Attenuator box question

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  1. nflea7

    nflea7 Member

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    I have a 16ohm attenuator and I'd like to make it 8. I noticed its a pretty simple setup input, output, dial, and a capacitor. Its a guess, but I'm thinking the value of the capacitor determines the ohm level. If this is accurate, what value cap do I need to make it 8ohm? Thanks
     
  2. GT100

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    You would be wrong.
    If its just a dial and a cap the "dial" is what mostly determines the impedance.
    The cap is just there to help the tone as you increase the attenuation.

    Lloyd


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  3. tenchijin2

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    The "dial" is an L-Pad. It is built for a specific ohm rating. To make it an 8ohm device you'd need to order an 8ohm L-pad and replace it.
     
  4. nflea7

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    Got it. Thanks!
     

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