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#1 What is SPICE

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Hi-what is spice ?

Is it a programme for drawing out potential amp designs ?

Can anyone point me to a good (free ?) version.On Duncan amps there is a list of Spice programmes but get confused with a large choice. :oops:
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Hi-what is spice ?
I thought it was the Variety of Life! But then what do know.
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Its a lot lot more than a drawing program, its a simulator

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPICE

The simpilest I know of is LTSpice, and there are many valve models out there for it.

http://www.linear.com/designtools/software/#Spice
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I also found this download site:

http://www.softlookup.com/display.asp?id=38935
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That link is for a Linux port, and I think you will find it a lot more daunting than LTSpice.
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Heres Another one that may be of interest it has 32 valves in its lib folder
http://www.spectrum-soft.com/demodownnew.shtm
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Find out about LT SPICE here http://www.intactaudio.com/forum/viewfo ... eff442e3b3. The drop down valve models are cool!!

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Yes, the link to Daves forum is a good one to follow. It might be a bit daunting at forst but I think LT is far away the simpilest, and its not a cut doen demo.

Most of the dircuits Andrew (L) has posted of phono stages has been with LT.

Its great for seeing the effects of changes to the RIAA values in a circuit.

There are a lot of valve models from Mr Bench, and again the Intact link is a good place to find them.

I have simple set of files to model the WAD phono stage, if anyone is interested in a place to start I can post them, and we could talk you through getting it working.
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Also, if we all use the same sim, it's easy to swap files, share ideas and help each other. And if we get in a real pickle, there's always Steve Bench to the rescue. He's helped me with some "issues" :-)

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Nick wrote: I have simple set of files to model the WAD phono stage, if anyone is interested in a place to start I can post them, and we could talk you through getting it working.
Sounds like a good idea, Nick. Happy to help where I can.

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Yus please, can we start with a really simple cct and model then see what's going on.

I want to sit at the front of Class.

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Yep good idea yes interested in this as well :idea:
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How about Thorsten's simple phono? We know that circuit is public domain.

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Or a simple basic SE amp?

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Dave the bass wrote:Or a simple basic SE amp?

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