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Doug
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Infinitely Adjustable Line Out Controls?
05/09/19 at 19:39:49
 
Has anyone heard of a CSP3 with smooth action controls for line out? †If not, is it even possible?
Doug
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Re: Infinitely Adjustable Line Out Controls?
Reply #1 - 05/10/19 at 00:22:44
 
Are you referring to the "stepped" controls that come on the CSP3 stock?  I'm not sure what advantage there would be to a smooth control since these aren't really stepped attenuators.  Although they have steps, they can be set in between the detents to fine tune the balance.  

Not sure if this is what you meant.
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Reply #2 - 05/10/19 at 14:43:06
 
Oh, I didnít realize that the voltage output was changed in between steps. †That might work for me.....IĎll try it this evening. †The reason for my question is that when I am using my LFD amp (that doesnít have a volume control for each channel like my Torii Jr has) there is no way to control balance. †I have intentionally avoided dual volume controls for decades, but having had them on my Torii Jr for the past year and a half, I find that I canít live without them. †Badly balanced recordings can be easily adjusted, and imbalances caused by tube issues can also be adjusted. †Iím wondering if there is even room for some type of smooth action line out controls on a 25th CSP3. †
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Reply #3 - 05/10/19 at 15:56:36
 
The detent attenuators likely could be changed for smooth but these work well for me since they are easy to put to the same level and then tweaked between the detents as required. †I often have a slight channel imbalance (seems to come and go) that requires up to a full click on one side or the other. †Half and quarter clicks aren't a problem. †One thing I did do though was put small knobs with index lines on the posts so it's easy to turn the knobs and see where I am on each.
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Re: Infinitely Adjustable Line Out Controls?
Reply #4 - 05/14/19 at 01:40:44
 
Archie, I have experienced the coming and going channel imbalance phenomenon for years, and Iíve always thought it was my faulty hearing, or my warped mind, or my less than perfect system, or possibly all three. †Itís really good to know Iím not alone in this perplexing issue!

Thanks for the additional information on the CSP3ís output flexibility. †Iíll contact Steve some time this week to check on having smooth line out controls installed.
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Reply #5 - 05/15/19 at 16:51:44
 
Hi, just lurking here. What size is the shaft on the op pots?
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Reply #6 - 05/16/19 at 00:37:22
 
I think they are 1/4" diameter.
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