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    Rotary & Slide Volume Control

    Does anyone have any real pictures of either of these? According to the Shopping Cart they where addedd May 27th and still no real pictures and the description still says "Under Development"

    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKiTLz View Post
    Does anyone have any real pictures of either of these? According to the Shopping Cart they where addedd May 27th and still no real pictures and the description still says "Under Development"

    Anyone?
    Yeah the description is sort of misleading.

    Right now the volume controls are potentiometers. Absolute analogue resistive scroll thingamabobbers. The have a finite spin, and come with a little knob. Knob is ok, but I prefer the 2 for $3.99 pack of stainless steel knobs at RadioShack for them. They work 100%, but are not what most people are used to. If you have used equiptment from the 80's or early 90's where you could only spin the wheel so much and then it stopped at a maximum volume, that is what this is. (Same with the linear)

    What is under development right now is using a digital encoder. A infinite spin knob such as what is found on a modern stereo. You can spin it (to quote from a favourite 80's song) "spin me right round, baby right round, like a record, baby right round round round" forever.

    There are those that hate both. Some of the older people like the feeling of a knob that they know what the volume is by looking at it because angle X is always volume Y. Whereas todays generation including myself prefer the infinite spin where you cant tell the volume by looking at the knob, but usually looks much cooler.

    So to sum up, yes they both work. But are not digital encoders, they are analogue potentiometers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Yeah the description is sort of misleading.

    Right now the volume controls are potentiometers. Absolute analogue resistive scroll thingamabobbers. The have a finite spin, and come with a little knob. Knob is ok, but I prefer the 2 for $3.99 pack of stainless steel knobs at RadioShack for them. They work 100%, but are not what most people are used to. If you have used equiptment from the 80's or early 90's where you could only spin the wheel so much and then it stopped at a maximum volume, that is what this is. (Same with the linear)

    What is under development right now is using a digital encoder. A infinite spin knob such as what is found on a modern stereo. You can spin it (to quote from a favourite 80's song) "spin me right round, baby right round, like a record, baby right round round round" forever.

    There are those that hate both. Some of the older people like the feeling of a knob that they know what the volume is by looking at it because angle X is always volume Y. Whereas todays generation including myself prefer the infinite spin where you cant tell the volume by looking at the knob, but usually looks much cooler.

    So to sum up, yes they both work. But are not digital encoders, they are analogue potentiometers.

    -- Nick
    Thanks for the reply. Honestly im leaning more towards the Slider anywho. I just want to know what it looks like as far as mounting it and aesthetics before i buy.

    Is that possible?

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    Yeah I can get a picture for you. It is not very aesthetically appealing though just to mount it bare. It is meant to be put behind something and then just the slider handle point up usually covered in something like plastic (even that plasti-dip). It has an led in the handle part. I will try to grab a picture tomorrow of it.
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    That would be great. Cheers..

    Will sit tight..

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    Pic?

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    I just got off work, Ill go snap a few now.

    You want the rotary too, or just the linear?
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    Both would be much appreciated..

    Cheers

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    Rotary as sold:





    With Radioshack knob (I prefer):







    Linear (Without wires attached as I dont have any extras made):





    And just so you know that is an LED in the linear. And it has a 2 pin connector on it to plug into the LED header on the brain if you want to.
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