The SPL MTC Mk2 has updated the MTC Monitor & Talkback Controller with new features adapting it to the demands of modern music production environments. Advanced source and speaker selection, multiple monitoring modes, an integrated premium talkback system, headphone amplifiers with Phonitor Matrix, an additional input for a dedicated artist mix and an internal audio operating voltage of +/-18 volts make the MTC Mk2 the next generation Monitor & Talkback Controller.
The Phonitor Matrix enables mixing and mastering engineers to create perfect mixes on headphones, which will translate perfectly to all types of stereo speaker systems.
The two main parameters of the Phonitor Matrix are Crossfeed and Angle:
• Crossfeed determines the opening angle of the stereo image.
• Angle determines the opening angle of the stereo image.
The “Crossfeed” parameter of the MTC Mk2 is continuously adjustable via the crossfeed control.
The “Angle” parameter is fixed at the studio standard of 30°.
To perfect the listening experience, the level of the sound sources centered in the stereo image must be attenuated when the Phonitor Matrix is activated. The result is that not only the position of all sound sources is correctly located, but also their volume.
For the MTC Mk2, this parameter, which we call “Center” for the Phonitor Matrix, is fixed at a -1 dB attenuation, which is the best choice for an authentic representation of the soundstage.
During conventional listening on headphones, our brain can compensate a certain level of false playback representation – but this is very exhausting and leads to listening fatigue.