The Class-A Amplifier Site

This site was last updated on 03 August 2014 (moved to new ESP website)




The Class-A Amplifier Site



This site is primarily dedicated to the Class-A amplifier designed by John Linsley Hood, which was originally published in Wireless World in April 1969 (with a postscript in December 1970) and later updated in Electronics World in September 1996.  However, other Class-A design articles by Jean Hiraga, James Sugden, Stan Curtis and L Nelson-Jones have been added, along with some more JLH circuits. Schematics for other Class-A amplifiers and for three classic Class-B commercial amplifiers, the NAD3020, the Cyrus 1 and the Sugden A48-II, have been included for reference.





Last Updated

The JLH Class-A Amplifier


1 May 2004

Other JLH Amplifier Designs


12 January 2002

Other Class-A Amplifiers


19 July 2004

Classic Class-B Schematics


17 August 2003

JLH Power Amp Schematics


18 January 2007

The Published Articles of John Linsley Hood


26 September 2009


ESP Main Index



This website was created by Geoff Moss. It is hosted by ESP (Note new address:



01/05/2001 Site created

04/07/2003 Site closed

17/08/2003 Site re-opened with new URL

04/04/2004 Indexing revised

18/01/2007 JLH Power Amp Schematics added

03/08/2014 Site relocated (again) to