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Offline gh0st

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Balance control
« on: September 02, 2014, 07:58:27 AM »
My Smash must be coming up for shipping soon... starting to get excited  ;D

One thing I wondered was whether I could dispense with the balance pot - I can't think of any time in the past that I've wanted to control left/right balance, is there a use case for this that I'm not aware of?

Would it be as simple as just to leaving it out and wiring the signal from the source-selector directly into the volume pot? It's not a big deal, but if I won't use it then it's a set of contacts that I could do without...

/dom
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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: Balance control
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 11:39:37 AM »
You can leave it out, but keeping the wiring stock will allow for the forthcoming attenuator upgrade to install properly (it dispenses with the balance control).

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Re: Balance control
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 12:25:39 PM »
thanks!
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Offline gh0st

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Re: Balance control
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2014, 11:38:18 PM »
Now I've got my kit and manual, can I just confirm that without the balance control I'd just wire the outputs from the input switch directly to the volume pot, dispensing with the 33K Raux resistors?
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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: Balance control
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014, 07:58:38 AM »
Yes, that is correct.
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Re: Balance control
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2014, 11:17:22 AM »
Cheers Paul.
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Re: Balance control
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2014, 02:27:21 AM »
You can leave it out, but keeping the wiring stock will allow for the forthcoming attenuator upgrade to install properly (it dispenses with the balance control).

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Mmmm? Is the upgrade a dual mono setup?

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Re: Balance control
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2014, 05:06:49 AM »
The upgrade is a stepped attenuator, much like the Bee Quiet, which is a coarse/fine attenuator. 

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