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ESI just announced the availability of MoCo, a fully-passive (and cool looking) monitor controller designed to help provide perfect playback volume control of studio monitors.
There are no active components involved in MoCo’s minimalist design that could in any way alter the audio signal sound quality for connected studio monitors, meaning playback control volume is kept at maximum.
MoCo provides two separate stereo INPUTS — one with balanced 1/4-inch TRS (Tip-Ring Sleeve) connectors, the other with both unbalanced RCA and unbalanced 1/8-inch TRS connectors — and two separate stereo OUTPUTS — one with balanced XLR (Canon X Series, Latch, Rubber) connectors, the other with balanced/unbalanced 1/4-inch TRS plus unbalanced 1/8-inch TRS connectors.
Users can quickly select the INPUT signal via an A/B switch and enable each OUTPUT with separate (A and B) buttons.
There is also a MONO signal-activating button as well as an ability to quickly MUTE the playback audio signal at the press of another appropriate button. It is also possible to speedily swap the left and right audio signal channels.
Last, but not least, the stylish big knob at the centre of MoCo’s delightful desktop design controls the all-important, actual playback volume — after all, that is what it’s all about!
Pricing & Availability
MoCo is available to purchase at an MSRP of €89.00 EUR/$89.00 USD.
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated MoCo webpage.