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Harrison Labs 12 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair

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Attenuators reduce the drive signal to an amplifier so that the input level or gain control can be adjusted in a more useful range.
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Weight: 0.09 lbs.  
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Harrison Labs 12 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair
Attenuators reduce the drive signal to an amplifier so that the input level or gain control can be adjusted in a more useful range. For example, if the line driver has an 8 volt output and the amplifier has a 100mV (0.1V) to 2 volt range of input level, the gain pots would have to be all the way down. A 12 dB attenuator would allow you to adjust the amp's gain control to about 1/2 rotation. Many home A/V receivers and basic amplifiers do not have input level controls and attenuators are also perfect for these applications. Sold in pairs. 24 kt gold over brass construction. One-year manfacturer warranty. Made in the U.S.A.


Harrison Labs 12 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair
  • BrandHarrison Labs
  • Part Number266-244
  • UPC844632053108
  • Product CategoryLine-level Attenuators
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (20 Reviews)
  • Weight0.09 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Harrison Labs 12 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair
Harrison Labs 12 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair is rated 4.45 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked GreatThese worked as I thought they would, put them between a Adcom Preamp and a Carver power amp, no discoloration of the sound
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! Works perfectly!O.K. so these are very simple, yet hard to find resistor based inline attenuators.So if you need to attenuate your sound output like I did with my Carver C-1 preamp these are well worth the $35. Sure they are not cheap, but they are built very well and that counts for something to me. You can always buy the really cheap versions that are sold here as well. Personally, I wanted the nice solidly built solid brass attenuators with gold plating and tight fitting RCAs. They are a little pricey but they allowed me to gain Dynamic Range with my Preamp without un-soldering 4 resistors and replacing them with 4 new ones. It's not that I can't solder. It's just much easy to buy these nicely built 12 DB attenuators than it is to change the output of a "Mint condition" Carve C-1 preamp! Great product that can be daisy chained if you need more than 12DB, like myself. I bought 2 pairs for a total of 24 DB of attenuation and a tremendous boost in my over all Dynamic Range. PartsExpress rules, except for the expensive shipping rate!
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice ProductThis did what I needed, it adapted a mixer audio output to line level audio for use with a video capture device on a computer. These attenuators worked perfectly.
Date published: 2013-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Met my expectationsThis is a great product. I purchased this pair of line level attenuators to use with Emotiva Airmotiv 4 monitors and Audioengine's D1. With the digital signal via my source (a computer) maxed out and the Emotivas set to the highest volume, gain out of the D1 was extremely high. These attenuators allow me to take advantage of more of the useful volume range from the DAC. They are definitely more expensive than I hoped for, so value is a bit lacking. Still, I understand that these are probably not the most common purchase. I would recommend them.
Date published: 2013-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed.Because of the combined gain between my preamp and my amps, I've been able to use only a tiny portion of my preamp's volume control, even with inefficient Magnepan speakers. I just traded up to a pair of high efficiency speakers and that put even more of a restriction on how far I could move the volume control for slight changes in volume. These attenuators, placed at the inputs to my amps, have solved the problem completely wtih no degradation in sound quality that I can hear. I wish I had read about them years ago. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does exactly what you want from an attenuatorI used this to tame one of my MFW-15 subwoofers, which had a new amp and was putting out too high a level for Audessy calibration. Even with the gain set at 0 on the sub, Audyssey would calibrate the sub level to -12db, which means it couldn't be accurately calibrated. After running it through this attenuator. I was able to turn the gain knob on the sub to 9 o'clock and get an Audyssey level of -6db -- MUCH better! Then I hooked up my other MFW-15 and level-matched it to the one with the attenuator. Then ran Audyssey with both subs together. Got a level of -9db which is fine. I am now a very happy camper!
Date published: 2013-08-25

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Harrison Labs 12 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair

This is recommended by Tweek Geek for the M2Tech Hiface USB to SPDIF converter

Where would I install these attenuators? My current set-up is PC's USB to HiFace converter to DAC to Receiver.
Asked by: Kwhardin
Between DAC and receiver, especially if you have a vintage receiver. But before purchasing online, beware, mine was cloned after my purchase... so go for paypal instead
Answered by: Tpjrs
Date published: 2013-03-24

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