Sound from amplifier, without a speaker?

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paultwang

Joined Mar 8, 2006
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I was testing my discrete BJT audio amplifier yesterday. It does not have a speaker yet! The speaker is subsituted by a dummy resistor load. I heard sound coming from somewhere on the amplifier breadboard. The sound is very soft, but is at the correct frequencies as the function generator. How is it possible?

No capacitor, a few resistors, 12 BJTs, no coil or inductor.
 

hgmjr

Joined Jan 28, 2005
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It is possible that your dummy resistor may be of the wirewound type. Wire-wound resistors can produce a weak audible output when driven with a high current.

hgmjr
 
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