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Old 2nd October 2010, 03:39 PM   #1
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I need to change the volume pot on my Monarchy 18b dac. I was going to go with a discrete resistor ladder attenuator but I unfortunately do not have space in the DAC for it. It seems like my only option is to use a pot. There is a lot of junk out there.........so my question is, Has anyone used the TKD attenuators? please comment....... any other pot recommendations would also be welcome.
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Old 2nd October 2010, 04:33 PM   #2
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If you have room the Twisted pear Joshua tree which only needs the small pot for the controller on the front panel. I also have both TKD 2P65 and TKD attenuator and they are both better than most Alps and Noble units , but there are some pretty small surface mount resistor switched controls on EBay which may also fit- quality and sonic quality of those may vary so best to look for some user comments on them before diving in
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Noble pots are excellent, as are alps RK27 (blue velvet) and RK40 (black beauty), check out the RK50, far too expensive though.

The TKD pots are reputed to be excellent.
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Old 4th October 2010, 03:01 PM   #4
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Penny & Giles make a smaller version of their famous rotary fader too:
Rotary Fader | Penny + Giles
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You forgot RF15, very nice for balanced volume.

(better for the wallet to buy direct from P&G in a 10 and up number)
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Yes true, the RF15 is even better of course, but it is bigger too and the thread starter said in post #1 "...I unfortunately do not have space...". This is why I recommended to
evaluate the RF11.
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Old 12th October 2010, 10:47 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. I bought a TKD pot. The connections are labeled 1, 2 and C. How do I hook it up? i.e. what do 1, 2 and C correspond to? Please excuse the ignorance, new to DIYing.
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Old 13th October 2010, 01:28 AM   #8
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Not sure which TDK pot you have buy Parts Connexion have some datasheets on their website - too bad they are in Japanese - maybe someone will help you with a translation.

http://www.partsconnexion.com/prod_pdf/tkd_cp2511.pdf
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An english version of the above:
http://www.acoustic-dimension.com/tkd/2CP2511.pdf
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Old 18th October 2010, 05:01 PM   #10
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1 and 2 can be left and right, however you see fit, C is common or ground. pity you didnt have room for the newly stocked at PCX and rather excellent quality IMO Khozmo shunted attenuators, available with Zfoil shunt resistor too for the committed

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no need to worry tho, the TKD are supposed to be very good, tho I havent personally heard one (that I know of)
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