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f_achernar08/23/2012

f_achernar's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" It changes your life ..."

Radial Engineering MC3
Purchased recently, this new signed Radial MC3 is well positioned in the market controllers monitoring ... I have long lived without this type of tool in managing the volume of my monitors via the mouse software on my RME Fireface 800 ... Then I realized that comfort could represent this type of device.

Basically, I had in mind a big volume knob MIDI (RME interface can be controlled by MIDI), in order not to alter the audio signal ... well, I'm still looking! :) So I decided to take the audio device in a +: I watched and / or tested classics more or less accessible to SM Pro, Mackie, SPL, Goldpoint, Adesigns, and even in a U.S. manufacturer custom (NF Audio).

I did not want something too big to be able to have in front of me, I also said that even make a volume, it would be nice to add some additional features (headphone amplifier, mono function, 2nd pair monitors ...). To summarize my view of certain other products:
- SM Pro Nano: fear it is cheap!
- SM Pro mpatch "too" features for the price
- Mackie Big Knob: alters the signal
- SPL Volume: very good but expensive for just one button, and too big for me ...
- Goldpoint: perfect, minimalist but expensive
- ADesings ATTY: looks good, but really small as a button and minimalist
- NF Audio: top quality, customizable, nice guy ... it was almost my choice ... but with the threat of taxes, the time, I preferred not to take the plunge.

Then I discovered the existence of MC3: I have tremendous confidence in the seriousness of Radial products, it is not too big, solid, with a lot more features, so I'm dark not disappointed! Of course, the volume knob is a potentiometer and the first quarter of the race is to be avoided during mixing (as bcp controllers liabilities): slight imbalance left / right when handling small crackling ... but it is inherent in this type of device, and it handles very well if one has in mind to use the least possible risk to the area.
Another negative point, the outputs are in jack (balanced) ... at the same time, once installed it does not move, and XLR outputs would have made the largest unit, so it suits me like that.
By pluses:
- Signal quality
- Build quality
- Being able to switch between two pairs of speakers
- The presence of DIM and MONO functions very useful ...
- A very good headphone amp! attention on the other hand: any input signal goes systematically through the volume knob, if it is at least you can still mount the knob of the headphone amp, nothing out! The headphone volume is a compromise position between the primary volume and the volume dedicated to the headphone to cut the speakers when using headphones, you just press the switch "A" and it rolls.