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Old 28th April 2004, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default Wire wound pots as volume control ????

What do people feel about using wire wound pots as volume controls ?
I aquired a 100K one at the weekend for the princely sum of 1.00 (along with a heater transformer for 1.00).

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Old 29th April 2004, 02:20 AM   #2
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Out of curiousity. Can you measure the inductance?

That would be the figure that tells you if its ok or not.

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Old 29th April 2004, 09:21 AM   #3
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I could try putting a test tone through it and hooking it up to a scope. I have a friend with the facilities for such a job. I will sujest it to him.

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Old 29th April 2004, 09:39 AM   #4
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Bear in mind that the resolution is finite; well of course it's not infinite on other types, but it feels that way
Also, it'll have a linear law.
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Old 29th April 2004, 06:09 PM   #5
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Shunting it should make it behave as a log pot (don't know exactly how but should be easy to sort out).
It has a lot more resolution than the Alps Stepped attenuator I am using on my Bride of Zen, so thats not really an issue.

The question is has anyone actually got any first hand impressions to impart.

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