SM Pro Audio Product Manager, Danny Olesh, told us, "We strived to figure out how we were going to develop a simple and affordable solution for the personal monitoring market. It just made sense that users would like simple monitoring preferences like tone, level, and reverb.â€�
Hereâ€™s what the company have to say in their own wordsâ€¦
â€˜Whether you are using floor wedges, an in-ear system, or a pair of headphones to monitor your audio, the new Stage-Buddy from SM Pro Audio represents the next generation in personal monitoring control. Featuring onboard EQ, signal limiting, and a quality reverb, the Stage-Buddy provides a much-needed personal monitoring solution suitable for monitoring voice, guitar, or any line level or microphone signal.
The Stage-Buddy kit system is an expandable monitoring solution comprised of one Master unit and four (4) Remote Stage-Buddy units. Remote units can be connected either directly to the Master unit or daisy chained (up to 8 units) to each other in succession using readily available standard CAT5 network cable. Audio transmission and power is supplied to each remote unit directly from the Master unit making an extremely simple and elegant solution for distributing personal monitoring to end-users.
The Master unit is a 1RU 19â€� rack-mountable hardware chassis that houses both the main audio connections for the system in addition to 4 x CAT 5 distribution outlets for connection to the Remote units. Power/signal LEDâ€™s on the front panel provide display current audio activity whilst a handy split output pair is also provided to allow simple expandability of the system and offer further possibilities to audio engineers.
With a host of features packed into a compact monitoring unit, the Remote offers quality personal microphone pre amplification, EQ, Reverb, limiting, and a powerful pristine headphone amplifier. What could be easier than simply turning up the MORE ME knob when wanting to listen to a little more of your own voice or instrument through a pair of headphones or monitoring amplifier? Dial in some reverb, dial in MORE ME, and your done.
With the Stage-Buddy there is no longer a need for complex monitor mixing, multi channel inputs, or complex monitoring configurations. Simply sending a stereo master mix feed from the front of house mix to the Stage-Buddy Master unit allows Remote users the ability to dial up their monitoring preferences without fuss.
All housed in an external chassis, the Stage-Buddy is shielded from any stray electrical interference. Robust connectors are provided for all inputs and outputs.'
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