Penny&Giles----where are they?


Hello all, I'm curious as to what happened to this pot. I have only seen it advertised with the Aragon line. Was it a better pot than the Alps or Noble that are still around? Perhaps it was made for Mondial only and when they folded P&G folded too. Thanks in advance.
south43
Try Michael Percy's web site. He might have them
Penny and gilles (P&G) make very high end pots. They are made in the UK. I believe they are still around. Do a google search. The last time I did, they have a wide range of pots available.
They are good but not as good as a resistor based VC like DACT.
Percy likes the $269? TKD pot as the best of it's type. I found it bettered a Wellborne Labs GrayHill at $300 per side parallel pot.
Wondering if it depends on designs there matched with.As someone who never swapped out (and hell it's a ubiquitous item on most deivces) wonder if somebody could tell me.Wonder what equipment these pots were changed on.Would it make sense in some gear (like my 834 EAR intergrated ampo not knowing of course what's in there) or the 834 volume people knock on the EAR 834 phono.
Anybody
Chazz
Krell removed them from the KRC when it was updated to the HR.
Penny & Giles (www.pennyandgiles.com) are best known for their line of "industrial" controllers and linear faders. They also make a rotary fader (model RF15) which is the volume control you are asking about. It is built like the proverbial tank and looks like it would withstand a nuclear blast. I used these in my Deluxe Line Drive series of passive preamps back in the '80's, but gave them up after I found a part I liked better - the TKD conductive plastic pot. Like Penny & Giles, TKD makes a line of industrial-grade linear faders, but they also make rotary faders (potentiometers) and stepped-attenuators. These are excellent volume controls, but the stepped parts have gotten extremely expensive. The conductive plastic pot (CP2511) can be had from Michael Percy Audio (www.percyaudio.com) for $62.50, while the stepped-attenuator goes for around $250.

Best regards,

Steve McCormack
www.SMcAudio.com
I'm appreciate all the replys on this thread. To you Mr. McCormack I especially want to thank and wish you continued success with your products.
Thanks very much South43.

Best regards,

Steve McCormack
Mr McCormack is right, the $62 model is quite nice. I love the stepped @$250; but tend to think that all ove these may be better than the Alps or Noble as these are
*only industry *standard and not *industry *premium. No offense intended, but it seems like we are premium folks here.