The new Harley Benton PA-250 Power Attenuator allows you to achieve that cranked tube amp tone at lower volumes. So you don’t have to worry about deafening yourself, or getting a noise order placed on your building by the local council.
Harley Benton PA-250 Power Attenuator
Let’s be frank, power attenuators don’t look sexy and exciting compared to shiny new pedals, guitars, and amps. However, what they can do for your guitar tone is definitely worth checking out, as they allow you to soak up some of that volume, whilst maintaining that cranked tube amp tone that you only get once your amplifier’s power section gets working hard.
The new Harley Benton PA-250 Power Attenuator can handle up to 250W of power and will work with 8 and 16 Ohm loads. It comes with 6 steps of power reduction and includes a speaker out, a line output with its own adjustable level control, and a low impedance XLR DI out. This makes it suitable for a lot of applications, either at home, playing live, or in the studio. It can also be used as a dummy load, which means you don’t need to attach a speaker cabinet to use it, which is great for recording.
Other features include an onboard LED with an overload function, a silent cooling fan, plus a Fine adjustment control for the -15dB option.
Budget Conscious Attenuation
The PA-250 Power Attenuator manages to offer a lot of useful benefits at a very reasonable price. I like that you get the dummy load and line/XLR outputs in the same unit. Many load boxes and attenuators with similar features can cost a lot more.
It weighs in at just under 3kg and measures 235 x 178 x 88 mm, and is comparable to many other similar units in the market.
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