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Old 21st July 2012, 04:32 PM   #11
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I have used their linear faders, but never their rotary. I would surmise that they too are absolutely world class, and priced accordingly. At that price level I stil prefer the TKD stepped attenuator. Regards
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Old 24th July 2012, 01:59 AM   #12
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Thumbs up TKD potentiometer A+

ok, I try those potentiometers, Alps, Noble and TKD..

Alps: I would say is very flat and simple in the music.Nothing special

Noble: is more detail and it feels better build than Alps. it is a BIG step up from Alps.

TKD: it feels softer to the turns than Alps and Noble, Very well build, Completely sealed,Smaller than Alps and Noble, The sound is very detail (not that sharp that causes fatiguing to the ears) at the same time is smooth...it is a step up from Noble. This test showed me that a small things can make a big difference. I left the TKD in my diy amp!!!

From now on...I would not hesitate a bit to use TKD potentiometers. I strongly recommend TKD potentiometers to all of members here that are looking to a real "upgrade" to something better in quality and sound. Start from the potentiometer!!!

Question: is it really worth to spend the "extra" money on a TKD potentiometer instead a cheaper one?
Answer: short answer is YES!!!

#1 TKD
#2 Noble
#3 ......
#4 Alps

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Old 24th July 2012, 02:18 AM   #13
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If you have the money, you really should try the TKD stepped attentuator. Truly transparent. Regards
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If you have the money, you really should try the TKD stepped attentuator. Truly transparent. Regards
I really like the "smoothness" of the this TKD potentiometer when I turn the volume up and down. I do not like the feeling of the "steps" on a potentiometers, I do not like those "click,click click" sounds lol.
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Old 24th July 2012, 02:36 AM   #15
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Just as I prefer the positive repeatability of steps, especially when there are 41 of them. all as slick as greased (fill in your choice). Regards
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Old 25th September 2012, 06:22 PM   #16
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Refreshing.
I have Alps RK09 now in my headamp. I also had Vishay Sfernice. Amp is little box and I cant buy any big potentiometers, I dont want to spend a lot of money for DACT, Shallco etc.
Knowing RK09 and Sfernice could you please suggest me any better 10k stereo volume potentiometer in small size? Are TKD or Noble pots better than these two? Any other idea?
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Old 26th September 2012, 05:38 AM   #17
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I would assume that all potentiometers "sound" the same. I E nothing.

Does anyone have proof suggesting otherwise?
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Old 26th September 2012, 06:18 AM   #18
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I've tried TKD's but the stepped attenuators from Goldpoint sound better.
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Old 26th September 2012, 06:18 AM   #19
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I would assume that all potentiometers "sound" the same. I E nothing.

Does anyone have proof suggesting otherwise?
Try and see for yourself. Nobody is ever going to convince you one way or the other.
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Old 26th September 2012, 02:07 PM   #20
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ratio tracking over large range of attenuation is bad enough to be audibe in cheaper Stereo/Quad ganged log pots

mechanical feel, wiper noise make differences when changing volume - much more of concern in a mixing desk I would think

but hands off, in a fixed position, not drity, worn - audible???
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