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Old 4th December 2008, 01:25 AM   #1
SimonB is offline SimonB  United States
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Question Anyone know where to find this potentiometer?

I'm looking for a new potentiometer for my computer speaker system. I have an Telex EV SonicXS 4.1 computer speaker system and the fade pot is broken. It is a type B pot. I found one site that carries it but they want an insane shipping price... http://www.futurlec.com/Potentiometers/POT50KDUAL.shtml

Any other suppliers out there that have cheaper shipping? (Less than $22 for under a week)
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Old 4th December 2008, 01:43 AM   #2
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Thats exactly what you'll get at radio shack if you go in and find a dual 50k pot. Get audio taper/log.
Ebay can be a good source. Basically any 50k dual pot will work though. As long as it fits it will work the same.
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Old 4th December 2008, 01:53 AM   #3
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Alright thanks for the reply. I'll check out Radio Shack tomorrow, but last time I was there they pretty much got rid of all of their electronic components and just sold RC toys and basic things you can buy at Best Buy.
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Old 4th December 2008, 01:57 AM   #4
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How about this?

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...SHAFT/-/1.html
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Old 4th December 2008, 02:00 AM   #5
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Yeah, thats true here to. We have 4 radio shacks in driving distance and only one of them is worth going to. And really I only go there for switches and other hardware.
If you really want to save some cash
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...SHAFT/-/1.html
Its a linear pot. It will work. The increase in volume will be different to your ears than a log pot. However, it will still increase while you turn and for .50. Umm, thats cheap. Also, www.allelectronics.com is a great online warehouse for all things electronic.
Or email Steve at www.apexjr.com and just tell him what you need. He will get it out of the warehouse for you. He has lots of other goodies.
If you dont mind waiting to get it shipped from Hong Kong you can get lots of decent pots on ebay.
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Old 4th December 2008, 02:02 AM   #6
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Old 4th December 2008, 06:11 PM   #7
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Default pot

its an alpha pot by the look of it.......try ebay
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Old 25th December 2008, 08:30 PM   #8
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A type "B" pot has a "linear" taper

Type "A" is a log taper.

If you replace a linear taper pot with a log pot you will find yourself turning the volume control much higher to obtain the same volume as before, as compared to the original pot. That's if I assume that what you mean by "fade" pot. Regardless you should always replace with the correct taper or some "funny" things will happen. One thing that's been floating around is always assuming that audio amplifiers only use log pots!

So a Dual 50k(B) linear taper pot is exactly what SimonB needs.

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