I have used resistor switches before. In this case it's for a studio mixer so I want potentiometers.
I'll look at the Alps stuff, thanks.
I realise that question might not be received as "advanced audio practice" but it fulfils my objective. It is the objective that is leading to this question. That, I think that is consistent with the philosophy of this site.
I don't want to open a can of worms here, just looking for a good, reasonably priced potentiometer. I ask here because I don't read other audio sites.
Of the active mixers I have heard and tried (they generally sound really bad to me) they are definitely not good enough so I am making a passive mixer with tube make up gain. That's the objective.
I offer that now as some context but as you say, this is not a DIY site.
I will of course, buy a bunch and test them myself, was just hoping for some suggestions first. There are a lot of potentiometers out there and a lot of BS too.