& Headphone Monitoring Controller
2Control combines speaker and headphone monitoring control with innovative
features in an attractive high-quality package. The all-analog 2Control allows
for connection and selection of two stereo input sources, two stereo speaker
sets and two headphones. A third mono speaker output can feed a subwoofer.
Speaker volume is controlled by the central, massive volume potentiometer. Each
headphone output is fed by its own amplifier stage and can be controlled
independently. Mono and DIM switches provide further necessary monitoring
But the key
function is undoubtedly the crossfeed control, a new innovation from SPL. It
simulates frequency-dependent interaural level differences from both channels
so that the super stereo effect on headphones can be adjusted to the stereo
width of a given speaker set, which essentially means that the user is able to
adjust the crossfeed with the headphones to match the stereo imaging of the
speakers in the room. This is a new and unique feature which allows audio to be
mixed on headphones.
Control addresses all DAW users in audio mixing and AV production with the need
for monitoring control and is especially effective in avoiding acoustically
problematic environments (desktop workspaces, recording mobiles etc.). The
2Control will be available from December 2008.