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Old 28th February 2009, 04:52 AM   #1
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Default De-motorizing a motorized volume

Hello

Is it possible to remove the motor part of a motorised volume pot? The full pot is too big to fit in my preamp, however, if the motor is removed, without any negative effect to the pot, it'll fit in just. Any experienced suggestion, thoughts?

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Old 28th February 2009, 10:20 PM   #2
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Certainly you can remove it, with no bad effect - unless you physically break the pot by being rough with it.

But motorised pots are expensive; it would be a pity to spoil it - you could save it for another project, sell it etc. and use a cheaper manual pot instead.

And do you think that one day you might want remote control volume?
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Old 2nd March 2009, 01:59 PM   #3
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But motorised pots are expensive; it would be a pity to spoil it - you could save it for another project, sell it etc. and use a cheaper manual pot instead.
Hi there, thank you for you input. Interestingly, the TKD motorized pot is offered cheaper than the non-motorized version, here, at the moment. I've not made up my mind to change the current pot (Alps blue) as past experience showed that tempering with the wires may screw-up the PCB for some reason. The preamp is the TS 68, a Thai made tube unit also sold under the name of NORH as ACA 2b. If you were to go to NORH's web site, you'll get a better idea of the said unit. The Alps blue and a better selector switch do not come as default but an option.

Would you know if the non motorized TKD is the same size as the Alps blue?

Thanks again.
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Old 7th March 2009, 11:48 AM   #4
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the TKD motorized pot is offered cheaper than the non-motorized version,
65 Euro - motorised, 54 Euro - normal.
Maybe your dealer has special deals!

I don't have personal experience of either of these pots, so can't comment on size or quality.
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