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Old May 11th, 2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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A1U attenuation question

This is the MicAttn on the xlr correct? This then reduces by 20db, but is there a way to reduce by less then that?

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Old May 12th, 2006, 01:03 AM   #2
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I guess the best way is just manual adjustment. Shoot for the peek in the 10db range and not the 0+ range
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Old May 12th, 2006, 10:39 AM   #3
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This is the MicAttn on the xlr correct? This then reduces by 20db, but is there a way to reduce by less then that?

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If it's an attenuator cable then yes it's fixed at 10db or 20db or whatever the cable is rated at. It will connect in-line between your mic and the camera. I think it may be a minijack connection, so you may also need an XLR-to-minijack convertor (or two). not sure about that.
Laurence Kingston has an ME64 and an A1 and he uses attenuator cable so perhaps do a search for posts by him about "attenuator" or "attenuation" and that might give some info from his side of things.
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Old May 12th, 2006, 12:13 PM   #4
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If it's an attenuator cable then yes it's fixed at 10db or 20db or whatever the cable is rated at. It will connect in-line between your mic and the camera. I think it may be a minijack connection, so you may also need an XLR-to-minijack convertor (or two). not sure about that.
Laurence Kingston has an ME64 and an A1 and he uses attenuator cable so perhaps do a search for posts by him about "attenuator" or "attenuation" and that might give some info from his side of things.
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Old May 12th, 2006, 05:00 PM   #5
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Wait, so attenuation cables aren't XLR? I'd like 10db attenuation that plugs both into my XLR connection of my mic as well as into my Sony audio module (XLR).
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Old May 12th, 2006, 05:14 PM   #6
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well they aren't necessarily XLR-connectors at the end of the attenuation cable. Might be mini-jack connectors. you'll just have to check the specs of the cable you're buying.
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