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Old 16th March 2004, 06:24 PM   #1
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Is there a source for stereo volume controls with detents? All I've been able to find are a single detent in the middle, or fancy stepped attenuators.

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Old 16th March 2004, 07:20 PM   #2
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Noble used to make such pots for audio and which I think were
well regarded by many. At least they were expensive.
I just checked and they still seem to make some type which they
at least call multiple detent (as an option, as I understand it).
Check the 16mm size models. I have no idea if these have anything
in common to their earlier versions, though.

http://www.nobleusa.com/rpotpm.html

Edit: I just realized that these cannot be the same as the old
ones I was thinking about, since they were much bigger than
16mm. I suppose they are discontinued then, or at least I
haven't seen anybody selling them for many years.
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Old 16th March 2004, 07:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: Detent pots

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Is there a source for stereo volume controls with detents? All I've been able to find are a single detent in the middle, or fancy stepped attenuators.

Thanks.
I bought a couple of nice stereo detented Alps Black Beauty potentiometers from Percy Audio: www.percyaudio.com

They are very nice. He is selling them for $35 each.

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Old 16th March 2004, 10:25 PM   #4
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I am selling some of the Nobel pots on ebay now. $20. If you want one, bypass ebay and let me know directly.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=3804177502
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Old 16th March 2004, 10:48 PM   #5
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Old 16th March 2004, 11:35 PM   #6
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Bill, is this a stock of old pots you have, or are they still
manufactured? They do look like the ones I referred to earlier.

Anyway, if they are the same, $20 sounds like a bargain compared
to what they used to cost, at least here in Sweden.
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Old 16th March 2004, 11:43 PM   #7
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I don't know if they are still being made. These pots I've had for several years.
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Old 17th March 2004, 10:45 AM   #8
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Hi Bill

Greetings from Bangalore, India.

I need a 50K Noble pot, checked what you have offered on Ebay and will take one of those. I will be in the US next week and can ask my brother in Nashville to make the payment, though I dont think he uses Paypal. I was in fact in touch yesterday with Parts Connexion to order a 100K Noble pot because I couldnt find the 50K unit..Also I have no need to go through Ebay.

My email id is gjo@dtsam.com

If you can email me offlist with your address for sending payment and the name of the payee, as well as the amount, including shipping costs, I'll take arrange for him to send you the payment.


Thanks

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Old 17th March 2004, 11:38 AM   #9
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Default Re: Detent pots

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Is there a source for stereo volume controls with detents? All I've been able to find are a single detent in the middle, or fancy stepped attenuators.
One man's frustration is another man's delight, I guess. Where did you find the centre-detent pots? I want them for practically every preamp I build, and I've been looking for them for a long time. If you can please point me to some sources, I'll be really grateful.

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Old 17th March 2004, 05:00 PM   #10
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Sorry, I don't have a source. I was just lucky enough to fall into a handful of them some years ago.
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