- Mar 1, 2018
- Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
and such a small pot. Probably should have gone for an RK27 instead of an RK097.
The balanced headphone jack should have countersunk screws that match the other screws as a bare minimum.
The 6.35mm PCB mount headphone socket appears to eschew any type of physical mounting other than the PCB solder joints and perhaps some plastic spigots through the board? It's designed to utilize a nut to hold it to a metal sub chassis, behind the front panel- is there one? Bear in mind, those sockets get a hammering and dry joints will happen without adequately secured sockets. I know, I fix them all the time.
The PCB mount toggles are relying 100% on the solder joints for mechanical support (un-threaded collars and no nuts) and will fracture down the track. The single solder pin 'anchor' point at the front of those switches is manifestly inadequate IMO, the number of them I see loose in PCBs on modern gear- especially PbFree, makes me angry.
All these criticisms are justified. It is marketed and reviewed here as a USD$1249 retail product, let's not forget that.