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Old 17th August 2004, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default Transformer-based volume control

Hi everyone,

This is my first post here in the diyAudio forums so bare with me for moment....maybe even just humor me!

I am thinking of constructing a transformer based volume control and was looking for information on gathering parts - cost effectively! I have seen a few kits out there, but no real resource for the transformers, pots, etc. I would really appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction, transformer types, and what type of pot to use etc...All the info that I have read seems to make me believe that they are great!....any thoughts/comments/suggestions?

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Wayne
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Old 17th August 2004, 08:27 PM   #2
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transformer types, and what type of pot to use
Humour you i will It's either transformers or pots, can't have both.

Why don't you do some reading at Bent audio or DiyHifiSupply forums found at the AudioAsylum.
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Old 17th August 2004, 09:38 PM   #3
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That is one thing that I had a question on....I was not sure if it was a pot or an attenuator that is connected to the transforner for controlling the volume (physical control).

Also, I have seen both the Bent Audio and the Django kits...I was hoping that someone could point me in the direction of just purchasing the transformers and attenuator controls...Like Sowter (UK?), but somewhere here in the US. I would also like some information specific to the type of transformer needed.

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Old 18th August 2004, 01:46 PM   #4
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Bent Audio has transformer and switch available separately. Check out the "DIY Parts" link on the Bent site.
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Sowter and Stevens & Billington (both UK) make transformers for volume controls.
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