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Shure A15AS - In-Line Pad with 15, 20 or 25 db of Selectable Mic Attenuation - XLR Barrel

You Pay: $39.99

The Shure A15AS is a switch selectable Microphone Attenuator which helps prevent amplifier overload when strong signals are applied.  The A15AS bridges the microphone output and allows maximum signal handling without added distortion. 

Provides 15dB, 20dB or 25dB of microphone attenuation
For use with all low-impedance and phanton-powered condenser microphones
XLR input and output
Full magnetic shield in a steel, gray enamel finished case
Input Impedance 1 kOhm
Output Impedance 150 ohm
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20Khz
Attenuation / Gain (Switch selectable) 15dB, 20dB or 25dB
Input Connector XLR (female)
Output Connector XLR (male)
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Dimensions 3/4 in. diameter x 4 1/2 in. long (19 x 114mm)
Shure A15AS - In-Line Pad with 15, 20 or 25 db of Selectable Mic Attenuation - XLR Barrel
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
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    ShureA15AS - In-Line Attenuator
     
    4.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (2)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Improves system function (6)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Time saver (4)
    • Improves sound quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Performances (5)
      • Professional recording (5)
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      4.0

      Magical Attenuation

      By Fabes

      from Seattle

      Comments about Shure A15AS - In-Line Attenuator:

      Can't beat this unit if your low z mic is overdriving your signal and distorting your sound. Highly recommend this product.

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      5.0

      Exactly as advertised.

      By Constable333

      from Richardson,TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves System Function

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Shure A15AS - In-Line Attenuator:

        Needed to knock down the level of a new hot condenser mic-- and it did. The 20 dB pad was just what the doctor ordered. Every studio should have
        several of these.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Handy problem solver

        By Greg Smith

        from Champaign, IL, USA

        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
          • Video Production

          Comments about Shure A15AS - In-Line Attenuator:

          Does what it's supposed to do, allowing "hot" microphones to be attached to mixers, recorders and camcorders in high SPL situations, converting line to mic level and so forth. I carry two of these in my run bag at all times to solve interfacing problems that arise in the field. Simple and sturdy.

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          5.0

          bread and water

          By KC

          from Rhode Island

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves System Function
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Shure A15AS - In-Line Attenuator:

            There is nothing exciting about an attenuator, but when you need one nothing else takes its place. This is about the best on the market. Dead quiet, switchable attenuation, it just works as it is suppose to. Every studio should have a handful of these!

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            4.0

            An absolutely awesome attenuator!

            By Jim the Runner

            from Chapel Hill, NC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Shure A15AS - In-Line Attenuator:

              I had an old one that lasted three years and started to come apart. However, I easily put it back together and it's been fine ever since. Just keep an eye on the screws that lock the XLR sockets into place. I bought a new one as back up, but I haven't had to use it yet.

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              5.0

              works perfectly

              By Jim

              from Portland, Oregon

              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 Shure A15AS - In-Line Attenuator:

                My Rode NT 4 is too hot for my Panasonic HMC 150s. The attenuators lower the signal so I can adujst the mike levels properly. I would normally have to take a compressor and use it only to adust the input signal. Now all I need are the attenuators.

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                5.0

                In-line Attenuator rock solid

                By CapCitySound

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Shure A15AS - In-Line Attenuator:

                  Once again Shure has made a bullet proof device.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By Jeremy

                  from St. Louis

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Music Videos
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Shure A15AS - In-Line Attenuator:

                    As an event videographer I often have to take a feed from the house audio board. This attenuator helps insure that the incoming signal is still usable and doesn't overload/clip my mixer input.

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                    5.0

                    3 attenuators in one item

                    By Shall

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Rugged
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • High-End Equipment

                      Comments about Shure A15AS - In-Line Attenuator:

                      This has 3 selectable levels of attenuation. I keep two in my kit so that I can have a shot at matching input levels on lots of different kinds of equipment. It's just good insurance !

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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