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Old 11th May 2002, 05:23 AM   #1
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Default Potentiometer loudness tap?

I'm replacing a potentiometer in an old Sony amp for a friend and I don't think I'll be able to find one with the loudness tap that it has. Loudness shmoudness, I don't care about it but I'm wondering what to do with the extra connection. Leave it hanging, ground it, connect to the top of the control?
Anybody out there know off the top of their head? I can't seem to find a schematic showing me a circuit of how the loudness tap on a potentiometer works.
Thanks in advance,
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Old 12th May 2002, 08:40 AM   #2
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Just leave it hang. Radio Shack used to sell a $2 dual audio taper 100K pot from Alps that had a loudness tap. Worked fine in an old Sony preamp.
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Old 12th May 2002, 09:19 AM   #3
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What type is this ALPS pot?
I just buy one stereo from ALPS for 30EURO.
You probaly can convert EURO to $.
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Old 13th May 2002, 07:54 PM   #4
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How about the Alps ones at Brigar


ALPS Potentiometer 2 ganged 100K Audio precision detented pot with a 50% tap good for loudness applications $1.95?
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