BA5406 is a monolithic integrated stereo amplifier from ROHM semiconductors. It can deliver 5W per channel into a 4-ohm loudspeaker at 9V supply. Amplifiers based on BA5406 does not require an output coupling transformer and can be operated from a single supply. The operating voltage range is from 5 to 15V DC. This makes the IC suitable for low power car audio applications. Other applications of BA5406 are portable audio players, stereo component systems, television etc. The BA5406 has great channel separation, good channel isolation, small pop-up noise, low noise, low thermal resistance and is available in a 12 pin SIP package.
In the circuit diagram shown below, BA5406 is configured to deliver 5×2 watts into 4-ohm loudspeakers at a supply voltage of 9 volts. Capacitor C3 is a power supply filter capacitor. C11 and C12 are input DC decoupling capacitors for the left and right channels. C3 and R2 form a Zobel network for the left output while C6 & R3 forms the same for the right channel. Purpose of the Zobel network is to reduce oscillations and improve high-frequency stability of the amplifier. Potentiometers R5 and R6 serve as the volume control for the left and right channels. CapacitorsC4 and C8 couple the outputs of the amplifier to the speakers. C9 and C10 are noise filtering capacitors. C1 and C5 are bootstrap capacitors for the left and right channels.
- BA5406 requires a proper heat sink.
- Supply voltage range is 5 to 15V DC.
- I used 9V DC for powering the amplifier.
- The power supply must be well regulated and filtered.