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Potentiometer replacement for M Audio bx5a studio monitor

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  1. niffcreature

    niffcreature

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    I have an M Audio bx5a studio monitor with a broken potentiometer. and i lost it. any easy way to find out what value it would be, or maybe an educated guess? i have some pictures
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  2. niffcreature

    niffcreature

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    bought a 20k ohm pot, gonna see how it goes
     
  3. niffcreature

    niffcreature

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    it didn't work. made a little more of a pop sound when i turned it on. the pop is higher pitched now. and no sound at all. any ideas what went wrong?
     
  4. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    I don't see a single pot on the board.... you photos show a 3 trimpot unit .... never seen a triple trimmer before

    so it cannot be replaced by a single pot


    Dave
     
  5. niffcreature

    niffcreature

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    what?? my photos show a broken volume knob. its not a triple trimmer. i think what you're seeing is the leads.
     
  6. niffcreature

    niffcreature

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    the 3 circles are the same thing as seen in this photo

    not the ones labeled 1, 2, 3 but the rivets that connect them to the board[​IMG]
     
  7. davenn

    davenn Moderator

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    far out mate ..... well I don't see one of those on your board .... that kinda makes it impossible for anyone to understand what you were talking about !!
    you should have shown pic of the broken pot instead
    no wonder I got it wrong !

    So now that we all know what you are talking about .... the old one should have had a value on it either on the back of it or around the side of the metal casing
    there would have also be an A or B indicating if it was a linear or log pot
     
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