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    PAS volume and balance pot replacement question

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    Dingojazz

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    PAS volume and balance pot replacement question

    Post by Dingojazz on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:54 am

    Hello All,

    Having completed the VTA PAS "ultimate" upgrades, I'm planning to replace PAS 2 volume and balance pots with ALPs pots, and am wondering about the "stereo-mono" pot connections to volume and balance.

    If the ALPs pots go in for balance and volume, can the "stereo-mono" switch connections be bypassed/omitted completely with impunity?

    Thanks

    K

    Dingojazz

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    Okay

    Post by Dingojazz on Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:55 am

    i gather from archives that this is a bit of a can 'o worms, so to simplify, I'm just trying to see if those stereo pot connects need to be maintained.

    If it's still too sticky I get it.

    Thanks

    K

    MontanaWay

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    Re: PAS volume and balance pot replacement question

    Post by MontanaWay on Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:30 pm

    99.9% of people upgrading to the ALPS volume and balance control do not bother with the mono/stereo switch, so that can be totally bypassed.

    Dingojazz

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    Thanks

    Post by Dingojazz on Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:28 pm


    Thank you kindly for the response.

    Cheers,

    K.

    GP49

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    Re: PAS volume and balance pot replacement question

    Post by GP49 on Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:08 am

    You may wish to keep a simple stereo-mono switch. A stereo-mono switch can be useful for those who play mono records or listen to weak FM signals (if the signal is weak, mono FM is less hissy than stereo). A simple SPST switch is all that is needed and in stereo mode it is totally out of circuit, as nothing passes through it.

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