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Studio Monitor Switcher

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Hi,

Good Day!

I bought a presonus Firepod 2 years ago and it's good and serve me good till now.

Now, i'm actually looking for a Studio Monitor Switcher for audition/comparison when Mixing.

Mean,i got 2 pair of studio monitor.And Firepod only provide an output (left and right) so i can't use both of my monitors.For this issue, i might need a switcher or something like A/b switcher to swap from Monitor 1 to Monitor 2 or Monitor 2 to monitor 1 again!

Regarding to the situation above,do you have any suggestion or products recommend to me?What i know, Presonus do produce the Switcher call CSR-1 and Monitor Station!

Are two of the above that i mention the Best choice in terms of Quality,Money and technically?S'ld the output TRS(balanced) to get better sound quality?

Thanks and Appreciate!!

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16 years 4 months

ray1018 Thu, 05/22/2008 - 20:26
Kapt.Krunch wrote: Shall we assume that you will have two pairs of active monitors, and not two pairs of passive monitors from an amp? I'm guessing yes, but just making sure all the facts are there. :wink:

Kapt.Krunch

You are right,i'm using Both 5' and 8' ACTIVE Studio Monitor.
And for that issue,what's your precious suggestion?

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Boswell Fri, 05/23/2008 - 02:01
ray1018 wrote: Hi,

Good Day!

I bought a presonus Firepod 2 years ago and it's good and serve me good till now.

Now, i'm actually looking for a Studio Monitor Switcher for audition/comparison when Mixing.

Mean,i got 2 pair of studio monitor.And Firepod only provide an output (left and right) so i can't use both of my monitors.For this issue, i might need a switcher or something like A/b switcher to swap from Monitor 1 to Monitor 2 or Monitor 2 to monitor 1 again!

Regarding to the situation above,do you have any suggestion or products recommend to me?What i know, Presonus do produce the Switcher call CSR-1 and Monitor Station!

Are two of the above that i mention the Best choice in terms of Quality,Money and technically?S'ld the output TRS(balanced) to get better sound quality?

Thanks and Appreciate!!
Try the SM Pro Audio M-Patch 2.

You should use balanced feeds (TRS or XLR) to your active monitors.

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song4gabriel Thu, 01/08/2009 - 22:59
i had a mackie big knob and hated it so much i brought it back.

i have a coleman mkII that i actuall got before i brought back the crappie. i a/b'ed them and it was a huge huge huge difference.


i do not even know its there (probably because i never swicth speakers because i am now out of power outlets).

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Boswell Sat, 05/24/2008 - 05:12
Weasel9992 wrote: That's the second plug for that product I've seen this week
Yeah, XLRs are fairly common.

Weasel9992 wrote: ..I'm going to have to look into it. How transparent is it?
Pretty much - it's passive except for the headphone amp, which you don't have to power or use.

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Big_D Wed, 01/14/2009 - 12:03
Another vote for the SM Pro Audio M-Patch 2.

I have it and wouldn't give it up for anything. It's very transparent! Way less than the Big Knob or Central Station affect the signal anyway.

Someone at Sound on Sound (I believe) did a review and said that with his $5K monitors he THOUGHT he could hear a slight difference in the image with the M-Patch as opposed to going straight into the monitors. I've tried it the same with my (far less expensive mons) and can't hear the difference.

It's got 2 ins, 2 outs, headphone amp, is rackmountable and is built like a tank all for $150 US. IMO you just can't beat it anywhere near that price range.

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Member Thu, 05/22/2008 - 12:43
The Central Station is fantastic...very transparent, surprisingly good conversion (if you need it) and a totally passive speaker path. I'm not a fan of the Big Knob...very colored, and not it a good way. Obviously there's some great high end options out there, but I get the feeling you're not in that market.

Frank