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Old 29th May 2007, 07:15 PM   #1
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Hello everybody,

I am starting to think about a new look for my new preamp. It will be controlled from the micropros and I would like to put some push buttons for source select, mute etc... Since I hate wiring I would like to use some PCB push buttons that will be on the same board as LCD display.

What push buttons do you use? I am looking for some round ones, metal if possible, not overpriced. If there is a different hight that is a bonus.

Plastic could be usefull but if they have nice feel to it.

Any ideas?

Thank you in advance,
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Old 29th May 2007, 09:05 PM   #2
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I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I was wondering the same thing -- only my preference would be for buttons with indicator LEDs built in. Round or rectangular, does anyone know of some great looking momentary switches that might be suitable?

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Old 29th May 2007, 10:20 PM   #3
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Default Panel Lighted Switches

I used to sell to the movies for background blink-E lights
but that has slowed down..
Check out the 3rd picture down..
Note some are just lights, others are switches

www.apexjr.com/Props.htm

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What about MEC
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Old 30th May 2007, 01:54 AM   #6
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Scott: These switches are very nice and are available from Digikey and other vendors.You can order with different color Leds installed(even blue!)...I have used these and I can vouch for the quality.

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Old 30th May 2007, 05:58 AM   #7
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Smile What about this pushbotton

http://www.goegood.com/producttext.asp?id=154

Hope you will like these buttons.
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Default Re: What about this pushbotton

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What about MEC
I was just browsing last night and they seem nice, but are all plastic and I am not sure how they will "feel" when used. They are cheap though.

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http://www.goegood.com/producttext.asp?id=154

Hope you will like these buttons.
I used some like these before but like 8EUR are chepest and most of them with round led are like 15-30EUR. And you have to wire so no soldering on the PCB...

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Old 30th May 2007, 11:16 AM   #9
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Search for tactile switches.

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Old 30th May 2007, 07:15 PM   #10
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Default high end companies???

Thank you for the tactile switches tip, but all I have found have plastic top

I can't belive that VTL, Meridian,EAR, Mcintosh and other high end companies are using plastic top switches? I never touched one but I think that they look metalic. Is it possible that they make them custom. I do not think so...

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