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Old 7th September 2007, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default 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
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IMHO you have to be an AudioPhool to pay $600 for a pot.... but nevertheless; your wish is my command.

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.
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They're a good seller and I bought a lowly motorised RK27 from them recently.... very smooth transaction.
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Old 8th September 2007, 08:43 AM   #4
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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?
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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
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IMHO you have to be an AudioPhool to pay $600 for a pot.... but nevertheless; your wish is my command.

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?
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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.
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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.
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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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