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Is a 2N3906 an appropriate replacement for a BC158(B) in audio amp circuit?

On a long but educational process repairing a vintage German stereo. I have identified a failed (shorted) PNP transistor in the power amp section. (Schematic with highlight is below.) The part on the actual board is a BC158B; the schematic specifies only “BC158”. The only difference between the BC158 and the B variant is the […]

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Is a 2N3906 an appropriate replacement for a BC158(B) in audio amp circuit?

On a long but educational process repairing a vintage German stereo. I have identified a failed (shorted) PNP transistor in the power amp section. (Schematic with highlight is below.) The part on the actual board is a BC158B; the schematic specifies only “BC158”. The only difference between the BC158 and the B variant is the […]