Product DescriptionDesigned for active nearfield monitors, the Radial Engineering MC3 is equipped with two stereo outputs and a separate send to feed a sub-woofer. Each may be precisely set using a trim control thus allowing seamless switching between loudspeakers. Separate on-off switches allow any or all to be selected at one time and an adjustable dim switch may be activated to temporarily reduce the monitor level. A single control acts as the master for quickly setting the desired listening level. All monitor switching and level controls are passive, thus ensuring no extra amplifiers are inserted in between the source recording system and playback monitors. Unlike active switchers that color the tone, the MC3 is completely passive. In other words, it employs ‘straight wires’ between the input and output with only gold sealed relays and a variable resistor in between. This ensures the signal coming from the recorder to the monitors is not altered in any way.
The Radial MC3 is equipped with a high output headphone amp that is capable of driving two sets of headphones at the same time. A separate ear-bud output makes for easy connection to iPod type environments. All outputs may be summed mono for quick phase check and AM radio listening simulation.
The MC3 is manufactured with heavy duty construction — a 14 gauge steel enclosure with a unique protective zone to keep switches and controls out of harms way. All steel cased switches and steel potentiometers provide maximum lifespan while the 100% discrete circuit topology is supported with a dual sided mil-spec circuit board and full ground plane to further reduce noise.