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SM Pro Audio M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box

B&H # SMPMP2STD Mfr # M-PATCH 2
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You Pay: $129.99
Product Highlights
  • Durable Metal Housing
  • Passive Volume Attenuation
  • XLR/TRS Combo Main Inputs
  • RCA and 3.5mm Aux Inputs
  • A/B XLR Outputs
  • Main and Aux Volume Controls
  • Internal Headphone Amplifier
  • 1/4" Headphone Jack with Volume Control

The M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box from SM Pro Audio offers passive volume control, as well as muting, mono/stereo summing, headphone monitoring, and output switching. This compact metal unit can be placed on a desktop or workstation, or even installed in a standard 19" equipment rack by using the included rack adapters.

The M-PATCH 2 uses totally passive volume attenuation with no active circuitry, buffers, transistors, batteries, or power supply that can interfere with the main passive output. This allows you to keep your software volume masters at unity to preserve bit-depth, resulting in pure and transparent sound with no degradation.

The rear panel has main XLR/TRS combo inputs, as well as aux RCA and 3.5mm inputs, allowing you to connect a variety of mic and line level devices such as computer sound cards, CD players, preamps, mixers, and more. The front panel rotary controls let you separately adjust the levels of the main and aux inputs. The unit has 2 stereo outputs, which have XLR connectors. Controls on the front panel let you select which input and which output are active, letting you mix and match the inputs and outputs you're controlling.

The M-PATCH 2 also has an internal headphone amplifier, which has a 1/4" stereo headphone jack with its own level control. This makes it easy to privately monitor your signals. There are also a stereo/mono switch and a mute button on the front panel for quick and easy control.

Note! While the M-PATCH 2 requires no power for volume attenuation, 12 VDC power is required to use the headphone amplifier. A power adapter is included.

Compact and Durable
The compact metal unit can be placed on a desktop or workstation, or even installed in a standard 19" equipment rack by using the included rack adapters
Passive Attenuation
The unit uses totally passive volume attenuation with no active circuitry, buffers, transistors, batteries, or power supply that can interfere with the main passive output. This allows you to keep your software volume masters at unity to preserve bit-depth, resulting in pure and transparent sound with no degradation
Versatile Connectivity
The rear panel has main XLR/TRS combo inputs, as well as aux RCA and 3.5mm inputs, allowing you to connect a variety of mic and line level devices such as computer sound cards, CD players, preamps, mixers, and more
Independent Controls
The front panel rotary controls let you separately adjust the levels of the main and aux inputs
Dual Stereo Outputs
The unit has 2 stereo outputs, which have XLR connectors. This lets you send your signals to 2 sets of speakers, or a combination of speakers and devices
Input and Output Selectors
Controls on the front panel let you select which input and which output are active, letting you mix and match the inputs and outputs you're controlling
Headphone Amp
An internal headphone amplifier with a 1/4" stereo headphone jack and independent level control makes it easy to privately monitor your signals
Stereo/Mono and Muting
The stereo/mono switch and a mute button on the front panel provide quick and easy control
LED Indicators
There are LED indicators to show you which input and output channels are selected, and when muting is engaged
Connectors 1 x Stereo XLR/TRS combo input (2 jacks, L/R)
1 x Stereo RCA aux input (2 jacks, L/R)
1 x Stereo 3.5mm aux input
2 x Stereo XLR outputs (2 jacks each, L/R)
1 x Stereo 1/4" headphone jack
1 x DC power input
Controls and Indicators 1 x Main volume knob
1 x Aux volume knob
1 x Input selector
2 x Output selectors
1 x Mute Button
1 x Stereo/mono switch
1 x Headphone volume control
2 x Input LEDs
2 x Output LEDs
1 x Mute LED
Power 12 VDC (only needed for headphone amp)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.4 x 8.7 x 4.7" (86 x 220 x 120 mm)
Weight 2.2 lbs (1 kg)
SM Pro Audio M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box
  • Power Adapter
  • 2 x Rack Mount Adapters
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SM Pro AudioM-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Good audio (6)
    • Durable (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (6)
      • Amateur recording (4)
      • Professional recording (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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      5.0

      "It's boxy ... but it's good."

      By Todd Peterson

      from Washington, D.C.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about SM Pro Audio M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box:

        I can't rate negatively based on aesthetics. Straight forward unit works flawlessly. Shipping was ridiculously fast. I ordered on Wednesday and it arrived on Friday like that shizzle was Netflix.

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        4.0

        Does what it says, nicely, great price

        By ZebraJunky

        from Littleton, CO

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording
          • Small Large Studios

          Comments about SM Pro Audio M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box:

          I had used this unit at another studio for recording and mixing. Finally getting my own studio up and running, and decided to get the M-Patch 2. This new unit works great, built well, reliable. A great piece of gear for connecting directly to Interface an Monitors, as well as other sources, with switching between. Eventually I will get a similar monitor/headphone control unit from Grace, SPL, Kush or Coleman, as those units are supposed to have much better audio quality. But they're 6 times the price.

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            5.0

            Works beatifully

            By Jess

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about SM Pro Audio M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box:

              Does the job I needed. Great unit at an affordable price.

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              4.0

              Works great, but one small complaint

              By MK

              from New York

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SM Pro Audio M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box:

                  It does exactly what it's supposed to. But - if you want to use the headphone out, you need to use the included power supply. That's fine - but - there is no on/off switch or button. So I either have to plug it in and unplug it everytime I use it. Of course, I can plug it in to a power strip or something with easier access to a on/off switch, but I shouldn't have to....

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                  5.0

                  Just what I was looking for!!

                  By RockyRoad

                  from Montreal, Canada

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • No Power Button

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about SM Pro Audio M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box:

                  For the longest time I've been looking for an affordable high end transparent monitor controller to replace the little mixer I was using to control the output of my DAW. When I patched in the M-Patch I instantly heard the sonic difference to my little mixer. The low end and stereo image were much more defined. I heard a clarity and depth of field that I've never heard before. Other pros is it has a sturdy build. The knobs have a good resistant feel to them. Rack ears are supplied in the box if you want to rack mount the unit. An aux input for an iPod or whatever you want. If you are out to spend [$] on a mixer for your DAW go for the M-Patch instead.My only complaint is there is no power on/off button. Since you only need power for the headphones I would have liked a button to turn it on or off instead of unplugging it.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Value

                    By Annex2

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Light weight
                    • Switches feel cheap

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about SM Pro Audio M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box:

                    Excellent monitor controller for the money. I like the ability to rack mount this...thank you for the optional rack ears. I originally thought about setting this on my desk, but found it a little light in weight....it moved around a bit. After rack mounting it I was much happier.

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                    5.0

                    Better than I had hoped

                    By GOZ

                    from Santa Monica, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Quality design and build

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about SM Pro Audio M-PATCH 2 Passive Stereo Controller/Switch Box:

                      I was very pleasantly surprised with the performance of the M-Patch 2. My experience with passive switches has generally been disappointing. Not so with the M-Patch 2. It has solid design, solid construction and quality parts. The switches are smooth. Construction is solid. Even though it is passive, the M Patch 2 had no DC offset or large impedance jumps that so often plague passive switches. Honestly, I was expecting a cheep passive switch, but I got a piece of Quality professional grade equipment.

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