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replacing Attenuater

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 07:59:19
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Location: So. California
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I have an older M100 Ella. It has I believe a 50K DAC stepped attenuator. If I replace that with an external attenuator, What do I have to do to the amp besides hooking up the input straight to the Brd. It seems I remember reading something about putting a 50K resistor on the input to grnd. If this is so, and I want to use a 10K attenuator instead of the 50K, would I use a 10K resistor to grnd? Thank you.


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RE: replacing Attenuater, posted on December 16, 2013 at 11:30:31

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If you use a TVC, use pretty much any resistor you like, considering load on the source.

If you use a stepped attenuator, use a resistor appx. 10 to 100 times that of the attenuator.

If using a Pot, place it inside the Amp and remove ANY resistors. Any load on a pot's wiper will degrade SQ.

Ciao T

At 20 bits, you are on the verge of dynamic range covering fly-farts-at-20-feet to untolerable pain. Really, what more could we need?


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