davidanderspatten wrote:Have you considered using an ALS (Assisted Listening System) receiver to get sound? The receiver has a volume control so you can turn it down. You may be able to do that and get by without an attenuator.
I've used the ALS receiver in the past to get sound for various things (the sacrament broadcast for one of our buildings because the Record Out jack was broken, so we were using the ALS receiver while the FM group fixed that).
Some factors to keep in mind with the ALS system:
1) The receivers are battery operated, and typically only get 40 hours of battery life. (which means you'll have to remember to turn it off each week, or you'll have a dead battery the next week)
2) The ALS system is typically a narrow-band FM broadcast system, you lose a bit of sound quality because of the lower-bandwidth.
3) It's an RF system so it's susceptible to interference. (I've yet to listen to an ALS system that didn't have some kind of extraneous noise on it, and as russellhltn mentioned the missmatch between the headphone out on the ALS and the input on your broadcast device will likely mean needing to amplify the signal, which likely amplifies the noise. In our case when we were temporarily using the ALS system we had this noticeable background hum on the audio.)