Nano Patch- Passive Volume Control
The Nano Patch is a super compact desktop sized passive volume attenuator. Australian manufacturers SM Pro Audio say that, building on the success of the original M-Patch and M-Patch 2 passive attenuators, the new Nano Patch enters the market as one of the smallest passive problem solvers on the market.
Hereâ€™s what SM Pro Audio have to say in their own words:
A great way to passively attenuate stereo signals from soundcards, CD players, pre-amps, and mixers, the Nano Patch is designed to allow precise level adjustments to analog audio source material. Featuring balanced combo XLR/TRS input jacks and TRS outputs, mute switch, and a good sized rotary volume encoder, the Nano Patch is simply one of the most affordable improvements you could ever make to your studio.
The Nano Patch really comes into its own when connected between your computer audio interface/soundcard master outputs and a pair of active (powered) monitor speakers. One of the benefits of passive volume attenuation is that you no longer have to control volumes with your softwareâ€™s master volume fader. Reducing levels from your software only reduces the audio bit depth. It is much more appropriate to keep your software masters at unity and attenuate the audio to your active monitors with a passive controller like the Nano Patch. This way you can maintain maximum audio resolution and attenuate your monitoring volume with the confidence that the sonic integrity of your audio is not compromised.
No active circuitry, buffers, transistors, batteries, or power supply of any kind can interfere with the main passive output of the Nano Patch. It simply delivers attenuated signal. Pure, simple transparent.
The Nano Patch's rotary control allows precise level adjustments within 1dB from 0 to -40dB. In addition, the Nano Patch features completely balanced operation with its combo XLR/TRS input jacks, and TRS outputs.
A problem solver, you use the Nano Patch anywhere you need to trim gain; ie, reduce the volume of analog audio signals. For example, you could use one to trim the output of a microphone pre-amplifier. With its high-quality potentiometer, the Nano Patch passes signal more accurately, and sounds better than most built-in volume controls. The possibilities are endless. Pricing and Availability:
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