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#47631 - 08/21/03 12:41 AM Re: The chintzy knob...
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Registered: 03/22/03
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So much for my attention to detail

#47632 - 08/21/03 12:03 PM Re: The chintzy knob...
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 506
Loc: Torrance, CA USA
Just out of curiosity, is the 950's volume control the same finely crafted device that is on the 1050?

Using my volume knob on the 1050 is like taking a short trip to Wonderland. Turning it quickly in either direction seldom results in a lasting change. For example if you turn the volume up quickly and it goes up a little then down a little all without changing direction. Sometimes the net result is no change at all! Turning the volume down to zero so I could run the calibration test took over a minute. A sort of down 2 up 1 down 3 up 3 down 2 up 1 type adventure, that makes the quality of the knob itself irrelevant.

Its certainly not something I can explain to my better half, so as I ponder an upgrade, I am hoping the 950's volume control actually works.
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#47633 - 08/21/03 12:21 PM Re: The chintzy knob...
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Registered: 03/21/01
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Loc: Memphis, TN USA
With my 1050, I did experience the "mind of its own" behavior some, although not as often as some others have reported. In over a year with the 950, I have never seen any similar confusion. The knob looks the same, but I believe that the volume control behind it is a different device.

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#47634 - 08/21/03 01:14 PM Re: The chintzy knob...
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Registered: 07/25/03
Posts: 137
Loc: Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
I've only had my 950 for a couple of weeks, but I use the volume knob a lot. Personally, I like the feel of it. It's got a very smooth movement. The squishy is nice, too, because I frequently bang my head on stuff.

The only thing I would like is something I had on my Onkyo - a tiny red LED on the edge of the knob that showed when the volume knob is moving. My wife can't read the display from our couch

I have had no problems with it being innacurate, either.


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#47635 - 08/22/03 09:04 PM Re: The chintzy knob...
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Registered: 06/10/02
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Loc: Simi Valley, CA, USA
What ever turns your knob....er..I mean ...rings your bell..
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#47636 - 08/23/03 01:33 PM Re: The chintzy knob...
DaleB Offline

Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 146
Loc: Clovis, CA,US
The original topic has to do with the knob itself, the 'feel' of the control it is attached to, is just fine IMO. Strictly a cosmetic detail, I admit.

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