SM Pro Audio has added the Phase Box to their line of 500 Series professional audio products. They tell us that the Phase Box provides continuously variable control over the phase of an audio source signal, allowing users to precisely compensate for phase anomalies and/or to correct phase misalignment between two audio streams. Phase can be adjusted across 360°, making light work of even the toughest phase correction jobs.
The Phase Box designer and SM Pro Audio co-owner, Danny Olesh, told us, "Phase problems can arise in all recording environments from M/S microphone recording to the combining of direct and miked signals. The Phase Box not only allows you to correct these issues, but to dial in the phase relationship of two signals for the fattest, sweetest sound possible."
The Phase Box can be placed in-line directly after a microphone/instrument preamp or fed via the insert bus of a mixer or DAW. The source audio's phase can be adjusted up to 360° using the front-panel rotary encoder in combination with the phase reverse switch. True bypass, low-cut filter, output level adjustment, and VU metering are also provided. SM Pro Audio believe that these simple, effective controls give you everything you need to tame frequency peaks and dips when working with two signals, and make compensating for subwoofer room placement a breeze.
The Phase Box design features low noise/wide dynamic range LME49720 op-amps, and is built to the same exacting specifications as the rest of the SM Pro Audio 500 Series modules.
Pricing and Availability:
The Phase Box is slated for release in June 2013, with a projected street price of $299.99.
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