Mackie Bigknob Switcher & Level Controller for Desktop Speakers

Mackie Bigknob Switcher & Level Controller for Desktop Speakers

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With Mackie's Big Knob its easy to adjust playback volume. It takes up little space and will insure great mixes every time. The Big Knob is durable and built like a Tiger Tank so it will not break.
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Description Easy-to-use controller that'll make your recording system a breeze to run.

The Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System is a simple yet powerful desktop audio control center. It lets musicians and engineers get right to the business of making music in 4 major ways: level control, studio monitor selection, input source selection, and talkback and headphone control.

Precise Level Control

Using a big, convenient volume knob, Big Knob lets you adjust volume levels the way our ancient audio ancestors did, with a simple, intuitive knob, not with a mouse and screen. The end result is greater precision and faster level adjustments.

Monitor Selection

When it comes to mixing, pros know it's best to get a second, and third, opinion. So Big Knob lets you quickly switch among 3 pairs of studio monitors, 2 studio monitors and a subwoofer, or studio monitors and a home stereo, or any other combination of powered speakers.

Source Selection

On the input side, Big Knob lets you connect up to 4 stereo input sources at once. This means you can simultaneously connect to your computer/DAW outputs, CD player, cassette deck, and even a turntable using the premium onboard RIAA preamp. You can even connect keyboards, guitars, drum machines, samplers - anything you'd like to hear - through your monitors. This makes Big Knob great for comparing your mixes-in-progress to your favorite CDs, for archiving your old LPs, jamming along to your favorite tune, and lots more.

Talkback Section and Headphone Control

With its built-in talkback mic and spring-loaded activation switches, Big Knob lets you quickly communicate with musicians in both the studio and tracking room - no more hand signals through the glass! Big Knob also sports 2 high-powered headphone outputs with a discrete headphone mix bus, solving the communications needs of most computer-based studios.

All the Right Connections

Although its shiny silver knob is a head-turning feature, Big Knob's rear panel is equally impressive. There you'll find 3 distinct Monitor outputs with individual level control, 2-Track A and 2-Track B stereo outputs with level selection switches, a DAW stereo output for your computer, a Studio output with level control, a Phones Mix input with level selection switch, 2-Track A and 2-Track B Stereo Source inputs with level control, a DAW Mix input from your computer with level control, and even a Phono input with level control for direct connection to your turntable.

Sound Quality

Because Big Knob plays a crucial link between recording output(s) and studio monitors, Mackie has placed the utmost importance on pristine, no-compromise sound quality. For this reason, Big Knob features ultra low-noise op amps, extremely low-tolerance components and state-of-the-art surface mount technology. All of this ensures superb sound in critical listening environments and long-term reliability - even under daily, and nightly, studio use.

Applications

Big Knob is perfectly suited to a range of applications beyond desktop music making, including home stereo systems, keyboard/guitar rigs, high-end multimedia systems, archiving LPs to CD, classrooms and boardrooms, and more.

SKU MAC-BIGKNOB
MPN BIGKNOB
Features Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System Features:
  • Tabletop level control/monitor switcher/source selector & talkback box
  • Big, convenient volume knob for precise level adjustments
  • Switches among 3 sets of studio monitors
  • Built-in talkback microphone eases communication with musicians
  • Monitor 4 independent stereo inputs including one for your DAW Mix
  • Dual headphone outputs with independent volume controls and headphone mix bus
  • Phono preamp for direct turntable connection
  • High-end studio sound quality and robust construction
  • Perfect for computer-based studios
Specifications
Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System Specifications:
Input Impedance
Line Input: 24 kOhms(Balanced) 12 kOhms(Unbalanced) Phono Input: 47 kOhms/220 pF
Output Impedances
Line Output: 300 Ohms(Balanced) 150 Ohms(Unbalanced) Headphone Output: 150 Ohms
Sensitivity (0 VU)
80 dB SPL nominal(Talkback Microphone)
Maximum Input Level
Line Inputs, Balanced: +28 dBu Line Inputs, Unbalanced: +14 dBu RIAA Input @ 1 kHz, Nominal Gain: 79 mV
Maximum Output Level
Line Outputs, Balanced: +22 dBu Line Outputs, Unbalanced: +8 dBu
Noise
Unity Gain: -86 dBu max., with DAW, 2-Track A, B Assigned* Monitor A, B, and C Outputs: -90 dBu typical* Studio Output: -90 dBu typical* DAW, 2-Track A and B Outputs: - 90 dBu typical* Phono Input: -71 dBu max.(all outputs)** Equivalent Input Noise: 0.89 uV, -119 dBu max. *20 kHz Bandwidth, +4 dB level setting, 150 Ohm source **Nominal 41.8 dB Gain @ 1 kHz, inputs shorted
THD + N
>0.015%, 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ +4 dBu(Line Level, Inputs to Outputs, Unity Gain) 0.015%, 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ +4 dBu(RIAA Input, Nominal Gain)
Crosstalk
Adjacent Inputs: 90 dB @ 1 kHz Left to Right/Right to Left: 70 dB @ 1 kHz Muted/Level Off: 90 dB @ 1 kHz
Input Connections
2 x 1/4" TRS Phone DAW Phones Mix In, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS(L/Mono, R) 2-Track A In, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS(L/Mono, R) 2-Track B In, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS(L/Mono, R) DAW Mix In, Bal/Unbal 2 x RCA Phono(L, R) RIAA Phono In 1 x 1/4" TS Phone Talkback Footswitch In
Output Connectors
6 x 1/4" TRS Phone Monitor A,B,C Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone 2-Track A Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone 2-Track B Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone DAW Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone Phones Amp Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone Studio Out, Bal/Unbal
Speaker Output
1/4" TRS Phone, +4 dB/-10dB Switchable(Powered Speakers Only)
Speaker Switching
3 x Selector Switches with LED's
Meters
6-Segment LED: -24 dB, -8 dB, -4 dB, 0 dB, +8 dB, OL
Talkback Mic
Yes, Internal Omnidirectional Electret Condenser
Talkback Mic Input
No
Headphone Output
Yes, x2
Dimensions
13.5 x 3.2 x 5.9" (343 x 89 x 150mm)
Weight
3.5 lb (1.6 kg)
System Requirements
Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System Requirements:
120-250 Volt Power
Package Contents
  • (1) Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System
  • (2) RCA Plug Caps
  • (1) USA Plug Power Cable
  • [120-240 Volt Power]
  • (1) Euro Plug Power Cable
  • [250 Volt Power]
Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Mackie Big Knob 1 Year
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Description

Description Easy-to-use controller that'll make your recording system a breeze to run.

The Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System is a simple yet powerful desktop audio control center. It lets musicians and engineers get right to the business of making music in 4 major ways: level control, studio monitor selection, input source selection, and talkback and headphone control.

Precise Level Control

Using a big, convenient volume knob, Big Knob lets you adjust volume levels the way our ancient audio ancestors did, with a simple, intuitive knob, not with a mouse and screen. The end result is greater precision and faster level adjustments.

Monitor Selection

When it comes to mixing, pros know it's best to get a second, and third, opinion. So Big Knob lets you quickly switch among 3 pairs of studio monitors, 2 studio monitors and a subwoofer, or studio monitors and a home stereo, or any other combination of powered speakers.

Source Selection

On the input side, Big Knob lets you connect up to 4 stereo input sources at once. This means you can simultaneously connect to your computer/DAW outputs, CD player, cassette deck, and even a turntable using the premium onboard RIAA preamp. You can even connect keyboards, guitars, drum machines, samplers - anything you'd like to hear - through your monitors. This makes Big Knob great for comparing your mixes-in-progress to your favorite CDs, for archiving your old LPs, jamming along to your favorite tune, and lots more.

Talkback Section and Headphone Control

With its built-in talkback mic and spring-loaded activation switches, Big Knob lets you quickly communicate with musicians in both the studio and tracking room - no more hand signals through the glass! Big Knob also sports 2 high-powered headphone outputs with a discrete headphone mix bus, solving the communications needs of most computer-based studios.

All the Right Connections

Although its shiny silver knob is a head-turning feature, Big Knob's rear panel is equally impressive. There you'll find 3 distinct Monitor outputs with individual level control, 2-Track A and 2-Track B stereo outputs with level selection switches, a DAW stereo output for your computer, a Studio output with level control, a Phones Mix input with level selection switch, 2-Track A and 2-Track B Stereo Source inputs with level control, a DAW Mix input from your computer with level control, and even a Phono input with level control for direct connection to your turntable.

Sound Quality

Because Big Knob plays a crucial link between recording output(s) and studio monitors, Mackie has placed the utmost importance on pristine, no-compromise sound quality. For this reason, Big Knob features ultra low-noise op amps, extremely low-tolerance components and state-of-the-art surface mount technology. All of this ensures superb sound in critical listening environments and long-term reliability - even under daily, and nightly, studio use.

Applications

Big Knob is perfectly suited to a range of applications beyond desktop music making, including home stereo systems, keyboard/guitar rigs, high-end multimedia systems, archiving LPs to CD, classrooms and boardrooms, and more.

SKU MAC-BIGKNOB
MPN BIGKNOB

Features

Features Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System Features:
  • Tabletop level control/monitor switcher/source selector & talkback box
  • Big, convenient volume knob for precise level adjustments
  • Switches among 3 sets of studio monitors
  • Built-in talkback microphone eases communication with musicians
  • Monitor 4 independent stereo inputs including one for your DAW Mix
  • Dual headphone outputs with independent volume controls and headphone mix bus
  • Phono preamp for direct turntable connection
  • High-end studio sound quality and robust construction
  • Perfect for computer-based studios

Specs

Specifications
Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System Specifications:
Input Impedance
Line Input: 24 kOhms(Balanced) 12 kOhms(Unbalanced) Phono Input: 47 kOhms/220 pF
Output Impedances
Line Output: 300 Ohms(Balanced) 150 Ohms(Unbalanced) Headphone Output: 150 Ohms
Sensitivity (0 VU)
80 dB SPL nominal(Talkback Microphone)
Maximum Input Level
Line Inputs, Balanced: +28 dBu Line Inputs, Unbalanced: +14 dBu RIAA Input @ 1 kHz, Nominal Gain: 79 mV
Maximum Output Level
Line Outputs, Balanced: +22 dBu Line Outputs, Unbalanced: +8 dBu
Noise
Unity Gain: -86 dBu max., with DAW, 2-Track A, B Assigned* Monitor A, B, and C Outputs: -90 dBu typical* Studio Output: -90 dBu typical* DAW, 2-Track A and B Outputs: - 90 dBu typical* Phono Input: -71 dBu max.(all outputs)** Equivalent Input Noise: 0.89 uV, -119 dBu max. *20 kHz Bandwidth, +4 dB level setting, 150 Ohm source **Nominal 41.8 dB Gain @ 1 kHz, inputs shorted
THD + N
>0.015%, 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ +4 dBu(Line Level, Inputs to Outputs, Unity Gain) 0.015%, 20 Hz - 20 kHz @ +4 dBu(RIAA Input, Nominal Gain)
Crosstalk
Adjacent Inputs: 90 dB @ 1 kHz Left to Right/Right to Left: 70 dB @ 1 kHz Muted/Level Off: 90 dB @ 1 kHz
Input Connections
2 x 1/4" TRS Phone DAW Phones Mix In, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS(L/Mono, R) 2-Track A In, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS(L/Mono, R) 2-Track B In, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS(L/Mono, R) DAW Mix In, Bal/Unbal 2 x RCA Phono(L, R) RIAA Phono In 1 x 1/4" TS Phone Talkback Footswitch In
Output Connectors
6 x 1/4" TRS Phone Monitor A,B,C Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone 2-Track A Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone 2-Track B Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone DAW Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone Phones Amp Out, Bal/Unbal 2 x 1/4" TRS Phone Studio Out, Bal/Unbal
Speaker Output
1/4" TRS Phone, +4 dB/-10dB Switchable(Powered Speakers Only)
Speaker Switching
3 x Selector Switches with LED's
Meters
6-Segment LED: -24 dB, -8 dB, -4 dB, 0 dB, +8 dB, OL
Talkback Mic
Yes, Internal Omnidirectional Electret Condenser
Talkback Mic Input
No
Headphone Output
Yes, x2
Dimensions
13.5 x 3.2 x 5.9" (343 x 89 x 150mm)
Weight
3.5 lb (1.6 kg)

Sys Req.

System Requirements
Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System Requirements:
120-250 Volt Power

Contents

Package Contents
  • (1) Mackie Big Knob Studio Command System
  • (2) RCA Plug Caps
  • (1) USA Plug Power Cable
  • [120-240 Volt Power]
  • (1) Euro Plug Power Cable
  • [250 Volt Power]

Warranty

Warranty Details Warranty Information
Product: Period:
Mackie Big Knob 1 Year

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