8 watt amplifier with TDA2030 IC
An 8 watt amplifier made with the TDA2030 IC. Built two such units for a stereo amplifier.
Although the TDA2030 is capable of delivering 20 watts of audio power, I deliberately reduced the output to about 8 watts to drive 10 watt speakers. This is more than adequate for a smaller room. Input sensitivity is 200mV. Higher input levels naturally will give greater output, but no distortion should be heard. The gain is set by the 47k and 1.5k resistors. The TDA2030 IC is affordable and makes a good replacement amplifier for low to medium audio power systems. Incidentally, it is speaker efficiency that determines how “loud” the sound is. Speaker efficiency or sound pressure level (SPL) is usually quoted in dB/meter. A speaker with an SPL of 97dB/m will sound louder than a speaker with an SPL of 95dB/m.