Anyone built an attenuator?

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Re: Anyone built an attenuator?

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I reeeaaalllly like the thd hotplate

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Another vote for the THD Hotplate.
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FuzzMonkey wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:27 pm Another vote for the THD Hotplate.
As in make a clone? I don't think my budget can stretch to buying one. :(
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That DIY link the sizzle posted makes good reading and appears doable. I had a look in my stock pile & much to my surprise found the new Dayton Audio L-pads. I have 100w 3/8" shaft in 16 and 8 ohm version. What impedance are you chasing?

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calling card wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 2:10 pm That DIY link the sizzle posted makes good reading and appears doable. I had a look in my stock pile & much to my surprise found the new Dayton Audio L-pads. I have 100w 3/8" shaft in 16 and 8 ohm version. What impedance are you chasing?
It's for a Fender Pro Jr, which I'm pretty sure is 8 ohm.
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Okay I'll have box it up & post (shudder). Looks approx NZ $25, add forum sales tax @ $10, add postage about $5. Total $40, this is new and unopened in original box.
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wavesofffear wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:46 am
TmcB wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:02 am
calling card wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:24 am

Is the impedance variable on the Brakelite?
Sort of – it's variable in the sense that its method of working varies the impedance to achieve the attenuation. But yes, it's not like the Hotplates where you have a fixed impedance
The Brake-Lite is a resistive load (as opposed to a reactive load).
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calling card wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:22 pm Okay I'll have box it up & post (shudder). Looks approx NZ $25, add forum sales tax @ $10, add postage about $5. Total $40, this is new and unopened in original box.
What say you?
Thanks mate, I'll PM you.
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