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Aracom DRX Power Attentuator

Aracom DRX Power Attentuator
$850.00

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The DRX Power Attenuator is compact, versatile and utilizes ARACOM's innovative patent pending attenuation technology providing highly transparent power attenuation. The DRX features foot switchable rhythm and lead volume levels and remote channel switching between clean and dirty tones with "old school" non-channel switching amplifiers...

DESCRIPTION:

The DRX Power Attenuator is compact, versatile and utilizes ARACOM's innovative patent pending attenuation technology providing highly transparent power attenuation.

- Foot switchable rhythm and lead volume levels

- Remote channel switching between clean and dirty tones with "old school" non-channel switching amplifiers

- Compact, lightweight design

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:
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- Foot switch controls two separate attenuation levels, allowing for separate rhythm and lead/boost levels.

- Three types of foot switches available:

Type A: Standard foot switch, allows for switching between the separate Rhythm and Boost volume levels with any amplifier.

Type B: Allows for switching between the separate Rhythm and Boost volume levels, while simultaneously switching channels on amplifiers equipped with the channel switching feature. One channel can be set for clean tones with the DRX attenuator set for minimum attenuation. The other channel can be "cranked up" and the DRX attenuator's other setting can be adjusted for an appropriate volume level.

Type C: A/B foot switch, allows for channel switching between "clean" and "dirty" tones on non channel switching amplifiers that have two individual channels, while simultaneously switching between the two separate DRX attenuation levels. For example: With an "old school" Marshall or Fender amplifier the volume knob of one channel can be set for clean tones with minimum attenuation, allowing for maximum clean headroom. The volume knob of the amplifier's other channel can be "cranked up" for overdriven tones with the desired amount of attenuation to control the overall volume level. The A/B foot switch switches between the amplifier's channels, while simultaneously switching between the two separate attenuation levels.

- Patent pending attenuation design.

- Proprietary Variable Dynamic Control (VDC) technology. The 5 position rotary switch allows fine tuning of the overall tone.

- Passive attenuation design, with active level switching.

- The Continuous Variable Attenuation rotary knobs control the majority of the attenuation range. Two separate Variable Attenuation rotary controls provided. One for the rhythm volume level and one for the lead/boost volume level. Rhythm attenuation range: 4 to 30db. Lead/boost attenuation range: 2 to 30dB.

- 40dB of overall attenuation (Bedroom Mode).

- 150 watt power rating.

- Impedance selector switch for 4, 8, 16 ohm operation.

- Line out with switching potentiometer/mini toggle switch- raw or speaker "EQ'ed line output signal.

- Load Mode setting, for speakerless operation.

- Rack mount option.

- Handwired in the USA.

SPECS:

- Three position Rotary Control Switch. Select between Bypass, Minimum Attenuation (-2dB) or engage the Variable Attenuation mode.
- Two separate Continuous Variable Attenuation Rotary controls. The front panel rotary knob controls the rhythm volume level. The side rotary knob controls the Lead/Boost volume level.
- Variable Dynamic Control (VDC) allows the user to adjust the dynamic response between DRX attenuator and the speaker(s). The five position VDC Rotary Switch allows the user to fine tune the overall tone.
- Front panel and side panel user controls. Rear panel for all interconnections.
- 40dB attenuation mode via the front panel toggle switch--attenuates 150 watts down to .015 watts.
- 150 watt (continuous average) power rating.
- Impedance selector switch for 4, 8, 16 ohm operation.
- Attenuator Bypass Switch (true bypass).
- Load Mode.
- Line out with switching potentiometer (push/pull) - The line out signal level can be fixed, based on the amplifier's output signal or it can track the Rythm/Lead-Boost volume levels. The line out's mini toggle switch allows the user to select between the raw non-EQ'ed or EQ'ed (Speaker Filter) line out signal.

- Line out unbalanced, 1/4" phone jack: approximately 30k ohm - mid range. A 1/4" to XLR line matching (Impedance) converter is available as on option.
- 2 speaker jacks (wired in parallel).
- Passive attenuation design, the provided wall power supply is required for switching between the Rhythm and Lead/Boost volume levels. The attenuator can also be used as an all passive attenuator, without the wall power supply. When the wall power supply is not used, all of the front panel controls remain active and the Lead/Boost feature is disabled.
- Rugged black anodized or powder coated aluminum housing.
- 19" rack mount option.- Handwired (point-to-point wiring) and handcrafted in the USA--each DRX attenuator is constructed and tested in-house at ARACOM Amplifiers.

Weights and Dimensions:
- Weight of attenuator: 7 lbs (3.2kg)
- Dimensions (main box): 9.25"w x 4.00"h x 8.00"d (23.5cm x 10.2cm x 20.3cm)
- Dimensions including top plate, feet and side controls: 10.0" (25.4cm) wide x 5.00" (12.7cm) tall x 9.00" (22.8cm) deep

PRICING INFO:

- DRX with Type A Footswitch: $850.00
- DRX with Type B Footswitch: $925.00
- DRX with Type C Footswitch: $965.00

Footswitches sold separately:
- Type A Footswicth: $70.00
- Type B Footswitch: $100.00
- Type C Footswitch: $130.00

Warranty:
The DRX attenuator comes with a limited 2 year warranty.