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attenuated interconnects ??

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by jonnyv, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. jonnyv

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    I am looking for a replacement lead to hook up my dvd player to my amp, its a 2 phono analogue lead, i use this for listening to cd's only.

    Ive seen an article about attenuated interconnects that reduce the output signal so as not to overload the amp.

    details here : http://www.russandrews.com/download/wired_for_sound.pdf

    My amp outputs a 2.0v (rms) signal, my receiver is rated at 335mv, using the table in the wired for sound pdf file, i need a -11db cable.
    I have been offered a -16/-14db cable for a good price.

    So my questions are: Do you agree with the attenuated cable idea ?
    Would the -16/-14db cable be ok for my system ?

    thanks
     
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    What DVD player?
     
  3. jonnyv

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    Its a toshiba sd-900e.
     
  4. nathan_silly

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    I've never had problems with CD player analogue outputs overloading the amp, have you SD?
     
  5. Nic Rhodes

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    with older amps it can be an issue, especially pre CD era
     
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    i have the ra tonic 14db rca lead with nad541+3802,the way i understand what the lead is meant to do is thus,
    if having your amp playing at a high volume that is TOO loud to be happy with, the attenuated lead allows you to use more of the amps power but not be TOO loud it cuts the volume by 14db,

    having tried the tonic i cannot really be sure myself if i am getting that much of an advantage, over normal i/c if you wish to try r.a gives you a trial period anyway ,
     
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    Thanks for the reply mick, ive sent you a pm
     
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    So basically it lowers the volume coming out of your CD player? My Marantz has a volume control for the phono outs anyway.
     

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