After the simple Monicon (and the similar Monicon W except for the colour) now we have the Monicon L, which is larger in size with more functions, but of the same quality. Most of we instrumentalists usually concentrate on those elements which help us produce certain sounds (instruments, amplifiers, effects, etc…) but if we have
Compact, functional, very robust and does the job ‒ we’ve tested the small and practical Palmer Monicon monitor controller … Regulating the volume on monitors or loudspeakers in a studio – whether via computer, mixer or audio interface – is no easy task and not really practical. In such situations, it is more practical, convenient
Neutral sound for under 100 euros? In the Palmer Monicon test report, find out just how neutral this passive monitor controller sounds, why it feels so good and which studios and musicians will find it appealing. Complete details here. What is it? The Palmer Monicon is a passive monitor controller and requires no power source.
The Palmer PAN 08 stands out in our test series of DI boxes, since it is an active four-channel model in 19″ format. With a passage gain of 0 dB or if necessary by +6/12/18 dB, the PAN 08 can also be used as a secondary amplifier or for the galvanic separation of long cables.
PAN 01 pro is, as the name implies, a slightly improved version of the proven PAN 01, that we already tested in our 3/2013 issue. The passive DI-box is equipped with a higher quality and shielded transformer, resulting in reduced distortion especially at low frequencies. Compared to the standard version, the housing is of even
It is possible to enjoy the comfort of a monitor controller without having to raid the piggy bank: the Palmer Monicon is living proof. A common problem with studio monitors is the lack of volume controller on the front. And even if it is present, it is often impossible to regulate the sound of two
The wonderful people at Adam Hall knew that they had come up with a real gem… They were so convinced of that fact that they let me use this extraordinary piece of engineering for a test. An absolutely straight axis of rotation, no clearance, made of metal and a remarkable weight. I feel almost humbled
Setting the listening volume is far from a spectacular process, isn’t it? So, why not outsource this process in the software ? Quite simply: The experience shows that you can work much faster and more conveniently if you have direct access to a (preferably generously dimensioned) hardware volume controller. A monitor controller has become relatively
Analog monitor controllers are becoming increasingly popular. It’s no wonder, because with such a device, not only can you always have direct access to the volume of your monitor, but you can also use the full resolution of its audio interface. However, inexpensive devices sometimes distort the sound quite strongly, some even add noise as
These three passive direct boxes all share a similar appearance: robust rectangular casing made out of blue die-cast aluminium, with a classic design. The manufacturing quality of the three units is excellent. No surprises here. Of the three, the PLI-04 (PRO MEDIA model) is geared most towards multimedia. It has three types of input connectors