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XLR to RCA with attenuation pad.
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Old 22nd April 2008, 03:24 AM   #1
KOL69 is offline KOL69  Norway
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Question XLR to RCA with attenuation pad.


I'm using LynxTWO-B soudcard connected directly to a poweramp. There is a mismach in singal strenght (yes, I'm using -10dBV and not +4dBV) and I want to make a attenuation pad inside the XLR/RCA adaptor.

The output impedance of the card is 50 Ohm (unbalanced mode), but the manual also say: Output Drive Capability 600 Ohm(?).
The input impedance of the poweramp is 20 kOhm.

Should I make a L-pad (two resistors) or a T-pad (three resistors)?

Anyone out there that know where I can find formulas or information on how to make attenuation pads?

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Old 24th April 2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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You will need to put a resistor in series with each balanced output (these should be matched well), then you can either put a resistor (or potentiometer) across the balanced lines or a resistor from each output to ground to attenuate the signal.
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