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RE: [TCML] Musical Tesla Coils (plasma speakers on steroids)
That kit is nice and cute, unfortunately, it's not capable of pumping the amount of power I'm looking for. I would like the experience of constructing my own coil. The biggest problem I have at the moment is "How do i take an already great SSTC design and make it sing?" There are so many refined SSTC schematics out there fully capable of 500 watt plus power levels. However, I am not sure how one would go about turning any of them into audio modulated systems.
This is my idea so far:
Design a 300V Hexfet class AB amplifier using 1000 watts of power mosfets. Take the signal from my mixer, send it through a 1:1 audio isolation transformer, and ground one leg of the transformer on the output side so I have only a positive biased waveform. I can use that waveform to feed a low distortion MOSFET drive chip.
Lastly, I will take my now audio modulated 1000W 300V signal and power my SSTC directly with it. Resulting in a crisp AM discharge with a class AB quality.
Dose anyone see a problem with this design?
--- On Mon, 2/15/10, McCauley, Daniel H <daniel.h.mccauley@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> From: McCauley, Daniel H <daniel.h.mccauley@xxxxxxxx>
> Subject: RE: [TCML] Musical Tesla Coils (plasma speakers on steroids)
> To: "'Tesla Coil Mailing List'" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Monday, February 15, 2010, 7:45 AM
> I offer Class-E audio modulated kits that include basically
> everything you need including PCB board, schematics,
> components, coil forms, and detailed instruction guide.
> You can view the Class-E Audio Coil Instruction Guide
> And additional information on the design can be found
> This design is very reliable and produces high quality
> DRSSTC Kits, DRSSTC Books, Audio Modulated SSTCs, and more
> . . .
> Hello all,
> Are plasma Speakers similar to Musical Tesla coils. I have
> been trying to find some decent plans for a plasma speaker
> for a while (with no luck).
> If plasma speakers are infact very similar to The musical
> tesla coil, i would not mind makeing a very small musical
> So anyway, if anyone has some easy plans for a plasma
> speaker or a very small musical tesla coil that would be a
> huge help to me.
> John "Jay" Howson IV
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