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When recording loud sound sources, sensitive microphones can put out a level that overloads a recorder's microphone pre-amp. Knowledgable tapers would then switch the mics to feed the line inputs, which can typically accept a signal 26 dB higher.

However, some devices (e.g., video camcorders and lower priced analog cassette recorders) don't have line inputs. For these devices, our attenuator cables are worthwhile accessories.

And if you want to use a bass roll-off filter with your microphones , you can't use the Line input because its impedance is too high for the filter, so you should again be using an attenuator cable with the Mic input.

And when recording from a soundboard's pro-level outputs into a recorder's line inputs, attenuator cables prevent overloading.

Keep in mind that attenuator cables can't be used between a set of microphones and a recorder if your microphones are powered from the recorder's mic input -- what's sometimes called: "Plug-In Power."


The Core Sound attenuator cables are approximately 1-foot (30 cm) long. On one end is a high quality, all metal, 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini-jack that accepts the microphone output. On the other end is a high quality, gold plated, 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini-plug that plugs into the recorder.

The cable is made with the same custom-made, very flexible, rugged cable used in our Core Sound microphones.

The cable is available in two attenuation values: 11 and 20 dB. (Most applications would use the 20 dB cable.) Please specify your preference when you order.

ORDERING (Prices are current)

We are happy to accept orders via phone, mail, email or FAX.

Attenuator cables are priced at $35. Please specifiy whether you prefer the 11 dB or 20 dB values.

Within the continental United States, ground shipping and handling for up to four cables is $5.50, Next Day Air shipping is $20, and Second Day Air is $10; add $3 for South and West. Shipping via U.S. Postal Service to Europe, South America, Africa, and Asia is $17 and $10 to Canada -- if you feel comfortable waiving insurance, we can ship to most of the world for only $8. New Jersey residents must include 6% sales tax.

Payment is via money order or certified check, US funds only. Personal checks are acceptable but allow some additional time for them to clear the bank prior to shipment. COD shipments are available for previous customers -- contact us for details. Please add 3% for Visa or Mastercard credit cards.

Checks should be made out to "Core Sound" and sent to:

			       Core Sound
			    300 Ogden Avenue
			   Teaneck, NJ 07666
Orders are typically shipped within one week. We can often accommodate rush orders, including same day shipment -- call us and ask!

If you have questions, call and ask for Len Moskowitz. He can be reached at (201) 801-0812. His electronic mail address on the InterNet computer network is:



To give you a chance to try our cables, Core Sound provides a 30 day trial period. All cables returned within 30 days of shipment qualify for a full refund (minus shipping and handling charges) provided that they are returned in as-new condition.


Core Sound attenuator cables are sold with a 90 day limited parts and labor warranty. If they require repair during that period, ship them back to Core Sound postage paid with a description of the problem. We will repair or replace them and ship back to you at no charge. No consequential damages are covered by this warranty.


(If you prefer to order by mail or FAX, there's a form that you clip just after the online order forms.)

11 dB Attenuator Cable

11 dB Attenuator Cable $35

20 dB Attenuator Cable

20 dB Attenuator Cable $35
Please add shipping charges -- see below!

Shipping Within The US

Priority Mail (US Postal Service) for up to four cables $6
2nd Day Air for up to four cables (all except South and West) $11
2nd Day Air for up to four cables (South and West) $14
Next Day Air for up to four cables (all except South and West) $17
Next Day Air for up to four cables (South and West) $20
Please add shipping charges -- see below!

International Shipping

Small Packet (uninsured) $8
Air Parcel Post (insured, all countries except Canada) $19
Air Parcel Post (insured, Canada) $12
Express Mail (insured, all countries other than Canada) $27
Express Mail (insured, Canada) $20
Please add shipping charges -- see below!


ITEM                           QUANTITY      PRICE       PRICE
                              |         |              |
Attenuator Cable (11 dB)      |         |     $35      |
                              |         |              |
Attenuator Cable (20 dB)      |         |     $35      |
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Please make checks payable to: 	Core Sound
				300 Ogden Avenue
				Teaneck, NJ 07666 USA

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