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Radial Engineering MC3 Passive Studio Monitor Controller

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    RADI-MC3
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Description

The Radial MC3 monitor controller is a studio tool that enables the engineer to quickly select between reference monitors, sub woofer or headphones and compare how the mix translates via various playback systems. Unique to the MC3 is the ability to quickly sum mono for AM radio compatibility. And... Read More

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Description

The Radial MC3 monitor controller is a studio tool that enables the engineer to quickly select between reference monitors, sub woofer or headphones and compare how the mix translates via various playback systems. Unique to the MC3 is the ability to quickly sum mono for AM radio compatibility. And while most monitor switchers are active the MC3 is 100% passive. This means that unlike active switchers that introduce a buffered electronic circuit in between your recording system and monitors, the MC3 delivers straight wire performance. This eliminates coloration and distortion for more accurate monitoring.

Features:

  • Passive studio monitor switcher with headphone amp
  • Control two sets of monitors and sub woofer
  • Mono sum for AM radio compatibility and phase check
  • Individual 'set & forget' controls to fine tune levels

The MC3 features an easy access level control that lets you quickly set playback levels on all speakers. Each output is equipped with a top-mount 'set & forget' dial to fine tune outputs for the ideal balance. The sub is augmented with a 180 degree polarity reverse to help deal with room modes that may cause a frequency bump in the mix position. A separate Dim switch is also adjustable to enable the engineer to temporarily drop the playback level without affecting the mix level settings. To address the ever increasing popularity of ear buds, the Radial MC3 is equipped with a built-in headphone amplifier with stereo 3.5mm (1/8" TRS) output along with two standard 1/4" headphone phone outs to share. The MC3 may be configured for either balanced or unbalanced setups.

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Product Specs

Audio circuit type Passive stereo signal path with active sub & HP
Frequency response DC ~ 20kHz (+0dB/-1dB)
Common mode rejection ratio -51dB @ 55Hz
Dynamic range 114dB
Noise floor Stereo: -108dBu; Sub: -95dBu; Headphone: -87dBu
Maximum input +14dBu
Total harmonic distortion 0.001% @ 1kHz/0dBu output
Inter-modulation distortion 0.001% @ 1kHz/0dB output
Input impedance 4.4k Ohms Ohms balanced / 2.2k Ohms unbalanced
Output impedance Varies with level adjustment
Features  
TRS input Balanced/unbalanced line-level input
DIM Variable attenuation up to -72dB
Mute Mutes all outputs
Trim Level control for DIM, Mon-A, Mon-B and Sub outputs
Sub output Full-range unbalanced output with phase reverse
General  
Power +15VDC/400mA adapter included
Construction 14 gauge steel chassis & outer shell, baked enamel finish
Size 3.3" x 5.0" x 2" (84 x 127 x 48mm)
Weight 1.32lb (600g)
Shipping Size 4.75" x 2.5" x 10.75" ( 121 x 64 x 273mm)
Shipping Weight 3lb (1.3kg)
Warranty Radial 3-year, transferable

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