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Old 12th December 2007, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default Got Good Pot??

I'm looking for a decent pot to build a quick stereo attenuator from. anybody have something good but not too good they would be willing to part with for a reasonable price?? something under $30 bucks maybe??

I have a very nice pot i yanked from a piece of gear but at 5K the value is a little low.

it would be nice if it was a 4 section pot so i could wire up unbalanced and balanced as well, but thats asking for too much.

Mainly I will be using it between my CD player and my amp.

Or maybe you can recommend something thats available out there?


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Old 12th December 2007, 04:55 AM   #2
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Alps Blue velvet pots are really good.

I got it from here:

http://www.partsconnexion.com/catalo...sswitches.html
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I know where you can get some good pot.
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Old 12th December 2007, 06:18 AM   #4
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Old 12th December 2007, 11:32 AM   #5
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Awww come on, a little play on words to lighten the mood!


I will check out those alps pots. I have heard they were good.


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Old 12th December 2007, 11:58 AM   #6
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The $1.79 Alps pots at Radio Shack are surprisingly good; I've used them in some pretty sophisticated gear. But the Alps blue ones are certainly worth the money, and they're priced reasonably for the quality.
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Old 12th December 2007, 07:40 PM   #7
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Might be worth a look.
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Old 12th December 2007, 08:20 PM   #8
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Have a look at this:
http://tangentsoft.net/audio/atten.html
He also sells Alps Blue Velvet for $16.
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The $1.79 Alps pots at Radio Shack are surprisingly good; I've used them in some pretty sophisticated gear.
Really hard to beat for the price... i had someone smuggle me a bunch of these.

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Old 13th December 2007, 12:02 PM   #10
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HMMMMMMM good info there! that stepped atten looks interesting. But as i suspected. the alps blue seems to be king for the price. I just need to figure out what value to get. something generic i can use for a variety of sources. I would imagine 50 or 100K should be sufficient??
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