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    Post POTs

    ok, i got some 10K pots? Stupid question... how do I hook them up for my vol control? I can't seem to get it right.

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    WTF is a POT?

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    POT = potentiometer acording to http://www.dictionary.com it is

    po·ten·ti·om·e·ter (p-tnsh-m-tr)
    n.

    1. An instrument for measuring an unknown voltage by comparison to a standard voltage.
    2. A three-terminal resistor with an adjustable center connection, widely used for volume control in radio and television receivers. In this sense, also called pot.

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    Hooking a pot up as a vol control is simple..
    it should have 3 pins/channel what you want to do is connect the middle pin to your output, connect one end pin to the input and the other end pin to ground (if your using multiple pots make sure your consistent) that way you don't turn one channels vol up while turning another channel down..
    this should be done in the rca line level..
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    ok.. I am not near a one at the moment so i am doing this off the top of my head but...

    there should be 3 connectors.

    take the positive (audio) wire from whatever source u are using and connect it to an end connector. On that same connector run another wire off the pot....

    take the ground/negative and run it to the middle connector...

    on the last connector run a wire off of that to be used as your ground for whatever u are connecting to.

    now instead of cutting into the source wire u may want to just pick up a connector frow Radio Shack and then wire it to pass thru the pot as i suggested in an earlier reply.

    so if u have 2 rca males coming off of your sound card pick up 2 female connectors and 2 male connectors and attach them to the pot then attach the pot to your amp or whatever... check your email i sent a pic (hopefully it will help explain, i will post it for anyone else as soon as i get a new FTP progam )

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    Cool

    Thank you sooooo much Kain101 Works great! Sounds great! Pic was very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
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    Does anybody know where I can get a quad POT? I've change my mind on stacking them, cause the RS POTs are kinda cheap (really hard to attach a decent knob). All I can find is dual. I could use two duals and control the front and rear, but would love a quad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidder View Post
    Hey, as long as it's not any particular race I'm offending, I can stand to be a pedophile.
    All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.
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    You got 10k worth of pot? SWEEET. Here's how to use it: roll it in paper, light it up, and breath deep.

    I bet that music sounds really good now!!!

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