At AES 2009, JBL Professional is introducing the MSC1 Monitor System Controller, a remarkable new product that integrates monitor system control and tune-ability at a most accessible price point. The MSC1 Monitor System Controller includes features found in large mixing consoles to control essential monitoring functions from the mix position. Since the acoustic issues in the room can compromise the quality of the mix, the MSC1 includes JBL's highly acclaimed RMCâ„¢ Room Mode Correction Technology that tunes the monitor system to over come low frequency problems in any room. The affordable MSC1 works with any speaker system, and is the perfect add-on to JBL's new LSR2300 Series studio monitors.
The MSC1 provides the ability to monitor up to three 2-channel input sources, such as a mixing console, computer workstation, and personal music player while controlling the volume of the monitor system and connected headphones. The MSC allows connection of two sets of speakers and a subwoofer. The primary “A” speaker outputs include user-defined monitor EQ and JBL RMC to tune the system to the room. The subwoofer output has its own level control, selectable crossover settings and RMC to perfectly blend a sub with the “A” speakers. The “B” speaker outputs allow connection of a secondary set of studio monitors. Included MSC1 Control Center Software allows access to user-adjustable settings including speaker equalization, subwoofer crossover frequency, subwoofer polarity and level, and fine-resolution delay that can be applied to compensate for variations in speaker and subwoofer distance relative to the listening position.
Since much of today's production is carried out in rooms with less-than-perfect acoustics, the MSC1 Monitor System Controller includes JBL's highly acclaimed RMC Room Mode Correction Technology. RMC measures the room and automatically tunes the speakers to compensate for low frequency anomalies caused by room modes, proximity to walls and the work surface. RMC calibration is simply carried out using a supplied calibration microphone and MSC1 Control Center Software. During the RMC calibration, the software measures the room, calculates and downloads corrective filter coefficients to the MSC1 and balances the primary speakers and subwoofer within a ¼ dB. Following calibration, the MSC1 operates as a stand-alone unit without the need for connection to a computer.
“Our LSR6300 and LSR4300 Series Studio monitors were first speakers with RMC and they are embraced by professionals worldwide,” said Peter Chaikin, JBL Director of Recording and Broadcast Marketing. “With the launch of our new LSR2300 Series Studio Monitors, we wanted to offer a most affordable solution that enhances the work-flow while tackling problems in the room. Our new MSC1 provides engineers and musicians with a highly affordable, highly functional option to turn any room into an optimized environment for mixing audio.”
The MSC1 will be available in October 2009 at a US Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $375.00.
More at www.JBLPRO.com/MSC1.