Active Volume Control for Professional Audio
This product has been released to the market and is available for purchase. For some products, newer alternatives may be available.

Description & Features

Technical documentation

Support & Training

Order Now

See the Important Notice and Disclaimer covering reference designs and other TI resources.

Key Document


This TI Verified Design implements a split-supply, high-performance volume control which attenuates a professional line-level audio signal with minimal distortion and noise. An input buffer preserves the behavior of the system independent of the audio input source impedance. A radio frequency (RF) filter on the circuit front end removes noise from outside the audio band, while a bidirectional transient voltage suppressor (TVS) diode protects against overvoltage spikes.

  • Input and Output: Professional line-level audio signal (+4 dBu / 1.228 VRMS)
  • Includes RF filter and over voltage protection
  • THD+N at 1 kHz: < 0.0005% (-106 dB)
  • Gain deviation (30% to 100% potentiometer rotation): ±1.5 dB
  • Supply voltage: ±15 V
  • Utilizes OPA1604 High-Performance Audio  Operational Amplifier

See the Important Notice and Disclaimer covering reference designs and other TI resources.


Schematic/Block Diagram

Quickly understand overall system functionality.

Download Schematic

Test Data

Get results faster with test and simulation data that's been verified.

Download Test Data

Design Files

Download ready-to-use system files to speed your design process. Get Viewer.

Download Design Files

TI Devices (1)

Order samples, get tools and find more information on the TI products in this reference design.

Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
OPA1604  Quad, SoundPlus High-Performance, Bipolar-Input Audio Op Amp  Operational amplifiers (op amps)  Sample & Buy Not Available

CAD/CAE symbols

Part # Package | Pins CAD File (.bxl) STEP Model (.stp)
OPA1604 Download Download
Download Download

Texas Instruments and Accelerated Designs, Inc. have collaborated together to provide TI customers with schematic symbols and PCB layout footprints for TI products.

Step 1: Download and install the free download.

Step 2: Download the Symbol and Footprint from the CAD.bxl file table.

Technical documentation

See the Important Notice and Disclaimer covering reference designs and other TI resources.

User guide (1)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
PDF 879 08 Jan 2014
Design files (4)
Title Type Size (KB) Date
ZIP 1977 09 Jan 2014
PDF 145 09 Jan 2014
PDF 85 09 Jan 2014
ZIP 2424 08 Jan 2014
Related Tools & Software

Software development (2)

Support & training

Search our extensive online knowledge base where millions of technical questions and answers are available 24/7.

Search answers from TI experts

Content is provided 'AS IS' by the respective TI and Community contributors and does not constitute TI specifications.
See terms of use.

If you have questions about quality, packaging, or ordering TI products visit our Support page.

Technical articles