2n3055 Power Transistors

Tube or solid-state, this section goes to eleven!
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Post by J4mes »

Old but gold!! I keep seeing a these everywhere! I also have a small batch arriving at some point this week! Searched this forum for circuits but not a lot comes up.

I built the tube version of the ODS (which I probably should share at some point if anyone's interested)?!!
It sounds great with most power amps, but I want to build a dedicated power amp (SS) and build a cab etc for home use.

Does anyone have or know of a circuit that would sound good for home use?

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Post by rabblepowered »

baldi's basicsI think you should attach a picture because no one knows what "these things" you mean.

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Post by Dirk_Hendrik »

I know what these things are! Old and gold indeed!
These power transistors are kind of a benchmark of what a good power transistor shuld be like. However, the last I heard about these, quite a while back as I close to never do anything with Power BJT's, is that they were becoming more obsolete than one can imagine and that all that were offered online appear to be counterfeits.

Then,
These transistors go into a power amplifier. Especially in the case of a SS power amplifier I'd suggest to get the "would sound good" from anywhere but from the power amplifier. Keep that one as linear and low THD as possible.
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Just sold a few hundred of these. I know they were real as they came from the estate of a silent key.
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I'ts always easier when the source is known. However, I fail to understand what "the estate of a silent key" means.
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Silent keys are radio hobbyists who currently (and for the foreseeable future) happen to be pushing up daisies.

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Pushing up daises might be confusing too. Amateur radio operator who passed away. I did save a couple transistors but i don't really deal with solid state amps too much, mostly tubes.

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Post by Dirk_Hendrik »

Thanks gents. That clarifies.

The expression "Pushing up the daisies" became common knowledge after a certain Monty Python sketch with a parrot.
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