Bourns Announces Three New Pro Audio Amplifier Potentiometer Design Kits

Bourns® Pro Audio Design Kits
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RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 12, 2011 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced three new potentiometer design kits to facilitate the development of new and upgraded professional guitar amplifiers. Based on Bourns® Models 96, 53 and PDA241, the kits provide a variety of resistance values and tapers and can also be used as a service kit for guitar amplifier service technicians. The new design kits will be showcased along with Bourns’ complete line of guitar potentiometers and other pro audio products in Bourns Booth #2992 in Hall D at the NAMM Show, January 13 – 16, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

“Bourns continues to expand its professional audio product line with innovative products and design resources that make it easier for our customers to develop the highest quality guitar amplifiers and associated pro audio equipment,” said Chuck Manzano, product manager at Bourns, Inc. “These new design kits were developed with very high performance standards to meet the pro audio requirements, and are a good resource for integrating Bourns® potentiometers to enhance the reliability and longevity of pro audio guitar amplifiers.”

The three new Bourns amplifier design kits include the following:

  • H-1203 – Model 96 Premium Amplifier Potentiometer Design Kit – contains Bourns® 5/8-inch square potentiometers with conductive polymer long-life, low noise element. The kit is populated with both linear and audio taper potentiometers of common resistance values used in amplifiers.
  • H-1205 – Model 53 Premium Amplifier Mini-Potentiometer Design Kit – contains Bourns® ½-inch square potentiometers with conductive polymer long-life, low noise element. The kit is populated with both linear and audio taper potentiometers of common resistance values used in amplifiers.
  • H-1204 – Model PDA241 Standard Amplifier Potentiometer Design Kit – contains Bourns® 24 mm potentiometers with long-life, low noise carbon element. The kit is populated with both linear and audio taper potentiometers of common resistance values used in amplifiers.

As a kit pricing reference, the Model 96 design kit is priced at $55.60 in 1-1,000 piece quantities. The Model 53 design kit is priced at $38.89 in 1-1,000 piece quantities and the Model PDA241 is priced at $13.71 in 1-1,000 piece quantities. Samples and production quantities of all three design kits are available now.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at www.bourns.com.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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