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post #376 of 1179
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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

@songmic, is there something wrong with your attenuator? i've never been in the need to remove it. 

 

It should work like the guys said. 

 

It developed that loud popping noise, and the only way to fix it is to apply some contact cleaner between the two disks of the attenuator. But I can't even get the knob out...

post #377 of 1179
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Originally Posted by songmic View Post

 

It developed that loud popping noise, and the only way to fix it is to apply some contact cleaner between the two disks of the attenuator. But I can't even get the knob out...

Actually you don't need to taking out anything, just open the top aluminium cover, and apply contact cleaner to all of attenuator surface while moving the vol knob to all direction

post #378 of 1179
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Originally Posted by TheMiddleSky View Post

Actually you don't need to taking out anything, just open the top aluminium cover, and apply contact cleaner to all of attenuator surface while moving the vol knob to all direction

 

Anyone else had luck with this? My volume pot has started to get it pretty bad, already. 

post #379 of 1179

Sounds like you should zap it with deoxit. How old is it?

post #380 of 1179
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Originally Posted by Hooster View Post

Sounds like you should zap it with deoxit. How old is it?

A month or so :/

post #381 of 1179

Not sure if you guys have tried this

But i can say it works, some friends have used it with good results. 

post #382 of 1179

I used a pre amp with a stepped attenuator for about 5 years. This was used by me and my family on a daily basis with zero issues and zero maintenance. To be honest I would be a bit disappointed to pay the price for the Burson and then have to open it up and start spraying WD40 on it after a month...  Apparently the WD40 improves the "sound quality and relaxation".

post #383 of 1179

Remember WD40 is a solvent, not a lubricant...I would not use it too often if at all in there.

post #384 of 1179
Agreed. WD40 is a very bad idea. Deoxit is a good idea if the problem is oxidation, although on a new item like the Soloist, it seems unlikely...
post #385 of 1179

For me, WD40 is a also bad idea.

post #386 of 1179

That's a shame...

 

I have been eyeballing the Soloist ever since Skylab's review was published at InnerFidelity, so I'm disappointed to hear that some owners are having to spray contact cleaner on the attenuator.  

 

I can look the other way when the volume control of my iBasso PB2 portable amp makes a slight scratching sound, but I wouldn't have expected this to happen with a Burson amp.

 

Have any owners contacted them about this?

 

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Mike

post #387 of 1179

It seems like not everyone is having the same issue. Guys, if your unit is still under warranty im sure there's something you can do. 

 

Folks at Burson need to know about this issue, so they can give a solution. 

post #388 of 1179
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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

It seems like not everyone is having the same issue. Guys, if your unit is still under warranty im sure there's something you can do. 

 

Folks at Burson need to know about this issue, so they can give a solution. 

 

You mean send a can of WD40?


Edited by Hooster - 11/23/12 at 8:05pm
post #389 of 1179

I never had a problem with either Burson.  Now if people are expecting DACT smoothness and lack of click, good luck.  All I can tell you is when you move to a new step... the volume changes.  Any other expectation is just not reasonable for this level of stepped atten.

post #390 of 1179
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Originally Posted by fabio-fi View Post

Folks at Burson need to know about this issue, so they can give a solution. 

Actually, they already know this issue very very well.

 

But it's the risk of using the attenuator volume pot, it just can't help. (Well actually contact cleaner can help tongue.gif )

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