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Old 10th October 2002, 10:57 PM   #1
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Hi, there

I guess any guys have wife or girlfriend would have similar experience. I just built a tube amp and a pair of high sensitive speakers. They work pretty well. But my wife do not like them to sit in living room as our major audio system. Because its volume controlled by a pot not a remoter. She cannot tune the volume in sofa when she is watching DVD.

Are there any easy solution that I can add remote volume control to my tube amp without jeopardizing the tone too much?

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Old 11th October 2002, 12:12 AM   #2
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The easy way would be buying remote control kit, but it's not the cheapest way. Check the last page of this catalog: http://www.percyaudio.com/Catalog.pdf
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Old 11th October 2002, 02:05 AM   #3
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I've never had to adjust the volume after beginning a movie.

I think the best solution is to get rid of your wife. Not only would it solve the problem but it would probably improve the overall tone around the household.
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Old 11th October 2002, 02:21 AM   #4
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Default get rid of your wife

Who would be doing the cooking then?
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Old 11th October 2002, 02:29 AM   #5
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Old 11th October 2002, 02:32 AM   #6
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Maybe that is something worth consideration.
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Old 11th October 2002, 04:27 AM   #7
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Thanks. I will try to convince her. mi Meanwhile, I will try to alter some RC toys. I have worked on some remote control model autos when I was a kids. There were some divices turnning a potentiometer to adjust the speed. Similar mechanism might be able to apply here.
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Old 12th October 2002, 05:13 PM   #8
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warning rc circuits normally operate on rf. means you will get some rf pollution then. go for infared. u could buy the ir kit. the kit acts like a routing station. receives info from the remote. with the info turn's on a particular relay. so with multiple relays turn on differently hooked up some h-bridge and use a stepper motor couple to the volume pot. And u could adjust your volume like a pro smallest step size for the stepper motor 1.8 degrees.
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Old 22nd October 2002, 11:40 PM   #9
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Default has anyone actually done this?

I've got the same problem!.

Not the wife part.

I'm the one.

it's a pain in the """""" to keep getting up to adjust the volume when different cd's, etc. play.



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Old 23rd October 2002, 12:17 AM   #10
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Default Creek Audio OBH-10 Remote Volume Control

How about replace/rewire your amp's VR with this http://www.audioadvisor.com/store/pr...lume%20Control

Since you're a Diy'er and this thing does cost some money, you might not want to go this route but I'm sure your wife would love this little gadget.
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