Radial Engineering has introduced the LX-2 Passive Line Level Splitter — a device that allows the simultaneous sending of a single line level audio source to two different destinations without noise.
Radial said input of the LX-2 features an XLR/TRS combo jack, which allows users to connect balanced or unbalanced line level signals to be split to two different destinations. The splitter has the ability to attenuate the input signal and tame hot outputs from a mixing console or mic preamp.
A premium Jensen transformer inside the splitter provides excellent frequency response and phase coherency to ensure that the highest audio quality is maintained, while isolating the two outputs from each other to eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops.
Ground lift switches on each of the two XLR outputs help to reduce ground loop noise. For situations where a level adjustment is required, the trim control on the LX-2 allows users to attenuate overly hot signals. This allows mic preamps to be driven hard to achieve coloration, while trimming the level at the LX-2 to avoid clipping the inputs at the recording interface.
This trim control is activated by a recessed “Set and Forget” switch for live use. In situations where attenuation is not needed, users can disengage this switch to prevent accidental and unwanted level adjustments.
The LX-2 is built in 14-gauge steel case, while a book-end design protects the connections and switches. Rigid I-beam construction prevents torque from being applied to the circuit board, eliminating the possibility of damaging solder joints. The LX-2 has a compact footprint, with the added benefit of allowing up to eight units to be rack-mounted using the Radial J-Rak.
The Radial LX-2 is priced at $219.99
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