Volume 8 is an active, 8-channel DAW monitoring controller and a purist surround preamplifier. It focuses on analog volume control and features a mute switch that protects speakers, headphones and ears in the event of a computer crash. In addition to the fully-featured surround monitoring controllers (SMC and SMC 7.1) Volume 8 is used exclusively for volume control. Many computer-based studios or home users do not require the functionality of the SMC and SMC 7.1, so Volume 8 is a cost-effective solution for uncompromising high-quality DAW monitoring.
High-end volume potentiometer and illuminated mute switch; potentiometer controls directly (no VCA or DAC circuits)
Mute switch allows quick response when speakers or ears need to be protected (e.g. computer crash)
In contrast to the digital volume control, where the bit resolution is further reduced with decreasing volume, the signal does not deteriorate with the analog volume control.
In contrast to passive volume control, active volume control has no phase or frequency response effects. The monitoring signal sounds reliably the same at any monitoring volume.
Balanced Sub-D 25 input and output jacks (Tascam standard)
High-quality symmetry stages with very high common mode rejection (minimize interference/interference in the signal paths)
High-quality power supply with toroidal transformer and complex sieving
Solid aluminium knob with 45mm diameter for smooth, sensitive operation
Elegantly designed and compact housing for flexible table positioning close to the screen.