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Line to Mic Level Pad – Stereo Attenuator Box

 Line Pad – Microphone Volume Adapter

DUAL CHANNEL LINE PAD SWITCH

Designed for different signal attenuation by variable gain switch.

The variable attenuator can be used as a load box, line-level inputs (+4 dBm nominal) and produces attenuated mic  or line level output for balanced or unbalanced signal. 

Balanced line/mic pad with two attenuation options -15/-25dB or -25/-35dB is perfect for padding various signals (MicPre I/O) so you can run them hot without clipping your converters. You can order lower or higher values like: 0/-10dB, -5/-15dB, -20/-30dB, -15/-25dB, -25/-35dB, or more.

2 channel - Line Level Audio Attenuator pad - 2 in 2 out -15/-25dB Attenuator Box

2 in 2 out 1/4″ TRS audio pads – transparent and clean – Dual Stereo Balanced passive line-level attenuator with Variable -15/-25dB Gain (relative to 0dB) control fixed level adjustment without signal frequency loss thanks to Vishay Precision Metal Foil Resistors. Operates in either high or low impedance, balanced or unbalanced mode.

 

2 channel - Line Level Audio Attenuator pad - 2 in 2 out -35/-45dB Attenuator Box

2 in 2 out 1/4″ TRS audio line-level pads – clean sound – Dual Stereo Balanced, Variable pad -35/-45dB Gain (relative to 0dB) fixed level adjustment without signal frequency loss high grade Vishay Precision Metal Foil Resistors. High or low impedance, balanced or unbalanced mode.

 

V.M. LP45 - 8 CHANNEL FIXED VALUE LINE PAD (bridging-type)

V.M. LP-1 -45dB balanced attenutor line pad mic level converter

8 in 8 out 1/4″ TRS audio line-level pads – clean sound – Dual Stereo Balanced, -45dB (relative to 0dB) fixed level adjustment high grade Vishay Precision Metal Foil Resistors. High or low impedance, balanced or unbalanced mode.

It is simply a high-quality bridging-type pad that accepts line-level inputs (+4 dBm nominal) and produces a mic level output. The actual pad loss is 45 dB

Suitable for dynamic microphones and condenser microphones
TRS in / out Balanced
Frequency range: 22 – 20,000 Hz

Bridging type pad like D.W. Fearn LP-1

 

Should I pad a line-level signal?

What is line level?

A line-level signal is around one (1V) volt, or about 1,000 times as strong as a mic (microphone) – level signal, so they can not ordinarily use the same input. This signal travels from your pre-amp to the amplifier that drives your speakers.

Mic (microphone) Level

Mic-level is the lowest signal level. This goes through an XLR connection and requires a preamp (preamp boosts a weaker signal, bringing it) to ‘Line Level’. This input is used to connect microphones to your DAW interface.

Line Level is the highest signal level

that travels through a TRS (Tip, Ring, Sleeve or known as Hot, Cold, Ground) jack connection. This should be used when connecting any non-instrument devices to your interface (i.e., an outboard preamp or processor) or instruments that output line level (synths, keyboards, drum machines etc).

Instrument Level is the most “variable”

Inst. (high endurance) level signal travel through a TS (Tip, Sleeve) jack connection and will also require a preamp to be raised to Line Level. “Instrument ins” can be used whenever you connect an instrument, such as a guitar or bass guitar, directly to your DAW interface.

*bridging-type line level pad use the famous D.W. Fearn LP-1 (The finest recording gear, designed & assembled by hand in the USA)