An Accurate Bias Meter for Tube Output Stages
Accurately setting the bias level for push-pull output stages is important to maximize amplifier performance and tube life. This circuit measures error relative to the target bias current and error relative to a balanced condition in the push-pull pair. The meter is compact, low-cost, simple, and accurate thanks to the use of a window comparator IC - a Linear Technology LTC1042. This article was originally published in audioXpress, July 2012.