How to add remote control unit to an amplifier

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    mikeos

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    Is there any way to add an external remote volume control unit to an amplifier without one?. I use an Audiolab 8000A integrated amplifier and it's getting annoying to have to walk the length of the room to adjust volume. any suggestione please?

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    JKent J. Kent Hollingsworth

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    You need an AR SRC: Acoustic Research Stereo Remote Control. I have one on ebay, eBay item number: 254406329872 or PM me
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    That Acoustic research unit is about the only way you can do it. It will likely cause a downgrade in sound quality though.
     
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    thanks. Yes I've come to the same conclusion.

    Cheers
     
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    JKent J. Kent Hollingsworth

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    Based on what? I have used one for years.
    Stereo Review magazine (March 1984) raved about its "low distortion, flat response and almost immeasurable noise." For those without a phonograph, the SRC could serve as a preamp by itself. High Fidelity (Jan 1984) wrote "Even as a simple volume and balance control, the SRC-1 is so far superior to the ones built into most components that we can imagine some audiophiles buying it for that reason alone."
    It's from the same era as the Audiolab 8000A and it does what it's designed to do.
     

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