Audio Note™ Handmade
Attenuator Volume Controls

A Little History.

We have been using the Noble AP25 pot and balance controls since I started Audio Innovations in 1984, they were by far the best sounding at the price, the most reliable and solid mechanically, sadly Noble decided to discontinue these excellent potentiometers in late 1997, at which time we bought a huge quantity to allow us time to find a decent replacement and over the years many pots were tried and discarded as not suitable, poor sounding (Alps in particular, but also others) or problematic in other ways, so in 2004 Andy Grove and I agreed that the only real solution was to develop our own and after 4 years in the making I am please to introduce the Audio Note 100kOhm volume and balance controls.

  


They both feature a thick silver track, a solid silver wiper and silver plated pins and join our handmade attenuators as a great sounding and inexpensive alternative volume/balance for less expensive amplifiers.

£ 24.00 plus Vat each

There is a real lack of good quality attenuators on the market, almost regardless of price and even less at a reasonable price, so there we are, we have made some ourselves.

These 100kOhm volume controls feature 23 steps with heavily silver plated copper contacts, it is a ladder type with one the main load resistor and one other resistor in circuit on each step using the best possible resistors, a 2 watt Audio Note™ tantalum for the main load and a ½ watt AN tant for each step.

These attenuators are used in the M9Phono pre-amplifier and will be introduced in the M10Line and ONGAKU.



In the first instance we have two versions available, both are 100kOhm, and are shown above.

AN Order Code

Impedance

Number of Steps

Function

UK Retail Ex. Vat

SWITCH-001/47

47k

23

Mono

£ 140.00

SWITCH-002/47

47k

23

Stereo

£ 230.00

SWITCH-001/100

100k

23

Mono

£ 140.00

SWITCH-002/100

100k

23

Stereo

£ 230.00

SWITCH-001/250

250k

23

Mono

£ 140.00

SWITCH-002/250

250k

23

Stereo

£ 230.00

Audio Note™ Rotary Volume & Balance Controls

AN Order Code

Impedance

Feature

Function

UK Retail Ex. Vat

SWITCH-211

100K

Encapsulated

Stereo Volume

£ 24.00

SWITCH-212

100K

Encapsulated

Stereo Balance

£ 24.00

 

Ko-On Volume controls

We are also re-introducing the 100K standard Ko-On volume control, as we have been given assurances that it will remain available for the foreseeable future, this control is the best available standard volume control we have been able to find, it is encapsulated, see picture below.

  

The all new Audio Note 100K potentiometer standard logarithmic taper.

The all new Audio Note 100K balance control, plus minus 6dB attenuation per channel.

 

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