So while looking at potentiometers I found out about the Alps RK50 http://www.alps.com/prod/info/E/HTML/Potentiometer/RotaryPotentiometers/RK501/RK501_list.html It's an impressive looking potentiometer but when I looked around at prices I see that it can be $700-$800! For a fraction of that price I can get a stepped attenuator which I thought was always better then a potentiometer performance wise. There are a few things I don't really question when it comes to audiophilia but what would be the reason to get this? I can get a really good amp for the price of this potentiometer. It can't be audio jewelry because it's hidden under the chassis. Is it for some continuous volume control fetish and a distaste for discrete volume?