SM Pro Audio release the iNano passive volume attenuator 18/01/08
SM Pro Audio are showing their iNano passive volume control, a super-compact desktop passive volume attenuator. Building on the success of the original SM Pro Audio Nano Patch as seen at last year's Winter NAMM show, the iNano has been designed for use with a variety of consumer based systems. It enters the market as one of the smallest passive problem solvers available.
Hereâ€™s the details straight from SM Pro Audioâ€™s mouthâ€¦ â€™A great way to passively attenuate stereo signals from computers, soundcards, CD players, pre-amps, and mixers, the iNano allows precise level adjustment to analog audio source material. Featuring balanced combo XLR/TRS and 3.5mm input jacks and TRS and 3.5mm outputs, mute switch, and a good sized rotary volume encoder, the iNano is simply one of the most affordable improvements you could ever make to your desktop studio.
The iNano passive series does not have any active elements, thereby allowing audio signals to be attenuated and mixed together transparently and without coloration.
The iNano 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 iNano. 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 iNano. It simply delivers attenuated signal. Pure, simple, transparent.â€™ Pricing and Availability:
The iNano is set for release at a list price of USD $69.00