What is an L-Pad attenuator?
The L-pad Attenuator is a very simple voltage divider network used in various electrical and electronic circuits to generate a lower voltage. The L-pad attenuator is made up of two purely resistive components connected in series across a voltage source, with the ratio between their resistances generating a voltage divider network. Here at SoundImports, you can buy mono and stereo L-Pad attenuators with various RMS from our premium brands.
Where do you use an L-pad Attenuator?
In audio applications, L-pad attenuators are widely used to lower a bigger or more powerful signal while matching the source and load impedance for maximum power transfer. If the source's impedance differs from the load's impedance, the L-pad attenuator can be configured to match one impedance, but not both.