Dis- I've yet to find a pot that I liked. I much prefer a ladder-type stepped attenuator which places only one resistor and two contacts in series with the signal at any position. The series type stepped attenuators are usually too much of a compromise. However, these can be a pain-in-the-butt to properly assemble. Soldering skills need to be practiced before attempting these as it is relatively easy to overheat the contact pads on a lot of the switches, particularly the Shallcross. Even with all of this to consider, it is definitely a significant sonic improvement especially when done correctly with Holco, Caddock, or Vishay resistors. Good luck.
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