What is an
L-Pads, or volume
controls, are used to control the sound level of a
speaker. An L-Pad is typically connected in between
the source (The Amp) and the load (The Speaker). An
L-Pad is used when direct control of the volume level
of an individual 8 ohm speaker is desired. L-Pads
are rated by maximum Wattage.
an L-Pad for your application, select one that meets
or exceeds the maximum output power (Wattage) that
the amplifier will supply to the speaker. Failure
to do this will usually lead to failure of the L-pad,
and/or damage to the other components in the circuit.
How do I hook
this thing up?
Shown below is a
typical hookup diagram for a volume control circuit
using an L-Pad. This diagram shows a monaural (Mono)
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