20W Power Tube Amplifier with EL34
The following diagram is the circuit diagram of 20W power amplifier which build based tube component EL34. EL34 is very famous tube and great for power tube amplifier.
The circuit above is complete circuit contains tube amplifier circuit diagram and power supply circuit diagram. To make the stereo channel amplifier, build the similar amplifier circuit only and connect to the power supply using parallel connection with another same amplifier.
The tube EL34 is a thermionic valve or vacuum tube of the power pentode type. It has an international octal base (indicated by the ‘3’ in the part number) and is found mainly in the final output stages of audio amplification circuits and was designed to be suitable as a series regulator by virtue of its high permissible voltage between heater and cathode and other parameters. The American RETMA tube designation number for this tube is 6CA7. The Russian analog is 6P27S (Cyrillic: 6?27C).
The tube EL34 was widely used in higher-powered audio amplifiers of the 1960s and 1970s, such as the very popular Dynaco Stereo 70 and the Leak TL25(mono) and Stereo 60, and is also widely used in high-end guitar amplifiers because it is characterized by greater distortion (considered desirable in this application) at lower power than other octal tubes such as 6L6, KT88 or 6550.
20W power tube/valve amplifier circuit diagram with EL34