The OPA627 Op-Amp
The OPA627 from Burr-Brown is a laser-trimmed JFET-input op-amp with excellent DC precision, the input offset voltage being typically ±100 mV. The distortion is very low, even into a 600Ω load, though it is increased by the usual common-mode distortion when series feedback is used.
The OPA627 is a single op-amp and no dual version is available. The OPA637 is a decompensated version only stable for closed-loop gains of 5 or more. This op-amp makes a brilliant DC servo for power amplifiers, if you can afford it; it costs about 50 times as much as a 5532, which is 100 times more per op-amp section, and about 20 times more per op-amp than the OPA2134, which is my usual choice for DC servo work.
The current noise in is very low, the lowest of any op-amp examined in this book, apparently due to the use of Difet (dielectrically isolated JFET) input devices, and so it will give a good noise performance with high source resistances. Voltage noise is also very respectable at 5.2 nV/√Hz, only fractionally more than that of the 5532.
The series-feedback case barely has more distortion than the shunt one, and only at the extreme HF end. It appears that the Difet input technology also works well to prevent input non-linearity and CM distortion. See Figures 4.40 and 4.41.
Figure 4.40: OPA627 driving the usual loads at 5 Vrms. Series feedback, gain = 3.23×. 'Gen-Mon' is the test-gear output
Figure 4.41: OPA627 driving the usual loads at 5 Vrms. Shunt feedback, gain = 2.23× but noise gain = 3.23×. 'Gen-Mon' trace shows the distortion produced by the AP System 2 generator alone
 D. Self, Audio Power Amplifier Design Handbook, fifth ed, Focal Press, 2009, p. 380.
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