Radial Engineering has announced the SAT-2, a passive stereo audio device that provides attenuation and control over signal levels either at the output of a pair of high-gain mic preamps or as a compact desktop monitor controller before studio speakers.
Radial said exceptional build quality and high-grade components ensure noiseless operation, without any degradation or coloration of the source material. When using the SAT-2 as a monitor controller, connect it in between the playback device or recording interface and a pair of powered speakers. The SAT-2 can also be used with a simple PA rig to control overall output levels.
Both XLR and ¼-inch TRS options are provided for the inputs of the SAT-2, eliminating the need for adapter cables. XLR outputs can be connected to a pair of powered speakers, while the trim knob provides an easy-access master volume control.
Mute and mono switches allow users to silence the outputs or sum left and right together to check mixes for mono phase compatibility. A dim switch with adjustable level control allows users to temporarily lower the output volume without losing the setting on the main trim control.
The SAT-2 can also be used to attenuate signals before sending them to an audio interface, so engineers can drive mic preamps hard for coloration without clipping the inputs of the recording device. This allows preamps to be turned up to their sweet spot without having to engage the input pad or risk overloading when recording. A high quality four-pole rotary knob ensures consistent L-R tracking over the entire range of the trim pot, fully maintaining the left-right balance of stereo sources.
The SAT-2 is housed in a 14-gauge solid steel enclosure, with a book-end design that protects the connectors and switches from damage, and I-beam construction that prevents stress on the circuit board that can cause solder joints to fail.
Price is $99.99.
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