Overview: The MTC-2 is a full-featured analogue stereo/surround transfer system that offers precision, transparency and ergonomic design, with all processing functions by-passable. The system is comprised of three rack-mount enclosures: Master Controller, Monitor Controller and Master Router.
Master Control: Input is selected from four different sources and is then routed through a +/-10dB level control, phase reverse and cut controls for both channels. Low Cut filters: 20Hz-100Hz and High Cut filters: 12kHz-27kHz, follow before the signal is going to the inserts. The inserts are hard-switched in and out, without adding additional electronics to the audio path. All functions on the Master Control are normally bypassed. Individual in/out switches and stepped precision controls guarantee maximum signal integrity.
Master Router: Auxiliary equipment is connected to the Front Panel of this unit via XLR connectors, providing an easily accessible integrated Patch Panel for rearranging, changing and adding equipment. The scribble pad, on the Master Control, can be used to keep track of equipment changes. When an insert is activated, it is automatically put in series with the signal path without adding any electronics. Integrated XLR Patch Panel minimises wiring and signal path. The main Power Supply is located in the Master Router with additional remote DC regulation in the Master Control and Monitor Control units.
Monitor Control: The Monitor Control is linked to the Master Router where the actual source switching takes place. The transfer chain is isolated from all monitor points with balanced, high impedance amplifiers. Because audio switching is done at source, monitoring functions do not extend the transfer signal path, yet all points in the path can be monitored and A-B compared.
The combination of trimmed monitor inputs and the fixed level output and workstation inputs, makes it easy to make real A-B comparisons between different sources.