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SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Ultra Compact
  • Passive Design
  • Rotary Volume Knob
  • Mute Button
  • XLR/TRS Combo Inputs
  • 1/4" TRS Outputs
  • 3.5mm I/O Jack

The Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black) from SM Pro Audio allows you to attenuate your audio signal without impacting the quality. Simply place the Nano Patch+ in your signal path between your computer or audio interface's master outputs and your stereo speakers. The Nano Patch+ will provide completely passive volume control.

The Nano Patch+ does not have any active circuitry, buffers, transistors, batteries, or power supply that can impact your audio signal. The result is completely transparent operation and uncompromised sonic integrity. Rather than controlling your output via software, which can reduce audio bit depth, use of a passive controller like the Nano Patch+ lets you keep your computer's output at unity for maximum quality.

The Nano Patch+ is easy to use, with a large rotary volume knob and a mute button. It also has XLR/TRS combo inputs that can accept balanced or unbalanced signals for terrific versatility and compatibility with a variety of systems. It has a pair of 1/4" TRS outputs, which also pass balanced or unbalanced signals to your speakers. There is even a 3.5mm mini input/output connector for use with smaller audio sources and portable speakers.

Provides passive analog volume attenuation of a stereo audio signal
The ultra compact design is ideal for even the smallest of studios
No batteries or power are required. This provides a clean audio signal, and also simplifies hookup and operation
The Nano Patch+ has no active circuitry, buffers, transistors, batteries, or power supply that can impact your audio signal. The result is completely transparent operation and uncompromised sonic integrity
Using a passive attenuator instead of lowering volume levels via software ensures the highest quality audio signal and bit depth
The large rotary volume knob and mute button provide simple and intuitive operation
The XLR/TRS combo inputs can accept balanced or unbalanced signals for terrific versatility and compatibility with a variety of systems. There is a pair of 1/4" TRS outputs, which pass balanced or unbalanced signals to your speakers. There is even a 3.5mm mini input/output connector for use with smaller audio sources and portable speakers
Connectors 2 x XLR/TRS combo inputs (balanced/unbalanced)
2 x 1/4" TRS outputs (balanced/unbalanced)
1 x 3.5mm mini input/output
SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    SM Pro AudioNano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Durable (11)
    • Good audio (11)
    • Compact (9)
    • Lightweight (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (12)
      • Professional recording (7)
      • Amateur recording (5)
      • Performances (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Handy Volume Controller

      I purchased the Nano Patch + to attenuate the signal coming from my HDTV to my Samson C Control since the TV's remote does not control the volume to the RCA outs and there is...Read complete review

      I purchased the Nano Patch + to attenuate the signal coming from my HDTV to my Samson C Control since the TV's remote does not control the volume to the RCA outs and there is no seperate volume controls for the 4 inputs on the C Control.
      The Nano Patch + works exactly as I had anticipated and allows me to lower the TV volume so it balances better with the other 2 devices plugged into the Samson C Control. Before purchasing this unit I would have to mute the TV input on the C Control and turn up the master volume so my Computer or Interface would be loud enough through my studio monitors. Now I leave the Master volume turned to a proper level and keep the TV volume on the Nano Patch + lower which keeps everything balanced properly.
      The construction is solid, it looks good and has a mute button when I need to turn down quickly. I would recommend the Nano Patch + to anybody wanting a good volume controller.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works, Can't hear It- feels cheap

      I'll come back and upgrade the review in a year if the mute switch and volume knob are still working. But it is completely invisible, so that's a plus.

      I'll come back and upgrade the review in a year if the mute switch and volume knob are still working. But it is completely invisible, so that's a plus.

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      5.0

      I love it!

      By Gary in Seattle

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

            Before purchasing the Nano Patch I was constantly using the onscreen volume control of my audio interface to raise or lower the volume. Now that I have the convenience of a manual volume control I can't believe I waited so long to get one. In my home studio the Nano Patch saves me time and is a very affordable solution to controling the volume of my Digital Audio Workstation. The mute switch is handy when I'm doing live recording and just want to use headphones. The Nano Patch has proven to be a very valuable addition to my home studio.

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            4.0

            Simple, but works

            By graemespicer

            from Toronto

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Mute Button

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

              Very useful little box. Works fine. I liked the TC Electronic Level Pilot form factor better, but it didn't have a mute button which is essential for me.

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              5.0

              Works exactly as advertised

              By graemespicer

              from Toronto

              Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

              A simple solution to a simple problem. Feels solid - I'm sure I'll get years of service from this little box. The mute switch is a must have - beware of competitive products that look great but just aren't suitable without the ability to mute without changing the gain.

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              5.0

              looks great, works well

              By Nick

              from New York

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                Works as expected. Looks very good on a table.

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                4.0

                As Advertised

                By Doug

                from Chicago

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                I am running it in between my Motu 828mk3. The only volume knob on it is hidden in between a preamp gain knob and the headphones volume (which is fed after the main out, not independent of it). So the nano patch does a great job of being able to adjust the volume of everything easily. It also sounds a bit better because I can run the Motu at a higher volume and passively attenuate it. Not a huge improvement but some. It would be nice if the nanopatch+ came with more options, but I guess that's why SM Pro makes the nanopatch 2. Headphones out would be nice. You can use XLR or TRS for in, but out has to be TRS. Which makes it not as flexible. But it sounds clear and the mute button is nice.

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                5.0

                Awesome product!

                By bagio

                from Bay Area, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                  My desktop speakers have tiny, noisy volume knob inconveniently located on speaker cabinet. Nano Patch+ not only provides professional level control, but also have very rugged, good weighted all-metal construction and looks awesome!

                  There is also 3.5 mm input/output option which is really convenient.

                  I'd prefer metal knob and lower price though :)

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product, Great Service

                  By Jimboco

                  from New City, New York

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                    A marvelous addition to my recording lab. Now
                    I can control both powered monitors with one
                    potentiometer. As always great services and
                    pricing from B&H.

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                    5.0

                    Simple and effective

                    By Lean Machine

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ

                      Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                      I needed a simple way to link my powered monitors to my iPhone and my turntable so I could still listen to music without my computer. This did the trick!

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                      5.0

                      Handy Volume Controller

                      By NewWorldMan

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                        I purchased the Nano Patch + to attenuate the signal coming from my HDTV to my Samson C Control since the TV's remote does not control the volume to the RCA outs and there is no seperate volume controls for the 4 inputs on the C Control.
                        The Nano Patch + works exactly as I had anticipated and allows me to lower the TV volume so it balances better with the other 2 devices plugged into the Samson C Control. Before purchasing this unit I would have to mute the TV input on the C Control and turn up the master volume so my Computer or Interface would be loud enough through my studio monitors. Now I leave the Master volume turned to a proper level and keep the TV volume on the Nano Patch + lower which keeps everything balanced properly.
                        The construction is solid, it looks good and has a mute button when I need to turn down quickly. I would recommend the Nano Patch + to anybody wanting a good volume controller.

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                        5.0

                        passive and awesome

                        By H

                        from Miami

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                          Works great right before the Monitors. Lets all your signals run at 100% before going in to the NANO and then you still have volume control

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                          5.0

                          Exactly what I was looking for

                          By Chris

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                              I bought a set of studio reference monitors for home but I don't have a mixer at home like I do at my office. So I just needed a quick and easy way to change the volume going out to the speakers. The nano patch does the trick.

                              The one thing I was thinking that could be a nice feature on them though, is the ability to toggle between the two outputs (1/4" L&R and 3.5mm TRS). There is a mute switch on the device, however I think it would be cool to have a mute switches for each output. This is incase you ever use the device with speakers and headphones at the same time of course.

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                              5.0

                              Great product

                              By none

                              from Toronto; Canada

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                                Works as stated; one of the more affordable units out there; completely transparent; great if all you need is a simple passive volume control; i use it for studio monitors

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                                5.0

                                works well

                                By phil

                                from Sacramento, CA

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Performances

                                  Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                                  This box does just what I wanted it to do, and does so cleanly. The mute function is a nice bonus, too (no clicks or pops when switched).

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                                  4.0

                                  Affordable and it works!!

                                  By dgcx

                                  from Toronto, ON

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Studio

                                    Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                                    Controller is built solid and works like it should. If they had XLR/TRS combo outputs it would be 5 stars.

                                    I highly recommend it for any home studio.

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                                    5.0

                                    A must have.

                                    By Clay the Walker

                                    from Atlanta, GA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Video editing

                                      Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                                      I am not sure why I didn't buy this product years ago. I have a NLE system and Mackie Mixing board. I have always unplugged my studio speakers when using headphones or a client in the room. And, I've been very tired of doing this.

                                      This device is perfect. Now I simply have a mute control & another levels volume.

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                                      5.0

                                      Patch it up, baby I'm yours

                                      By darbysc803

                                      from columbia sc

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                                        Works like it should.

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                                        3.0

                                        Works, Can't hear It- feels cheap

                                        By Scott of Max

                                        from NJ

                                        About Me Professional Musician

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Studio
                                          • Professional Recording

                                          Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                                          I'll come back and upgrade the review in a year if the mute switch and volume knob are still working. But it is completely invisible, so that's a plus.

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                                          5.0

                                          Nano Patch is amazing!

                                          By Steve

                                          from Bellevue, WA

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Excellent Sound

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Home Studio
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about SM Pro Audio Nano Patch+ Passive Stereo Volume Controller (Black):

                                            I've been using a Mackie ProFX12 live console in my audio/video editing suite. It works great, and since I really only use the board for routing and monitoring, I didn't think I'd miss having an actual volume control for my studio speakers. But boy, did I miss having that control.

                                            The Nano Patch works great. It goes between the output of my console and my speakers' power amp. It sounds great! And it looks great.

                                            Because it's passive, it adds no coloration to the sound. And having a mute button is another nice feature.

                                            I'm extremely pleased with this purchase.

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