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Old 25th January 2004, 09:02 PM   #1
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Default Does anyone know the Alps RK163 potentiometers?

Alps pots for 3, I wonder how they sound

Does anyone know?
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Old 25th January 2004, 09:13 PM   #2
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Old 26th January 2004, 03:34 PM   #3
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Old 26th January 2004, 04:25 PM   #4
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Radio Shack has been selling a version of this with a little outboard gear to provide detents. They work far better than the price would suggest.
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Old 26th January 2004, 04:38 PM   #5
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Hopefully better than the RK09!
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Old 26th January 2004, 05:06 PM   #6
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Those look like the ones you find in amplifier gear from 200-400. Quite a few manufacturers use them (seen them in Pioneer, Sony, Kenwood.. .)
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Old 26th January 2004, 06:30 PM   #7
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Alps makes pots in all priceranges, so Alps doesn't necessarily = good!

Sobazz, what's wrong with the RK09?


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Old 26th January 2004, 08:29 PM   #8
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Probably nothing. The RK09 is probably better than other pots for the price, but still I would not put anything like that into an amp... and I don't think I would like to find the RK09 in a commercial unit - even if I had only pad a couple of hundred dollers for it.

I used one in a small portable headphone amp project. Next time I'll compromise size and use a digital pot from Maxim.. the tracking differences between the two channels very simply outrageous!

And then again - it is a cheap pot!
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Old 26th January 2004, 08:37 PM   #9
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I knew you'd say that. Have a look here

http://www.nickdangerous.com/misc/xcans/xcansguts3.jpg


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Old 26th January 2004, 09:03 PM   #10
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... that cannot be! Simply not possible! They could at least have chosen RK17!
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