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thetrend77

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LM386 alternative?
« on: May 18, 2012, 02:47:58 PM »
Is there a substitute for LM386 at all? I've been looking up different drive circuits and a few that I like require LM386's and I don't have any lol

Would any of these that I DO have on hand work? I have 4559, 4558, TL072, TL071, LF351N, CA3130EZ (and PT2399, but I know that won't work haha).

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Re: LM386 alternative?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 03:15:22 PM »
Part of your problem is that the LM386 is not a dual op amp. Its a power amplifier. Totally different kind of chip.

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Re: LM386 alternative?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 04:38:44 PM »
I don't think there is a direct alternative sub for LM386 (or JRC386). But the good thing is that if you are in the US, you can get one at Radio Shack.

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Re: LM386 alternative?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 05:34:23 PM »
Part of your problem is that the LM386 is not a dual op amp. Its a power amplifier. Totally different kind of chip.

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That's what I was thinking.

I don't think there is a direct alternative sub for LM386 (or JRC386). But the good thing is that if you are in the US, you can get one at Radio Shack.

Eh, there's one about 45 mins away. Lol guess that's as good as it gets though.