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GoldenJacks Attenuators -20dB Reviews

DanPluck

Excellent, could not live without them.

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Pros: Good value, well built, provide tangible results

Cons: The units are a little long and may cause some issues in some installations.

A common issue with connecting modern sources is the output level they expect all components to accept.  Since the age of the CD player, most modern sources output around 2 volts, while both power and integrated amplifiers typically have a much lower input sensitivity of between 100-500mV.  The result being you have limited range of control on the volume pot and you are operating in the lower portion of a volume controls range, which is typically where channel imbalances occur.   I found myself in this exact situation when using my Audio-GD Compass 2 as a DAC/Pre-amplifier to feed a Cyrus Power Amplifier in order to power my HE500.  The Compass 2 has a variable...
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