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RELEASE DATE: November 9, 2011
SUBJECT: Radial announces the MC3 studio monitor controller
CONTACT: Tatiana Kostiak, (778.785.0135)

Vancouver BC - Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the  MC3 studio monitor controller; a 'straight wire' passive monitor  switcher and headphone amp designed to provide smaller production  studios with a cost effective yet high performance monitor, sub and headphone management system.

Company president Peter Janis: "Smart studios make money by being  able to work in all mediums. For instance the ultimate playback can  occur on ear buds, headphones, TVs, computers, gaming, car stereos and  of course on a sophisticated home entertainment system. Effective mixing requires listening to various types of speakers and  headphones to ensure the ultimate mix will translate well and stand up.  The Radial MC3 is a cost effective device that enables today's smaller  production studios and post production suites to properly address the situation. And although there are all kinds of  monitor controllers on the market, in our view, many are either overly  complex or introduce active circuitry and artefact in between the  recording system and the playback monitors. We wanted to bring an affordable solution to the market that would enable the  recording engineer to quickly switch between monitors, listen via  headphones and be able to turn on or off a sub-woofer."

Designed for active nearfield monitors, the MC3 is equipped with two  stereo outputs and a separate send to feed a sub-woofer. Each may be  precisely set using a trim control thus allowing seamless switching  between loudspeakers. Separate on-off switches allow any or all to be selected at one time and an adjustable dim switch may  be activated to temporarily reduce the monitor level. A single control  acts as the master for quickly setting the desired listening level.  All  monitor switching and level controls are passive, thus ensuring no extra amplifiers are inserted in between the source  recording system and playback monitors.  Unlike active switchers that  color the tone, the MC3 is completely passive. In other words, it  employs ‘straight wires’ between the input and output with only gold sealed relays and a variable resistor in between. This  ensures the signal coming from the recorder to the monitors is not  altered in any way.

The MC3 is equipped with a high output headphone amp that is capable of  driving two sets of headphones at the same time. A separate ear-bud  output makes for easy connection to iPod type environments. All outputs  may be summed mono for quick phase check and AM radio listening simulation.

As the MC3 will likely find its way into live production, it is  manufactured following Radial's legendary ultra heavy duty construction.  This includes a 14 gauge steel enclosure with a unique protective zone  to keep switches and controls out of harms way. All steel cased switches and steel potentiometers provide maximum lifespan  while the 100\% discrete circuit topology is supported with a dual sided  mil-spec circuit board and full ground plane to further reduce noise.
For more information please send an email to info@radialeng.com
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