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Old 13th October 2009, 03:16 PM   #1
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Default Potentiometer value for Zen v4

I could not find any general rule of choosing potentiometer value for amplifiers.
Which value will be better for Zen V4 10k, 50k, 100k or it does not matter?
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Old 13th October 2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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It does matter a bit. The input impedance of Z4 is 47K,
so you want the potentiometers maximum output impedance
to be smaller than that.

The maximum source impedance of a potentiometer used
as a voltage divider (the output = wiper) is 1/4 the value
of the pot.

A 50K pot would give 12K, which would be the maximum
I would recommend.

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Old 13th October 2009, 06:27 PM   #3
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Thank you for the explanation.
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