Studio Monitor Controller LittleMc2x2
If you are looking for a simple and elegant desktop studio monitor controller with multiple functions – LittleMc is the solution for you.
LittleMc2x2 Studio Monitor Controller allows you to select between multiple inputs and outputs, making it easy to compare your DAW mix to a reference mix from your CD, DVD or MP3 player, or to audition your mix on your studio reference monitors or your hi-fi speakers with a switch changeover with additional Phase and Mono Compatibility test feature.
Price: 290€ + shipping (only for order)
Custom built from quality parts in an elegant (Dark Bronze Mica/Wooden Dark Mahogany Oak) and massive desktop box, with common and really nice (Phase Invert/Stereo/Mono) monitoring functions. LittleMc will not change your sound due to solid state discrete fully balanced circuit, no relation between L and R sides on normal operation mode.
A Big Volume knob by HighEnd 21 step Precision Potentiometer gives a pleasant operational feeling.
Multiple Balanced Connections – 1” TRS and DB25 Tascam Analog
Balanced 1/4” TRS (primary)sockets on the back panel provide easy connections to your sources and studio monitoring system.
Balanced DB25 D-SUB Tascam Standard Analog (secondary) socket on the back panel provide easy, simple and elegant connection to your sources and studio monitoring system by a single DB25 snake, eliminating and replacing the multitude of 8x TRS cables. No active parts at all and no power supply.
- Solid state discrete circuit
- Fully Balanced from input to output
- 2 x Stereo L/R balanced input by 1” TRS connections (primary ‘master’) A or B
- 2 x Stereo L/R balanced out by 1” TRS connections (primary ‘master’) A or B
- 2 x Stereo L/R input by DB25 Tascam (secondary) IN A :1L/2R and IN B: 3L /4R
- 2 x Stereo L/R out by DB25 Tascam (secondary) OUTA: 5L/6R and OUTB: 7L/8R
- Total insertion loss -6dB relative to 0dB
- A/B input source select by switch
- A/B output routing select by switch
- Phase invert on Right CH by switch
- Stereo/Mono switch
- Headphone out designed for Headphone amp signal delivery purposes 1/4″ TRS – Tip (Left) Ring (Right) Sleeve (Ground)
- Phone OUT: Signal strength depend of input signal source power and / or headphone consumption
- Phone OUT: Signal strength depend of source power +calculate the -6dB insertion loss of passive attenuator!
- Please note! – recommended to use headphone amp due to passive circuit and attenuator -6dB insertion loss!
- Mute/Unmute switch
- Ground Lift option by rear side switch
- Balanced 1/4” TRS and DB25 Tascam balanced connections to sources and monitoring system
- Stereo/Mono switch
- Mute/Unmute switch
- All Passive, no power supply needed
- Compact and massive desktop enclosure
- 21 step precision stereo Potentiometer
- Enclosure colour: Dark Bronze Mica
- Wooden Dark Mahogany Oak
- Silicone anti slip foot
- Technical Specifications
- Input impedance: 0-10K (Depends on your input impedance)
- Output impedance: 0-10K (Depends on your monitor impedance)
- Dimension: Wx21cm; Dx17.5cm; Hx9.5cm;
- Weight: 1.4Kg
Functions – Features
Select A or B Input Source
Allow you to select between multiple inputs and outputs, making it easy to compare your DAW mix to a reference mix from your CD player, or to audition your mix on your studio reference monitors or your hi-fi speakers with a switch changeover .
Phase Invers R side of stereo signal
Phase inversion is a subtle, yet versatile music production tool capable of many distinguished feats. First, what is phase inversion? Inverting a wave’s phase means swapping the location of its peaks and troughs. This creates cancellation when peaks of one wave coincide with the troughs of the other wave.
Stereo to mono- Mono Compatibility test
The word ‘Mono’ is panned absolutely center. This means both Left and Right speakers reproduce the same word ‘Mono’ at the same volume. This also sounds ‘mono’ and so panned to the middle.
Checking your mix for Mono compatibility as you go is a good preventative measure. Sometimes just because a mix sounds good in stereo doesn’t mean it will sound good when the left and right channels are combined into a mono signal. In some cases, you may hear what is known as comb-filtering, which will color the sound of your mix and cause peaks and dips in its frequency response. In some cases, instruments may lose their integrity or even seem to completely disappear from the mix!
Phase Invers R + Mono mode
Reversing the phase of the right channel and mono-ing it with the left and sending the result to both speakers is particularly useful for assessing the width content of your mix and distortion characteristic by effectively replacing the ‘centre image’ with the out-of-phase information.
This provides an excellent way to check mono compatibility and to also learn spatial tricks from your favourite reference material.
Headphone output for Headphone amp purposes
Master signal sent to 1/4″ Stereo Headset Jack or to A or B outputs.
Headphone output designed for headphone amp purposes!
Please note! – recommended to use headphone amp due to passive circuit!
Signal strength depend of source power +calculate the -6dB insertion loss of passive attenuator!
Mute or Unmute the master signal
Select A or B Output
Allow you to select between multiple outputs, or to audition your mix on your studio reference monitors or your hi-fi speakers with a switch changeover.
Professional audio equipment intended for use with balanced lines may have a ground lift switch for the cable shield. The ground lift switch eliminates unwanted hum and buzz by interrupting the ground loops between equipment, preventing current flow along the cable shield between two devices. The switch disconnects pin 1 on the XLR jack, Sleeve/Ground on TRS balanced jack.
Primary 1” TRS / Secondary DB25 connections
TRS BALANCED INPUT BY AUTO ON/OFF OPTION
CONNECTED=DB25 IN DISABLED
UNCONNECTED=DB25 IN ENABLED
- TOTAL INSERTION LOSS -6dB
- FULLY BALANCED FROM INPUT TO OUTPUT!
- NO STEREO CROSSTALK
- NO RELATION BETWEEN L/R SIDES
- NOT AFFECT THE STEREO IMAGE
Click – Pop sound – By default inaudible.
However due the physics of the solid state switches and resistor based attenuator – may occur a minimal, negligible click sound, that’s normal when the solid state components make contact between different resistance and impedance values.
The audible click sound may occur if the speakers are high gained, and at the same time the input signal is too low.
Solution: Send DAW signal hotter to controller inputs, then gain / volume down speaker gain.