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Wire Wound Pontentiometers - resistors
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Old 12th January 2009, 09:25 AM   #1
neazoi is offline neazoi  Greece
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Default Wire Wound Pontentiometers - resistors

Hi I need your comments on this page, providing a good explanation of why wire wound resistors and pontentiometers are better for audio applications.
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Old 12th January 2009, 11:08 AM   #2
Tweeker is offline Tweeker  United States
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High thermal dissipation available.
More tolerant of voltage on the wiper.
Lower noise.

For parts over ~10K ohms inductance not a factor @ audio frequency. Also not a problem in triode plate loads.

Not good choice for grid, plate, cathode stoppers. Here low inductance and short leads are critical.
Be sure your foil hat has a good low impedance ground.
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