The two that you mention are first class.
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I am looking for the same info as Rx8man. The TKD attenuator would be the one that is a stereo control and is called the "plastic" one that sells for about $70.00 as the more expensive "stepped" attenuator that sells for about $250 is too big for the SA-5000. According to Mike Elliot at Alta Vista, the $70 TKD is much better then the stock SA-5000 attenuator which he claims was a $7.00 part. Does anyone have expereince with replacing attenuators and can make a recommendation as to a brand and model?
After some research it looks like RX8man and myself should be looking at the following types:
Step attenuators ladder type that have a high amp rating of 20 with metal film resistors.
Any other suggestions?
I spoke to the guy from first sound and he mentioned that he uses Vishay resistors, obviously a specific model. Where did you get your info and what resistor should be used?
Tonyptony, this guy from digitalanaloguediy used to sell them on ebay. It is not as fancy as the goldpoint but it will do the job. As long as you have good contact point with smooth action, I would think the difference will not be too great for the switch. As far as resistor goes, I do like the Holco but not sure where you can get all the values you need.