#1
but idk how to set it up it comes with instructions to set it up the normal way but i bought it with 100v ac tap, which the site recommended to buy if i had a 100W amp...here's the link to the site: http://ultimateattenuator.com/tech.html

Any ideas how to set it up?? The UA has an speaker input and an amp input...but then it says "100v" and there's a plug....what do i plug in there??
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#2
just plug a speaker cable between the UA's amp input and the amp's speaker out. a speaker cable between the speaker, and the UA's speaker input.
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#3
what do i plug there???
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#4
Power.
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Power.

there's already a power cord going from the UA to the wall

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#7
I think it can act as the power for your amp.
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does it work without it?

yea, but the UA is for 50W amps, so if i have a 100W amp, they recommend to get it with the "100v tap" which i'm assuming is the plug...but i dont know what i supposed to plug there
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#9
This is what the site says about the 100v Tap


"If you want to use the Standard UA with a 4 EL-34 or 4 6550 amp, you must purchase and use the 100v ac tap. This will lower the voltage enough to make the amount of heat safe for the unit. If you don’t want to use the 100v tap, you can pull out a push-pull pair of output tubes (either the outer two or inner two). Remember to halve the impedance setting on the amp (compared to the cabinet) if you don’t use the attenuator.

Example: 8 ohm amp setting into a 16 ohm cabinet. If you don’t want to do this either, you must use the Super UA. Thermal damage caused by running a 4 EL-34 or 4 6550 amp straight into a standard UA without the above stated precautions is not covered under warranty."
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#10
Is there no instruction book?

Anyway, a power cable would go there. One that accepts three prongs.
#11
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Is there no instruction book?

Anyway, a power cable would go there. One that accepts three prongs.

there's one but it tells you how to set it up normally (without the 100v tap)
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#12
I'd say just try a power cable. You could always email them to make sure though. It's what I would do
#13
I think you don't plug the amp's power cable in and use that slot instead?
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I'd say just try a power cable. You could always email them to make sure though. It's what I would do

Just sent the email
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#15
your amp is supposed to plug into the 100V tap on the UA, so it lowers the voltage to the amp and it runs a little cooler. That's what I get from reading that site. Is that an outlet on the front of the UA, next to the "90V" ? I would assume that's where you plug an amp in. Have you emailed him and asked exactly how it should be connected?

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3 prong female AC tap for plugging in your amp to drop the voltage to around 100v. Useful to slightly drop plate voltage on amp. Tonal effects are minimal. Feel may have slightly more give. Useful for older British amps that may run current production tubes a little hot. Easier on vintage transformers. Also useful for extended coffee fueled jams with extreme attenuation for easier (cooler) amp operation. Not to be used as a courtesy outlet.
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your amp is supposed to plug into the 100V tap on the UA, so it lowers the voltage to the amp and it runs a little cooler. That's what I get from reading that site. Is that an outlet on the front of the UA, next to the "90V" ? I would assume that's where you plug an amp in. Have you emailed him and asked exactly how it should be connected?

yea and it works

One last question:
The instructions say "if you experience hum or squealing from your amp (which i am), lift the ground on the UA using a 3 to 2 prong adaptor"

What does that mean??? sorry...i'm still working on my english
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yea and it works

One last question:
The instructions say "if you experience hum or squealing from your amp (which i am), lift the ground on the UA using a 3 to 2 prong adaptor"

What does that mean??? sorry...i'm still working on my english

An adaptor that converts the plug from 3 to two prongs.

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thanks
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#21
Just wanted to say that this is the best attenuator i've tried...the tone didn't changed much, sounds a little more trebelly, but a way better deal that the hot plate and the yellow jackets that i tried before....but way more expensive too lol but it's worth it...if you are thinking of buying an attenuator, definitely try this one
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