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post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I have a pair of Paradigm Shift A2 active speakers I would like to use with a TV that seems to lack the ability to fade the level. The speakers have a gain control, but the gain control is not something that can be adjusted by remote. It seems what I need to do is output line-level and then fade it using some IR-controlled box. Does anyone have a recommended way to handle this?

(Also posted in IR control, as I'm really unsure where this fits. Here's the link to it there. My apologies for any confusion.)
post #2 of 9
You need something like this. It's only the first that popped up, so have a Google.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks! This is just the kind of thing I was looking for. I had Googled unsuccessfully previously.
post #4 of 9
Also, double-check the TV's manual. Sometimes there's a fixed/variable setting in the menu (or a second set of output jacks that works with the volume control).
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DonH50 View Post

Also, double-check the TV's manual. Sometimes there's a fixed/variable setting in the menu (or a second set of output jacks that works with the volume control).

Yeah, I expected they would have a fading volume control in the Samsung 55 7000 series, as it's only one main notch down from their flagship LED-based design. Unfortunately, there simply is no possibility of avoiding line level output.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
The recommended products are out of stock and I'm ideally looking for a cheap product I can just buy to control the level. I suppose I could get a cheap pre-amp, but I'm having trouble finding something inexpensive. Does anyone have ideas? Thanks!
post #7 of 9
Are you using a cable box with your tv. Many cable boxes have an internal volume control feature.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
I am, but the problem is that I might use internal sources like Netflix that I would like to use with the speakers. Great idea though! Other thoughts?
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Just FYI, I ended up using a RGC11 from Xantech and a cheapo Harmony remote for this limited system (Samsung 50" LCD + DirecTV) and it works great.
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