NOON

Best 'feeling' pots?
« on: June 26, 2018, 08:57:56 PM »
Not sure which category this belongs in, but here's as good as any. I'm making a monitor controller for the studio and obviously want the main volume control to feel as nice as possible. Trying to avoid the manual labour of assembling a switched attenuator and considering using an active Baxandall volume, which requires a dual 5k or 10k linear pot and is much less demanding of channel matching.
   What recommendations do people have for a range of pots with really nice 'feel'? I'm located in Australia, but that doesn't make a huge amount of difference these days. Open to suggestions for all budgets, but most likely only willing to spend less than $50.


Matt C

Re: Best 'feeling' pots?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2018, 09:10:42 PM »
I used an Alps RK27 pot in my monitor controller and I'd say it has a nice feel to it

scott2000

Re: Best 'feeling' pots?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2018, 09:30:53 PM »
I used an Alps RK27 pot in my monitor controller and I'd say it has a nice feel to it

Yes....  I like these too

If your pots allow, you can always play with some damping grease to get the feel you like as well.....




NOON

Re: Best 'feeling' pots?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 09:36:29 PM »
The RK27 seem to be very difficult to source in 5k dual linear. :(

scott2000

Re: Best 'feeling' pots?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2018, 09:47:04 PM »
Is a 10k  bad for this???

edit ....I see you want to do something different....hmmm...


I have noticed that even the cheaper stacked pots have a decent feel once you put a big knob on them......

those Rockmann SLC-1 controllers on Ebay use those chinese dact type switches I see all over ebay ...I had one in the past....Very accurate tracking and felt pretty nice....  I prefer the sound of the carbon though......
« Last Edit: June 26, 2018, 10:01:10 PM by scott2000 »

Gold

Re: Best 'feeling' pots?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2018, 11:32:37 PM »
The only choice is a TKD 2500. It has the best stereo tracking.  They feel expensive and are expensive.

I’d change the plan to use that part. It’s the only thing I’d consider other than a switched attenuator.

If you don’t need channel matching the cheap Alpha Taiwan pots feel good. Better than many more expensive pots.
« Last Edit: June 26, 2018, 11:39:57 PM by Gold »

Matt C

Re: Best 'feeling' pots?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2018, 08:51:29 PM »
FWIW I measured the stereo tracking on my RK27 monitor controller pot(a dual 10k linear pot with slugging resistors) and it was right on

Gold

Re: Best 'feeling' pots?
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2018, 09:19:26 PM »
Tracking is better with a linear pot. The same Alps pot in audio taper is not as good as a TKD 2500.


 

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