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Old 17th October 2011, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Is the blue velvet Alps still best price/performance pot?

I am in search for 10k log pot with best price / perfomance ratio. So far I found Alps RK27 "the blue" for 17 EUR, TKD CP2 -601 for 35 EUR and Noble for 45 EUR.

It seems that in this price category, Alps rates very high for what you get for money or I am wrong?
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Old 17th October 2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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I have always been very pleased with ALPS and they would still be my first choice.

Never had a problem with them so never felt the need to change.
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Old 17th October 2011, 05:55 PM   #3
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I support this, absolutely reliable, very good wiper contact. More than hundred units, no problem.
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Old 18th October 2011, 10:12 PM   #4
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Thx for comments.

I decided to go for Alps too...
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Old 23rd October 2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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I also have good experience in the Alps RK27 through the years until I got for me to try TKD CP2 -601 I will not buy any Alps in the future TKD is quieter even better built and worth the extra cost, but it is my subjective opinion.

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Old 23rd October 2011, 01:07 PM   #6
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I share that subjective opinion. The TKD are well built, quiet and seem to sound good, if that can be said of a pot. But they ought to, for the price!

Mostly I stick with the Noble as they are great value for money here in the USA.
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Old 30th January 2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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Hi guys, I am looking for a motorized pot (20k I think) and receiver module. But can only find the Alps Blue that does this.
Are Noble etc and stepped types non remote controllable ?
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Old 30th January 2013, 10:44 PM   #8
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Motorized pot in Dutch draws associations with this:
An FFT of my life would show a couple of peaks and some low level harmonics, but mainly random noise.
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Old 31st January 2013, 01:57 AM   #9
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Ebay is Full of Alps Blue Velvet Pots :-) Ranging from $9 to $17
IMO and experience these are usually Cheap *** Copy/fakes.
Want a Better Potentiometer.. Seriously?? Buy a Goldpoint Stepped attenuator... preferably a genuine one though.
A whole world 'better' performing than a Genuine Alps IF you could be so fortunate as to actually find one :-).
Few ..ever.. go backwards from a stepped att.

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Old 31st January 2013, 02:04 AM   #10
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I rather like the fake Alps pots. I find nothing wrong with them.
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