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Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 100W 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. This L-pad is rated at 100 watts RMS, is designed to be used with 8 ohm loads, features a 1" shaft length, and comes with mounting hardware.
Part # 
260-265
Weight: 0.4158 lbs.  
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Product Details

Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 100W 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 100 watts RMS, is designed to be used with 8 ohm loads, features a 1" shaft length, and comes with mounting hardware and faceplate.

Dimensions: 2-1/2" diameter, 1" depth. 

Note: See the Tech Drawings tab for wiring instructions.

L-Pad Instruction Diagram

L Pad Instruction Diagram



Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 100W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number260-265
  • UPC844632017056
  • Product CategorySpeaker L-pads
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (21 Reviews)
  • Weight0.4158 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

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

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Reviews

Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 100W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm
Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 100W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm is rated 4.5714 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy Install - Works PerfectI used these in a simple speaker build where the tweeters were much more efficient than the woofers. I found to be a very simple install: drill a hole, push them through, tighten with the supplied nut, hook them up, push the knob on. Maybe they changed the packaging from some earlier reviews? I don't know, but the ones I received had the wiring diagram right on the box. I installed one each in the rear of 3/4" MDF speakers. The "audio level" plate is a little cheezy looking, but didn't matter to me as they are not seen. These are a much easier solution than trying to re-work crossovers - I highly recommend.
Date published: 2011-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heavy dutyInstallation scematic is on the box, but overall dimension should be available because this part is large. Terminals are numbered 1-3 thank you.
Date published: 2010-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Perfect for older speakers too.Not sure why the two on here didn't just pull up the tech drawing on this page which shows even a four year old how to connect these.A bit high in price though.
Date published: 2010-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ReplacementI bought this to replace a very, very old volume control that was producing to much static. This works fine. You will have to download the wiring diagram from the description page. One does not come with the part.
Date published: 2009-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT QUALITY AND VALUE !I USED THIS PRODUCT FOR ATTENUATION OF A PAIR OF KLIPSCH HORNS I PURCHASED OFF THE BAY. I BUILT SMALL ENCLOSURES AS ADD-ON FOR MY JBL TOWERS. ONE THING TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT IN A SMALL ADD-ON CONFIGURATION AS I DID, IS THAT THE L-PAD ATTENUATOR BODY IS RATHER LARGE, SO PLAN YOUR ACCORDINGLY FOR INTERNAL LAYOUT.
Date published: 2009-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Greatinstallation instructions would have been helpful
Date published: 2009-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I NeededUsed to control the tweeters installed in a Bass guitar amp. The amp is used for an electronic drum set. This pad helped to balance the tweeters so they were not overpowering the lows. My only concern was no wiring diagram in the box, But I went on line to the product description and there it was, so I was very pleased.
Date published: 2009-04-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Grossly inaccurateThis device does *not* maintain a constant impedance like an L-pad should. With an 8ohm resistive speaker load, the impedance seen by the amplifier will vary between 8ohm and approximately 12ohm depending on the setting.You can easily see this by measuring the resistance across the pins and doing the math.It seems like the two internal coil variable resistors are linear, instead of having the correct curve for maintaining constant impedance. This provides a very crude approximation.
Date published: 2008-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs instructionsI bought 4 of these l pads and none had any instruction in with the part.Wook good and would by more.P/S Part Express please find out why has no instructions.
Date published: 2008-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Got the Job Done for SureOnly issue I have is that the installation instructions promised with the order did not get packed. Had to google LPads to see how to wire up. Otherwise fast service and as promised.
Date published: 2008-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from outstanding performance and valueI used these L-Pads on my Altec 511B horn drivers and you can adjust the levels to make the overall frequency response of your speaker system balanced for true studio or live concert sound.These pads make a real difference in two way systems if they are wired correctly.You can't go wrong purchasing these pads for the outstanding performance and value that will really impress you.
Date published: 2008-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from as it shouldThis product works just as it should. It's sturdy enough for pro SR applications. It has a smooth feel and produces no spurrious nise while being adjusted. What more could one ask for?
Date published: 2008-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked BrilliantlyNot too hard to install, after you get your head around how the 3 prongs work. I had to stare at the diagram a little while. I used it on my tweeter to pad down its harseness.
Date published: 2007-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need max diamaterHaving dimensions on your sight woould enable technitiasn to be sure if it will fit in tight spots
Date published: 2007-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Effective attenuationThey work really well, built like Sherman Tanks.you need some space inside your box for these little devils... they are definitely CHUNKY!Well worth the money, smooth operation.I put mine in the rear of the cabinet, as the look of them is not all that pleasing when you're veneering with expensive bubinga or mottled mahogany!
Date published: 2007-05-31

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Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 100W Mono 1" Shaft 8 Ohm

How many db's of attenuation will these provide? Thanks.

Asked by: Doctor
When used with an 8-ohm load, you should expect about 6 dB of attenuation.
Answered by: mikevv
Date published: 2013-05-23

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