Stereo- and 5.1-Surround Monitor Controller
The Surround Monitor Controller SMC is the industry standard for surround monitoring.
The SMC combines analog volume control with speaker management and source selection for 5.1 surround and stereo monitoring.
Designed to provide only the necessary functions with excellent audio quality, the SMC offers a uniquely cost-effective speaker and source management solution for 5.1 surround and stereo productions.
- 2x 5.1 Inputs (DB25)
- 2x Stereo Inputs
- Mono L/R
- Mono LS/RS
- Dim -20dB
- Individual 5.1 and Stereo loudspeaker switches
- Mute All switchr
The advantages of the SMC become especially apparent in combination with DAW based audio and video production systems.
When changing the volume in the DAW the converters will be operating at a lower bit rate. 6dB reduction of the monitoring level is equivalent to 1 Bit less resolution. We are monitoring on an average of -24dB to -36dB below 0dBfs which means that the bit resolution is diminished by 4-6 Bits.
With the SMC this does not affect you. The SMC uses a high quality 6-gang potentiometer from Alps to control the Volume.
SPL makes 5.1 tracking very easy as butter with the SMC 2489. Designed to give maximum sound-quality and crucial characteristics