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Old 10th October 2005, 02:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Cant find ganged pots

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I have tried like hell to find ganged pots for my project, but to no avail. I found a lovely Bourns stereo pot in the Farnell catalogue, but it works out to about $20

I do have some very nice Spectral pots tho, although they are monophonic.

Do you think it would be a problem if I gave each channel of my stereo amp it's own pot? This would not be a problem for when the amp is running as a 2-channel amp, but in BTL this could cause uneven load between the channels, no?

This compromise does irritate me incredibly as I would ideally wanted a 4-ganged pot to vary the gain in each channel and to provide a passive volume control at the same time.

Oh well so much for that one.
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Old 10th October 2005, 03:06 PM   #2
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I have tried like hell to find ganged pots for my project, but to no avail. I found a lovely Bourns stereo pot in the Farnell catalogue, but it works out to about $20

I do have some very nice Spectral pots tho, although they are monophonic.

Do you think it would be a problem if I gave each channel of my stereo amp it's own pot? This would not be a problem for when the amp is running as a 2-channel amp, but in BTL this could cause uneven load between the channels, no?

This compromise does irritate me incredibly as I would ideally wanted a 4-ganged pot to vary the gain in each channel and to provide a passive volume control at the same time.

Oh well so much for that one.
Actually, it might be nicer having seperate pots for each channel. I used to work on the older Tube Driver amplifiers and our rev 2 amps had individual gain pots. It is nice being able to adjust R channel, L channel pots seperately instead of using the balance.
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Old 10th October 2005, 03:26 PM   #3
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9mm 200mW Cermet Control Potentiometers 1k, 10k and 50k R67
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Old 10th October 2005, 04:11 PM   #4
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Wow

Thats EXACTLY what I was looking for, except they do not have the 4-ganged versions shown in the picture on the website

Will look around a bit more
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Old 13th October 2005, 10:13 AM   #5
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What value/s of 4 ganged pots are you looking for ?
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Old 13th October 2005, 05:06 PM   #6
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Hi Archimedes

It doesnt really matter, 10K or 47K or 100K is fine. Any more than 2 are almost impossible to find tho (such has been my experience)
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Default 4 gang pot

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Dont know if you can afford $1....
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