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Old 9th August 2005, 07:07 AM   #1
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Hello -

For the life of me, I have not been able to ID a part I need to replace in a pair of speakers. The speakers are a pair of recently-acquired Infinity 3000's. The potentiometers/resistors on the backs of the speakers that control the treble and midrange levels have started to degrade, and I'd like to replace them. I opened the speakers and the only markings on the pots are:

(on the knob side): Clarostat
(on the back side) CM42686 - 5 Ohm - 625-7903

Are these just plain 5ohm pots? How would I determine the wattage, etc.?

Searching google for 45 minutes didn't give me anything.

If posting a photo will help, I can try to do this.

Any help anyone can provide will be GREATLY appreciated. I'm looking forward to restoring these speakers to their original glory!

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Old 9th August 2005, 07:32 AM   #2
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Old 13th August 2005, 04:57 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. That's actually the first place I looked. Turns out these are actually l-pads and I was searching for just potentiometers. I found some at MCM that should make good replacements. Do you think going from a 5 ohm l-pad to an 8 ohm l-pad will make a noticable difference in the sound these speakers put out?


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