When LA4440 amplifier circuit is used in Bridge mode, it can give output power up to 19 Watt. This amplifier is capable to run easily up to 12 inch woofers.
The main reasons for using LA4440 is,
- Small pop noise at the time of power supply ON/OFF and good starting balance.
- Good ripple rejection : 46dB typical.
- Built-in protectors.
- Thermal protector.
- Over voltage and surge voltage protector.
- Pin-to-pin short protector.
Simple LA4440 amplifier circuit diagram
A readymade 2 channel (2 I.C) LA4440 audio amplifier is shown below.
Back side of the same LA4440 amplifier circuit board,
You can modify most readymade amplifier kit to LA4440 bridge amplifier circuit by simply cutting some PCB tracks and adding some jumpers, but that may vary board to board.
The image clearly shows, that a ripple rejection B.E choke transformer is added in series to the +ve supply.
This is required in every audio amplifiers as any ripple in DC can cause unwanted noise. The shown circuit has a pre-amplifier too, but that’s not our topic, pre-amplifiers will be discussed in other articles.
Comments on this article before 07-12-2011, here Jump to recent comments.
Dipankar Deb on October 25, 2010 - 4:44 pm
your project is so great.
Anish KS on October 25, 2010 - 9:46 pm
LA 4440. What the cost now ?, 10 years back i brought it in the range 40-50, circuit is simple, but output not much good
October 25th, 2010 at 10:07 pmNow it costs about 50, Nowadays 6283 audio amplifiers are spread allover, but they don’t have that much voltage bearing strength, nor the protection features. For a 8? mid-range and Woofer driving, I’d highly recommend it.
kenith on November 18, 2010 - 12:45 pm
i found this readymade amp board.. but what bout the bass and treble adjustments??? only wired for volume is given..
November 18th, 2010 at 2:38 pmYou can make a low cost effective bass treble circuit. Here
sunny on February 12, 2011 - 7:13 pm
i wana make amp so which is better ic 4440 and 6283
plz reply soon
February 12th, 2011 at 7:30 pmFor mini projects the 6283 is good. But for big projects, woofer-driving and for qood quality, you should use 4440 amplifier.
February 17th, 2011 at 5:26 pm@admin, i need more information .iwana make amp mini 500 watt
plz tell me what i need but i donot know how to assemble it
plz help me
plz give me you number icall u
February 20th, 2011 at 7:25 pmhi
i have amp 3055 buit loud switch is not work.can u help me how to configer loud switch
February 21st, 2011 at 8:33 amGive me more technical details about the amplifier and the loud switch through contact form @ https://www.circuitsdiy.com/about/
March 24th, 2011 at 4:23 pm@admin, hi
i wanna buy a power amplifiers plz tell me who is the best i need more bass
this is one speaker
March 24th, 2011 at 5:56 pm@sunny, 12? woofer is 16watt, 8? mid is 8watt. So, you need 24Watts rms for 100% volume. You should use TDA2030A based amplifier. That has 35Watt power output capability.
ANKIT on March 16, 2011 - 5:37 am
where i can bye it ? big electronics store or small store?
yashwanth on March 19, 2011 - 4:24 pm
hello..need you help…in understanding what all i need to make the LA4440 a complete..amplifier..i am completely new to all this..but..want to start learning..from this
March 19th, 2011 at 5:02 pm@yashwanth, You need the following to make an amplifier by this kit.
1. The kit itself
2. Volume control Pot, (bass control pot optional)
3. A cabinet
4. A transformer and Bridge rectifier for 12Volt suply
5. Wires, etc…..
March 20th, 2011 at 1:08 am@Arup Basak, Thanks yaar…will do it ..i am buying in right away from ebay..
March 20th, 2011 at 1:24 am@Arup Basak,And one more thing..can you design and sell Vaccum tube amp kit..where the buyer has to just put in the tubes..and do some wiring and as for LA4440 we have…the user should be getting the tubes ,wire and volume control and a cabinet..will u help me…
March 20th, 2011 at 8:16 am@yashwanth, Where would you get that vacuum tube capsules in today’s age? LOL
June 9th, 2011 at 11:45 amHi sir IC 4440 audio board la power supply ac volt kodukkanuma, dc volt kodukkanuna, dc aga iruntha athu eppadi kodukkanum, transformer value sollunga. Antha boardla DTS board mattalama,
June 9th, 2011 at 12:23 pmdc supply ya eatho oru I.C (board )ku kudu , apro ni ac supply ya dc supply a rectifier moolama maathu, apo than ac use panna mudiyum, apro, nee DTS use pannalaam aana, nee input kudukurathu pre amplified signal ah irukanum ok?
sunny on March 25, 2011 - 1:02 pm
i wanna buy tda-2030a amp.plz tell me where i can buy this amp and what is the price
reply me soon
March 25th, 2011 at 9:40 pm@sunny, The cost would be around 100 Rs for the amplifier board of single IC. I’ll make a article on it and publish it in this blog on Sun-Monday. Stay tuned.
sunny on March 26, 2011 - 10:30 am
i need 500 watt power amp where i can buy this amp and what is the cost plz reply me soon
March 26th, 2011 at 11:15 am@sunny, You require 500 watt PMPO amplifier, or 500Watt RMS?
sunny on March 26, 2011 - 3:27 pm
i need more power and more bass i need 500 watt rms
March 26th, 2011 at 3:52 pm@sunny, Do you know about which you are talking, or are you mad.
500Watt RMS output can easily destroy a concrete house. For 500Watt RMS output you need an 10 feet diameter speaker. If you are going to be a terrorist by destroying buildings by 500Watt RMS output, then I’ll not help you anyways.
And if you are referring to 500Watt PMPO, then for your kind information, this 4440 amplifier can easily drive 2500Watt PMPO speaker system.
March 26th, 2011 at 6:04 pm@Arup Basak,
hey why r u not help me 500 watt rms plz tell me what is the best amp 500 watt rms
i cannot destroy some thing .plz tell me 4440 amp no china ok
and 4440 pcb higher end
March 26th, 2011 at 8:01 pm@sunny,
Well, 500Watt RMS output can’t be derived from 4440. It can be achieved with MOSFET, driver based amplifiers only.
For those types of complex circuits, I am referring you to another electronics site, which is only for audio electronics. You can find their 800watt RMS amplifier here, http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/aussie-amplifiers/170494-800-watt-mosfet-amplifier-module.html
sunny on March 31, 2011 - 4:00 pm
plz you tell me best amp for home
i wanna buy
March 31st, 2011 at 9:55 pm@sunny,
For readymade home use amplifier, buy Creative SBS series sound system which costs around
sunny on March 31, 2011 - 4:01 pm
replay me soon and what is the cost for higher 500 watt rms amp
plz help me
iqubal on April 11, 2011 - 6:08 pm
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Dhrubajyoti Dey on May 23, 2011 - 3:58 am
Dear Arup, which value of volume control pot i can use for this LA4440 Circuit ? can u please give me one bass treable circuit with Ic 4558. This 4+4 pin ic is a Stereo bass treable controller.
May 23rd, 2011 at 12:38 pmActually, Ic 4558 is a dual op-amp I.C. I have discussed a circuit for op-amp based bass treble controller previously based on LM741 IC, which is a single op-amp IC. (https://www.circuitsdiy.com/low-cost-effective-bass-treble-circuit-using-op-amp-741). If you can understand the logic used there, you can do it with IC 4558 yourself. And if you cant do that, I’ll help you.
May 23rd, 2011 at 12:40 pmValue of volume, pot will be 22K or 47K linear.
Mani on June 21, 2011 - 1:31 pm
Ic 4440 amplifierkku 12v transformer amps value enna? Immediately
June 22nd, 2011 at 11:13 amUse 12Volt atleast 2Amps transformer
Sanchit on June 27, 2011 - 2:38 pm
plz help me!!!!
I made a 4440 STEREO amplifier.Its right output channel is working properly but a buzzing sound is coming from its left output whether some input signal is connected or not. I am sure that the buzzing sound is different from that of grounding problems.PLEASE tell me the possible defect whether it is some capacitor or else?????
June 27th, 2011 at 3:45 pmBuzzing normally indicates fault in grounding. But in this case you are sure about grounding, so reply me if you are using LA4440 in bridge mode? or in Stereo mode? I’ll try my best to help you.
June 28th, 2011 at 2:29 amhttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Hliq4TP7PlY/TU_OefqAmEI/AAAAAAAAACc/ctaAOk80d3E/s1600/12w+%2528+6W+%252B+6W+%2529+Stereo+Amplifier+Circuit+Diagram+using+LA+4440.jpgHere is the circuit diagram from where I made the 4440 stereo amp
June 28th, 2011 at 4:56 amThen you can check the capacitors by altering then from right to left channel. And yes, do provide a grounding by a 100K valued resistor from the input line.
June 28th, 2011 at 1:22 pmthankss a lot Sir
I corrected the problem ,it was the faulty 100uf capacitor at the left output channel
Abi on August 24, 2011 - 6:43 am
I want this board’s circuit diagram
albakumar on November 7, 2011 - 12:00 pm
sir, 4440ic ku 12.0.12v 5amp us pannalama?
0.12v 5amp kum 12.0.12 5amp kum eathavathu different erukka?
Subrata on November 21, 2011 - 10:00 pm
Hi Sunny you can use TAS5630 audio amp up to 600W R.M.S Out put.For circuite you also search With Google TAS5630.