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What our customers are saying about the DRX Attenuator:

The DRX allows me to get the best guitar sound possible from any of the amps I own at a resonable volume levels without sacrificing my sound.

This DRX sounds amazing!

The Aracom attenuation technology is the most transparent that I�ve tested

I really love this new (DRX) attenuator!

I am VERY impressed by the sound quality of this attenuator. I have expected much after all the positive reviews on net but I didn't expect it to be THAT great!!!

There's no way I could record great sounding guitar tracks in my studio without the DRX, it's very transparent and it sounds amazing with all my amps!

The boost feature is an absolute god-send!

... sound amazing and we become best friends

Not only the DRX sounds better than any attenuator on the market, but the new features, like the ability to boost the volume of your amp with a foot pedal,puts it in a class of it's own!

The DRX get's me the cranked tones I need at low volumes with any one of my amps.

Thanks for making such a product, it was exactly what I was looking for.

Excellent job, thank's a million!

The DRX is a tool that will let me ensure that I keep the tone that I�ve worked so hard to achieve.




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

* Foot switchable rhythm and lead volume levels

* Control channel selection and two separate attenuation levels with channel switching amplifiers

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

* Line Out allows for tracking the rhythm and lead volume levels

* Compact, lightweight design



The Dual Rox Power Attenuator (Model: DRX)


Product Highlights:


* 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

* Compact, lightweight design

* Handwired in the USA

The DRX attenuator allows the user to preset one attenuation level for a lower rhythm volume level and a second attenuation level for a higher volume "lead "level, then foot switch between the two volume levels.

Old School Amplifiers:
Many guitarists playing through an "old school" non-channel switching amp, like to roll back on their guitar's volume knob, reducing the amp's overdrive, to produce clean tones and roll up the knob for overdriven tones. For live performance, the clean volume level is often too low, when compared to the overdriven volume level. With the DRX attenuator's Type "A" foot switch, the user can switch between minimum attenuation, for the clean tones, when the guitar's volume knob is rolled back and a higher attenuation level, for the overdriven tones, when the guitar's volume knob is rolled up. This allows the user to match the clean and overdriven volume levels.

Also for Old School amplifiers, the Type "C" foot switch is available. The Type "C" foot switch incorporates an A/B box, that switches the guitar's signal to two different inputs on the amplifier, while simultaneously switching between the two separate DRX attenuation levels. The DRX attenuator with the Type "C" foot switch allows for channel switching between "clean" and "dirty" tones. One channel on the amplifier can be set for clean tones with minimum attenuation, allowing for maximum clean headroom. The amplifier's other channel can be "cranked up" for overdriven tones with the desired amount of attenuation for the appropriate overdriven volume level.

Channel Switching Amplifiers: Many channel switching amplifiers utilize a Master Volume Control for the "dirty" channel. However, heavy use of the Master Volume Control reduces power tube distortion, creating only preamp tube distortion, which can often have a negative impact on the tone. The DRX attenuator with its' Type "B" foot switch, allows the Master Volume Knob to be "cranked" back up, creating the much desired power tube distortion and restores the amp's tone.

With the DRX's ' Type "B" foot switch , 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.



Click below for more information on:

DRX attenuator's front, side controls and the back panel features

Information on the type A, B and C foot switches

DRX Pricing and Ordering Information

Additional DRX Audio/Video Clips

ARACOM Attenuator Testimonial Page






REVIEWS, AUDIO AND VIDEO CLIPS:


Guitar gear review site guitargear.org, gives the ARACOM DRX attenuator a rating of 5 out of 5 bones!.

Here is an except from the review: " The Aracom attenuation technology is the most transparent that I�ve tested � and I�ve tested and used several over the years. Nothing comes close. But the dual-level attenuation (normal and boost modes) blows away the competition in my book. Then add variable reactance to the mix, and there�s nothing that can even touch what this attenuator can do."

Click the link below for guitargear.org's DRX attenuator review, including audio clips:

Guitar Gear Review

GuitarGear.org DRX attenuator review


The following DRX audio clip was provided by Brendan Delumpa @ guitargear.org:

"Prima Luce" - Written and Recorded by Brendan Delumpa: Gibson 1958 Les Paul Reissue, Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay, ARACOM VRX22 Amplifier, DRX attenuator (bedroom mode).

      Brendan Delumpa audio clip "Prima Luce"



Click the link below for the following AC/DC audio clip. Featuring George Alayon on guitar, using his ARACOM PLX100 Amplifier and ARACOM DRX Attenuator on all tracks:

      Alayon-Rosie mp3 audio clip - full song



George Alayon - "WLR"
ARACOM PLX100 Amplifier - ARACOM DRX Attenuator





George Alayon's - "I'm Glad Your Gone"
ARACOM PLX100 Amplifier - ARACOM DRX Attenuator
George Alayon is a professional songwriter, guitarist and producer





An Original Composition by George Alayon
ARACOM PLX100 Amplifier - ARACOM DRX Attenuator





An Original Composition by George Alayon
ARACOM PLX100 Amplifier - ARACOM DRX Attenuator








Features and Specifications:


- 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 watt

- 150 watt (continuous average) power rating

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

- Attenuator Bypass Switch (True Bypass)

- Load Mode, for speakerless operation

- 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 Rhythm/Lead-Boost volume levels. The Line Out's mini toggle switch allow 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.

- Extended top panel, protects front panel switches and knobs

- Rugged, black anodized or powder coated aluminum housing,

- 19" Rack Mount Option

- Wall Power Supply (90-240VAC). The DRX attenuator can be used without the Power Supply, when only one attenuation level is desired.

- 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

Click here for a detailed description of the DRX attenuator's front, side controls and the back panel features.



Pricing, Options, Accessories and Ordering Information:

DRX PRICING:

Click HERE for the Pricing, Options and Accessory information

DRX Ordering Information:

The DRX is sold direct by ARACOM Amplifiers (USA). We are shipping the product on a weekly basis. Due to product demand, there is typically a "wait list" for the DRX attenuator. For details on purchasing the product, the lead time and joining the wait list, please contact us at:

info@aracom-amps.com

For DRX orders with the Type "A" foot switch, no deposit is required to join the wait list. We just ask that you be sincere about purchasing the product, when your DRX attenuator is ready to ship. For DRX orders with the Type "B" or "C" foot switch, a 50% non-refundable deposit is required.

* A 15% restocking fee applies to return goods, contact ARACOM Amplifiers for more details.


Warranty:
The DRX attenuator comes with a limited 1 year warranty.

Click here for the warranty details


Related Pages:

Using the DRX attenuator with your tube amplifier
 * Please read this before purchasing the DRX attenuator

ARACOM Attenuator Testimonial Page

Additional DRX Audio/Video Clips

DRX attenuator's front, side controls and the back panel features

DRX attenuator's optional A/B foot switch box

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Pricing and specifications subject to change without notice.


Double Rox DRX is a trademark of ARACOM Amplifiers.

 
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