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Old 2nd November 2005, 05:51 PM   #1
Guijs is offline Guijs  Brazil
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Default Attenuator/balance control for my Preamplififer

Hello people!

I need a stepped volume attenuator and a source switch for my tube preamplifier. What do you guys recommend, one volume control for each chanel or a balance control like the Dact CT3? Do you guys think that the Dact products worth the money? It is possible to build a equal quality control?

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Old 4th November 2005, 11:56 AM   #2
Guijs is offline Guijs  Brazil
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I'll use one MONO attenuator for each channel.

The Dact use series resistors, so the audio pass trough all the resistors. I found this one here :

were the resistors are in parallel so the audio pass trough only 2 resistors.

Does anyone know this ladder type attenuator?
would be better than the Dacts?
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Old 4th November 2005, 07:45 PM   #3
labjr is offline labjr  United States
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Michal Percy has real good stepped attentuator kits. High quality stuff.

Build a mono pair, or stereo. Either way you certainly don't need a balance control.
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