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    ST70 Attenuator Noise

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    Bugs

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    ST70 Attenuator Noise

    Post by Bugs on Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:00 pm

    I installed a stepped volume attenuator in my ST70. A very similar setup to the attenuator offered by Bob. In fact I was using one of Bob's attenuators until I accidentally wacked the center shaft and knocked it out of operation. I used Bob's setup instructions to install the second attenuator. When I turn the amp on I get a loud 60 cycle hum through the speakers that is unaffected by the volume control. I'm guessing that I have the ground wrong? I'm running the ground wire from the ground post on the input jack to the center post on the attenuator. Any ideas?

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    Re: ST70 Attenuator Noise

    Post by Bob Latino on Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:49 pm

    Bugs wrote:I installed a stepped volume attenuator in my ST70. A very similar setup to the attenuator offered by Bob. In fact I was using one of Bob's attenuators until I accidentally wacked the center shaft and knocked it out of operation. I used Bob's setup instructions to install the second attenuator. When I turn the amp on I get a loud 60 cycle hum through the speakers that is unaffected by the volume control. I'm guessing that I have the ground wrong? I'm running the ground wire from the ground post on the input jack to the center post on the attenuator. Any ideas?

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    Hi Bugs,

    Check the photo below. With the rotation shaft facing away from you and the solder terminals pointed UP ..

    1. The far LEFT attenuator terminal should be the GROUND terminal and it should go to the outer ground tab on the input jack. There should also be a wire there that goes to the ground eyelet on he driver board.
    2. The CENTER attenuator terminal goes to the driver board "IN".
    3. The far RIGHT attenuator terminal goes to the CENTER PIN on the INPUT jack.

    Bob



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    Re: ST70 Attenuator Noise

    Post by Bugs on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:30 am

    Thanks Bob,

    I did have the attenuator wired correctly, however I had removed to ground wire to the board. I'll correct that tonight and see what happens.

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    Re: ST70 Attenuator Noise

    Post by Bugs on Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:14 am

    Did the trick, thanks again.

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