SM Pro Audio Nano Patch + Passive Volume Attenuator
SM Pro Audio
Studio Monitor Volume Controllers
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Super-compact, desktop-sized passive volume attenuator
The super-compact SM Pro Audio Nano Patch + desktop-sized passive volume attenuator, enters the market as one of the smallest around. Building on the success of the original M-Patch and M-Patch 2 passive attenuators, Nano Patch + is perfect for working with stereo signals from soundcards, CD players, pre-amps, and mixers. Nano Patch + facilitates precise level adjustments to analog audio source material.
Pro Audio features on the Nano Patch + include balanced combo XLR/TRS input jacks and TRS outputs, mute switch, and a good sized rotary volume encoder. Nano Patch + is simply one of the most affordable improvements you can 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 software's master volume fader. Reducing levels from your software only reduces the audio bit depth. It is better 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 reduce the amplitude of 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 SM Pro Audio attenuator's rotary control (the same pot as used in our M-Patch 2) 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 simple problem solver, use the Nano Patch + anywhere you need to trim gain; ie, reduce the volume of analog audio signals. For example, you could use a Nano Patch + to trim the output of a microphone preamp. With its high-quality potentiometer, the SM Pro Nano Patch + attenuator passes signal more accurately, and sounds better than most built-in volume controls. The possibilities are endless.
- Super compact 2-channel analog passive volume control
- Mute button
- Completely transparent operation
- No power required
- 2 x combo inputs, 2 x TRS outputs
- Metal housing