Saturday, April 13, 2013

Noisy Cricket Amplifier

Noisy Cricket
The Noisy Cricket amplifier from Beavis Audio is one of my favorite circuits, but I always think small form amps like this are never really taken seriously.

I decided to do some serious over-engineering to present this 1/2 watt amplifier in a large amp format.
Original schematic from Beavis Audio (website now defunct)

I re-designed the circuit layout for turret-board; this has no impact on the sound of the amp, but it sure looks cool.

I think the amplifier looks a lot better in this form, than the tiny project box. It pairs well with my fuzz speaker.

Here is the original Beavis Audio board layout.