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Hosa Technology ATT-448 In-Line Switchable Input Attenuator XLR Barrel

BH #HOATT448 • MFR #ATT-448
Hosa Technology ATT-448 In-Line Switchable Input Attenuator XLR Barrel
Key Features
  • Reduce Signals by 20, 30, or 40 dB
  • In-Line 3-Pin XLR Female to Male
This ATT-448 In-Line Switchable Input Attenuator XLR Barrel from Hosa is a switchable input attenuator for stepping-down an input level to a mixer when that level is too high. For instance, a hot microphone in front of a loud source will overload the meters at the board and cause audio distortion.
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Hosa Technology ATT-448 Overview

This ATT-448 In-Line Switchable Input Attenuator XLR Barrel from Hosa is a switchable input attenuator for stepping-down an input level to a mixer when that level is too high. For instance, a hot microphone in front of a loud source will overload the meters at the board and cause audio distortion.

The ATT-448 attenuator is placed in-line between the microphone and the board, and you can switch on the appropriate amount of attenuation. The choices are 20, 30, or 40 dB of signal reduction, for a wide range of uses on stage and in the studio.

The unit accepts 3-pin male and female XLR connectors.

Provides 20, 30, or 40 dB of microphone attenuation
For use with all low-impedance and phantom-powered condenser microphones
XLR input and output
Magnetically shielded case
UPC: 728736036512

Hosa Technology ATT-448 Specs

Key Specs
In-Line Accessory Type
Attenuator/Pad
Input / Output Level
Input: Mic Level
Output: Mic Level
Number of Channels
1
Attenuation
-20 dB / -30 dB / -40 dB (Selectable)
Controls
1x Pad Switch
Inputs/Outputs
1x XLR 3-Pin Female
1x XLR 3-Pin Male
General
In-Line Accessory Type
Attenuator/Pad
Input / Output Level
Input: Mic Level
Output: Mic Level
Number of Channels
1
Attenuation
-20 dB / -30 dB / -40 dB (Selectable)
Controls
1x Pad Switch
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs
1x XLR 3-Pin Female
1x XLR 3-Pin Male
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.125 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.65 x 3.95 x 0.75"

Hosa Technology ATT-448 Reviews

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Can this be used to feed a line-level output from ...

Can this be used to feed a line-level output from a soundboard into a mic-level input camera socket where the source signal is 30 or 40db more than what the camera needs? I am not sure which side is male vs. female. Thanks.
Asked by: Satya
Yes, you can decrease the incoming signal (female side) by -30 or -40 and plug the male side into the camera assuming it has XLR on it. Best regards, Hosa Support
Answered by: Hosa Customer Support
Date published: 2024-01-27

Need to pad a piano mic before the mixer for ...

Need to pad a piano mic before the mixer for better low volume control - does it matter where I put the attenuator in the line or does it need to be right after the piano mic???
Asked by: Rick
To me, anywhere that is convenient. Since its adjustable, I would have it near the mixer so I can reach the switch easily during the set-up and recording. Hope this helps. Others may think differently. Over the years, I must have purchased a dozen of these. Inexpensive (i.e. cheap) and "not the sturdiest" (i.e. light and flimsy) but I tend to lose them before any has broken. Hasn't failed me yet.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-02-07

can this be used with an XLR mic going into an ...

can this be used with an XLR mic going into an audio interface, such as a Focusrite Scarlett?
Asked by: Teresa
Yes, while the Focusrite family can accept a wide range of microphone input voltages, this device can provide additional attenuation. If the microphone is being over-driven in a particular sound field, this will not cure that problem. It is preferred that high attenuation not be introduced on the input side and then amplified back up by the pre-amplifier as the signal to noise ratio will suffer.
Answered by: Randall
Date published: 2020-02-27
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