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Old 25th February 2007, 11:29 AM   #1
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I have recently bought my self a 250w monoblock amp (kit) if assembled her and have a bit of a problem with the volume pot when it is turn all the way down it is still pretty loud it is a standard 100 log pot the right side comes from the rca input and the middle to the amp, and the right is open have I missed something.
At this stage im not using a preamp and the pot is the only way for me to put it softer

One other question I would like to put fuses on my crossover how will I determine the size of them?

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Old 25th February 2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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Your pot is wired wrongly. Input should go to one end, the other end grounded and the wiper to amp input.
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Old 25th February 2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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One other question I would like to put fuses on my crossover how will I determine the size of them?

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P=I^2R Amperage * Amperage * resistance = power
Determine the power desired and the speaker impedance.
Plug in the formula values.
Choose the next larger size fuse to allow for peaks in the current.
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Old 25th February 2007, 07:02 PM   #4
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Hi,
don't fuse the speaker. It does not sound nice.

Instead fuse the supply rails after the main smoothing bank.
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Old 25th February 2007, 08:01 PM   #5
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The volume pot should act as a variable voltage divider between input and signal GND, as described by analog_sa
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Old 25th February 2007, 10:31 PM   #6
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For information on wiring your pot have a look here:
http://www.diystompboxes.com/wiki/in...e=DIY_FAQ#POTS


Regarding fusing: follow the advice of AndrewT. Fuse each power rail. Place the fuse after the main (large) smoothing capacitors and before the amplifier output devices.
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