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Stereo monitor control system with audiophile-grade components creating an unconditionally transparent design
The Dangerous Music Monitor ST is an audiophile-grade, multi-purpose monitor controller for tracking, mixing and mastering that won’t color your sound. Designed by the renowned Chris Muth, the MONITOR-ST handles all of your input sources, speaker switching, cue, talkback and headphone needs, all in a 1U package with crystal clarity. With its stepped attenuator, five input sources, three speaker outputs, programmable I/O levels, dedicated subwoofer out and more – all accessed via the elegant remote control – you won’t leave the sweet spot while handling all your studio routing effortlessly. the MONITOR-ST is so accurate, clear and flexible that you’ll see its remote atop even the world’s best consoles!
True craftsmanship is in the details. If you can’t hear the nuances of what you’re working on, then you simply can’t make informed decisions. Everything from placing a mic, to turning a knob on an EQ, to coaching a singer though a delicate passage depends on being able to hear exactly what’s going on. With the advent of “prosumer” gear, the monitoring path is typically sacrificed to meet a price-point, and even some of the world’s most revered and expensive large-format consoles have less-than-accurate center sections that obscure the sound. To solve these problems, we’ve made zero compromises in the MONITOR-ST, employing audiophile-grade components in an unconditionally transparent design. Whether you’re working in a project studio or managing the complex monitor routing in a multi-room studio, the MONITOR-ST will provide the most accurate and reliable monitoring available anywhere.
If the studio were a car, the volume knob is the steering wheel, your connection to the whole mechanism through which all important feedback is routed. Not all volume controls are created equal – some affect frequency response at different levels, some introduce noise, some rely on tone-snatching digital level controls. the MONITOR-ST’s volume control is a relay-actuated stepped analog attenuator made from top-shelf audiophile-grade components, expertly implemented into Chris Muth’s no-compromise analog signal path. From the remote’s elegantly-shaped knob, you’ll get crystal clear sonics with dead-accurate volume level recalls and better than 0.01 dB gain tracking between channels. Whether you’re blasting playback through the mains or squinting at your small monitors at whisper volumes, the MONITOR-ST will never color your sound or skew your stereo image. And because all the switching within the MONITOR-ST is handled by relays, your audio signals are delivered to your speakers unadulterated, removing all the guesswork while tracking, mixing or mastering.
As the centerpiece of your studio, the MONITOR-ST handles complex routing elegantly. There are four analog inputs, three speaker outputs, plus a stereo subwoofer output with programmable level offset and filter that can be assigned to any of the three speaker pairs (or used for a 4th pair of studio monitors). All of these ins and outs can be custom calibrated with onboard, programmable level offsets that you can recall instantly for different devices and configurations. Need to monitor a -10 dBV commercial source like a CD player with levels perfectly matched? No problem. The on-board talkback mic, slate output and the robust 20w/channel headphone amplifier – which can receive the Main Mix or the Aux In for custom artist mixes – round out all the routing needs for any studio. And the Aux Input can be layered with any of the four main inputs, offering up even more routing solutions.
Main monitors louder than your near-fields? No problem. Just switch between them and adjust the MONITOR-ST’s level offsets in Setup mode until they’re matched, and then store. Now every time you switch between speakers they are matched for apparent loudness. You can do the same with the inputs, and with the Subwoofer Output, getting all of your studio’s gear in perfect balance for seamless monitoring.
Stay in the sweet spot while managing every signal in your studio. The MONITOR-ST’s award-winning design is centered around an ergonomic, intuitive and indestructible remote control that hosts access to all of the MONITOR-ST’s features. Connected with a single shielded Cat-5 cable, this remote is equally at home on a desk or the armrest of a big console – wherever your listening sweet spot is. The illuminated switches give you instant visual feedback of all your settings, while the stepped volume knob triggers the audiophile-grade relays in the main unit. Get this remote under your hands to find out why the MONITOR-ST has won a TEC Nomination, A Future Music Ace Award and was crowned a Certified Hit by Mix Magazine.
|Input Connectors||Analog DB25, Analog XLR|
|Output Connectors||Analog DB25, Analog XLR|
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