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post #2611 of 10212

It could do but it does look very bright. Does it?

post #2612 of 10212

It is very bright I can put a larger resistor to drop the voltage

more to dim it down some

post #2613 of 10212
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post

It is very bright I can put a larger resistor to drop the voltage

more to dim it down some

 

Is it not the same button as this one is it?

 

 

Dimming it down would be good if you go for the button used in the wooden chassis. Go ahead.

Did you get my PM with the other "wishes"? smile.gif

post #2614 of 10212
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I can't even get in touch with the new owner to get his amp ?

 

(Silent One quietly contemplates... an evil_smiley.gifauction).

post #2615 of 10212
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

 

Is it not the same button as this one is it?

 

 

Dimming it down would be good if you go for the button used in the wooden chassis. Go ahead.

Did you get my PM with the other "wishes"? smile.gif

No it is not it is a much better switch but it does have 6 LEDs in it I can make it quite dim if you want

post #2616 of 10212
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No it is not it is a much better switch but it does have 6 LEDs in it I can make it quite dim if you want

 

Yes dim it then please. thanks!

post #2617 of 10212

I have to order you a Alps pot for the volume

 only have stepped attenuators right now.

post #2618 of 10212
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I have to order you a Alps pot for the volume

 only have stepped attenuators right now.

 

Yes please, thanks!

post #2619 of 10212

Glenn, the owner for the new amp doesn't check the site everyday anymore.  Hopefully he will see he has a message, but the last time I talked to him it took a while to hear back.

 

Ultra, the switch is a Schurter industrial security switch.  Overkill but pure quality.  I spent ages looking for an aviation toggle switch with an LED in the tip that could handle the necessary current, but that proved impossible.  I stumbled upon this and decided it was the next best thing.

 

If you don't mind me asking why don't you want a stepped attenuator?

 

And would you all stop showing the world my dust?    tongue_smile.gif

post #2620 of 10212
Thread Starter 

You're famous... put your name and amp up in lights!

post #2621 of 10212

My dust is famous maybe.  There is a reason why I don't post more pictures.

post #2622 of 10212
Thread Starter 

Yeah, dust has been known to interfere with an otherwise perfect shot. rolleyes.gif Meanwhile, I've not a spec of dust inside the boxes housing my gear. I wanna return to listening sessions so bad... I am suffering.


Edited by Silent One - 4/23/13 at 7:19pm
post #2623 of 10212
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

 

Ultra, the switch is a Schurter industrial security switch.  Overkill but pure quality.  I spent ages looking for an aviation toggle switch with an LED in the tip that could handle the necessary current, but that proved impossible.  I stumbled upon this and decided it was the next best thing.

 

If you don't mind me asking why don't you want a stepped attenuator?

 

 

 

You're talking about the power button in your amp, right?It looks cool and sturdy. I just didn't want a flick switch and this new one looked too bright, but Glenn has it covered.

I'm lucky to be able to listen to lots of different amps and each time a stepped attenuator is used it bugs me. I don't like the feel, I can't really hear a difference in sound, and I often want just that volume in between ;) . The worst one is on the Burson amps. I know most people prefer a stepped pot and probably it's just me being crazy but I don't like them. The only amp I have with a stepped attenuator is Clayton's WA2, and if there's anything I dislike of the WA2, it's probably the volume control (the amp is great). The Violectric V200 doesn't have a stepped control but uses a 41 detent pot from ALPS, I could live with that type of volume controls on all amplifiers.

post #2624 of 10212

I'm taking about the switch in the new amp Glenn built, but it will show up in mine too.

 

I can definitely understand the logic, most people who liked stepped pots do so because of their mechanical feel but I can see some people feeling the opposite way.  Their only real benefit is guaranteeing channel balance really, especially at lower volumes.  The more steps the nicer the feel in my experience.

 

Most regular pots don't have an accurate taper either, the only amp I have ever used that did was my Woo.  I don't know which one of the Alps pots they use but that should be the model for that type of attenuator.

post #2625 of 10212

If you wanted the very best Alps pot that would be the ALPS RK50 which is ridiculous expensive. My only problem with a stepped pot is that they wear out just as fast as a regular pot and can become noisy between steps switching.

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