- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 29 July 2010
On the Bench
All distortion measurements were made within an 80 kHz bandwidth.
At 1 kHz and 2 volts output, distortion was less than 0.03%, primarily 2nd order. At 5 volts output, distortion rose to 0.068%, again, primarily 2nd order.
Using a combination of 19 kHz and 20 kHz test sine waves, the B-A peak at 1 kHz was 65 dB below the fundamentals at 2 volts output, and 58 dB below at 5 volts output.
IMD was a very reasonable 0.11% at 2 volts output, rising to 0.27% at 5 volts output.
The THD+N vs. Frequency graph showed a rise beginning at about 2 kHz, but stayed below 0.5% all the way out to 50 kHz.
Distortion vs. Output Voltage illustrates maximum performance at 1 volt output. Clipping (1% THD+N) occurred at 21 volts, which is near the specification of 19 volts.
The measured frequency response showed a slight rolloff below 30 Hz, but was only down 2 dB at 200 kHz.