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Digital Volume Control

Simple circuitry, Suitable for all kind of audio amplifiers

This circuit could be used for replacing your manual volume control in a stereo amplifier. In this circuit, push-to-on switch SW1 controls the forward (volume increase) operation of both channels while a similar switch SW2 controls reverse (volume decrease) operation of both channels. A readily available IC from Dallas semiconductor, DS1669 is used here.

Circuit Diagram:

Digital Volume Control Circuit Diagram


J1 = RCA Audio Input Socket
J2 = RCA Audio Input Socket
C1 = 0.1uF-16V Ceramic Disc Capacitor
C2 = 0.1uF-16V Ceramic Disc Capacitor
C3 = 0.1uF-16V Ceramic Disc Capacitor
IC1 = DS1669 (is available from Dallas SCo.
SW1 = Momentary Push Button Switch
SW1 = Momentary Push Button Switch