SPL Volume 8 black

Studio / Monitor Controller

  • Black housing
  • High-End Multi-channel Volume Controller
  • Solid aluminium button with 45 mm diameter
  • High-end eight-level volume potentiometer with extremely high channel balance across all levels
  • Illuminated Mute switch by ALPS (switches relay for all channels)
  • Inputs and outputs via DB-25 jacks (for cable lashing on XLR / jack)
  • High quality power supply included
  • Measurements (WxH): 215 x 80 mm

Further Information

Number Of Monitoring Outputs (Stereo) 4
Headphone connection 0
Talkback Function No
Built-in AD / DA converter No
Incl. Remot control No
Level Meter No
Number of 2 track inputs 4
Summing Function No
Surround No
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perfect deal for what it does
Matthijs Vos, 16.05.2013
I have a 5.1 music composition studio and I needed at the end to volume-control the 6 channels simultaneously. First I started of with Blue Sky BMC MKIII, but it turned out it was not possible to attenuate the volume until zero, which is very very annoying.
So I choose to replace the BMC with Volume 8 by SPL. Well.... I have to say this is a perfect product. Price is reasonably alright. Build quality outstanding. Quality of the analogue signal processing too. Operation is the most simple.
Highly recommended.....!
www.matthijsvos.org
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As expected
Zeya, 25.08.2015
I purchased SPL Volume 8 to establish a multichannel monitor speaker system. It receives audio signal from my desktop computer sound card and then feeds the signal to my monitors. Well, this sounds simple enough but without Volume 8 I suffered from severe noise and the lack of matching volume control.

To be honest, I am surprised that Volume 8 can reduce the noise by so much which my other amplifiers were not able to handle and even worsened.

I like the fact that this product does not have a power indicator light or anything else when in normal operating conditions, only a red mute light would come on when you depressed the mute button. However, you would forget about it and leave it on all day without noticing quite easily.

DB25 snake cables are expensive and it's hard to find a exact fit for your system but you can always make your own with a fraction of the price and yet higher quality.
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Empfehlenswert für Surround Monitor Setups
27.12.2016
Ich habe den SPL Volume 8 gekauft, weil sich an meinem Audio Interface die Abhörlautstärke nicht präzise genug einstellen lies. Minimales Verstellen ergab dort schon eine deutliche Änerung der Lautstärke, ausserdem fehlte einen Skale zur Orientierung und zum Einstellen einer Referenzabhörlautstärke.

Ganz anderes beim Volume 8. Die Skala ist gut ablesbar, und die Einstellung feinfühlig.
Auch klanglich gibt es eine deutliche Verbesserung gegenüber dem digital arbeitenden Volume Controller des Audio Interfaces.
Die Verarbeitung ist hochwertig, wie ich es auch von SPL erwartet habe. Das Gerät steht bedingt durch das Eigengewicht sicher auf dem Tisch und verrutscht nicht, trotz der beiden schweren Kabelpeitschen. Beim Kauf müssen diese mit einkalkuliert werden, je einmal für Ein- und Ausgänge, die platzsparend mit DB25 Steckern angeschlossen werden.

Positiv auch, dass kein Steckernetzteil benötigt wird, auf der Rückseite gibt es direkt einen Netzsteckeranschluss und einen Ein-/Ausschalter.
Eine Stromversorgung wird benötigt, da der Volume 8 mit aktiven Schaltkreisen arbeitet, im Manual und auf der Seite von SPL ist das plausibel erläutert.

Was ich vermisse, ist eine Betriebsanzeige, eine beleuchtete Skala würde sich dafür gut eignen.
Einzig der Mute Schalter leuchtet, wenn er aktiv ist, im Betreib ist der ja normalerweise aus.
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Muy buen controlador de monitores
Crater RF, 22.05.2017
En el momento de completar un sitema 5.1 para mi estudio, estaba muy convencido de comprar el SPL SMC 2489, por sus prestaciones, los mutes y el atenuador, completísimo.

Finalmente me decanté por este otro modelo, mucho más senzillo y , en consecuencia, más económico.

Las desventajas con su competidor, evidentes; los controles de mutes y el atenuador, y la posiblidad de conmutar entre un sistema surround y otro estéreo diferente.

Las ventajas; un precio mucho más asequible y la posibilidad de completar un equipo 7.1 con el mismo controlador.

En cuanto al sonido, no hay duda que és un producto SPL de alta gama con unas prestaciones solo comparable a otros modelos de la misma marca.

Un consejo, apáguenlo siempre con el mute apretado (led encendido), así nunca habrá duda sobre si está en funcionamiento.
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