Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 11:10 PM (in response to Poguie)Re: Attenuator hook-up help...
Yes you can mess it up! USE AN 8 OHM ATTENUATOR!! Weber (affordable) makes a cool one so does Palmer ($$$). Also want to to match the wattage which will be about 50W.
Here is how to connect it and some FAQ http://www.tedweber.com/combo.htm
Here is a whole list to look at... http://www.jedistar.com/Attenuator_2.htm
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 12:02 AM (in response to cgtrox)Re: Attenuator hook-up help...
Thank you cgtrox, very helpful - the more I read about them the more paranoid I became about blowing up my amp. I play in an apartment and am pretty happy with how my amp sounds just on low volumes but will look forward to being able to crank it a bit more for some tube action when I get an attenuator. I've actually ordered the Reyes Output Tamer 8ohm so I guess I got lucky with that. Thanks for confirming that it was the 8ohm one I needed. I'll give it a go and if I'm not happy will try out the Weber 50watt Mini Mass which also seems like very good value (the Reyes one comes with a 30 day guarantee).
For anyone else out there thinking about an attenuator I'll post a review of the Reyes Output Tamer when it arrives.
PS I love how efficient this community is, I posted my question before leaving work and had the reply waiting for me when I got home. Nice work.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 5:24 AM (in response to Poguie)Re: Attenuator hook-up help...
Here's another way you can accomplish the same thing...
An attenuating speaker...This makes a lot of sense to me...after all, all they are doing is reducing the efficiency of the speaker itself...