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Parts Express Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 50W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm

Overview
L-pads adjust the relative volume of driver(s)/speaker(s) connected to them by placing added resistance in series. At the same time, a counter-resistance is placed in parallel with the driver(s)/speaker(s) to maintain a constant impedance which allows the original crossover design to be used.
Highlights
  • Add volume controls to any speaker
  • Great for speaker design tweaking
  • Maintains 8 ohm impedance
  • Mounting hardware included
Part # 
260-255
Weight: 0.2838 lbs.  
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Product Details

Parts Express Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 50W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm

L-pads adjust the relative volume of driver(s)/speaker(s) connected to them by placing added resistance in series. At the same time, a counter-resistance is placed in parallel with the driver(s)/speaker(s) to maintain a constant impedance which allows the original crossover design to be used. L-pads are to be placed in between the amplifier and driver(s)/speaker, or in between the crossover and driver(s)/speaker(s). This particular L-pad is rated at 50 watts RMS, is designed to be used with 8 ohm loads, features a 1" shaft length with 2" square body, and comes with mounting hardware, faceplate, and volume control knob.

L-Pad Instruction Diagram

L Pad Instruction Diagram



Parts Express Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 50W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number260-255
  • UPC844632017032
  • Product CategorySpeaker L-pads
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (7 Reviews)
  • Weight0.2838 lbs.
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    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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Reviews

Parts Express Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 50W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm
Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 50W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm is rated 4.4286 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good unitI have these units in use for several projects. They are well built and perform well. The features are what they are not many features needed for this type off product.
Date published: 2011-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great L-PadSearch other stores for this L-Pad and only found it at Parts Express.
Date published: 2009-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great replacement part and prompt delivery.As a new member to sound reinforcement it is good to have a company like parts express available. Our team is currently mending an existing sound system after years of abuse. Parts express has offered tec support and prompt delivery of products required to repair our current system. The L-pad replacement was just the begining, which brought back life to our over driven stage monitors. Thanks for your help FBC SR team.
Date published: 2009-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product!Very good L-Pad!
Date published: 2008-10-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great ValueExcellent price.Works well.Would be nice if sweep was more gradual.Pot was scratchy sounding on full attenuation when I got it.Tech support was helpful and suggested cleaning it out.If that didn't work they were willing to replace it.Fortunately it's working perfect now.Fast and friendly people.
Date published: 2008-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works very welleasy to install but gives no directions. might be a problem for some peop0le.
Date published: 2008-06-12

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Parts Express Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 50W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm

I am restoring some Knight 2350A speakers. The crossovers are original, I believe, and the l-pads do not appear to work. The speakers are rated 8 ohm 70 watts. Would these l-pads work for that application? 

Asked by: Jdbleed
Yes these L-pads will work fine for that application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-07

will this work for a 4ohm tweeter?

Have a morel mdt30 4ohm tweeter and and SB13pfc24-08 8ohm midwoofer with a custom crossover done by simulation. The tweeter needs attenuation and I do not own the proper measuring equipment. Will this 8ohm L-pad work with my morel 4ohm tweeter?
Asked by: Dirk B.
This is only designed for 8 ohm applications unfortunately. We do not carry a l pad that is compatible with 4 ohm loads at this time.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2013-08-19

what size connectors are used for this L-pad?

Asked by: davidk35
These are 0.110" connections.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-20

where to insert a phase reversal switch into the network

I have used this 260-255 L-pad successfully to attenuate my mids, (and another for the tweets), but now wish to begin experimenting with home-built crossovers. I would like to be able to add a phase reversal switch (DPDT) for the mids - my question is where? - on the crossover side of the L-pad or the speaker side? Or, am I missing a better option?
Asked by: gulfislandguy
Best bet is to do as the last thing before the driver that way it works as if you just switched the leads on the driver itself.
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2014-09-24

What is the max attenuation of this l pad?

Asked by: Michael600f
The maximum attenuation will be at or near 100%. Full on, turned all the way to the right, will be no attenuation. Full off, all the way to the left, will be more less off.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2014-09-24

L-Pad Rating Decibels vs Watts?

I am refurbishing some ESS AMT1b speakers from 1979. Each speaker has 2 L-Pads, one to control the "Midrange Presence" and one to control "Brilliance" The specs written on the L-Pads say 8ohm 50DB. I am confused about the rating in DB rather than watts. What should I get? Would one of your 50W or 100W L-Pads work satisfactorily? Thanks.
Asked by: Johnzel
back then there were two types of l-pads one with audio taper and another with linear taper and both were constant impedance but the crossover was affected by the wrong one. linear taper was more for circuit use and you should use audio taper l-pad ,use the 100watt dayton I MODIFIED THIS X'OVER MADE IT A THREE WAY ,USED AN AUDAX 6 FOR MIDRANGE,SWEET FOR 1979! Unless you are simply restoring these speakers and they have a good home. the crossovers leave much to be desired electronic x'overs are best , fmods and sure products could bring these to state of the art level and not spend a fortune[save diaphragms also electronic x'over don't blow ribbon from spurious wave forms]
Answered by: digitalhaven 53
Date published: 2011-12-27

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