Speaker & Headphone Monitoring Controller
The 2Control with its unique Crossfeed control allows to judge a stereo panorama on headphones just like with loudspeakers. The unit's concept is consequently based upon duality: Two channels, two sources, two loudspeaker sets, two headphones - 2Control.
The 2Control combines loudspeaker and headphone monitoring in a compact, user-friendly and high quality control device. Control near-field monitors, full-range speakers and headphone monitoring for two listeners from one central unit!
A majority of D/A converters and sound cards provide nothing in the way of analog level monitoring control, and this means the necessity of varying signal levels at the converter outputs. The result is a lowered bit rate in the monitoring signal, which can lead to commensurate loss of audio quality.
Friends, colleagues, customers: in the end there’s always someone else who wants to listen in, too. With the 2Control you also have the second headphone under control – and can rely on first-class quality.
With it's innovative crossfeed control, the 2Control allows to adjust the stereo width on headphones. Now headphone monitoring can be compared to speaker monitoring, making it possible to also mix on headphones.
Some exemplary benefits of the crossfeed control: at home, nocturnal engineers now have an alternative to full range monitors for judging stereo imaging in their mixes. Furthermore, the headphone monitoring is not restricted for analytical listening only, but can serve as full stereo monitoring alternative. And the compact housing makes it easy to transport the 2Control to have familiar monitoring conditions at foreign places.
We use custom made balancing stages to drive long distances reliably and for first class common mode rejection values. Note that only balanced connections exclude hum and interferences. We recommend to establish balanced connections wherever possible – especially connections over long distances (e. g. to speakers).
You can establish unbalanced connections easily and without adaptors – for example from CD-Players with RCA outputs or to (HiFi) power amplifiers with RCA inputs. It is important to pay attention to the correct polarity of the three XLR wires.
Connections to RCA and TS Jack inputs or outputs are always unbalanced. Connections to TRS inputs or outputs may be balanced or unbalanced. In any case we recommend to use readily configured cables from XLR to the respective RCA or TS/TRS connector to dispense with adaptors. Ask your dealer for configured cables. With the XLR pin configuration diagram in our manuals any audio expert can ensure to select or configure appropriate cables.
In addition to two stereo speaker sets you can also connect a mono speaker or a subwoofer. Tip for working with headphones: Listen with subwoofer to enjoy the physical impact of the low end.