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Old 27th October 2017, 06:23 PM
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Hi....i am a new user here. As per my knowledge most never feel the need to progress beyond a tenners worth of "Alps" Blue, the good old RK27 pot. My take on this is that most of the subjective stuff is down to how well the pot is matched on each stereo channel where subtle imbalances in level as the control is rotated give an illusion of tonal imbalance.
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Old 27th October 2017, 07:13 PM
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Most never feel the need to progress beyond a tenners worth of "Alps" Blue, the good old RK27 pot. My take on this is that most of the subjective stuff is down to how well the pot is matched on each stereo channel where subtle imbalances in level as the control is rotated give an illusion of tonal imbalance.

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The previous post looks like a cut and paste of one of mine, apologies if the man is genuine but ................................

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Old 27th October 2017, 08:49 PM
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does look like a exact copy/past

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Old 27th October 2017, 09:20 PM
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Well, he's a yank, that must say something, . BOB
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Old 27th October 2017, 10:05 PM
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Well, getting back to the title,
I was never very keen on the Alps Blue, it seems soft and foggy to me. Granted, it was better than a cheapo (Maplins) carbon or a cheapo (Maplins again) plastic film, and does a reasonable job for not a lot of money - but the Panasonic was much better, cleaner and more neutral sounding.
However,
when used in shunt with metal film series resistors it was very good, much cleaned up...
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Old 28th October 2017, 10:28 AM
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Old 28th October 2017, 01:03 PM
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still use it in my 12B4A headphoneamp
PS just ordered a pair of thes boards for the alps pot
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-PCB-f...72.m2749.l2649
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Old 28th October 2017, 04:01 PM
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They look neat pcbs Col
or use a bit of Verostrip as per the FAQ,
http://www.world-designs.co.uk/forum...ead.php?t=5795
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Old 28th October 2017, 05:42 PM
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still use it in my 12B4A headphoneamp
PS just ordered a pair of thes boards for the alps pot
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-PCB-f...72.m2749.l2649
But wouldn't be any use for a shunt mod.

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Old 28th October 2017, 06:11 PM
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when used in shunt with metal film series resistors it was very good, much cleaned up...
I use mine shunted but using the Charcroft Z Foils.
Sounds pretty good to me but who knows, maybe i'm missing out.

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