The SMC is the industry standard for 5.1 surround monitoring. It combines analog 6-channel volume control with speaker management for 5.1 surround and stereo sources.
Source Selection & Speaker Management
Two 5.1 and two stereo input sources can be connected to the SMC. This is important because in monitoring, two productions are always compared with each other.
The DB25 input is used to connect the DAW balanced. In output routing, channels 1-6 should be selected for 5.1 mixing and 7/8 for stereo mixing.
DVDs are often played back on standard DVD or Blu-Ray players for comparison purposes. Their consumer nominal level of -10dBV, which corresponds to a level difference of 7.8dB to the 0dBu studio level, is compensated in the SMC to make loudness comparable.
The front and rear stereo pair can each be switched to mono.
Mute All is important when the DAW is sending full-scale audio garbage due to a problem. To protect the speakers and your hearing you can quickly mute here.
Each loudspeaker can also be switched on/off individually.
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All shipments are fully insured.
Bigger shipments requiring pallets or custom made crates ship to US, CA, JP, CN, AU and other outside of EU locations via DHL Air Freight, ETA is normally approx. 7-14 working days from pickup day zero.
Big shipments inside EU ship via different freight companies, recently mostly via ACE Logistics. Freight forwarders can use different courier companies for deliveries to final destinations.
Palletising and crating time can vary depending on the size of the shipment and packaging queue. We pack all our shipments with great care.
You are most welcome to pick your order up yourself from our Retrosonic Pro Audio showroom, studio and warehouse in Tallinn, Estonia.
We ship worldwide – contact us for a personal shipping quote or any other questions.
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