Palmer MONICONXL Active Studio Monitor Controller


Key Features:
  • Latency-free analogue signal path
  • Level indicator L/R with +4, +10 and +18 dBu calibration options
  • Correlation meter for verifying mono-compatibility
  • Two headphone outputs with volume controllers and main cue selector switches
  • Three analogue inputs, one S/PDIF input
  • Three loudspeaker outputs with volume controllers for level calibration
  • Mono summed output for subwoofer or mono monitor
  • Main and cue direct outputs

An absolutely clear-sounding signal is a must in the studio if you want work to go your way. The Palmer MONICON® XL lets you do just this: it makes it possible to configure the sound yourself, to route different sources to different monitors and to regulate the monitoring level so that you can fine-tune everything to your working style. Plus, it also lets you communicate with the musicians when you want. It’s your guarantee for complete control always!

Switching between different signal sources and monitors is one of the most common tasks in any studio. Ergonomic console design and two clearly structured control levels makes the Palmer MONICON XL the perfect, intuitive nerve centre for all your requirements. Selecting audio sources and loudspeakers is convenient and at the touch of a button.

The Palmer studio monitor controller features three analog stereo inputs, one S/PDIF input and outputs for three monitor pairs, each with its own volume controller for level calibration. A further mono summed full-range output is also available for connecting either a mono monitor or a subwoofer. An exclusive highlight of the MONICON XL is its correlation meter, which displays the phase difference between a stereo signal’s left and right channels. This facilitates the quick and simple discovery of mono-compatibility errors in mixes. The controller is also customisable to your personal work style.

Its fully analogue audio circuit means that the MONICON XL demonstrates absolutely no latency or signal distortion. Additional features that are a must for any studio make the device far more than simply a monitor controller. Two headphone outputs with volume controllers and main cue selector switches, a cue master controller and an on/off talkback microphone with volume control are all also included. As are a mute button and a dim button, with volume control, that instantly reduces the monitor level by a pre-set amount.

Technical Data

Product type: 19″ Rack Panels
Channels: One unbalanced stereo CUE output , One unbalanced stereo MAIN output , Three controllable and balanced stereo outputs , Two stereo headphone outputs (PHONES)
Inputs: 3 + SPDIF
Input connectors: 3.5 mm TRS , 6.3 mm jack , RCA , SPDIF
Input type: Balanced/unbalanced (depending on TS/TRS connection)
Max. input level: 20 dBu
Input impedance: (balanced) 10.000 Ohm(s) , (unbalanced) 5.000 Ohm(s)
Outputs: 7 x stereo
Output connectors: TRS balanced (1 – 3) , TRS unbalanced (CUE, MAIN, headphones 1 & 2)
Output impedance: 600 Ohm(s)
Frequency response: 12 – 90000 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): 0.002 % (BW 20 – 20,000 Hz)
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR): 102 dB (a-weighted) @ + 4 dBu
Dynamic range (DR AES17): 115 dB
CMRR: > 55 dB
Max. attenuation: 111 dB (Attenuator + Mute) , 86 dB (Attenuator)
Controls: Attenuation , Audio DIM , input selector , mono , mute , output selector , PFL source , Talkback
Housing material: Sheet steel , wood
Cabinet surface: Powder coated
Dimensions: 254 x 85 x 215 mm
Weight; 1.52kg

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