After its first product presentation at the NAMM Show 2019 in Anaheim, as well as its German premiere at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, the Adam Hall Group announces the immediate availability of the Palmer MONICON XL.
The MONICON XL studio monitor controller is one of the first Palmer products to embody the revamped appearance of the brand and represent the new brand claim “Palmer – Be true to your sound” in all its facets. The MONICON XL is the flagship of the Palmer MONICON series and represents the new Palmer design language that will shape the brand’s overall appearance in the future. Equipped with many professional functions, the Palmer MONICON XL is the tool of choice for a perfect mix in both professional studio environments and home studios. The clearly structured control interface and innovative console design is divided into two levels, facilitating flexible table positioning and comfortable work.
As a unique feature, the MONICON XL has a correlation meter that displays the phase difference between the left and right stereo channels to reveal mono compatibility errors in a mix. In addition, the analog audio circuit means that there is no latency when monitoring. This is because the coaxial S/PDIF signals are converted directly in the input. Users who want to set up their L/R studio monitors more flexibly also benefit from the additional sub out on the back of the housing. The mono-summed output is frequency-neutral and is not only suitable for connecting to a subwoofer, but also to a separate mono speaker in order to verify the mix in mono, both acoustically and visually with the correlation meter.
“The uniquely shaped MONICON facilitates a fast and intuitive workflow”, says Robin Henlich, Senior Product Manager, Pro Audio at the Adam Hall Group. “The division of the MONICON XL’s userface into two levels as well as the configurability let users adapt it to their own workflow – and not the other way around. The latency-free signal transmission plus the correlation meter highlight the professional standard from a technical point of view. It’s simply fascinating to follow what’s happening with the stereo signal’s phase relationship in real time.”
The Palmer MONICON XL studio monitor controller is already available on the market, as is the active 5” studio monitor STUDIMON 5. Also STUDIMON 5 likewise represents the Palmer brand’s new direction and design language with particularly compact bass reflex housing with wooden side walls. With its 5” ferrite custom subwoofer, 0,75” neodymium silk diaphragm tweeter, and a frequency response of 70 Hz to 20 kHz, the 2-way monitor, with an output power of 2x 30 W (RMS), cuts an impressive figure, not only in sound, project and home studios, but also in professional audio environments. The back of the STUDIMON 5 features bass reflex opening, 1/4 inch jack and XLR inputs, and a volume controller for precisely tuning stereo balance.
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