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Old 11th March 2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I am building a tubed preamp and need a good-sounding volume control, stereo, "swipe" (not stepped).

These used to be obtainable. Now it seems they are all cheap and from China. What happened!?!? Anybody know of a good quality source? Like, $10 - $50?

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Old 12th March 2013, 12:48 AM   #2
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analog or digital?
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Old 12th March 2013, 01:05 AM   #3
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Penny and Giles, they produce sliding controls for Allen & Heath and are almost unbeatable. They are UK made but available mostly anywhere. Otherwise we are limited to Alps or Panasonic for realistically designed and quiet carbon controls. Try RS or Farnel for a few ideas.
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analog or digital?
Analog, thank you for clarifying
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the lightspeed attenuators are a nice idea

and i take back my question, you said 'not stepped'. there doesn't exist a digital volume control that is 'not stepped' so i shouldn't have asked in the first place
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TKD 2CP2511 for low budget and Alps RK50 for cost no object.
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If this help : a 250k stereo brand new Alps black beauty from Percy, out production since long time . PM if interested.
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Old 12th March 2013, 09:36 PM   #9
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WOW that is very interesting -- by any chance, have you compared it to an ALPS?
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