I bought the last 2 that Studer/Harmon USA had a few years ago, for a customer's A80-24.
Beckman also made the pot, I called them with the original part #, they said same deal. Large minimum quantity, lots of $$ each, and 12 week delivery.
Looks like we're all going to have to find a replacement.
Biggest deal with them is the 360 deg rotation, the thread and shaft are pretty convention. A replacement would be a little tricker to set0up, but it's not impossible.
This is one of many reasons why I would never recommend an A80 to a professional client/studio. Too much has become unobtanium.
Only other option is Audiohouse. I have communicated with them about other parts, they have had stock on other bits I've asked about, but their prices are top $$.
On Jan 31, 2012, at 10:29 PM, Stevie Duncan wrote:
> I have several Studer A80 ¼" machines here that need replacement pots for the tape tension sensors (at least 8 right now). I have been in touch with Bourns who could do a run for me, but at a cost and a minimum of 25 pieces. Does anyone know of a possible source for these parts.
> Stevie Duncan
> Golden Era Productions
631 E. Vista del Playa
Orange, CA 92865
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