Precision Audio Millivoltmeter
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Measures 10mV to 50Volt RMS in eight ranges

Simply connect to your Avo-meter set @ 50µA range

Audio Millivoltmeter

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R1_____909K 1/2Watt 1% Metal Oxide Resistor
R2______90K9 1/2Watt 1% Metal Oxide Resistor
R3_______9K09 1/2Watt 1% Metal Oxide Resistor
R4_______1K01 1/2Watt 1% Metal Oxide Resistor
R5_____100K 1/4W Resistor
R6_______2M2 1/4W Resistor
R7______82K 1/4W Resistor
R8______12K 1/4W Resistor
R9_______1K2 1/4W Resistor
R10______3K3 1/4W Resistor
R11____200R 1/2W Trimmer Cermet

C1_____330nF 63V Polyester Capacitor
C2,C3__100µF 25V Electrolytic Capacitor
C4_____220µF 25V Electrolytic Capacitor
C5______33pF 63V Polystyrene Capacitor
C6_______2µ2 63V Electrolytic Capacitor

D1-D4___1N4148 75V 150mA Diodes

IC1_____CA3140 Op-amp
IC2_____CA3130 Op-amp

SW1_____2 poles 5 ways rotary switch
SW2_____SPDT switch

J1______RCA audio input socket
J2,J3___4mm. output sockets

B1______9V PP3 Battery

Clip for PP3 Battery


  • Connect J2 and J3 to an Avo-meter set @ 50µA range
  • Switching SW2 the four input ranges can be multiplied by 5
  • Total fsd ranges are: 10mV, 50mV, 100mV, 500mV, 1V, 5V, 10V, 50V
  • Set R11 to read 1V in the 1V range, with a sinewave input of 1V @ 1KHz
  • Compare the reading with that of another known precision Millivoltmeter or with an oscilloscope
  • The oscilloscope reading must be a sinewave of 2.828V peak to peak amplitude
  • Frequency response is flat in the 20Hz-20KHz range
  • If you have difficulties in finding resistor values for R1, R2, R3 & R4, you can use the following trick:
    R1 = 10M + 1M in parallel
    R2 = 1M + 100K in parallel
    R3 = 100K + 10K in parallel
    R4 = 1K2 + 6K8 in parallel
    All resistors 1% tolerance

Title: Precision Audio Millivoltmeter
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Published on: 2005-02-01
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