Small and portable unit, Can be built on a veroboard
The amplifier's gain is nominally 20 dB. Its frequency response is determined primarily by the value of just a few components-primarily C1 and R1. The values of the schematic diagram provide a response of ±3.0 dB from about 120 Hz to better than 20,000 Hz.Actually, the frequency response is ruler flat from about 170 Hz to well over 20,000 Hz; it's the low end that deviates from a flat frequency response.
The low end's roll-off is primarily a function of capacitor C1(since RI's resistive value is fixed). If C1's value is changed to 0.1 pF, the low end's comer frequency-the frequency at which the low-end roll-off starts-is reduced to about 70 Hz. If you need an even deeper low-end roll-off, change C1 to a 1.0 pF capacitor; if it's an electrolytic type, make certain that it's installed into the circuit with the correct polarity, with the positive terminal connected to Q1's base terminal.
|D1||5mm. Red Led|
|J1||RCA Audio Input Socket|
|J2||RCA Audio Output Socket|