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Old 26th July 2005, 04:46 PM   #1
chuck55 is offline chuck55  United States
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Has anyone seen this volume remote kit before? Any thoughts if it is any good? Looks like you need to supply the power transformer.

http://eshop.diyclub.biz/product_inf...roducts_id=195
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Old 26th July 2005, 06:00 PM   #2
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I have bought this pcb set but haven't used it. It requires 9v ac supply for the relays and micro. If you are planning to buy this, I will be glad to sell / trade. I forgot to add that it is not a kit but a fully built / assembled pcb you get from them.
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Old 29th July 2005, 04:09 AM   #3
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Hi Dine,
Is this a kit or premade? I found another one don't know which is better.

http://www.decibelhifi.com.au/prod222.htm
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Old 29th July 2005, 01:40 PM   #4
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The kit is fully assembled and all you need to do is to connect the headers between the 2 pcbs and also the rotaey encoder and IR receiver to the board.
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Old 29th July 2005, 01:50 PM   #5
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I used the eaxct same kit for my preamp. The unit works fine and is very cheap. The board are thick and very well made, the only problem is that the pot used is 100k, way too high to be ideal for a gainclone. Idelally you want 10-20k. I ahev replace teh pot on mine unfortunately this wasnt easy since the alps unit of that same form factor but 10k has a different pins layout.

I would say the kit is very good value and well made but they can be a pain to use with a gainclone, if only the sold them with different values of pot. I bought the kit cos it was so cheap but ended up wishing i had got one from www.dantimax.com since i think it would have been the easier option overal.

Alos if you are going to build a preamp for a gainclone i would suggest using Nuuks transistor buffer, made the world of difference to mine.

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Old 29th July 2005, 01:56 PM   #6
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dine1967, is this fully assembled kit inclusif the Alps pot? and is there a manual included wich tell you what for connections you have to make?

Thanks for answering. It is a cheap fully assembled kit i.m.o.
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Old 29th July 2005, 02:28 PM   #7
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yes it includes everything you see at the website and also the optical encoder and the ir receiver. Also the wiring diagram. You will need to buy female headers to connect the board ( or probably can solder them).
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Old 29th July 2005, 07:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: Opinions on this $32 remote volume kit?

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Has anyone seen this volume remote kit before? Any thoughts if it is any good? Looks like you need to supply the power transformer.

http://eshop.diyclub.biz/product_inf...roducts_id=195

This is a nice kit..
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Old 1st August 2005, 04:18 PM   #9
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Filholder, Thanks, I checked out the dantimax stuff. But their kits are nothing more than a board to control a motorized pot. No remote control unit, P/S, or pot. Don't know if they are even stereo boards or made for a remote control and if so where would I get such a remote control. You had an idea on how to use their kit?
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Old 2nd August 2005, 12:51 AM   #10
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Isn't there anything digital out there? just a simple up/down volume controll? I don't like the idea of useing a dc motor for volume controll, could add interferance,let alone theres all of that bulk inside the amp. Isnt there a way to have simple push button up/down volume with a remote and an ir reciever?
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