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Low profile xlr pad?
« on: March 06, 2014, 02:49:00 PM »
Anybody know of a low pro way to attenuate output from xlr mics? Ideally -20dB. Looked at a lot on the market and they all seem to be like 3 or even 4 inches long. Any suggestions eagerly awaited!
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Re: Low profile xlr pad?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 02:55:02 PM »
Will this work?  The "MPD Inline Attenuator, $13-$19."  "Choose 12dB, 18dB, and 24dB microphone level pads, 12dB line matching pad (+4dBu to -10dBV), 24dB line, 40dB line to mic level pad, 620Ω load, or polarity inverter."

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Re: Low profile xlr pad?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2014, 03:01:32 PM »
The Naiant inline attenuator is still going to be the size of an XLR connector. not sure how can can really get smaller than that.

Jon does also make an attenuator cable that like the single attenuator but it's ends are separated by a cable. Maybe buy a pair of those long enough to replace your current XLR cables all together and not need an extra attenuator?
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Re: Low profile xlr pad?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2014, 04:27:50 PM »
Jon does also make an attenuator cable that like the single attenuator but it's ends are separated by a cable. Maybe buy a pair of those long enough to replace your current XLR cables all together and not need an extra attenuator?

Yeah nice thought, but my current Ted G interconnects have stubbies on both ends, so I would not be any better off overall.....

At present I have a pair of the AT XLR pads with switchable levels of attenuatation, a real nice piece of kit. So I'm looking to sacrifice the flexibility of the switch for a given -20dB, and maybe shave a couple of inches off the length. The AT pad is 100mm long:
http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/resource_library/literature/25870f42bc707b4d/at8202_submit.pdf

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Re: Low profile xlr pad?
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 07:23:51 AM »
Are you sure you'll need one?  I have been using quite sensitive mics (40 mV/Pa) and have had no problems with the M10, even when less than two meters from the force that is Dave King!  I think that I would clip the mics before the Sony's input.  I assume the inputs on the D100 are equally robust (but that's just a guess). 

 

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