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Old 26th April 2004, 06:02 PM   #1
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Default Best Volume Pots?

Not including stepped attenuators (I know they are better but we could spend days on the resistor choices alone). What are peoples opinions on the best Volume Pots?

Has anyone heard the Alps metal-cased high end pot?

Include prices and sources if you can.

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Old 26th April 2004, 06:05 PM   #2
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Don't forget those panasonic ones I linked to the other day, I haven't heard them personaly, but I have read a couple of oppinions of them in a few magazine articles before and come highly regarded.
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havent forgot them but I cant find them anywhere else and they are many monies.
This is more of a database sort of thread though so if you have heard ones that you like please post them!

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Old 26th April 2004, 07:02 PM   #4
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Alps blue velvet i use that 1 and like it.
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of the pots I've personally used...

alps blue velvet (~$15), close matching, smooth operation, no clicks

panasonic EVJ (~$2.50) matching is close but not nearly as close as the alps, very smooth operation, not as much torque needed to turn, no clicks


Never used, but heard good things....

alps black beauty (~$35) larger version of the blue velvet. I'm not sure why you'd pop for the extra cash on this one, but if you do, I'm sure you can't really go wrong.
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I think the black beauty is an stepped attenuator. Percyaudio has them, but I dont know why alps doesn't make them anymore.

Anyone compare the Alps with the Nobel or the Bournes?

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Default Panasonic EVJ supplier.

Hi Groggory,
Where does one get the Panasonic EVJ pots ?Thanks.
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Has anyone used the TDK pots?

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Default Re: Panasonic EVJ supplier.

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Where does one get the Panasonic EVJ pots ?Thanks.
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Old 27th April 2004, 10:37 PM   #10
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Hi,

Better than just about any log. volpot is to use a cermet lin pot with a law faking resistor IMHO.

My favourite is the Sfernice P11 cermet but nice ones can be had from Bourns, Noble etc.

Better still are stepped attenuators which allow the use of the resistor brands that compliment your persoanl taste best.

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