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Harrison Labs 6 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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Harrison Labs 6 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 6 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair
  • BrandHarrison Labs
  • Part Number266-242
  • UPC844632053092
  • Product CategoryLine-level Attenuators
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (6 Reviews)
  • Weight0.09 lbs.
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Harrison Labs 6 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair
Harrison Labs 6 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work as advertised without changing the music.....These work very well at lowering the output of a amplifier that lacks gain adjustments for a preamp to amp connection. My Carver C-1 preamp and Hafler DH-500 amp will play too loud without adding these into the amps inputs.These work perfectly to find the sweet spot for getting a good volume level without sacrificing music quality.These are directional and need to have the male RCA plug placed into a amps input to work correctly. I tried placing them into the preamps output and run them to the amps input and I get about 50% of the rated attenuation with them set up that way. So make sure they are going into a input and not a output and they will work well.They are rather pricey but are built very well compared to the cheap plastic variant.These were hard to find and the Harrison Labs brand is top notch. Worth the money if you need them as there is really no other easy alternative.As stated above I'm using these with some very good separate components and they work well without changing the music quality at all.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smart way to control the gain.It did what it was made for, but I found the sound just get little (again little) smeared without any major alteration. But I expected no alteration at all but gain.
Date published: 2015-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Inline AttenuatorsI picked up a pair of -6db line level RCA attenuators for use in balancing two zones of my whole house music system. They are inline on the feed to a Carver AV64 Cathedral amplifier that produces 65 wpc x 4 @ 8 ohms. The zone needing attenuation was my kitchen and bathrooms. I needed more gain for the shop and patio zones, so used attenuators on the bathrooms & kitchen, then used the electronic crossover gains to correct the den. The system is 4 discreet zones now and a 5th zone will probably be added. I changed it over last year from a Russound bridging switch to discreet amplifier channels for all zones. These attenuators make it possible to really dial it in. So I can run speakers suited to each zone and not have to match sensitivity. Now when walking from room to room the volume is even and I can turn up the shop and patio zones to overcome background noise.These are high end quality components, professional or audiophile quality and well worth the cost when compared to others on the market.
Date published: 2013-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Purchase EverOK, I just had to copy the suggested title.But- these attenuators are just what I needed!They allowed me to complete the installation of my Kenwood head unit in my Ford Edge. They were needed to connected my Ford SYNC USB audio to the rear A/V input of the unit. Without, the input was overdriven and sounded horrible. Now all is sweet. I guessed at the correct attenuation, 6db cuts the voltage in half I believe.
Date published: 2011-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Performs as DescribedMale plug is not snug, center pin needs to be longer. Additional mounting required (ty-wrap) to ensure product is secure and stays in place.My application for this Attenuator is to manage over driving VCR audio into a PC TV capture card.Product functions as described, would buy again, maybe 12db instead.
Date published: 2008-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellenr ValueTransparent in relation to signal. Does not add any discernable colorations or changes to musical dynamics or soundstage.
Date published: 2008-09-06
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Harrison Labs 6 dB RCA Line Level Audio Attenuator Pair

Is this attenuator bi-directional, i.e., can you hook it up in both directions and get the same level of attenuation? Thank you.

Asked by: BlueSkye
Rob is wrong these are not Bi-Directional! I use these with a preamp and amp to lower the line level output of my preamp and they must be connected to the amps inputs to get the full 6DB attenuation. Tried them going to the pre-outs to the amp and they don't work nearly as well.
Answered by: levman0549
Date published: 2016-01-14

How many Harrison -6dB attenuators are needed going from CD to Integrated Amp?

Asked by: Tank5555
need more info to answer you. If you're attempting to use the speaker or headphone output from a boombox or Walkman and feed into a mic or phono input you might need to connect 6 or more in series! (and still only get lame results)
Answered by: WiremanFlash
Date published: 2013-03-08
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