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Old 30th September 2011, 01:21 PM   #1
Alex M is offline Alex M  Europe
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Default Rotary switch for attenuator

I am looking for a couple of 24-position rotary switches to build up attenuators for my DIY RTP3, replacing Sfernice P11 pots. I have collected a complete set of resistors, and just now need to get the switches.

Allen Wright recommended ELMA switches, but these are very expensive (for instance, HiFi Collective charge 108 for a 4-pole switch).

First of all, is there a less pricey (preferably European) source for ELMA parts?

Secondly, how much would I lose out in terms of longevity and quality if I settled for cheaper switches?


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Old 30th September 2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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just search on $$$collective and buy somewere else
Something cheaper would have crackling switching sound soon.

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Partsconnexion has Connecx switches for $20 US, but they are in Canada.
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Get the ELMA. They're expensive but they last forever.
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