audible [closed]

I am trying to amplify the music signal coming from a phone using an LM386 module for a 8ohm 3W speaker using a 5V supply,but when I connect it to the source,it amplifies a portion of the music,not ...
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LM741 not amplifying

I used LM386 to amplify but its minimum 20x gain is to much for me use because my signal is maximum +-0.5v ac , riding 1V dc . this is my circuit. I am seeing a signal on scope but I cant hear ...
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Why is the LM386N-4 power rated @ 32Ω load, when the other variants are rated @ 8Ω? How can I find an appropriate speaker?

I'm trying to build an LM386 amplifier, but when looking at the datasheet to select the appropriate chip, I noticed the LM386N-4's power rating is based on a 32\$\Omega\$ load, while the -1 and -3 ...
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amplifying audio lm386 dumps negative part?

I am amplifying and audio signal with ac levels of around +-0.3V. This signal also has DC level of 1.2V I used 2 DC block capcitors because I saw the input should be ground referenced. The output of ...
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calculating speaker inductive

I am using an 8ohm ,0.5w speaker like this BMS16-16 . I also have LM386 which suggest to use a 10 ohm resistor in seris with a 0.05micro capcitor .I am trying to understand how this together is ...
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LM386 high frequency oscillation noise at Vs

I'm having trouble to understand why this is happening when I power my LM386 on a 9V battery with no load. The schematic is the basic application from the LM386 datasheet with the gain of 20 but ...
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LM386 gain-adjust bypass capacitor

In the LM386 datasheet it's stated that "If a capacitor is put from pin 1 to 8, bypassing the 1.35 kΩ resistor, the gain will go up to 200 (46 dB)". I don't understand how this capacitor could bypass ...
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Two different circuits not working on same power supply.?

I have designed a SIM900 circuit on a zero pcb board for testing purpose. It is working fine. In my application I need to make a call and then talk to the other person on call. So I have used PIC MCU ...
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What limits length of wire connecting audio amplifier to speaker?

Let's say I have LM386 or some other audio amplifier. What determines the length, resistance, capacitance and inductance (if L C parameters matter) of the conductor that carries the output of the ...
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Designing of an audio amplifier using LM386 and a preamplifier

This is the circuit . But i am still getting acoustic howling. What can I do to prevent it dynamically. Also I want to increase the sensitivity to the extent that when I rub my fingers in front of the ...
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Invisible Earbuds [closed]

I just made a pair of invisible earbuds using this guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Invisible-Earphones/?ALLSTEPS everything works fine using 6mm x 6mm magnets that sit in my outer ear ...
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What causes periodic noise with LM386 amplifier

I am trying to use a LM386 to amplify an audio signal so that I can listen to it using a speaker. I am using the recommended circuit from the data sheet: When I connect my audio source to the input, ...
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LM386 no output with input signal below 2V

I'm trying to implement volume control using a digital potentiometer (LM386) and audio amplifier (MCP4131). The way I have it setup, I'm outputting square wave audio signals out of a PWM pin on the ...
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why do I get noise on the output of the LM386 when I connect speaker but not when I connect a resistor?

I recently made a circuit to test out LM386 audio amplifier for the first time on solderless board. I relied on the datasheet circuit shown below: First I connected a 7.5ohm resistor at the output ...
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What is a good capacitance to use for a low pass and high pass filter?

First, I am using the minimum components circuit for the LM386 I am going to use the first circuit on this page. I am going to use a potentiometer in series with the circuit to give me variable ...
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What kind of speaker can be used with an LM386?

I am trying to use an LM386 to drive some speakers. I have both a 4Ω 4W speaker and 8Ω 1.5W speaker. Would I have to build a different circuit for each of these and would the LM386 be able to drive ...
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How to decrease distortion/noise of LM386 amplifier at max gain and volume?

From my previous question, I've made LM386 amplifier and it works better than LM1458 amplifier. I've added gain and bass boost in my LM386 amplifier. How to decrease distortion/noise of LM386 ...