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Updated MTC monitor controller adds features to adapt to the demands of  modern music production


Montreal, CanadaApril 25, 2022SPL of Germany has announced the MTC Mk2, the successor of the MTC monitor controller. The new product is set to ship in North America by Q4, 2022, and is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada, the SPL MTC MK2 retails for $1,299. USD.

With the new MTC Mk2, SPL introduces the successor of the MTC monitor controller. The classic SPL MTC has been updated with new features adapting it to the demands of modern music production environments. Advanced source and speaker selection, multiple monitoring modes, an integrated premium talkback system, headphone amplifiers with Phonitor Matrix, an additional input for a dedicated artist mix, and an internal audio operating voltage of +/-18 volts all make the MTC Mk2 the next-generation monitor and talkback controller.

“The MTC Mk2 offers a lot more than just the standard feature-set of a monitor controller. Besides a premium talkback system, one of its game-changing new features is the SPL Phonitor Matrix, which enables the engineer to also create perfect mixes on headphones,” stated Hermann Gier, Managing Partner of SPL of Germany.

SPL “MTC MK2” Back

SPL’s Phonitor Matrix helps engineers can mix on headphones. While music is normally produced and mixed for playback on stereo speakers, listening on headphones is different from listening on loudspeakers. The biggest difference is the lack of crossing signals of the sound signal from the left speaker to the right ear, and from the right speaker to the left ear. These crossing signals are missing in conventional listening using headphones because no signals are crossing from one side of the headphones to the other. This results in an unnaturally wide stereo stage and sound sources are not played back at their correct position in the stereo field. The SPL Phonitor Matrix can correct this false stereo image with its analog circuitry.

SPL “MTC MK2” – Monitor and Talkback Controller

• 4 stereo inputs (3 balanced, and 1 RCA)

• 3 pairs of outputs for stereo speakers

• 1 mono output for subwoofer

• 2 audiophile headphone amplifiers with individual volume control

• Phonitor Matrix headphone controls

• Integrated premium talkback system

• Cue mix input for artist monitor mix

• Monitoring modes: phase inversion, mono, M/S, and LR Swap

• Meter Out

• Operating voltage +/-18 volts: offers more headroom

• Internal Linear Power Supply with Toroidal Transformer

The new SPL MTC MK2 is set to ship in North America by Q4, 2022, and is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada, the retail price is $1,299. USD.

Find out more about the SPL MTC MK2 and its Phonitor Matrix: https://spl.audio/en/spl-produkt/mtc-mk2/

Visit North American distributor Focal Naim America: https://www.focalnaimamerica.com


About SPL (Sound Performance Lab), Germany

SPL has been developing and manufacturing analog and digital audio gear for the music, film, multimedia, and broadcasting industries for more than 35 years. SPL products are respected worldwide for their innovative approach and user-friendliness, but most of all for their outstanding performance. Among SPL’s most celebrated developments are the patented Vitalizer® sound-optimization processing, the first-ever level-independent dynamic processor known as the Transient Designer, the 5.1 microphone system Atmos, as well as compact monitor controllers and channel strips. The development of the SUPRA op-amps by SPL allowed analog signal processing to outperform the best digital processing in terms of quality. These op-amps, which make use of the unsurpassed 120V technology, were first used on the MMC mastering console. Ever since, the 120V technology has become a quality trademark of SPL products, laying the foundation for all SPL Mastering devices as well as various devices of the SPL Studio line, like the 120V microphone preamplifier Crescendo. Within the SPL Hi-Fi series “Professional Fidelity” this technology gained popularity under the name of VOLTAiR. SPL stormed the USB and MADI audio interface market with the introduction of the Crimson, Madicon, and Madison interfaces. SPL’s collaboration with German company Brainworx resulted in the Analog Code® plug-Ins, which translate to the digital realm the same quality expected from all SPL products. This relationship has led SPL to become a member of the Plugin Alliance.

Sound Performance – Made in Germany, Visit: https://spl.audio/en/

About Focal Naim America

Born from the merger of Focal, world leader in acoustic sound made in France, and Naim Audio, world leader in British-made hi-fi electronics, VerVent Audio Group’s brand subsidiaries signal a new investment phase and direction for VerVent in the US and Canada. By creating its own distribution entity, the group is striving to turn the North American territory into the market leader for Focal and Naim. Focal Naim America also distributes SPL, IsoAcoustics, Vicoustic, Thorens (US only), Musical Fidelity, Solid Tech, and in Canada only: Clear Audio Electronic GmbH, and BDI. For more information about Focal Naim America visit their website at https://www.focalnaimamerica.com or call (800)-663-9352.

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