Volume 2 (Stereo Volume Controller)

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The Volume 2 is a fully analog active stereo volume controller and a puristic high-end preamplifier.

High end volume potentiometer and illuminated mute switch from ALPS; the potentiometer controls signals directly (without VCA or DAC circuitry).

The mute switch allows for very fast reaction times in cases where loud speakers or ears should be protected (for example, with computer crashes).

In contrast to digital volume controls which reduce the bit resolution at lower listening levels there is no degration in sound with an analog volume control.

In contrast to passive volume controls which alter the phase and frequency response there is no alteration in sound with an active volume control.

Users of analog summing without monitoring facilities can cost effectively improve their systems.

High quality balancing stages with extremely good common mode rejection minimize interferences and disturbances in the signal paths.

Balanced XLR in- and outputs.

A high quality power supply with toroidal transformer.

Massive, 45 mm diameter aluminum knobs ensure consistent, refined handling.

The elegant, compact housing allows for flexible desktop positioning near or under a computer monitor.

  • Music production
  • Movie and video post production
  • Video computer games production
  • Hi-fidelity applications

  • Inputs & Outputs

  • Instrumentation amplifier, electronically balanced (differential), transformerless
  • Nominal input level: +4dBu
  • Input impedance: =22kOhm
  • Output impedance: ‹600Ohm
  • Max. input level: ›+20dBu
  • Volume control range: -80dB bis -4dB

  • Measurements

  • Frequency range: 10Hz-100kHz (100kHz = -3dB)
  • CMRR: ›60dBu@1kHz
  • THD & N (at +15dBu input level): ›-100dBu
  • S/N (A-weighted): -102dBu
  • Crosstalk L/R (at 1kHz): ›-80dBu
  • Dynamic range: 120dB

  • Power supply

  • Toroidal transformer: 3,5VA
  • Fuses: 250mA (230V), 500mA (115V)
  • Voltage selector: 230V/50Hz; 115V/60Hz
  • Power consumption: ca. 15W

  • Dimensions & Weight

  • (W x H x D): 215 x 80 x 220mm; 8.5" x 3.1" x 8.8"
  • Depth incl. Potentiometer, Sockets: 245mm/9.8 inches
  • Weight: 1.6kg/3.52lbs