Stereo Automation?

One of my buddies wants to build a remote control mechanism to turn the volume control on his stereo. He imagines some kind of motor or servo from an RC application that is somehow linked to a pulley which connects to the volume knob with a rubber band or the like. It obviously needs to move slow and steady yet it need not move a huge distance (if geared properly). He doesn't want to use a huge RC radio to control it though. He wants something much smaller. Any ideas? He knows that there are boxes that can be added to a stereo that are essentially remote control volume devices but he is an audiophile and wants to add nothing to his system that might dirty the sound.

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David White
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He is an "audiophile" that doesn't want to "add nothing to his system" but has a manual volume control on his stereo?

Does it use 25L6s for output?

This just sounds like a bad troll.

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What the OP is asking for once was available in commercial production. A Denon integrated amp that I have has an internal motor to turn the volume knob by remote control.


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Steve Fenwick

Ditto. The 10 or so y/o (purchased used) Magnavox system I'm listening to right now (separate but joined boxes for the tuner, CD player, and cassette tape deck) has a remote control that causes the volume dial to physically rotate as we watch it....

Annoyingly the original remote was replaced by a "universal", so while we can adjust the volume, we can't change the radio station from our chair....

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danny burstein

Google Internet and search eBay for "motorized potentiometer".

For example, IR control version here:

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For his efforts, your friend may also get the crackles and pops and rectification that sometimes go along with a mechanical passive voltage divider.

... Marc Marc_F_Hult

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