Need to select from 2 Balanced Stereo Output Targets with 1 Input Source? Your off-the-shelf solution is to use a Goldpoint Level Controls. SW2X-O Input/Output Balanced Stereo Selector.
The SW2X-O is a transparent sounding, balanced stereo precision level control. It is commonly used to select which of 2 sets of monitor speakers to listen to. Pro Audio users typically rave about its' clear sound quality.
No distortion is added to your signal path while performing level control. Active preamps add in at least some distortion.
SW2X-O Connectors: Neutrik XLR with gold-plated pins. 2 Output Sets and 1 Input Set.
NOTE: The SW2X-I (see listings) has 2 Input Sets and 1 Output Set. Rear Panel: The rear panel is the same as the one used on our SA2X Passive Preamps. Wiring: High grade, silver-plated copper, multi-stranded, with Teflon jacketing. Chassis: Aluminum clam-shell, 1/4 front and rear panels. Dimensions: 2.3" high x 6.2" wide x 7.0 deep.About Passive Preamplifiers: Before 1980 many audio signal sources, such as tuners and tape decks, provided only about 1 or 2 volts of output. These needed to be preamplified before being connected to a power amplifier.
When CD players came into use in the mid 80's, they typically provided larger output voltages of about 2 to 4 volts. It was found that these larger output voltages allowed people to connect their new music source, the CD player, directly to their power amplifier.
In most cases, all that was needed was the addition of some sort of volume control. A Passive Preamp is essentially an in-line volume control. Besides costing less than active preamps, passives can sound much better because they do not add additional circuitry into the signal path.
No distortion is added to your audio signal. If you are really serious about great sound quality and already have adequate signal amplitude, a passive preamp may be very right for you. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\TV, Video & Home Audio\Home Audio\Receivers & Amplifiers\Amplifiers & Preamps". The seller is "goldpointstore" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.