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100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control

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271-1732

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Product Summary

Turn up the juice.

100K dual-ganged stereo volume control with audio taper. Double potentiometer 40% loudness tap. 1/2"-long, 1/4"-diameter shaft. Mounts in 3/8" hole.

  • Double potentiometer
  • 40% loudness tap
  • 1/2"-long
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What's in the box

  • 100K-Ohm Stereo Control (1)
  • Nut (1)
  • Washer (1)
 

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  • Parts: 90 days
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Customer Reviews

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RadioShack100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control
 
3.5

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (9), Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great, versatile little pot.

      By JohnG

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Power User

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Performance
      • Great Replacement Part
      • Rugged
      • Smaller Size
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-End Equipment
        • Home Theater
        • projects
        • Use In Any Equipment

        Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

        If you are an electronics hobbyist, or have even an ounce of electronics knowledge, then you have the skill to easily modify this component to use in a wide variety of devices. Basically it is 2 standard 100K potentiometers…one stacked on top of the other...in a compact unit controlled by a single shaft. Obviously you can use this unit for stereo applications, but if you need to control only a single circuit in a mono device such as I needed in an emergency transistor radio then use only 1 set of the 3 standard-spaced connectors and ignore the other set. The reason I bought this particular potentiometer is because it is the smaller 5/8" diameter size – which is what I needed as a replacement part – rather than the larger units (271-092 and 271-1722) generally found in stock at Radio Shack stores which wouldn't fit on the circuit board between the other components.

        This pot has a smooth, quality feel when you turn the shaft. I did not find this unit to be "very fragile" as another Reviewer mentioned. If you mount it properly and operate it as any potentiometer should be operated you'll have no problems.

        The thickness of the 2 units together is 1/2 inch as mentioned in the Tech Specs. This does not include the threaded shaft part – just the body. The threaded shaft is 1/4 inch long. The movable shaft itself is about 1 inch long, which can be cut to a shorter length with a Dremel cut-off tool or hacksaw. Someone else was complaining about the threaded shaft now being smaller than 3/8 inch. This is true, this unit will fit in a 5/16 inch hole, but a 3/8 inch hole is only slightly larger and it will fit in that as well. Once you tighten the nut you shouldn't have any slippage, so I don't understand that being a problem. This unit has the tang to prevent turning within the mounting hole. If you don't need the tang, bend it over, break it off, or grind it off.

        Others below are complaining about the shaft size now being metric. I measure it at 1/4 inch (0.25), which is virtually the same as 6mm metric size, but I'm not using a micrometer for this measurement. My knob fit on the shaft with no problem, but if your knob is loose for some reason, tear off the corner of a piece of paper and wedge it in between the shaft and the knob… it will fit snug enough to stay on and will be out of sight yet you'll still be able to pull the knob off. If for some strange reason your knob won't go on the shaft then slightly enlarge the hole of your knob or lightly file the end of the shaft down. Dremel tools make either of these procedures quick and easy, but you can also do these with hand tools if you don't own a Dremel or something similar.

        I can't understand why some are complaining about needing a wiring diagram. While this unit is the smaller size, it has the "standard spaced" lugs for this size unit. There is nothing out of the ordinary or complicated about this component, and you don't need a wiring diagram. As other Reviewers stated, if you buy this component and don't know anything about a potentiometer then you probably shouldn't be trying to install it. There is nothing special to know about it.

        A couple of other things: The lugs face rearward as they do on most of these styles of potentiometers. Since I was soldering to a circuit board I was going to bend the front set of lugs forward but then decided to solder three 1/2 inch pieces of connecting wire to the lugs and push those wires through the circuit board holes and solder on the other side. It was a simple and quick process.

        The design of this particular pot is not completely closed. It has 2 open areas, and you can see the contact sliding against the resistance component, so this may not be the best unit for you if you are going to be using it in a dusty environment. On the plus side, however, having the open areas make it a snap to spray contact cleaner inside.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        exellent pot

        By Maciek

        from new york

        About Me Casual User

        Pros

        • Great sounding

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Passive volume control

          Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

          I had this one in my passive volume control,later switched to alps blue velvet 25$,which supossed to be great pot,but sounds much worse that rs 3.19$ pot,

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          will work, but poor match

          By AlonzoTG

          from Vienna, VA.

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater

              Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

              This is a perfectly splendid pot, assuming you have the right mounting hole and knob for it. The problem is that it is matched to a classic vacuum tube amp input impedance of 100k. Modern equipment has several input impedances ranging from 10k to 47k. For best performance find a pot which matches the input impedance of the equipment you are using otherwise you will loose some of your high frequencies.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Works great

              By JWC

              from Dallas, TX

              About Me Power User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clean

              Cons

              • No schematic

              Best Uses

              • Active reference monitors
              • Computer speakers

              Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

              Sounds clean, mutes completely, rather straight ahead connections. Had to use a meter to make sure of the pinouts.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              They Changed the Bushing Size

              By JB Tipton

              from Sherman Oaks, CA

              About Me Power User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • None to speak of

              Cons

              • New Size Doesn't Fit

              Best Uses

              • None to speak of

              Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

              The specs for this part say it "mounts in a 3/8 inch hole." Sadly, this is no longer true. They've recently changed the pot you get when you order this part number. The pot you get now with part number 271-1732 has a 5/16 inch bushing. The older version of this part with the 3/8 inch bushing was perfect for replacing volume controls in older stereo equipment that mounted in 3/8 inch holes. Changing the bushing size of this pot to 5/16 inch means this pot is no longer a suitable replacement unit. Please, Radio Shack, change this part back to a unit that mounts in a 3/8 inch hole!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Does the Job

              By Jake

              from IN

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

                    I needed a way to control the volume between my DVD player/ Digital TV receiver and my active speakers (of/ on which the volume controls were out of reach). This worked perfect and saved me money.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect for hobbies and custom projects

                    By mark

                    from pa

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

                        If you have used a potentiometer before, this is simply two potentiometers stacked together that respond at the same time so two circuits can be isolated while resistance is changed on both circuits (e.g. stereo audio). I don't know why someone would buy this and need a wireing diagram. Either they don't know what a potentiometer does or they didn't need this potentiometer.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        ALERT- PART SPECS CHANGED! Now METRIC.

                        By J Lars

                        from Indiana

                        About Me Professional

                        Pros

                        • None

                        Cons

                        • Incompatible

                        Best Uses

                        • Junk box

                        Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

                        Dimensions and overall quality changed. NOTE: THIS IS NO LONGER FOR 1/4" KNOB USE. IT IS NOW METRIC. It is NOT the same part although it carries the original Radio Shack part number! Does NOT fit RS knobs or any other 1/4" knob.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Want a passive pre-amp?

                        By RickeyM

                        from Maryland

                        About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • diy electronics

                          Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

                          One of these, some RCA chassis jacks, a box, and knob, and you have a passive pre-amp.

                          So what it doesn't have a wiring diagram. Google is your friend!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          EXCELLENT POT

                          By Larry the Ejac

                          from Denver, CO

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • High-End Equipment

                            Comments about RadioShack 100K Dual-Ganged Stereo Volume Control:

                            I require that both sides start climbing at the same time. So far this unit has outperformed units costing over $25.00 each. I get about 10% of the others to work and have not rejected one of these yet.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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