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How do i get a free service manual download of a kenwood ka-127 model stereo integrated amplifier in any digital format?

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I have a scratchy pot on my volume on my 003 factory...Can i clean it?? Or replace it myself with out the high cost shipping??

For those who still suffer from crackling potmeter in DigiDesign 003: Well, this potmeter is not the top of the line.
I made weeks of researches to repair my friend's DigiDesign003 crackling headphone+mainvolume potentiometers. We decided to find replacement-parts which is much cheaper than the $10 assumed here above. Here's the significant part of what I found (posted at avid forum as well):

I attached an Excel-datasheet-screenhot which contains all the possible candidates, however I couldn't find some of the potentiometers at distributors, USA people may have better luck to find the most fitting one. Fortunately BI Technologies in UK produces a rotary audio-potmeter line which fits the 14mm dimensions of the Digi003 built-in potentiometers. (Our local distributors could only acquire a similar to similar P140KH1-20AR20K from BI Technologies, it needed a little bit of tweaking, rasping, but it now operates fine and is durable - 30000 turns - on paper .)

The extracted info of the Excel, the most fitting models (datasheets help to find correct/closest part-number):
-BI Technologies(UK) P140KH-F25AR20K (confirmed to exist by BI contact but distributors haven't ordered this yet, needs 9 weeks of shipping if you manage to order it. Above I mention, BI P140KH1-20AR20K is proven to work and BI potmeters bear 30000 turns, 2 times more than other brands.)
-Bourns(USA) PTV142B40Y025AA203 (unfortunately DigiKey and Bourns told it's obsolete)
-Noble(USA) XV014112GPV-25F-15A20K (seems very similar to the original DigiDesign003 potmeter. I have no info, how to order. Maybe directly from manufacturer.)
-Alpha(USA) 3RP/1416G-CD1-D20K (probably orderable from Alpha directly by using their web-interface to assemble part-number.)
-Alpha(Taiwan) RV142F-40-25A-A20K ? (datasheet/xls may help with correct partnumber)
-Alps(Japan) RK14K12C0A0T (its value is 50kOhm, not the best replacement-candidate)

Distributors I found (in approximate order from biggest to smallest):
USA: Arrow, DigiKey, Mouser (shipping outside USA costs around $60)
Europe: Farnell/Newark, RS-online, Distrelec, Conrad, Allied, TME

Some last observations, advices to select correct part:
-must be 2 * 20kOhm, logarithmic scale for audio application (A taper)
-these 14mm dual 'audio' potmeters seem to have the same 'standard' pinout, but 'tone' (bass/treble) potmeters has a bit difference: common point is separated to 1st and 2nd leg. We simply cut the end of 1st leg to be short (not to reach PCB) and solder it to 2nd leg (see 1st photo), and it seemed to be perfect 'audio' potmeter substitute in our case. Check out datasheets or my excel for pinout-details.
-the shaft/rod of the potmeter should be 'flat' type with cca. 6mm diameter, 4.5mm flatted-part thickness and 12mm flatted-part length.
-the complete potentiometer should be around 25mm tall. datasheets state it as 'L' parameter, but be careful, it differs for potmeters with bearings, where it refers to the shaft-length. Drawings in atasheets make it clear hopefully. It seems that our potentiometer which unfortunately had bearing, still fits into the DigiDesign003 fine...
-most of the times the orientation of these panel-potmeters are referred to as 'vertical' which means they stand vertically and their legs are bent to fall into the PCB, as well as their securing point is at the bottom. The drawings in datasheets help to identify if its that way.

I hope this ordering & technical info was a little bit of help for some people. Sorry in advance if any of the presented info here were incorrect/misleading, I tried my best, and don't take any responsibility for the correctness, so use the info at your own risk...

Good luck, if you decide to acquire and replace the potmeter for yourself... For non-technical people I advise to ask someone skilled in soldering because it's hard to desolder the original potentiometers from the Digi003's 2-sided panel... Soldering flux comes handy to lower the melting temperature of tin. Flux can be cleaned with acetone after soldering the new pots in.

It would be useful if you might post any results here if you used any of the pots above... b5f78999-5206-4219-9814-477b70eebbeb.jpg 05f5d0a8-417c-4c1a-973e-8ee7446a4b8b.jpg 50160b02-6f81-445f-9440-9af226813a2d.jpg d717e64c-ad09-4bcf-ba04-6d1e61359d94.jpg 41b20c96-c0b8-462e-9e58-edc6c94e0b10.jpg

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NAD spare parts

Hi Steve,

Sometimes this soret of problem can be caused by a leaky coupling capacitor between stages. Check for a varying DC offset on the wiper pin of the vol control. A scope is best for seeing this, but a multimeter may also show you the problem, just compare one channel to the other to determine if there is actually a problem or not. Before replacement, try flooding the internals of the pot with CRC2-26 first. You can often resolve these issues in this manner. If it is a hermetically sealed type(ALPS), you may have to drill a small hole(I use a pin vice and a 1mm drill bit) to get access to the internals. Is always worth a try before replacement is done, and I have only had to actually replace a few Vol controls over the years as most are recoverable. Hope this helps. Any dramas dont hesitate to get back to me. A FixYa rating is a good reward for this tip to repair the unit. Cheers


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