Does the size of the Volume knob matter?

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  1. chefhog

    chefhog Active Member

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    Of course it does! Are there any out there that measure more than the 1.9" on this Onkyo A-10? Now that is a Volume knob.

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  2. petehall347

    petehall347 the brandy coffee man Subscriber

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    does it click ?
     
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  3. Roboturner91

    Roboturner91 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Was a Philips Lab thing. Had two of em actually. Biggest friggin knobs I ever saw man. I cherished each moment I spent with them.
     
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  4. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    I like the big knobs of Sansui's G series of recievers.
     
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  5. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    2-1/8" on my Kenwood 700.. :)
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  6. Bodyblue

    Bodyblue AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    This just arrived today......nothing like big knobs .

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  7. sKiZo

    sKiZo Hates received: 8642 Subscriber

    Point of order - is the scale plate part of the knob? Came together, so I'll count it. 2½ inches.

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  8. Alobar

    Alobar Pulling out of the Last Chance Texaco.. Subscriber

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    Nope, but that amp is so pretty it doesn't matter! :thumbsup:
     
  9. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    2.5 x 2. Bragging about your five inches of knob? :D
     
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  10. qdrone

    qdrone Music is my mistress

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    When you get older and your eyes ain't what they used be,hell yeah,the bigger the better!
     
  11. musichal

    musichal poet emeritus Subscriber

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    I agree that it matters. I have a radio for which the tuning knob is larger than the volume - not unusual, mind you - but my wife is always changing stations when trying to turn volume up or down (guess which, usually). However, we are mostly accustomed to such an arrangement, I think.

    Okay. It's finally time. Let's all measure our knobs and see just who has the biggest!!!!
     
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  12. Dave1384

    Dave1384 Stuck in the 70's

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    My SA 9500 mk ll has a sizeable
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  13. 62vauxhall

    62vauxhall AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I wound up with a Luxman R1050 last weekend. The big knob in the centre is tuning and volume is much smaller immediatly on the right. Never had many receivers so I'm inclined to want to grab the big 'un. For me it's not logical, I never listen to radio stations at home.
     
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  14. sKiZo

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    Show us your knobs!!

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  15. Erik Tracy

    Erik Tracy Super Member

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    My Musical Fidelity A5 int amp comes in at 2.5" diameter.
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  16. goodolpg

    goodolpg Just an old fart trying to help. Subscriber

    How big are the volume/tuner knobs on the Sansui G8000 and G9000?
     

     

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  17. House de Kris

    House de Kris Loud-n-Deep

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    I'm not at home to measure them, but I recall that the knobs on my Crown DC-300 are purdy durn largish.
     
  18. jbrainey

    jbrainey Inching Ever Closer To The Void Subscriber

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    Pffft! Don't be silly. Size doesn't matter. The knob on my SX-1980 is tiny but, it goes to eleven!
     
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  19. OttOpixel

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    It’s not the size that matters,

    It’s how you turn it up.
     
  20. sqlsavior

    sqlsavior AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    These knobs/dials on this Voxativ tube amp at RMAF 2016 looked to be about 4 or 5 inches in diameter:

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