Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 15W Mono 3/8" Shaft 8 Ohm

L-pads adjust the relative volume of drivers connected to them by placing added resistance in series and parallel, keeping impedance a constant 8 ohm load. This L-pad is rated at 15 watts RMS, is designed to be used with 8 ohm loads, features a 3/8" shaft length, and comes with mounting hardware.
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Highlights
  • Easy level adjustment without changing impedance
  • Great for speaker design tweaking
  • Maintains 8 ohm impedance
  • Mounting hardware included

Product Details

Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 15W Mono 3/8" Shaft 8 Ohm

L-pads adjust the relative volume of drivers connected to them by placing added resistance in series. At the same time, a counter-resistance is placed in parallel with the driver 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, or in between the crossover and driver. This particular L-pad is rated at 15 watts RMS, is designed to be used with 8 ohm loads, features a 3/8" shaft length, and comes with mounting hardware, faceplate, and control knob.

Dimensions: 1-5/8" dia. x 15/16" D.

L-Pad Instruction Diagram

L Pad Instruction Diagram



Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 15W Mono 3/8" Shaft 8 Ohm
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number260-248
  • UPC844632017834
  • Product CategorySpeaker L-pads
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (13 Reviews)
  • Weight0.11 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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Reviews

Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 15W Mono 3/8" Shaft 8 Ohm
Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 15W Mono 3/8" Shaft 8 Ohm is rated 4.8462 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Speaker L-Pad AttenuatorHad to attenuate the high frequencies on my new speaker project. This L-Pad Attenuator did the job perfectly. Speakers sound great.Very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item at great price !Use them to control volume of two tower speaker tweeters.Work like a champ.
Date published: 2014-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install.Was compact, easy to install and worked with our amplifiers that we have. Received very timely.
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from short-shaft L-PadsL-Pads work as advertised. Items were in stock and shipping was super fast.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good valueI was looking for an attenuator for a small, 5 watt, tube guitar amp I have and read on the web that these L-Pad's work well for smaller watt amps to I thought I'd give it a shot since it would be about 1/10th the cost of a cheap attenuator. Works about as well as I expected although I thought it might be smooth turning when in fact it has very fine detents in the turning of the knob. It makes my amp quiet enough anyway.
Date published: 2012-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrading AR speaker level controlsI used these to replace the OEM 15 ohm potentiometers on some AR-2AX speakers which had badly corroded. These provide a nice smooth adjustment of mid-range and tweeter levels. They also maintain a constant impedance for your amplifier to work with. A 15 ohm 10 watt wire-wound resistor is added to the mid-range driver circuit to maintain the original cross-over response. Excellent results.
Date published: 2011-11-15
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Speaker L-Pad Attenuator 15W Mono 3/8" Shaft 8 Ohm

My set up is two 8 ohm 5 watt speakers connected in parallel. So I guess I'm looking for an 8 ohm 10 watt potentiometer. Can i use this L Pad to control volume on the speakers?

Asked by: Age_
Technically yes, but if they are full range drivers I would recommend bumping up to the 50 watt. These L-pads are designed for limited current draw on tweeters and midranges. If what you are hooking it up to are tweeters or mids than this will work fine.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-22

Could this be used to add volume control for headphones from speaker outs?

Asked by: Frankg
Technically yes as long as it is the correct impedance. You would also want to use a stereo version for this, a mono will only control one side.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-14

would these fit for AR-2ax speakers? both tweeter and mid range pots?

Asked by: kwape
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-06

What diameter cutout is needed for the shaft in a panel?

Asked by: UVA Tech
The mounting hole required for the shaft is 3/8".
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-03

does matter what wattage my speakers are in order to use this part.

Asked by: dave57
This depends. Generally L-pads are used for mid or high frequency drivers which will usually receive 20% or less of the total input power. The 15 watt models will work fine for most tweeter applications.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-18

can this part replace a acrw 350 8ohm out of a yamaha ns-500ma speaker,mid level control.

Asked by: dave57
Yes this will work as a replacement for that control.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-06
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