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Old 6th June 2004, 07:00 PM   #1
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Default DIY 40 step attenuator, anyone interested in such???

How many would be interested in a description of how to make a 40 step attenuator?

To make such a description would take loads of time, so please take into account before answering that you will need at least a lathe and a drill press...and naturally some experience with both.

I have estimated the price for a DIY "no expense saved" 40 step attenuator to be around 100 USD for one layer, plus around 30 USD per layer of switches.

I have recently aquired a digicam, but need a place to have the pics hosted....a must to post pics of adequate resolution for showing something like that I guess.

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You could always attach some pictures to your posts.
You load them on that way right off your harddrive.
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Which rotary switch do you use?
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Old 6th June 2004, 09:20 PM   #4
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Which rotary switch do you use?
Apparently the one he made.


Magura,

Please go ahead. I seem perfectly happy with less steps on my Seidens but it sounds really interesting.
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You could always attach some pictures to your posts.
You load them on that way right off your harddrive.

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Which rotary switch do you use?

This board will not accept bigger images than 100kb, thats not enough to explain something like that.

As Analog_sa pointed out, this would be a guide to make the whole thing...most important the rotary switch itself.

As stated in the first post, this thread was made to see if anyone would be interested in actually making such, and being capable of actually doing it too, since it would be a lot of work to make such a guide...too much to make it just for the sake of it being interesting reading.

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This board will not accept bigger images than 100kb, thats not enough to explain something like that.

As Analog_sa pointed out, this would be a guide to make the whole thing...most important the rotary switch itself.

As stated in the first post, this thread was made to see if anyone would be interested in actually making such, and being capable of actually doing it too, since it would be a lot of work to make such a guide...too much to make it just for the sake of it being interesting reading.

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Hi,

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As stated in the first post, this thread was made to see if anyone would be interested in actually making such,
It may be a good idea to start with a list of required equipment to make such a switch?

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I have a 32 position Seiden I would like to replace. I'm in. The more wood in it the better.
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I have a 32 position Seiden I would like to replace.
What's wrong with the Seiden?

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