SPL MTC Mk2 Stereo Monitor Controller
The next generation Monitor & Talkback Controller – studio standard redefined.
This classic has been updated with new features adapting it to the demands of modern music production environments.
Advanced source and speaker selection, multiple monitoring modes, an integrated premium talkback system, headphone amplifiers with Phonitor Matrix, an additional input for a dedicated artist mix, and an internal audio operating voltage of +/-18 volts make the MTC Mk2 once again the professional studio standard among monitor controllers.
Monitoring in highest sound quality:
Create perfect mixes – for you and your artist – on speakers and thanks to the Phonitor Matrix, also on headphones.
The 45 mm big, massive, milled from aluminum knob for the analog volume control, offers the perfect control range to adjust the monitoring volume intuitively and precisely.
Speakers & Subwoofer:
The MTC Mk2 provides three pairs of outputs for stereo speakers and a mono output for a subwoofer.
MTC Mk2 allows three different monitoring modes.
As a standard, the mix can be monitored in “stereo”. Mono compatibility can be checked in “mono”.
The phase of the signal can be reversed via the phase inversion switch Ø.
A special feature is the third mode – the channel swap function: LR SWAP
Dim and Mute:
Besides the DIM switch for a quick attenuation of the monitoring volume by 10 dB, the MTC Mk2 also offers the option of completely switching off all speaker outputs with the SP MUTE switch. This is useful, for example, when monitoring via a pair of speakers with a subwoofer. So only one switch has to be pressed to turn off this combination.
In addition to the SP MUTE, there is also an HP MUTE. This deactivates the headphone outputs of the MTC Mk2. (This does not apply to headphone output HP 2 when CUE MIX is activated).
The headphone output stage:
The output stage of the headphone amplifiers is designed as a push-pull amplifier in Class AB mode. The bipolar transistors share the amplification of the positive and negative half-waves, which produces a higher gain and a higher output voltage than in Class A operation, where only one transistor amplifies both half-waves.
A revolution in the headphone amplifier: Phonitor Matrix
The Phonitor Matrix enables mixing and mastering engineers to create perfect mixes on headphones, which will translate perfectly to all types of stereo speaker systems.
On the input side, four analog stereo inputs are provided. The inputs can be switched on or off via switches IN A to IN D.
Cue Mix – the artist‘s mix:
Input C can also be used as a cue mix input. Ideally, the signal that should be sent to a musician/artist as a monitor mix during the recording session should be fed in here.
The talkback system of the MTC Mk2 features a high-quality condenser microphone capsule, which is also used in measurement microphones. Therefore the user is rewarded with excellent speech intelligibility.
An external metering system such as a stereo VU meter can be connected to the METER OUT. The output signal at the METER OUT matches the output signal at the SPEAKER OUT outputs. The level of the METER OUT is not affected by the volume control.
The new MTC Mk2 now operates with an internal operating voltage of +/-18 volts for the analog audio sections.
The MTC Mk2 can now handle levels up to +22.5 dB and offers about 1.5 dB more headroom than conventional pro audio devices with an internal operating voltage of +/-15 volts.
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