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Schematics and Bill of materials for instrument preamplifiers
Schematic and BOM of cheap microphone preamp
Schematics and Bill of
Materials for audio
preamplifiers projects
Schematics and Bill of Materials for audio preamplifiers projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Schematic and BOM of cheap microphone preamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Stereo jFET guitar (instrument, effect) preamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Stereo dual OpAmp instrument or audio preamplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Stereo circuit with 2 single OpAmp, instrument and audio preamplifier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Stereo low noise 2 single OpAmp instrument preamplifier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Schematic and BOM of power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Printed Circuit Boards for instrument preamps project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of INA217 microphone preamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of stereo jFET preamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of simple dual OpAmp preamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of power filters (ver.3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of power filters (ver.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of power filters (ver.1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Two single OpAmp - stereo universal preamp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Two single OpAmp - stereo low noise universal preamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Switch module for preamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
The PCB of power supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Images and Picasa galleries about the prototype of preamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
The selectable prototype of jFEt and OpAmp projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Audio mixer with jFET and OpAmp preamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Microphone preamp with INA217 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
This project made for testing and building the best simple solutions for instrument and
audio preamplifiers for home users. Microphone preamp with cheap instrument ampli-
fier INA217, noiseless solution with jFET for guitarists, and very simple but hi-gained
audio circuits with OpAmps for audio solutions for home hi-fi. The next project is to make
audio mixer with these preamplifier circuits.
Read details, updates, advices on the page of schematics and notes. PCB-s and more
notes, pictures, advices about this project are available on the authors blog and web-
sites:
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Hungarian blog and PCB order: http://diyguitarpa.blogspot.com/
The Youtube Channel Picasa gallery Email: gitarfogas@gmail.com
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OPA137
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R10
100nF
C14
Q2
BC560C
Q1
BC548C
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R2
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INA217 AIP
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C3
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C4
47nF C1 47nF C2
100nF
C8
100nF C6 10uF
C9
10uF
C7
GND
Q3
BC560C
Q4
BC548C
12K
R17
12K
R16 47uF 60V
C21
47uF 60V
C20
47nF
C23
47nF
C22
100nF
C18
100nF
C16
10uF
C17
10uF
C19
GND
GND
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2.2K
R13
2.2K
R14
GND GND
D3
1N4148
D1
1N4148 D4
1N4148
D2
1N4148
47uF 60V
C12
47uF 60V
C13
6.8K
R6
6.8K
R9
47K
R1
GND
47uF 60V
C5
GND
GND
+15V
-15V
-15V a2
+15V a2
-15V a1
+15V a1
1.6kA
P1
47kB
P2
GND
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H4
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H5
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H2
123
H1
+48V
123
H3
GND
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OPA137
470
R7
10uF C11
100K
R15
100K
R11
10uF C15
470
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GND GND
1K
R5
1K
R4
GND
GND
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Bal In 2
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Mic and instrument preamp with
assimatrical/simmetrical inputs
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Description Comment Value
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ty Designator Footprint Model:Footprint
Capacitor Cap 47nF 4 C1, C2, C22, C23 RAD-0.3 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) Cap Pol1 47uF 60V 7
C3, C4, C5, C12, C13,
C20, C21
Elco 12 mm, 2
mil pins
Capacitor Cap 100nF 5 C6, C8, C14, C16, C18 RAD-0.3 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) Cap Pol1 10uF 7
C7, C9, C10, C11, C15,
C17, C19 Cap, Tantal, 1mil
High Conductance Fast
Diode 1N4148 1N4148 4 D1, D2, D3, D4 DO-35
Diode, Axial; Body 3.8 x 1.9 mm(LxDia. max), Lead
Dia. 0.53 mm(max)
Connector, 3 pin, 2 mil Connector 3 H1, H2, H3
Panel Connector
3 input Small
Connector, 2 pin, 2 mil Connector 2 H4, H5
Panel Connector
2 input Small
Input Jack
6.3 1 J1 Jack input 6.3
Resistor Pot Mono 1.6kA 1 P1
Pot Mono
MetalCase 3 pin mono metal case pot, 2 mil
Resistor Pot Mono 47kB 1 P2
Pot Mono
MetalCase 3 pin mono metal case pot, 2 mil
Header, 6-Pin, Dual row
Header
6X2A 1 P3 HDR2X6_CEN Connector; Header; 6x2 Position
Amplifier Transistor NPN
Silicon BC548C 2 Q1, Q4 29-04
TO, Flat Index; 3 In-Line, Axial Leads; Body Dia.
4.8mm; Leads 0.48 x 0.5 mm(max)
Low Noise Transistor PNP
Silicon BC560C 2 Q2, Q3 29-04
TO, Flat Index; 3 In-Line, Axial Leads; Body Dia.
4.8mm; Leads 0.48 x 0.5 mm(max)
Resistor Res2 47K 1 R1 AXIAL-0.4 Resistor; 2 Leads
Resistor Res2 12K 4 R2, R3, R16, R17 AXIAL-0.4 Resistor; 2 Leads
Resistor Res2 1K 2 R4, R5 AXIAL-0.4
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 6.8K 2 R6, R9 AXIAL-0.4 Resistor; 2 Leads
Resistor Res2 470 2 R7, R12 AXIAL-0.4
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 8 1 R8 AXIAL-0.4 Resistor; 2 Leads
Resistor Res2 1M 1 R10 AXIAL-0.4 Resistor; 2 Leads
Resistor Res2 100K 2 R11, R15 AXIAL-0.4
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 2.2K 2 R13, R14 AXIAL-0.4 Resistor; 2 Leads
Instrument Amp
INA217AI
P INA217 AIP 1 U1 DIP-8 DIP, 8-Pin, Row Spacing 7.62 mm, Pitch 2.54 mm
General Purpose FET-Input
Operational Amplifiers OPA137 1 U2 006E
DIP; 8 Leads; Row Spacing 7.62 mm; Pitch 2.54
mm
FET-Input Operational Amplifiers OPA137 OPA137 1 U3 006E DIP; 8 Leads; Row Spacing 7.62 mm; Pitch 2.54 mm
Notes
This circuit made for mono
microphone inputs only.
The input is mono, jack in-
serted directly to the board
with asymmetrical/sym-
metrical converter, and 3
inputs header inserted for
symmetrical phones with
XLR output. Switch module
required to select between
two inputs (asymmetrical
jack or symmetrical XLR).
The amplifier of this circuit
is INA217. This instrument
amp is very cheap, and
noiseless. Volume and gain
potentiometers included.
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Schematics and Bill of materials for instrument preamplifiers
Stereo jFET guitar (instrument, effect) preamp
Schematics and Bill of materials for instrument preamplifiers
Stereo dual OpAmp instrument or audio preamplifier
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12K
R10
47uF 60V
C7
47nF
C8
100nF
C5
10uF
C6
GND
+15V Stage
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Input Jack 6.3
GND
GND
1
2
3
H1
GND
1
3
2
Q1A
2N3958
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Q1B
2N3958
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H2
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2
H3
10M
R2
10M
R8
5.1K
R6
5.1K
R1
5kA
P2
Pot stereo
47kB
P1
Pot stereo
10uF C2
10uF C3
GND
GND
220
R9
220
R5
GND
10uF C1
10uF
C4
GND
51K
R3
51K
R4
GND GND
22K
R7
GND
+15V Input
Out 1
Out 2
1
2
P3
Header 2
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Stereo Dual jFET preamp
Description Comment Value
Quanti
ty Footprint Designator Model:Footprint
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) Cap Pol1 10uF 5 Cap, Tantal, 1mil C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Capacitor Cap 100nF 1 RAD-0.3 C5 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) Cap Pol1 47uF 60V 1
Elco 6mm, 1 mil
pins C7
Capacitor Cap 47nF 1 RAD-0.3 C8 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Connector 1
Panel Connector
3 input Small H1 3 pin, 2 mil connector
Connector 2
Panel Connector
2 input Small H2, H3 2 pin, 2 mil connector
Input Jack
6.3 1 Jack input 6.3 J1
Resistor Pot stereo 47kB 1
Pots Plastic
Stereo P1
Resistor Pot stereo 5kA 1
Pots Plastic
Stereo P2
Header, 2-Pin Header 2 1 HDR1X2 P3 Connector; Header; 2 Position
N-Channel Dual JFET (General
Purpose) 2N3958 1 TO-71 Q1
Can; 7 Leads (1 Absent); Pin Circle Dia. 2.54 mm;
Lead Dia. 0.48 mm(max)
Amplifier Transistor NPN Silicon BC548C 1 29-04 Q2
TO, Flat Index; 3 In-Line, Axial Leads; Body Dia.
4.8mm; Leads 0.48 x 0.5 mm(max)
Resistor Res2 5.1K 2 AXIAL-0.4 R1, R6
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 10M 2 AXIAL-0.4 R2, R8
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 51K 2 AXIAL-0.4 R3, R4
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 220 2 AXIAL-0.4 R5, R9
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 22K 1 AXIAL-0.4 R7
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 12K 1 AXIAL-0.4 R10 Resistor; 2 Leads
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Input Jack 6.3
47kB
P2
Pot stereo
100kA
P3
Pot stereo
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H3
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3
H2
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3
H1
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U1B
TL072ACN
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TL072ACN
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Header 2
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GND GND
GND
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R3
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BC560C
Q1
BC548C
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R9
47uF 60V
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C10
47nF C7 47nF C8
100nF
C13
100nF C11 10uF
C14
10uF
C12
GND
GND
1M
R7
1M
R2
GND
GND
100k
R1
100k
R4
68p
C5
68p
C1
10uF
C6
10uF
C2
GND
GND
4.7k
R5
4.7k
R6
-15V
+15V
+15V Clean
-15V Clean
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Header 6X2A
Dual stereo OpAmp w. power filter
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Description Comment Value
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ty Footprint Designator Model:Footprint
Capacitor Cap 68p 2 RAD-0.3 C1, C5 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) Cap Pol1 10uF 6 Cap, Tantal, 1mil
C2, C3, C4, C6, C12,
C14
Capacitor Cap 47nF 2 RAD-0.3 C7, C8 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) Cap Pol1 47uF 60V 2
Elco 12 mm, 2
mil pins C9, C10
Capacitor Cap 100nF 2 RAD-0.3 C11, C13 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Connector 3
Panel Connector
3 input Small H1, H2, H3 3 pin, 2 mil connector
Input Jack
6.3 1 Jack input 6.3 J1
Header, 2-Pin Header 2 1 HDR1X2 P1 Connector; Header; 2 Position
Resistor Pot stereo 47kB 1
Pots Plastic
Stereo P2
Resistor Pot stereo 100kA 1
Pots Plastic
Stereo P3
Header, 6-Pin, Dual row
Header
6X2A 1 HDR2X6_CEN P4 Connector; Header; 6x2 Position
Amplifier Transistor NPN Silicon BC548C 1 29-04 Q1
TO, Flat Index; 3 In-Line, Axial Leads; Body Dia.
4.8mm; Leads 0.48 x 0.5 mm(max)
Low Noise Transistor PNP
Silicon BC560C 1 29-04 Q2
TO, Flat Index; 3 In-Line, Axial Leads; Body Dia.
4.8mm; Leads 0.48 x 0.5 mm(max)
Resistor Res2 100k 2 AXIAL-0.4 R1, R4
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 1M 2 AXIAL-0.4 R2, R7
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 22K 1 AXIAL-0.4 R3
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 4.7k 2 AXIAL-0.4 R5, R6
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor Res2 12K 2 AXIAL-0.4 R8, R9 Resistor; 2 Leads
Low-Noise J-FET Dual Operational Amplifier TL072ACN 1 dip-8 U1 DIP; 8 Leads; Row Spacing 7.62 mm; Pitch 2.54 mm
Notes
This very simple, small, cheap
and noiseless preamp made
for musical instruments with ste-
reo (or mono) input. The main
part of this circuit is 2N3958
dual jFET. Ideal for stereo or
mono guitar effects, key-
boards, or to connect another
devices with stereo outputs like
audio mixers. Stereo jack, gain
and volume adjustable resistors
are inserted to the PCB. Very
cheap and very good quality
for guitars. The possible gain
is not too high of this circuit, but
enough for guitars and guitar ef-
fects with very warm sound.
Notes
This is another really simple,
good quality and cheap
preamplifier with stereo
jack input for guitar effects
or keyboards. The possible
gain is much higher than
jFET circuit, and the sound
is better for keyboards or
mixers than the guitars or
guitar effects. The dual
OpAmp must be compat-
ible with TL072. Gain and
volume pots has inserted to
the PCB board.
The Picasa album about jFET amplifier
The Picasa album about OpAmp amplifier
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Schematics and Bill of materials for instrument preamplifiers
Stereo circuit with 2 single OpAmp, instrument and audio preamplifier
Schematics and Bill of materials for instrument preamplifiers
Stereo low noise 2 single OpAmp instrument preamplifier
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Input Jack 6.3
47kB
P2
Pot stereo
100kA
P3
Pot stereo
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H3
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H2
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H1
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P1
Header 2
10uF C3
10uF C4
GND GND
GND
22K
R3
Q2
BC560C
Q1
BC548C
12K
R8
12K
R9
47uF 60V
C9
47uF 60V
C10
47nF C7 47nF C8
100nF
C13
100nF C11 10uF
C14
10uF
C12
GND
GND
1M
R7
1M
R2
GND
GND
100k R1
100k
R4
68p
C5
68p
C1
10uF
C6
10uF
C2
GND
GND
4.7k
R5
4.7k
R6
-15V
+15V
+15V Clean
-15V Clean
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U3
LF356D
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LF356D
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Header 6X2A
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Stereo single OpAmp preamp w. power filter
Description Value
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ty Comment Footprint Designator Model:Footprint
Capacitor 68p 2 Cap RAD-0.3 C1, C5 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) 10uF 6 Cap Pol1 Cap, Tantal, 1mil
C2, C3, C4, C6, C12,
C14
Capacitor 47nF 2 Cap RAD-0.3 C7, C8 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) 47uF 60V 2 Cap Pol1
Elco 12 mm, 2
mil pins C9, C10
Capacitor 100nF 2 Cap RAD-0.3 C11, C13 Capacitor; 2 Leads
3 Connector
Panel Connector
3 input Small H1, H2, H3 3 pin, 2 mil connector
1
Input Jack
6.3 Jack input 6.3 J1
Header, 2-Pin 1 Header 2 HDR1X2 P1 Connector; Header; 2 Position
Resistor 47kB 1 Pot stereo
Pots Plastic
Stereo P2
Resistor 100kA 1 Pot stereo
Pots Plastic
Stereo P3
Header, 6-Pin, Dual row 1
Header
6X2A HDR2X6_CEN P5 Connector; Header; 6x2 Position
Amplifier Transistor NPN Silicon 1 BC548C 29-04 Q1
TO, Flat Index; 3 In-Line, Axial Leads; Body Dia.
4.8mm; Leads 0.48 x 0.5 mm(max)
Low Noise Transistor PNP
Silicon 1 BC560C 29-04 Q2
TO, Flat Index; 3 In-Line, Axial Leads; Body Dia.
4.8mm; Leads 0.48 x 0.5 mm(max)
Resistor 100k 2 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R1, R4
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor 1M 2 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R2, R7
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor 22K 1 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R3
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor 4.7k 2 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R5, R6
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor 12K 2 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R8, R9 Resistor; 2 Leads
Wide-Bandwidth Single J-FET Operational Amplifier2 LF356D dip-8 U3, U4 DIP; 8 Leads; Row Spacing 7.62 mm; Pitch 2.54 mm
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Input Jack 6.3
47kB
P2
Pot stereo
100kA
P3
Pot stereo
1
2
3
H3
1
2
3
H2
1
2
3
H1
1
2
P1
Header 2
10uF
C3
10uF
C4
GND GND
GND
22K
R3
Q2
BC560C
Q1
BC548C
12K
R8
12K
R9
47uF 60V
C10
47uF 60V
C11
47nF C7 47nF C8
100nF
C13
100nF
C9
10uF
C14
10uF
C12
GND
GND
1M
R7
1M
R2
GND
GND
100k R1
100k
R4
68p
C5
68p
C1
10uF
C6
10uF
C2
GND
GND
4.7k
R5
4.7k
R6 +15V Clean
-15V Clean
5
2
3
4
6
7
1
8
U1
LT1028CN8
5
2
3
4
6
7
1
8
U2
LT1028CN8
Q4
BC560C
Q3
BC548C
12K
R10
12K
R11
47uF 60V
C18
47uF 60V
C19
47nF C15 47nF C16
100nF
C21
100nF
C17
10uF
C22
10uF
C20
+15V Clean 1
-15V Clean 1
-15V
+15V
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
P4
Header 6X2A
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Stereo preamp w. 2 single OpAmp and 2 power filters
GND
Description Value
Quanti
ty Comment Footprint Designator Model:Footprint
Capacitor 68p 2 Cap RAD-0.3 C1, C5 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) 10uF 8 Cap Pol1 Cap, Tantal, 1mil
C2, C3, C4, C6, C12,
C14, C20, C22
Capacitor 47nF 4 Cap RAD-0.3 C7, C8, C15, C16 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Capacitor 100nF 4 Cap RAD-0.3 C9, C13, C17, C21 Capacitor; 2 Leads
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) 47uF 60V 4 Cap Pol1
Elco 12 mm, 2
mil pins C10, C11, C18, C19
3 Connector
Panel Connector
3 input Small H1, H2, H3 3 pin, 2 mil connector
1
Input Jack
6.3 Jack input 6.3 J1
Header, 2-Pin 1 Header 2 HDR1X2 P1 Connector; Header; 2 Position
Resistor 47kB 1 Pot stereo
Pots Plastic
Stereo P2
Resistor 100kA 1 Pot stereo
Pots Plastic
Stereo P3
Header, 6-Pin, Dual row 1
Header
6X2A HDR2X6_CEN P4 Connector; Header; 6x2 Position
Amplifier Transistor NPN Silicon 2 BC548C 29-04 Q1, Q3
TO, Flat Index; 3 In-Line, Axial Leads; Body Dia.
4.8mm; Leads 0.48 x 0.5 mm(max)
Low Noise Transistor PNP
Silicon 2 BC560C 29-04 Q2, Q4
TO, Flat Index; 3 In-Line, Axial Leads; Body Dia.
4.8mm; Leads 0.48 x 0.5 mm(max)
Resistor 100k 2 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R1, R4
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor 1M 2 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R2, R7
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor 22K 1 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R3
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor 4.7k 2 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R5, R6
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
Resistor 12K 4 Res2 AXIAL-0.4 R8, R9, R10, R11 Resistor; 2 Leads
Ultra Low Noise Precision High-Speed Operational Amplifier 2 LT1028CN8 dip-8 U1, U2 DIP; 8 Leads; Row Spacing 7.62 mm; Pitch 2.54 mm
Notes
This circuit looks like the
previous version of TL072
compatible OpAmp pre-
amplifier, but for this, two
single OpAmp device
required, instead of one
dual. The reason of this so-
lution is the better quality, if
you want to use for exam-
ple really noiseless single
LF or LT serial integrated
circuits instead of relative
noisy one dual TL072.
This solution is really cheap,
against the noise one pow-
erfilter circuit included (for
both OpAmps). Stereo
jack input, stereo/mono
and bypass switch, gain
and volume potentiometers
inserted to the board.
Because the circuit noise,
distortion (and the gain)
depending on the included
single OpAmp, the solution
recommended for all non-
guitar instrument, and au-
dio amplifiers for home hi-fi
solutions.
Notes
This is the last version of
OpAmp preamplifiers.
This have best quality.
This is the reason why
two single OpAmp
included instead of
one dual. LT1115 or
LT1028 recommended
for best result, maybe
one of LF or NE serial
OpAmps.
The difference between
this and the previous
version of board, here
we have two power
filter, one filter for one
OpAmp for the best re-
sult of really low noise
and distortion. The cir-
cuit recommended for
home hi-fi and instru-
ments, included instru-
ment effects.
Gain and volume po-
tentiometers, bypass
and stereo/mono
switches included to the
board with stereo jack
input.
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Printed Circuit
Boards for
instrument preamps
project
Schematics and Bill of materials for instrument preamplifiers
Schematic and BOM of power supply
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
D D
C C
B B
A A
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2
3
H1
1
2
3
H2
D1 KBL04
47n
C6
47n
C8
47n
C9
47n
C7
GND
2200u
C1
2200u
C10
10 1W
R1
10 1W
R2
2200u
C2
2200u
C11
GND
100n
C4
100n
C13
IN
3
1
OUT
2
ADJ
U1
LM317BT
IN
2
1
OUT
3
ADJ
U2
LM337BT
D2
16V Zener
D3
16V Zener
47u
C3
47u
C12
100n
C5
100n
C14
15V AC - 1
15V AC - 2
+15V In
-15V In
+15V Out
-15V Out
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Power supply
Description Comment
Quanti
ty Value Footprint Designator Model:Footprint
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) Cap Pol1 4 2200u
ELCO22 MM 4
MIL C1, C2, C10, C11
Polarized Capacitor (Radial) Cap Pol1 2 47u
Elco 12 mm, 2
mil pins C3, C12
Capacitor Cap 4 100n RAD-0.3 C4, C5, C13, C14
Radial Cap, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.3 in Pin
Spacing
Capacitor Cap 4 47n RAD-0.3 C6, C7, C8, C9
Radial Cap, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.3 in Pin
Spacing
Full Wave Diode Bridge KBL04 1 Bridge hor. D1
Zener Diode 16V Zener 2 DIODE-0.7 D2, D3 Diode, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.7 in Pin Spacing
Connector 2
panel connector
3 input big H1, H2 3 pin, 3 mil connector
Resistor Res2 2 10 1W AXIAL-0.4 R1, R2
Axial Device, Thru-Hole; 2 Leads; 0.4 in Pin
Spacing
3-Terminal Adjustable Positive
Voltage Regulator LM317BT 1 221A-04 U1
TO, Thru-Hole, Vertical, Heatsink Mounted; 3 In-
Line Leads; Pitch 2.54 mm
3-Terminal Adjustable Negative Voltage Regulator LM337BT 1 221A-04 U2 TO, Thru-Hole, Vertical, Heatsink Mounted; 3 In-Line Leads; Pitch 2.54 mm
Notes
This is the power supply. Very simple and good quality low power circuit. Two adjustable regulators
can be fixed to the heatsink. The adjustable regulator with Zener diode have cleaner output than simple
7815 and 7915 regulators.
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PCB for the instrument preamps
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of INA217 microphone preamp
1
1
3
3
1
C5
Q2
1
R3
C16
D2
R4
Q1
Q3
C3
C1
R7 R5 R6
R1
D4
C9
R15
C6
C8
C15
R13
R12
R14
R10
J1
P1
P2
Q4
C4
R8 R9
R17
U2
D1
H4 H5
R11
C17
C19
C10
C2
R16
R2
C23
C14
C21
U1
C11 D3
C7
C20
H2
3
3
H1 H3
U3
C22
C13
C12
C18
1
1
3
3
1
C5
Q2
1
R3
C16
D2
R4
Q1
Q3
C3
C1
R7 R5 R6
R1
D4
C9
R15
C6
C8
C15
R13
R12
R14
R10
J1
P1
P2
Q4
C4
R8 R9
R17
U2
D1
H4 H5
R11
C17
C19
C10
C2
R16
R2
C23
C14
C21
U1
C11 D3
C7
C20
H2
3
3
H1 H3
U3
C22
C13
C12
C18
T
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P

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A
Y
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B
O
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T
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A
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PCB TOP OVERLAY
T
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P

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A
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T
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PCB for the instrument preamps
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of stereo jFET preamp
T
O
P

L
A
Y
E
R
B
O
T
T
O
M

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A
Y
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PCB TOP OVERLAY
TOP OVERLAY ON TOP LAYER
5
1
H2
H3
R9
3
Q1
C3
7
R2
P1
1
P2
J1
3
Q2
C6
C5
R6
R7
R1
R4
R3
H
1
R10
C1 C2 C4
C8
C7
R5
R8
P3
5
1
H2
H3
R9
3
Q1
C3
7
R2
P1
1
P2
J1
3
Q2
C6
C5
R6
R7
R1
R4
R3
H
1
R10
C1 C2 C4
C8
C7
R5
R8
P3
TOP LAYER BOTTOM LAYER
PCB OVERLAY
OVERLAY ON TOP LAYER
PCB for the instrument preamps
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of simple dual OpAmp preamp
1
C14
H2
R8
1
3
Q2
Q1
R9
C7
C8
C1
H1
C2
C6
C5
R5
P1
R6
P3
P2
C4 J1
C3
C11
3
R4
C12
H3
C9
R1 U1
R2
R7
C10
C13
R3
1
C14
H2
R8
1
3
Q2
Q1
R9
C7
C8
C1
H1
C2
C6
C5
R5
P1
R6
P3
P2
C4 J1
C3
C11
3
R4
C12
H3
C9
R1 U1
R2
R7
C10
C13
R3
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PCB for the instrument preamps
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of power filters (ver.3)
T
O
P

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A
Y
E
R
B
O
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T
O
M

L
A
Y
E
R
P
C
B

O
V
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R
L
A
Y
1
1 6
P1
7 12
3
R2
Q1
C
4
C
5
R1
C6
3
1
C7
Q2
C8
C1
C3 C2
1
1 6
P1
7 12
3
R2
Q1
C
4
C
5
R1
C6
3
1
C7
Q2
C8
C1
C3 C2
O
V
E
R
L
A
Y

O
N

T
O
P

L
A
Y
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R
T
O
P

L
A
Y
E
R
B
O
T
T
O
M

L
A
Y
E
R
PCB OVERLAY
OVERLAY ON TOP LAYER
PCB for the instrument preamps
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of power filters (ver.2)
1 6
7 12
P1
C3
C2
C8
C6
1
Q1
C1
3
R1
3
R
2
1
Q2 C7
C
5C
4
1 6
7 12
P1
C3
C2
C8
C6
1
Q1
C1
3
R1
3
R
2
1
Q2 C7
C
5C
4
Notes
We have 3 versions of power filter PCB. No dif-
ference between schematics, the one of them is
landscape, the another 2 is portrait.
Notes
We have 3 versions of
power filter PCB. No
difference between
schematics, the one of
them is landscape, the
another 2 is portrait.
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1 6
3
7 12
C6 C2
P1
Q2
1 3
1
C3 C8
C
5
R
2
C1
C
4
R1
Q1
C7
1 6
3
7 12
C6 C2
P1
Q2
1 3
1
C3 C8
C
5
R
2
C1
C
4
R1
Q1
C7
PCB for the instrument preamps
Top and bottom PCBs and overlay of power filters (ver.1)
TOP LAYER
BOTTOM LAYER
PCB OVERLAY
OVERLAY ON TOP LAYER
Notes
We have 3 versions of power filter PCB. No dif-
ference between schematics, the one of them is
landscape, the another 2 is portrait.
PCB for the instrument or hi-fi preamps
Two single OpAmp - stereo universal preamp
3
1
C1
C8
H1
H3
H2
C10
1
Q1
R9
C2
R7 C9
R5
R3
U4
C11
J1
3
C3
R1
C5
U3
C13
R2
Q2
R6
C14
C4 C7
R8
P1
C6
P2
R4
C12
P3
3
1
C1
C8
H1
H3
H2
C10
1
Q1
R9
C2
R7 C9
R5
R3
U4
C11
J1
3
C3
R1
C5
U3
C13
R2
Q2
R6
C14
C4 C7
R8
P1
C6
P2
R4
C12
P3
TOP LAYER BOTTOM LAYER
PCB OVERLAY
OVERLAY ON TOP LAYER
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PCB for the instrument or hi-fi preamps
Two single OpAmp - stereo low noise universal preamp
PCB for the instrument or hi-fi preamps
Switch module for preamps
TOP LAYER
TOP LAYER
BOTTOM LAYER
B
O
T
T
O
M

L
A
Y
E
R
PCB OVERLAY
P
C
B

O
V
E
R
L
A
Y
OVERLAY ON TOP LAYER
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1
Q3
Q4
H3
C1
C5
C9
U1
3
Q2
H2
3
Q1
C7
R4
R3
R7
R1
R5
R2
R6
H1
C3
P3
P2
J1
C8
1
C15
R10
C16
C4
C18
C6
R9
C2
P1
C10
C11
3
C17
C20
U2
3
R11
C22
C21
R8 C14 C13
C12
C19
11
1
Q3
Q4
H3
C1
C5
C9
U1
3
Q2
H2
3
Q1
C7
R4
R3
R7
R1
R5
R2
R6
H1
C3
P3
P2
J1
C8
1
C15
R10
C16
C4
C18
C6
R9
C2
P1
C10
C11
3
C17
C20
U2
3
R11
C22
C21
R8 C14 C13
C12
C19
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
D D
C C
B B
A A
Title
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1
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1
2
P5
Header 6X2A
1 2 3
6 5 4
S
W
2
A
/B
S
w
itc
h
1 2 3
6 5 4
SW1
A/B Switch
123
654
S
W
3
A
/B
S
w
itc
h
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Switch module
7
1
7
1
OVERLAY ON TOP LAYER
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PCB for the instrument or hi-fi preamps
The PCB of power supply
TOP LAYER
BOTTOM LAYER
1 2 1
C13
C4
R2
C7
C6
C8
C9
R1
C10
C12
D2
3
C5
U2
3
C14
H1
C1 C2
H2
C11
U1
2
D1
C3
D3
1 2 1
C13
C4
R2
C7
C6
C8
C9
R1
C10
C12
D2
3
C5
U2
3
C14
H1
C1 C2
H2
C11
U1
2
D1
C3
D3
OVERLAY ON TOP LAYER
PCB OVERLAY
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Images and Picasa
galleries about the
prototype of preamps
Images about the prototypes of this preamp project
The selectable prototype of jFEt and OpAmp projects
The Picasa gallery about this circuit
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Images about the prototypes of this preamp project
Audio mixer with jFET and OpAmp preamps
Images about the prototypes of this preamp project
Microphone preamp with INA217
The Picasa gallery about this circuit The Picasa galleries about this circuit:
Planning and collecting parts
Images about the prototype
Testing the INA217 board
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