How to build Audio Power Amplifier 60W with TDA7294

August 7, 2010 - category: Audio amplifier


The TDA7294 amplifier module is a monolithic integrated circuit. It is intended for use as an audio class AB amplifier in hi-fi applications. It has a wide voltage range and output current capability, enabling it to supply the highest power into both 4 ohm and 8n ohm loads. With the addition of a handful of parts and a suitable power supply, this module will deliver 50W RMS into 8-ohm with 0.1% THD. you the user must supply a heavy duty heatsink rated at 1.4°C/W. Pin 10 is the MUTE input and pin 9 provides a STANDBY mode. Muting should always take place before standby mode is selected. Connecting these pins permanently to the supply rail (insert links) ensures that the amplifier comes on immediately on power up. Increasing the time constants R3-C6 and R4-C5 may eliminate any switch-on clicks. The IC has internal thermal protection that causes the mute to cut in at 145°C and switches the amplifier into standby at 150°C. Do not operate the module without a heatsink. The heatsink tab on the TDA7294 IC is internally connected to the negative supply rail. If the module is mounted inside an earthed metal enclosure then the IC must be insulated from the heatsink. If not, the negative supply rail will be shorted to ground.

Circuit diagram

Circuit diagram


The maximum supply voltage of the IC is +/-40V. However the maximum dissipation of the IC would be exceeded when using a 4-ohm load at that voltage. Therefore the supply voltage used should be kept down to a safe +/-30V. The mains transformer used to power the module should be rated at a minimum of 80VA. If you want to run two modules in a stereo amplifier you can use a common power supply. In this case the transformer should be rated at 150VA.


  • Input sensitivity 1.3V (50W into 8W)
  • Input impedance 10K
  • Frequency response 15Hz - 100kHz
  • Slew rate 10V/uS
  • Output power 50W into 8W (0.1% THD), 82W into 4W (0.1% THD)
  • S/N ratio 105dBa (1W / 8W)
  • THD (40W into 8W) 0.002% (1kHz), < 0.04% (20Hz - 20kHz)
  • Power Supply +/-30Vdc

Parts List for Power Amplifier

  • R1=180ohm
  • R2-3-5=10Kohm
  • R4=22Kohm
  • R6=680ohm
  • C1=1.5uF 63V MKT Polyester
  • C2=2.7nF 63V MKT Polyester
  • C3-4=100nF 100V MKT Polyester
  • C5-6=10uF 63V Electrolytic
  • C7=22uF 63V Electrolytic
  • C8=33uF 25V Electrolytic
  • C9-10=1000uF 63V Electrolytic
  • IC1=TDA7294 on Heatsink
  • J1=2pin connector with 2.54mm step
  • JP1-2=2pin Jumper with 2.54mm step
  • J2=3pin connector
  • J3=2pin connector

All Resistors is 1/4W 1%

All Electrolytic Capacitors is Axial

Power Supply

Power Supply

Parts List for Power supply

  • TR1=230Vac//2X22Vac, 80VA for single Amplifier, 150VA for dual Amplifier
  • BR1=Diode Bridge >15A
  • C1=22nF 630V Polyester MKT
  • C2....5=22nF 100V Polyester MKT
  • C6-7=10.000uF 63V For single Amplifier
  • C8-9=10.000uF 63V For dual Amplifier*
  • C10-11=1uF 63V Polyester MKT
  • F1=Fuse 0.5A slow

author: Quasar Elec
circuit from http://users.otenet.gr/~athsam/Power_amp_60w_with_tda7294.htm

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