Control One

The Monitor Controller

with innovative features, developed for fast workflow and impressive sound quality.
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number one in sound

For us the sound is always in the foreground. When it sounds good, we like to listen. To get such a sound, you need experience and technical finesse. We have incorporated both into the Series One.

Speaker & Subwoofer

You can listen to your production via two switchable pairs of speakers. A subwoofer is also switched on and off with speaker pair A.

In the middle position of the switch, the speakers are switched off, which is convenient because you don’t have to turn the volume control back.

Two Stereo Inputs

Two analog stereo inputs can be connected to the Control One for sources such as a DA converter, CD player, mixing console, synthesizer or analog tape machine/tape deck, which can also be listened to mixed together (1+2).

Line Out

The selected input signal is output unchanged at the Line Out. This allows the Control One to be looped between devices without “losing” an output.

If, for example, several people are to listen in via headphones, a headphone amplifier can simply be connected to the Line Out. You can also record the signal analog or send it to a mixer for further processing.

Three Monitoring Modes

are offered by the Control One. In the middle is the default setting “Stereo”. To check the mono compatibility set the switch to “Mono”. The special feature is the channel swap function:

L/R > R/L

reverses the stereo image. L/R becomes R/L. This is especially important and extremely time-saving when you are searching your sound library for samples in video dubbing that should match a scene with direction of movement.

If the direction is not correct, you usually have to load the sample into the DAW to switch channels before you can hear if the sample fits.

With the L/R > R/L function this is no longer necessary. You can now simply swap the direction of movement while prelistening samples in the library.

The Headphone Power Amp

Poor sound over headphones?
Not enough juice?

Not here. Control One delivers a rich headphone sound and it can get really loud.

The output stage of the headphone amplifier is designed as a push-pull amplifier in class AB mode. The bipolar transistors share the amplification of the positive and negative half-waves, which produces a higher gain and a higher output voltage than in Class A operation, where only one transistor amplifies both half-waves.

The output stage transistors are thermally coupled and thus run particularly coherently, which contributes to a consistent and stable sound image.

The power supply has a buffer circuit with low source resistance, ensuring generous current reserves even when driving low-impedance headphones.

The Revolution

in the headphone amplifier is the Phonitor Matrix, with adjustable crossfeed, thanks to which you can create mixes with headphones that sound the same on speakers.

The Phonitor Matrix in its largest expansion stage has three parameters: Crossfeed, Speaker Angle and Center Level.

In the Control One, the center level is preset to -1 dB and the speaker angle to 30°. These are the most commonly used values. The crossfeed function determines the so-called interaural level difference. The intensity of the crossfeed is fully variable. At the beginning of the control path the crossfeed circuit is not in the audio path. Dialing the control in switches on the crossfeed circuit via relay (hysteresis circuit). The audio signal therefore does not pass through the crossfeed stage if this is not desired.

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Phonitor Matrix
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Best fit

If the active speakers or the power amplifier are very sensitive the playback may already be fairly loud when the Volume control is in the first third of its control range. By activating the -10 dB dip switch the output level is lowered to accommodate for a wider usable range of the Volume control.

With the Rec 1+2 dip switch both line inputs are mixed together and can be recorded via USB.

Power Supply

Good sound always starts with the power supply. This is where you lay the foundation for the performance of the entire device.

Although we “only” supply a 12 V plug-in power supply unit, the secondary power supply inside generates a voltage level of +/-17 Volts for the analog audio sections with which professional levels of up to +22.5 dB can be achieved!

An elaborate low-drop operating voltage regulation provides more “juice” and regulates cleanly even when the maximum operation voltage is reached.

The Control One delivers full power when used with the included 1.5 A power supply. Only use the 12 V plug-in power supply unit within the scope of delivery. The ON-switch puts the Control One into operation.

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Specifications

Analog inputs & outputs; 6.35 mm (1/4") TRS Jacks

Input gain (max.)
+22.5 dBu
Line Input 1 (balanced): Input impedance
20
Line Input 1: Common mode rejection
< 60 dB
Line Input 2 (unbalanced): Input impedance
10
Output gain (max.): Speaker Outputs (600 Ω)
+22 dBu
Line Output (unbalanced): Output impedance
75 Ω
Speaker Output 1 (balanced): Output impedance
150 Ω
Sub Output low filter
none (full range)
Sub Output (balanced): Output impedance
150 Ω
Speaker Output 2 (unbalanced): Output impedance
75 Ω
Frequency range (-3dB)
10 Hz - 200 kHz
Dynamic range
121 dB
Noise (A-weighted, 600 Ω load)
-99 dBu
Total harmonic distortion (0 dBu, 10 Hz – 22 kHz)
0.002 %
Crosstalk (1 kHz)
< 75 dB
Fade-out attenuation
-93 dB

Headphones Output; 6.35 mm (1/4") TRS Jack

Wiring
Tip = Left, Ring = Right, Sleeve = GND
Source impedance
20 Ω
Frequency range (-3 dB)
10 Hz - 200 kHz
Noise (A-weighted, 600 Ω)
-97 dBu
THD + N (0 dBu, 10 Hz – 22 kHz, 600 Ω)
0.002 %
THD + N (0 dBu, 10 Hz – 22 kHz, 32 Ω)
0.013 %
Max output power (1 kHz, 600 Ω)
2 x 190 mW
Max output power (1 kHz, 250 Ω)
2 x 330 mW
Max output power (1 kHz, 47 Ω)
2 x 400 mW
Fade-out attenuation (600 Ω)
-99 dB
Crosstalk (1 kHz, 600 Ω)
-75 dB
Dynamic range
117 dB

Internal Power Supply

Operating voltage for analog audio
+/- 17 V
Operating voltage for headphone amplifier
+/- 19 V
Operating voltage for relays and LEDs
+ 12 V

External Power Supply

AC/DC switching adaptor
Mean Well GE18/12-SC
DC plug
(+) pin 2.1mm; (-) outside ring 5.5mm
Input
100 - 240 V AC; 50 - 60 Hz; 0.7 A
Output
12 V DC; 1.5 A

Dimensions & Weight

W x H x D (width x height incl. feet x depth)
210 x 49,6 x 220 mm
8.23 x 1.95 x 8.66 inch
Unit weight
1.5 kg
3.3 lbs
Shipping weight (incl. packaging)
2 kg
4.4 lbs

Reference: 0 dBu = 0,775V. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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What does it actually mean …

In Stock!

The product is in stock in our warehouse in Niederkrüchten, Germany, and will be shipped the same or next working day.

We process the orders after receipt of the order and update the stock in the online shop regularly. If the product is no longer available at short notice due to high order volume, you naturally have the right to withdraw from the purchase (see Right of Withdrawal).

In any case, you will receive an e-mail with details of the delivery and the estimated delivery time.

Available soon!

The product is not in stock in our warehouse in Niederkrüchten, Germany. Usually it will be available again within 5 working days.

In any case, you will receive an e-mail with the details of the delivery and the estimated delivery time.

Of course you have the right to withdraw from your purchase (see Right of Withdrawal).

Product Condition

A-Stock

Brand-new product from the current product portfolio.

B-Stock

Demo, exhibit or return item.
In original packaging, incl. manuals and full warranty.
Only slight to no signs of use.

C-Stock

Demo, exhibit or return item.
In original packaging, incl. manuals and legal warranty.
In some cases clear signs of use, which are documented in photos.

NOS

"New Old Stock"
After discontinuation of a product still available new products with full warranty.

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