The last stage of my preamp/headphone amp project will be controlled with a pair of nice P&G Faders I found on eBay.
The input stage (it will actually pull double duty as a hifi instrument preamp) may require up to *7* pots per channel (a 4-band parametric plus an opto compressor/limiter circuit).
I don't have the money to purchase P&G pots throughout, but I don't want to degrade signal quality excessively (otherwise, why use the P&G faders in the first place?).
So, I'm looking at lower-end alps, and BI Industries makes some surprisingly inexpensive conductive plastic pots that have gotten some good reviews elsewhere. Can anybody speak to general sound quality of conductive plastic vs cermet pots?