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Adjust IR Emitter Output Strength to Improve IR System Compatibility
Adjustable Emitter Attenuator
Adjustable Emitter Attenuator
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Adjustable Emitter Attenuator
Item# 82787
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  • Adjust IR Emitter output to better match the component you are trying to control
  • 0 Ohm to 10 Ohm attenuation selection
  • 1/8" mini jack plug input and output

Essential Info

The Xantech Adjustable Emitter Attenuator is the perfect solution to fine tune your IR distribution system. Often times the IR sensor of the components you are trying to control may be more or less sensitive to the signal of the IR emitter coming from IR distribution system you have attached to it. Simply plug the Adjustable Emitter Attenuator into the Emitter output port on the connecting block, plug the IR emitter into the Emitter output port on the Adjustable Emitter Attenuator, and then place the Emitter over the source equipment's control eye. Once that is complete, you can decrease or increase (from 0 Ohm to 10 Ohm) the emitter output strength by turning the dial on the attenuator.


What's Included

  • Adjustable Emitter Attenuator
  • Owner's manual
  • Specifications


    Manufacturer Product No.:28ADJ
    Attenuation Adjustment:From 0 Ohm to 10 Ohms
    Input:1/8" mini jack port
    Output:1/8" mini jack plug
    Warranty:Manufacturer limited lifetime

    Important notes:
    Only merchandise credit for defective items returned within 30 days of purchase. No other returns allowed on this item.
    Manufacturer contact information: Xantech LLC, Tel: (800) 843-5465 Ext 355


    Sample Wiring Diagram       
    Sample Wiring Diagram       


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    AARON -- olathe, KS   6/29/2012
    I bought the Adjustable Emitter Attenuator based off reviews I had read that stated you needed it to adjust IR signal strength for U-Verse boxes when using Xantech IR receiver however it was not necessary with my U-Verse box, the new Xantech DL85K IR receiver kit I bought worked with U-Verse VIP 2250 DVR right out of the box with no adjustments so I returned the Attenuator.
    JOHN -- carlsbad, CA   3/29/2012
    It does not work with my Niles IR repeater.
    JOSEPH N. -- leominster, MA   10/1/2010
    Purchased several of these. They're easy to use and allowed me to control devices that were giving me a hard time before.
    DALLACE -- west harrison, IN   7/24/2010
    Works exactly as described. Helped get my Directv HD DVR (HR21) working with the Xanteh block.
    ED -- scio, OR   1/7/2010
    The attenuator did not work for me. I don't think it is the fault of the attenuator but I cannot say for sure. I used it on the IR repeater output of a Nuvo Grand Concerto, going to a DirecTV HR20 receiver. For some reason, my HR22 receiver accepts the Nuvo IR signals very well, but the HR20 does not. I had hoped that the unit would fix my problem. Although it appears to be very well built, and obviously attenuates the signal based upon my testing, it did not resolve my issue.

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