Model 992Enh-Ticha Discrete Op Amp Low Voltage Variant Option

Updated May 3rd, 2023

Model 992Enh-Ticha LV Variant Datasheet and Specifications PDF
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Model 992Enh-Ticha and 994Enh-Ticha Install Mechanical AppNote AN-17

General Description:
992Enh-Ticha Discrete Operational Amplifier DIP8 Low Voltage Variant

The Sonic Imagery Labs 992Enh-Ticha LV Variant provides for operation with power supply voltages as low as ±3.6V and as high as ±20V.

The 992Enh-Ticha is a single high performance discrete operational amplifier designed for professional audio applications and areas where ultra-low noise, low distortion and highly linear uncolored performance is required. It was designed as an performance upgrade replacement universal single op-amp gain block.

The 992Enh-Ticha Discrete OpAmp achieves a new standard of excellence in noise performance with 0.89nV/Rt.Hz @1kHz noise. This ultralow noise is combined with excellent high speed specifications (gain-bandwidth product >50MHz), immeasurably low distortion output, and true precision parameters (>200µV offset voltage, 118dB voltage gain open loop). Although the 992Enh-Ticha's input stage operates at nearly 1mA of collector current to achieve low voltage noise, input bias current is typically less than 1uA.

The all-discrete SMT design utilizes an ultra-precision differential super-matched transistor pair specifically designed to meet the requirements of ultra-low noise and ultra-low THD audio systems. In addition to the enhanced input stage, the 992Enh-Ticha uses high performance temperature stable power supply independent current sources. Supply independent current sources allow the bias to remain locked at the optimum operating point regardless of supply voltage or temperature.

Dual matched pair temperature stable current mirrors, dual matched pair active current loads give the Model 992 it's outstanding power supply rejection performance. The enhanced low distortion Class-A output driver stage can sink or source 150mA allowing this module to drive transformers or headphones directly if required. Each amplifier is tested for noise, offset and distortion and meet or exceed published specifications.

The 992Enh-Ticha op amp is a true bipolar op amp and behaves as such. It does not require a flying ground lead as do other designs on the market. It is a true drop-in replacement upgrade. Because the 992Enh is a true op amp, it can also be operated in single supply applications as long as external biasing has been implemented correctly.

Because of the 992Enh high current drive capability, supporting circuitry impedances can be scaled down within the application circuit. This can reduce the overall system noise, without increased distortion. The 992Enh-Ticha Discrete op-amp voltage noise is less than the thermal noise of a 50 Ohm resistor. Therefore, even in very low source impedance transducer or audio amplifier applications, the 992Enh-Ticha's contribution to total system noise will be negligible.

The pin outs conform to the standard 8 pin dual in-line monolithic IC package, allowing direct replacement. See table 1. on page 6 of data sheet for typical monolithic operational amplifiers which can be upgraded.

Sonic Imagery Labs also can provide other variants of this model.
Model 992LV-Enh-Ticha, operates down to ±3.6V for low voltage applications.
Model 992HC-Enh-Ticha, higher output current drive applications.
Model 992HS-Enh-Ticha, silpad, heatsink option.
Model 992FC-Enh-Ticha, Vishay Foil and TaN Resistors in drive stage option.
Contact us directly for additional options and pricing.


• Ultra Low Total Harmonic Distortion, 0.0003 THD+N @1kHz, ±20V
• Ultra Low Total Harmonic Distortion, 0.0009 THD+N @ 1kHz, ±3.6V
• Ultra Low Noise 0.89nV/rtHz typical
• High Current Output Drive (150mA, 200mA peak)
• +23dBu Output Levels (into 600 ohms @ ±20V supply)
• +0.6dBu Output Levels (into 600 ohms @ ±3.6V supply)
• Standard 8 pin DIP Footprint
• Operates over ±3.6V to ±20V supply rails
• Operating Current 17ma
• Voltage Gain Open Loop 118dB
• Lower output offset voltage than existing counterparts
• Lower input leakage current than existing counterparts
• Particular emphasis on audio performance
• Designed, assembled and produced in the USA
• 3 Year Warranty


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Model 992Enh-Ticha Discrete OpAmp Datasheet and Specifications PDF
Model 992Enh-Ticha Discrete OpAmp Purchase Online
Model 992Enh-Ticha and 994Enh-Ticha Install Mechanical AppNote AN-17

See Also

Sonic Imagery Labs Model 994Enh-Ticha- Dual Discrete Op Amp DIP8
Sonic Imagery Labs Model 995FET-Ticha- FET Discrete Op Amp 990/2520
Sonic Imagery Labs Model 990Enh-Ticha- Discrete Op Amp 990/2520

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