Whirlwind IMPAD20 - In-Line XLR Barrel 20 dB Pad

Whirlwind IMPAD20 - In-Line XLR Barrel Transformer with 20 dB Pad

Whirlwind IMPAD20 - In-Line XLR Barrel Transformer with 20 dB Pad

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Whirlwind IMPAD20 - In-Line XLR Barrel 20 dB Pad

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The Whirlwind IMPAD20 enables input of a line signal into a mic pre, or the matching of levels between two pieces of gear. This affordable, precision made, in-line H-pad provides 20 dB of signal attenuation.

UPC: 692465001304
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Whirlwind IMPAD20 - In-Line XLR Barrel Transformer with 20 dB Pad
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    • 1Description
    Input Impedance 1 kOhm
    Output Impedance 150 Ohms
    Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Input Connectors 1 x 3-pin XLR Female
    Output Connector 1 x 3-pin XLR Male
    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.0 x 3.5 x 1.0"
    IMPAD20 - In-Line XLR Barrel 20 dB Pad is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ok, use only if you need it I typically need this for DI from a bass into a recording preamp where the signal was too hot. It seems as if either the signal was so hot to begin with that the pad was overloaded, or that the pad adds a bit of distortion itself, since the recording was less than perfect. It could have been the nature of the amp as well, so I am not too quick to blame the pad. Regardless, it DID give a signal that did not clip my meters, which was probably a welcome relief for my input. BUT, I would only use it for signals that clip even with zero gain, otherwise you will be adding unnecessary software digital later, likely resulting in fuzz. It basically works. Very light.
    Date published: 2011-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality pad, a tad longer, but does the job perfectly I'm using this with a cheap Hosa Y cable to get 20dB lower safety track in unpredictable situations (poor man's Zaxcom neverclip!). Pros use proper mic splitter (like MS-1) with isolation transformer to avoid impedance related problems. But I'm only a hobbyist, and I could not detect any degradation when using the setup with my Rode NT55 & MixPre-D. (I disable phantom power on the padded channel.) Although the construction of the pad looks solid,XLR contacts are nickel coated cheap springy types found in Hosa cables.
    Date published: 2016-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable for field work If you're going to plug into a mult box, better have one of these handy!
    Date published: 2012-07-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but large. Works exactly as intended. A little larger than expected.
    Date published: 2018-02-20
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