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Old 5th August 2005, 06:43 AM   #1
tschanrm is offline tschanrm  United States
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Default Volume control question for pre-amp, please help

I've got an old Solid State receiver. The 250k volume control pot on the pre-amp was starting to go, so I just replaced it with an Alps 50k blue velvet I had sitting around. The balance control pot, also 250k, is before and in series with the volume control pot. Also, with the 50k in place of the 250k volume pot, there is less noise.

I know that the balance control will cause a much larger attenuation when it is turned left/right, but is there any other issue with using a 50k pot in place of a 250k one? Also, the pre-amp had an original input impedance of 70k, what would it change to with the 50k pot in place?

At 50k, the source shouldn't be loaded much (its not like I'm using a 5k pot). Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Old 11th September 2005, 01:50 PM   #2
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I don't think you have to worry so much.
Your 50K pot seems to work, and as you have your balance pot before the volume pot, I don't think you will get any problems
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