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Old 3rd March 2009, 01:07 AM   #1421
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PEC pots probably sound great.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 01:21 AM   #1422
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Are the PEC pots dented? Dented...is that the word I'm looking for? Notched?
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Old 3rd March 2009, 01:29 AM   #1423
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Are the PEC pots dented? Dented...is that the word I'm looking for? Notched?
"Detented" is the word you're looking for (or "stepped"), and I don't believe PEC pots are.

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How did I miss "stepped"? Brain freeze!
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Old 3rd March 2009, 02:53 AM   #1425
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Are the PEC pots dented? Dented...is that the word I'm looking for? Notched?

They aren't stepped. They are an old fashioned potentiometer with a strip of carbon and a wiper. Albeit Mil Spec. Whatever that means! I guess rugged with good quality components.

However, from what I've gathered here actually sound pretty good and the look like the pots used in First Watt B1. Maybe a good reference to start with.
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Old 3rd March 2009, 03:46 AM   #1426
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Rob, unfortunately too cryptic for me Can you provide a link to those "coolest attenuators"
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Since all my amps (not yet finished) are diy, I can use what ever I want to connect the pre and power amp together.
I know Nelson used RCA plugs, Naim like to use DIN plugs.
I was thinking of using something from Neutrik.

What is best type of connection and cable to connect the two together?
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Old 3rd March 2009, 08:55 AM   #1428
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3pole XLR, or BNC
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Old 3rd March 2009, 09:38 AM   #1429
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What about cable?
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Old 3rd March 2009, 09:50 AM   #1430
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At work we use type N connectors and plugs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N_connector

Would these be appropriate for audio use?
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