Product Information

Volume 8

8-channel Volume Controller

MANUAL

The Volume 8 is a fully analog, 8-channel, active stereo volume controller and a puristic surround preamplifier.

  

  • High end volume potentiometer and illuminated mute switch; the potentiometer controls signals directly (without VCA or DAC circuitry)
  • The mute switch allows for very fast reaction times in cases where loud speakers or ears should be protected (for example, with computer crashes)
  • In contrast to digital volume controls which reduce the bit resolution at lower listening levels thus there is no degradation in sound with an analog volume control 
  • In contrast to passive volume controls which alter the phase and frequency response there is no alteration in sound with an active volume control 
  • Users of analog summing without monitoring facilities can cost effectively improve their systems
  • High quality balancing stages with extremely good common mode rejection minimize interferences and disturbances in the signal paths
  • Balanced DB25 input and output connectors (Tascam-Standard)
  • A high quality power supply with toroidal transformer
  • Massive, 45 mm diameter aluminum knobs ensure consistent, refined handling
  • The elegant, compact housing allows for flexible desktop positioning near or under a computer monitor.
  • Made in Germany

As a cost-effective alternative to our full-featured Stereo and Surround Monitoring Controllers MTC and SMC,  the Volume 8 focuses on high quality active volume control. Users who do not need additional monitoring functionality provided by the SMC will find the Volume 8 an cost-effective solution without compromises. The Volume 8‘s design is based on active circuitries to avoid nonlinear frequency response introduced by impedance changes with passive designs when changing levels.

The Volume 8 serves as a system-independent analog volume regulator in all areas of audio processing and playback, including 

  • Stereo- and Surround Music production
  • Multichannel movie and video post production
  • Multichannel video computer games production
  • Multichannel Hi-fidelity applications

Inputs & Outputs

  • Instrumentation amplifier, electronically balanced (differential), transformerless
  • Nominal input level: +4dBu
  • Input impedance: =22kOhm
  • Output impedance: ‹600Ohm
  • Max. input level: ›+20dBu
  • Volume control range: -80dB bis -4dB


Measurements

  • Frequency range: 10Hz-100kHz (100kHz = -3dB)
  • CMRR: ›60dBu@1kHz
  • THD & N (at +15dBu input level): ›-100dBu
  • S/N (A-weighted): -102dBu
  • Crosstalk L/R (at 1kHz): ›-80dBu
  • Dynamic range: 120dB

 
Power supply

  • Toroidal transformer: 15VA
  • Fuses: 250mA (230V), 500mA (115V)
  • Voltage selector: 230V/50Hz; 115V/60Hz
  • Power consumption: 15W

 
Dimensions & Weight

  • (W x H x D): 215 x 80 x 220mm
  • Depth incl. Potentiometer, Sockets: 245mm/9.8 inches
  • Weight: 1.6kg
Current Stock:
Weight: 1.60 KGS
Width: 21.50
Height: 8.00
Depth: 22.00
SKU: SPL-VOLUME8

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