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Offline johnsonad

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Balance pot location
« on: May 05, 2012, 10:17:05 pm »
I'm going to play around with a MQ Ingot type design gaining parts before the new 300B preamp is available(P&G volume pot, Elma selector switch, rare Sony balance pot, 10k/10k nickel trannies).  My question is, when adding a balance pot in a passive preamp, does it go before or after the volume control and is this the same with a standard preamp? 


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Re: Balance pot location
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 09:56:06 am »
Since both volume and balance affect the incoming signals it could be either order.  I have most often seen it volume first balance second.

Just think it through, balance pots don't work the way you think they do.  There is a right and left side (deck).  Better yet install the balance using jumpers so you don't waste a quarter pound of solder.
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Re: Balance pot location
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 01:57:47 pm »
If your going to build the Ingot, I would see if you can get by without a a balance control. If you need one it might be better to use 2 seperate volume controls, rather than one dual contorol...John
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