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

BH #HOATT448 • MFR #ATT-448
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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

General
In-Line Accessory TypeAttenuator/Pad
Input / Output LevelInput: Mic Level
Output: Mic Level
Number of Channels1
Attenuation-20 dB / -30 dB / -40 dB (Selectable)
Controls1 x Pad Switch
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs1 x XLR 3-Pin Female
1 x XLR 3-Pin Male
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.125 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.65 x 3.95 x 0.75"

Hosa Technology ATT-448 Reviews

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By Martin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-28

Economical and versatile. Measured frequency response is ruler-flat and attenuation values are spot on. Couldn't ask for more.

Perfect fit for my needs!

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-29

I needed to send line out signal to a wireless transmitter at mic level. I needed to get a signal from one end of a Dutch barn to the other to feed second PA on the lawn. Selected the center setting and plugged into the 2nd PA and away we went.

Better Safe than Sorry

By Vallely
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-24

Adding to Audio Kit, reduce levels from hot feed, don't wait until it's too late...

IT SAVED THE DAY GET 2

By PHIL THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-13

I NEEDED IT FOR THE LINE OUT WHILE SHOOTING A SCHOOL PLAY LOVED IT BUT JUST SAW ONE WITH MORE RANGE YES MORE $$ BUT IM GETTING IT

Great with Zoom H4N

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-11

I bought this to use with my Zoom H4N, which takes only mic level inputs. Adding this attenuator, I can now step down any line level signal I get to the required mic level for a nice clean signal to my H4N.

good little unit

By hammondman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-10-21

I wnated to use the Line out of my EV ZLX monitor but signal was hot.This solved the problem and I got rid of my little keyboardmixer.

great product

By Waldemar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-03

perfect vocals no more background noise.

worked well

By Harold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-07-31

I used this to connect a sound board to a wireless mic transmitter.

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