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Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator   

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Jet City's 100 watt attenuator is an excellent tool for both live and recording. Amp inputs at 4-, 8-, and 16-ohms makes Jettenuator more versatile t...Read More

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Tube amp attenuation taken to the next logical extreme.

Jet City's 100 watt attenuator is an excellent tool for both live and recording. Amp inputs at 4-, 8-, and 16-ohms makes Jettenuator more versatile than other attenuators. The continuous attenuation control lets you set the volume right where you want it. A line-level output is also included with its own level control. Use this to connect Jettenuator to an external power amplifier, or effects processors in professional applications.

Rounding out the feature set is the MicSim output. This balanced, XLR output simulates a microphone in front of a speaker, so you can attenuate your amp and send a great-sounding feed to the house, or your recording mixer. It’s like a direct box for your cranked-up tube amp.

FEATURES
  • Multiple impedances
  • Mic simulator
  • Line level out

Versatile and precise, this will change the way you feel about attenuation devices.

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Jet City AmplificationJettenuator Amp Power Attenuator
 
4.1

(based on 10 reviews)

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Portable (8)
  • Excellent sound (6)
  • Good power output (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Performances (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Professional recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

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Jettenuator

Picked up on SDOTD. For the price it was worth it just as a load box. So how does it function as an attenuator? I immediately noticed a change in tone in the...Read complete review

Picked up on SDOTD. For the price it was worth it just as a load box. So how does it function as an attenuator? I immediately noticed a change in tone in the form of lost high end but I fully expected some alteration. After all you're taking the output from the amp, sending it to a power resistor, turning most the power into heat and sending the runoff to the speaker. What do you expect? It could have had some bells and whistles to try and restore the tone but as long as it's a passive device you can't add/boost anything such as high end, the only option is to filter/cut out some the of low for a perceived brighter signal. I'm fine with the way it is.

My initial judgment was based on standing next to the amp which leaves too much room for perception to play tricks so I set up a mic and dottled around with it. After going back and listening to the recording I have to say I got some nice crunch that you'd think was captured at window rattling volume. And I noticed I couldn't quite get the same sparkle when not using the attenuator with the amp's volume set lower which is probably the cost of admission for using any attenuator.

If you're willing to accept the above conditions I thinks you'll be happy with the Jettenuator.

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Great features, poor sound

This is the perfect attenuator based on size, features, and price. I bought it because of that & figuring how bad could it sound. Well, it sounds really bad and completely...Read complete review

This is the perfect attenuator based on size, features, and price. I bought it because of that & figuring how bad could it sound. Well, it sounds really bad and completely removes the high end sparkle from every amp I tried it with. In fact more-so than ANY modern attenuator I have tried. It does this with various amps. Best sounding for me is the Rivera Rockcrusher, but that is expensive. The Webers with the speaker coils as the attenuator are second to the Rivera. Those are priced more like the Jettenuator. The Jettenuator is better made than the Webers but at least the Webers sound pretty good.

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5.0

Super high quality. Excellent product.

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from Seattle, WA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Great Build Quality
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • Price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

    Exceeded expectations across the board. Easy to use, very effective and good looking. I was surprised by how well constructed it was given the price.

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    1.0

    Attenuator did not work when received.

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    from Houston, TX.

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      Cons

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          Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

          Tried the attenuator on two different tube amps, Marshall JCM 900 100 Watt and Fender Concert 60 Watt. Device did not work at all, no sound. This was not a restock item, it was brand new. Clearly disappointed. Musician's Friend was their usual helpful selves, return was fast and simple. The one star given was forced, MF would not let me submit the review unless at least one star was chosen. Should have been 0 stars.

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          4.0

          Does a good job

          By 

          from Memphis, TN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

            Every unit may have different characteristics but I did not find any loss of highs in unit I purchased. It does lower volume considerably but it says down 3db on instructions which is a lot. I did not use on amp over 50 watts so I don't know what that would be like. I think it is a good product that I will definitely have use for in recording and some live gigs.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Brilliant

            By 

            from NJ

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Excellent Sound
            • Portable
            • Powerful
            • Retains Tone And Clarity
            • Simple

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home use
              • Jamming
              • Practice

              Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

              This does exactly what it says on the box. It is very simple to use and it cuts amp volume to a reasonable level while preserving tone. In a small home practice space, it allows me to enjoy my hobby without rattling the windows and annoying my family and neighbors. I can now take full advantage of my amp and fall in love with my guitars all over again. If you are used to playing at an earth shattering volume, then you may feel like something is missing. It was a little shocking at first, but give it a bit of time. You will be able to practice without having your ears ring and the rest of your family will be grateful too. :)

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Use that back portion of your amp.

              By 

              from Kenmore, WA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

                It performs as advertised. The speaker level control has microclicks. With this products you are no longer limited to what impedance speaker you can employ. I started by putting a 8 ohm and 16 ohm in parallel, two different cabinets. I've used it as a load box to put a reverb on it post power amp (EL-844s) then into another clean power amp. The possibilities for experimentation greatly expanded here.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Feature-rich and easy to use!!

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                from Los Angeles, CA

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Feature-rich
                • Portable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Micsim
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

                  As a HUGE fan of Mike Soldano, Doug White, and Jet City Amplification I knew it was only a matter of time before I had a Jettenuator. I've used it both for live performance and recording. In live performance situations the FOH/sound guy was thrilled that he didn't have to mess around with mic placement on my cab. The quality of the MicSim is top-notch especially considering the price point. When recording, again it removes the need to mess around with mic placement. You get great tone straight into your DAW. The granularity on the attenuator is an outstanding feature; many of the other models have 6-8 "notch" or specific dB reduction settings. The Jettenuator is almost like having a continuous volume knob for your speaker cabinet. The ability to compensate for resistance mis-matches is a welcome feature; some competitive models require you purchase specific units for specific resistance which gets expensive quickly.

                  Just remember to read the instructions. This is a 100-watt attenuator. Everyone out there with a Boogie Coliseum, Bugera 1960, Diezel Herbert, Peavey 6500 series, etc., make sure you don't cook your Jettenuator. Better yet, get yourself a Jet City amp and ensure worry-free operation!!

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Jettenuator

                  By 

                  from Heart of Dixie

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                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

                    Picked up on SDOTD. For the price it was worth it just as a load box. So how does it function as an attenuator? I immediately noticed a change in tone in the form of lost high end but I fully expected some alteration. After all you're taking the output from the amp, sending it to a power resistor, turning most the power into heat and sending the runoff to the speaker. What do you expect? It could have had some bells and whistles to try and restore the tone but as long as it's a passive device you can't add/boost anything such as high end, the only option is to filter/cut out some the of low for a perceived brighter signal. I'm fine with the way it is.

                    My initial judgment was based on standing next to the amp which leaves too much room for perception to play tricks so I set up a mic and dottled around with it. After going back and listening to the recording I have to say I got some nice crunch that you'd think was captured at window rattling volume. And I noticed I couldn't quite get the same sparkle when not using the attenuator with the amp's volume set lower which is probably the cost of admission for using any attenuator.

                    If you're willing to accept the above conditions I thinks you'll be happy with the Jettenuator.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Great features, poor sound

                    By 

                    from New York NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Portable

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

                      This is the perfect attenuator based on size, features, and price. I bought it because of that & figuring how bad could it sound. Well, it sounds really bad and completely removes the high end sparkle from every amp I tried it with. In fact more-so than ANY modern attenuator I have tried. It does this with various amps. Best sounding for me is the Rivera Rockcrusher, but that is expensive. The Webers with the speaker coils as the attenuator are second to the Rivera. Those are priced more like the Jettenuator. The Jettenuator is better made than the Webers but at least the Webers sound pretty good.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      fantastic attenuator

                      By 

                      from Toronto

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Portable

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

                      great unit a a good price, bonus is it can be used as a load box, and any cab can be used regardless of ohms

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Jettenuator

                      By 

                      from Toronto

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Jet City Amplification Jettenuator Amp Power Attenuator:

                        great unit at an affordable price , good mic sim.
                        fast delivery

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