Bourns Introduces New Components for Next-generation Pro Audio and Pro Lighting Equipment at 2017 NAMM Show

RIVERSIDE, Calif., January 16, 2017 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced it has expanded its professional audio and professional lighting portfolios with the release of two new slide potentiometers. Both products are the result of Bourns' close customer relationships with leading audio and lighting equipment manufacturers that have requested new features and capabilities for their next-generation designs.

The Bourns® Model PTL01 100 mm slide potentiometer with LED is an optimal solution for level controls in audio mixing, light mixing, and broadcast consoles, or for sound processors. The 100 mm slide length enables a more precise setting compared to shorter length potentiometers. Its sleek, thin design allows for multiple slide potentiometers to be mounted side-by-side in a relatively small space. Available in a wide range of LED colors, Model PTL01 offers a variety of standard resistance values and tapers to match a broad scope of equipment requirements.

Bourns designed its Model PSP01 motorized master slide potentiometer with an extended cycle life of up to 1 million cycles. This 100 mm slide potentiometer features a high-quality motor with direct drive belt design that offers superior quality, reliability and improved smooth operation compared to side mount motor drives. Furthermore, Model PSP01 integrates a touch sense lever making it exceptionally well suited for automated Pro Audio mixing consoles, broadcast consoles and Pro Lighting consoles/controllers.

"At Bourns, we continue to innovate and manufacture products that satisfy the advanced requirements of next-generation Pro Audio and Pro Lighting equipment. We designed our two new components to give designers high-demand performance, long product life and smaller-size features helping them differentiate their products to better compete in these rapidly growing markets," said Chuck Manzano, Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc.

Pricing and Availability

As a pricing reference, Model PTL01 is priced at $2.49 in quantities of 1,000, and Model PSP01 is priced at $23.00 in quantities of 1,000 through Bourns' authorized distributors. Samples and production quantities are now available. For more information, please see the data sheets available at

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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.

Bourns® products have not been designed for and are not intended for use in "lifesaving," "life-critical" or "life-sustaining" applications nor any other applications where failure or malfunction of the Bourns® product may result in personal injury or death. See Legal Disclaimer Notice

Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
(949) 947-7232
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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