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Audio-Technica AT8202 Attenuator with 10, 20 or 30 db of Selectible Attenuation - In-Line XLR Barrel

You Pay: $39.99

Housed in a durable, steel chassis and providing up to 30dB of attenuation in 10dB increments, the AT8202 Line Attenuator prevents overloads on sensitive input stages and is even compatible with phantom power applications.

Prevents overload of sensitive input stages
Provides -10dB, -20dB or -30dB attenuation
Compatible for use in phantom power applications
Durable steel case provides optimum shielding from hum
For use with balanced Lo-Z microphones
Can be plugged directly into a female 3-pin chassis-mount connector
Input Impedance 1000 ohms (-10dB)
Output Impedance 200 ohms (-10dB)
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Attenuation / Gain -10dB, -20dB, -30dB
Input Connections XLR (female)
Output Connections XLR (male)
Weight 2.8 oz. (80 grams)
Dimensions 3.94 in. (100mm) long, 0.75 in. (19mm) diameter
Audio-Technica AT8202 Attenuator with 10, 20 or 30 db of Selectible Attenuation - In-Line XLR Barrel
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    Audio-TechnicaAT8202 In-Line Attenuator
     
    4.8

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (19)
    • Improves system function (15)
    • Improves sound quality (13)
    • Versatile (12)
    • Time saver (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (13)
      • Professional recording (12)
      • Performances (10)
      • Home studio (8)
      • Amateur recording (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (9), Experienced (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A MUST HAVE!

      If you take audio feeds from any source, you must have this item-NO EXCEPTIONS! Attenuators should be in every TV/video shooter's tool kit, you never know what the audio feed is going...Read complete review

      If you take audio feeds from any source, you must have this item-NO EXCEPTIONS! Attenuators should be in every TV/video shooter's tool kit, you never know what the audio feed is going to sound like, the AT8202 gives you great control, to prevent clipping from the audio sent to you from the audio mixer. I use my 2 AT8202's with my Tricaster Studio, with excellent results.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not sure

      Bought it to use with the Zoom H4n, recommended in many forums to solve some issues with the recorder. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but it didn't work for me.Read complete review

      Bought it to use with the Zoom H4n, recommended in many forums to solve some issues with the recorder. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but it didn't work for me.

      The thing looks sturdy and well-made, but if it works - no idea.

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      5.0

      Clean and allows 48v Phantom Power

      By Two Twenty Studios

      from Elko, NV

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clean
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Sound Quality
      • Improves System Function
      • Saves Time
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

        I use this inline with my sub kick mainly. It really comes in handy during video work and live applications. You should keep two of these in your mic locker. A must have!

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        5.0

        Works great!

        By Lyndon

        from San Diego, Ca

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves System Function
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

          This attenuator works as advertised. I use it for my Azden FMX-32 field mixer. The Left and Right output channels on my mixer come out really hot, so I use this to bring it down. The attenuator allows you to choose from -10db, -20db, and -30db.

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          5.0

          Works Great

          By JP

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

            This AT8202 Attenuator works well and does wonders for your preamps. It allows you to push your preamps harder, thus getting a better tone.

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            5.0

            must-have for event shooters

            By David

            from Hamilton, ON

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Sound Quality
            • Improves System Function
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events

              Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

              I got this to use at events with my zoom h4n and it works fantastic. the signal coming into in from the many poorly setup soundboards is always super hot and this helps make it manageable. Highly recommended.

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              3.0

              Not sure

              By Gil

              from NY, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                Bought it to use with the Zoom H4n, recommended in many forums to solve some issues with the recorder. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but it didn't work for me.

                The thing looks sturdy and well-made, but if it works - no idea.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Attenuator

                By Music Man

                from La Plata, MD

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Sound Quality
                • Improves System Function
                • Saves Time
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                  We use this to pad down line feeds when shooting event video with external recording devices. The 3db options (-10, -20, -30) are fantastic and convenient. Great sound and reasonable price.

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                  5.0

                  Works like it suppose to.

                  By Lifegazer

                  from Redford, MI

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Sound Quality
                  • Improves System Function
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                  I am a drummer that uses a wired headset (Crown CM 311). The problem with headsets are that you can't back off of the mike for softer vocals. I attach the AT8202 to the output of the mike that is hooked on to my belt. When I sing lead, I set the attenuator to 10 db. When I go to background vocals I switch the attenuator to 20 or 30 dbs depending on the song and it allows me to sing at the volume that feels comfortable without my background vocal being to long in the mix.

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                  5.0

                  All in One and in one place!

                  By Stuckshutter

                  from Cumming, GA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Sound Quality
                  • Saves Time
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                    This has consolidated a box of attenuators into one. Now we carry one and it handles 99% of what we run into. No more digging through a box looking for the right one, it's always there.
                    Worked right out of the box. Great idea.

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                    5.0

                    It Does The Job

                    By Avid28

                    from Denver CO

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves System Function
                    • Saves Time
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Little on the long side

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Camera and sensitive mics

                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                    Needed to drop the signal on a sensitive lapel mic. I added this to my setup and used the default -10db setting with no issues.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great little product

                    By Evan

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves System Function
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                      Often times the output of my mic preamp is too hot for my AD converters. Placing the AT8202 after the pre and before the converter keeps the signal from overloading without effecting the sound. Also useful between the microphone and preamp when tracking very loud sources with sensitive mics.

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                      5.0

                      Must have accessory

                      By MN Video Guy

                      from Minnesota

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Sound Quality
                      • Improves System Function
                      • Saves Time
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                        I agree totally with previous comments on this being a must have for Panasonic HMC 150 cameras. It gives you control and not the guy at the board. One of these should be packaged with every HMC 150 sold.

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                        5.0

                        Exactly as advertised

                        By spinality

                        from Gardiner, WA

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves System Function
                        • Saves Time

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                          Nice attenuator, works as expected, well-constructed. I needed it to drop a mixer's line level output for use feeding an Acoustic Image amplifier, which has no internal pad. The 800W AI is basically a high-quality guitar/bass amp, and would not normally be chosen for such applications, but in this case it happened to be my best PA choice, once I had an appropriate attenuator.

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                          4.0

                          flexible attenuation

                          By Photog-mickey

                          from New England

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves System Function

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                            makes your +20db input a little more user freindly.

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                            5.0

                            Preparedness

                            By Danny

                            from des moines, ia

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Sound Quality
                            • Improves System Function
                            • Saves Time
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                              Comes in handy when you don't know in advance what level audio source will be available to you.

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                              5.0

                              Must have for HMC150

                              By Brap

                              from Dartmouth, MA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Sound Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Performances

                                Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                                I was always having clipping issues with my Panasonic HMC150 with loud live music. Problem solved

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                                5.0

                                Gread product, must have

                                By Dizzy

                                from Sibenik, Croatia

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Sound Quality
                                • Improves System Function

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                                  I use this for live concert recordings with video camcorder. I use it with Audio-Technica AT897 shotgun microphone and it works great.

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Good overall with one exception

                                  By the story teller

                                  from Cleveland, Ohio

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Sound Quality
                                  • Improves System Function

                                  Cons

                                  • Limited Function

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Mobile DJ
                                  • Performances

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                                  I just used it at a dance recital. The mic level is always hot from the sound board. The attenuator helped, but I probably needed one with a -50 which this one doesn't have. Good quality and reasonable price though.

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                                  5.0

                                  A MUST HAVE!

                                  By Corpvid

                                  from Chesapeake Virginia

                                  About Me Professional Musician

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Sound Quality
                                  • Improves System Function
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Events
                                    • Home Studio
                                    • Performances
                                    • Professional Recording

                                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                                    If you take audio feeds from any source, you must have this item-NO EXCEPTIONS! Attenuators should be in every TV/video shooter's tool kit, you never know what the audio feed is going to sound like, the AT8202 gives you great control, to prevent clipping from the audio sent to you from the audio mixer. I use my 2 AT8202's with my Tricaster Studio, with excellent results.

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great Product

                                    By DJ Spaceghost

                                    from Stuttgart, Germany

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Sound Quality
                                    • Improves System Function
                                    • Saves Time
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Mobile DJ
                                      • Performances
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                                      This product works great and functions as advertised. A bit too long for some DJ setups.

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                                      5.0

                                      When you need it, you need it.

                                      By Mike

                                      from West Chester, OH

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Performance

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • High-End Equipment

                                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT8202 In-Line Attenuator:

                                        If you're shooting video and taking feeds from audio boards, you should have this little device in your bag of tricks.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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