Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
A-Designs Audio releases new ATTY2'D
A-Designs Audio is now shipping the new ATTY2’D multichannel passive line level controller, designed as the big brother to the successful ATTY stereo passive line level controller introduced in 2004. Housed in a 1RU mountable chassis, the ATTY2’D features two stereo and two mono channels — each sporting its own individual mute switches and large aluminum cast rotary level controls. A single master mute switch is also located in the center of the front panel for fast termination of audio signal to all channels.
Simple in design and function, the ATTY2’D allows engineers to gain control of their classic preamplifiers with no output attenuation by padding the line level signal to their AD converters without clipping. At the same time, it allows preamplifiers to be pushed harder for a completely different audio effect in the signal path.
The demand for active monitors coupled with today’s audio software can certainly create an issue when the computer crashes and the active monitors are set to 11. The ATTY2’D provides a solution by using the muting setup for separate channels or the master mute for all channels when working with more than one pair of active monitors or in 5.1 surround sound. And, using the ATTY2’D for active speaker control is seamless; the unit is 100 percent passive. Therefore, no unwanted color/electronic signals are added to the audio path, ensuring the purest signal possible.
For more information, visit www.adesignsaudio.com.