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Old 4th June 2010, 03:11 PM   #1491
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Hi! I have a request for the buyers of the Gigawork pot. Could you please let me know if you are still satisfied (in terms of sound and reliability) with your purchase now that you've had some time with it? I'd like to buy it for my dcb1 and I was wondering if it's indeed a better idea than something like this ALPS. Then there are some other stepped ones like this but they start to depart from the "peanuts price".
Be aware with fake Alps on Ebay. The original ones I have don't have these rounded solder terminals. They look like these ones:
http://www.kaponk.com/files/pot-alps-rk27-50ka-01.jpg

I bought an attenuator type switch from ebay. A vanilla one, without any resistor soldered. After some days of use, I realized that it gives bad contact in some middle position. It is a 10$ on on ebay too, I don't recommend anyone to get it.

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Greets Salas!

Not yet, I had forgotten the attenuator shown was set up as 10K a long time ago. So, I have udailey's LDRs and will be making an attempt to listen soon.
This is part of a system make-over. New speakers will be actively tri-amped.
Econowaves with 4x Scan S 25W/8565 subs
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AAK's SymAsym DTV (is working & recommended)
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I will bring it all together in the end.
Thanks for the info. Promising system...
10K pot is OK too for DCB1 if your sources don't mind.
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Old 4th June 2010, 06:42 PM   #1493
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Hi Salas,

would the DCB1 work at the outputs of the cs4397 dac outputs?
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You are meaning standard voltage outputs or you mean using the DCB1 for the I/V convertion?
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Old 4th June 2010, 07:12 PM   #1495
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DQ: yes, I am still using the gigaworks pot with my DCB1. Still works fine and more importantly, still sounds fine too. I would chose one in an instant over an alps blue. I have since bought a poor serbian man lightspeed, but I haven't had a chance to hook it up or try it out yet.

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cs4973 outputs standard voltage, no I/V needed.
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Old 4th June 2010, 07:38 PM   #1497
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Are you planning to place a pot between de dac and thr DCB1?
If not, I bet you will have no problems. Output impedance shall be low enought, and DCB1 input impedance is high enought.

If you plan to place a pot, depending of your dac's output impedance, you may have no problems. Do you know how much is it? With a 20k pot in front of the dcb1, there are not many devices that will cause a problem.

Resuming, yes we can :=)
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Are you planning to place a pot between de dac and thr DCB1?
If not, I bet you will have no problems. Output impedance shall be low enought, and DCB1 input impedance is high enought.

If you plan to place a pot, depending of your dac's output impedance, you may have no problems. Do you know how much is it? With a 20k pot in front of the dcb1, there are not many devices that will cause a problem.

Resuming, yes we can :=)
no pot between DAC and DCB1. DCB1 output to preamp or tube buffer then preamp.

I currently have my DAC output to output trafo's. just want to try with DCB1.

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It will work directly conected. Just place in parallel a 20-25k resistor with the input-to-ground resistor (The 220k one) in case you are not using a pot, for optimum performance
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Thank you all for your answers, sorry for replying so late. I think I will try the Gigawork pot at the moment as I can hardly afford any expense right now.
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