TentLabs Shunt Regulators


Tentlabs shunt regulators are designed to upgrade power supplies of both analog and digital circuits, mostly found in CD/DVD players, DACs and similar audio equipment. Substituting, or adding these regulators enhances the sound quality in terms of transparency and resolution, at reasonable price. Connections in general are easilly made. This type of upgrade requires little knowledge of electronics hence is accessible for every enthousiastic audiophile DIY.


Tentregs are designed to be applied as an upgrade in analog and digitale playback equipment like (SA)CD players, DACs and alike. The shunts drop in instead of commonly used industrial types of regulators. Having much lower noise, true wide bandwidth and linear output impedance, they'll bring improvement to sound in terms of:
• Higher resolution
• Better transparency
• Clean low ends
• Increased dynamics
Traditionally, voltage regulators never where designed for audio applications. As an example, the very popular 7805 initially was designed as a voltage regulator for digital logic and low micro controllers - who cared about bandwidth or output noise. Derrivatives like 7815 and 7915 are widely used to supply the analogue output stage of CD players. About time for an upgrade!


The shunts consist of an active wide band current source to isolate the input from the output. The output is regulated by an active shunt regualtor with both low output noise and wide active bandwidth. For RF frequencies, a Wima capacitor is integrated on the board, which measures 15*35 mm. Using the shunts is also beneficial in terms of additional decoupling: All output electrolytics can be left out!


Read the Application Note for more information.


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Available Versions

• -15V
• -5V
• +3.3V
• +5V
• +15V


• Supply input: typically 5 V above output voltage, maximum 10 V above output, to minimise heat.
• Higher input voltage are allowed when a series resistor is place at the back of the regulator, see application note.
• Output voltage within +/- 5% of rating
• Bandwidth (all versions) > 250 kHz

Output noise
• 3.3 versions: < 70 nV/SqrrtHz
• 5V versions: < 50 nV/SqrrtHz
• 15V versions: < 120 nV/SqrrtHz

Output impedance (across whole bandwidth)
• 3.3 and 5V versions: <10m-ohm
• 15V versions: <40m-ohm

Output current
• 3.3 versions: 100mA
• 5V versions: 80 mA
• 15V versions: 25 mA
All versions are short circuit proof

• Size: 15*35*8 mm^3
• Weight: 5 gram
• Mounting: 3 pin header
• Header pitch: 2.54 mm

Pricing & warrantee

All versions € 32.77 each ex VAT, € 39 each incl. VAT. All ex shipping cost. A 5-pack is priced at € 147.06 ! ex VAT, € 175 each incl. VAT. All ex shipping cost. All regs come fully assembled and tested with a 5-year full warrantee, assumed they are mounted and used according instructions.

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