How to build A Low Power Wireless Audio Power Amplifier

August 5, 2010 - category: Audio amplifier


Using this low-cost project one can reproduce audio from TV without disturbing others. It does not use any wire connection between TV and Loud Speaker. In place of a pair of wires, it uses invisible infra-red light to transmit audio signals from TV to Loud speakers, Without using any lens a range of up to 6 meters is possible. Range can be extended by using lenses and reflectors with IR sensors comprising transmitters and receivers.

Transmitter's operation:

IR transmitter uses two-stage transistor amplifier to drive two series-connected IR LEDs. An audio output transformer (T1) is used (in reverse) to couple audio output from TV to the IR transmitter. Transistors Q1 and Q2 amplify the audio signals received from TV through the audio transformer. Low impedance output windings (lower gauge or thicker wires) are used for connection to TV side while high-impedance windings are connected to IR transmitter. This IR transmitter can be powered from a 9V mains adapter or a 9V battery. Red LED (D1) in transmitter circuit functions as a Zener diode (0.65V) as well as supply-on indicator.

Transmitter diagram:

Transmitter diagram

Receiver's operation:

IR receiver uses popular op-amp IC µA741 and audio-frequency amplifier IC LM386 along with phototransistor L14F1 (Q3) and some discrete components. The sound generated by TV set is transmitted through IR LEDs, received by phototransistor Q3 and fed to pin 2 of IC µA741 (IC1). Its gain can be varied using potmeter P2. The output of IC µA741 is fed to IC LM386 (IC2) via capacitor (C7) and potmeter P3. The sound produced is heard through the receiver’s loudspeaker. Potmeter P3 is used to control the volume of loudspeaker SPKR (8-ohm, 1W).

Receiver diagram:

Receiver diagram


  • P1 = 10K
  • P3 = 10K
  • P2 = 1M
  • R1 = 4.7K
  • R2 = 22K
  • R3 = 100R
  • R4 = 10R-1W
  • R5 = 10K
  • R6 = 10K
  • R7 = 15K
  • R8 = 15K
  • R9 = 100K
  • R10 = 680R-1W
  • R11 = 1K
  • R12 = 10R-1W
  • C1 = 220uF-25V
  • C2 = 220uF-25V
  • C3 = 10uF-25V
  • C4 = 220uF-25V
  • C5 = 220uF-25V
  • C6 = 100nF-63V
  • C7 = 100nF-63V
  • C8 = 100nF-63V
  • C9 = 100nF-63V
  • D1 = Red LED
  • D2 = IR LEDs
  • D3 = IR LEDs
  • Q1 = BC547
  • Q2 = BD140
  • Q3 = L14F1
  • IC1 = uA741 Opamp
  • IC2 = LM386
  • J1 = Audio input Jack
  • T1 = Audio Transformer
  • SPKR = 1W-8ohm

circuit from http://www.extremecircuits.net/2009/12/low-power-wireless-audio-power.html

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