The audio volume controls CT2 is a high quality stepped 24-position attenuator. It was designed for maximum sonic quality, accuracy and reliability. This makes them equally suited for audiophile applications and for professional applications.
DACT CT2 attenuator family.
The DACT CT2 attenuator is available in 10, 20, 50, 100, 250 and 500 kOhm (8 channel and 250 & 500 by special order). This makes it equally suited for audiophile applications and for professional applications. The series resistor networks consist of 23 non-inductive, low noise, SMD metal film resistors. The layout of the PC board and the choice of SMD resistors have reduced the signal path to a minimum length (typical five times shorter than conventional stepped attenuator designs with leaded resistors). The PCB design combined with the special resistors also account for the very low series inductance and the very low stray capacitance. The result is a bandwidth beyond even the most demanding audiophiles requirements.
There has been special care taken to ensure the durability of the CT2. Therefore, all contacts and PCB traces are gold plated to prevent any corrosion. As a result, the CT2 will maintain its specifications after long time of use even in hot and humid environments. The rotary switch itself is a gold plated high precision switch manufactured in Switzerland.
DACT CT2 gold plated contacts.
CT2 is now available with 1 deck (mono), 2 decks (stereo), 4 decks (balanced stereo), 6 decks and 8 decks (AV audio - special order). Since the completion of the CT2 family, the original CT1 stepped attenuators has been phased out.
DACT CT2 rear view showing SMD resistors.
Low noise, non-inductive, metal film SMD resistor network.
Entire signal path gold plated.
Shorter signal path than conventional attenuators with leaded resistors.
Reduced inductance and stray capacitance.
Improved sonic quality.
Gold plated contacts and connectors on DACT audio switches.
Improved accuracy - 0.05 dB tracking and 0.05 dB attenuation accuracy.
Reduced distortion, less than 0.0001%.
Passive pre-amplifier (volume control).
Volume control in audiophile amplifiers.
Volume control in professional audio and A/V equipment.