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MGH 7th September 2007 11:46 PM

Top of the line Alps pot used in Kondo KSL-M7 preamp.
 
Anyone know how to get one of these?

Here a link with the pot in the Kondo preamp:

http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue26/preamps.htm

theAnonymous1 8th September 2007 04:11 AM

IMHO you have to be an AudioPhool to pay $600 for a pot.... but nevertheless; your wish is my command.:wiz:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPS-High-End-Hi...QQcmdZViewItem

I've bought a "poor mans" ALPS pot from that seller and the transaction went OK.

rabbitz 8th September 2007 04:51 AM

They're a good seller and I bought a lowly motorised RK27 from them recently.... very smooth transaction.

MGH 8th September 2007 08:43 AM

Thanks. Well it's either this pot or getting the Vishay S-102 resistor volume control from Placetteaudio.com, which is $1000. But I wonder if anyone has ever heard this carbon wiper control compared to the less costly Alps or stepped attenuators?

QSerraTico_Tico 8th September 2007 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by MGH
Thanks. Well it's either this pot or getting the Vishay S-102 resistor volume control from Placetteaudio.com, which is $1000. But I wonder if anyone has ever heard this carbon wiper control compared to the less costly Alps or stepped attenuators?

A 47 position Shallco will cost you US$ 100 from Percy Audio and a few handfull of resistors plus a lot of time.
Used as a shunt pot you have only one resistor in series with the signal and one to ground for each setting, NOT a string!
Easy to calculate 1.5 dB steps and a wide range as many steps

http://www.siteswithstyle.com/VoltSe...ure_Shunt.html

jarthel 8th September 2007 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by theAnonymous1
IMHO you have to be an AudioPhool to pay $600 for a pot.... but nevertheless; your wish is my command.:wiz:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ALPS-High-End-Hi...QQcmdZViewItem

I've bought a "poor mans" ALPS pot from that seller and the transaction went OK.

no need to use words like "fool"!

it his money and if he can afford it, why not?

theAnonymous1 8th September 2007 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by jarthel


no need to use words like "fool"!

it his money and if he can afford it, why not?

Who used the F word? I said Phool.:smash:

MGH 10th September 2007 05:05 AM

Thanks all for your advice and info. All of us involved in the high end have been a "fool" or "phool" at least once. I may even buy this thing so I can compare it with other less costly options and answer the question once and for all.

stoolpigeon 10th September 2007 12:23 PM

If I added up the cost of all the cheap pots, switches, relays, resistors etc I've bought over the years its probably more than $600.


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