TC Electronic MONITOR PILOT Multi-Monitor Control Station

With MONITOR PILOT you can connect up to three stereo speaker sets on fully balanced, 22 dBu line level professional XLR connectors, as well as a pair of headphones on a ¼” TRS jack connector, which is conveniently available on the front panel.

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TC Electronic MONITOR PILOT Multi-Monitor Control Station

Literally thousands of world-leading recording and mastering studios, as well as film, post and broadcast facilities, have relied on our tried-and-true high-end monitor controllers like CLARITY X, SYSTEM 6000, BMC2 and LEVEL PILOT over several decades.

Yes, we know monitor control, which is your guarantee that when you are flying with the TC Electronic MONITOR PILOT, you can have absolute peace of mind that you’re in for a smooth and safe flight!

We even got you a seat in First Class with a delicious and complementary three-course menu of unparalleled flexibility, transparent connectivity and direct access to volume level and stereo speaker selection right at your fingertips.

Meet and Greet with the Pilot

First of all, you can connect up to three stereo speaker sets on fully balanced, 22 dBu line level professional XLR connectors, as well as a pair of headphones on a ¼” TRS jack connector, which is conveniently available on the front panel.

On the input side, you will find another pair of balanced XLR connectors ready to take on the main output from your audio interface. On top of that, you also have the option of connecting any media device via the 1/8” mini jack connector on the front panel. Note that it will happily entertain balanced as well as unbalanced signals, depending on what device you connect.

Once you have installed your MONITOR PILOT, you are set for seamless and transparent switching between speakers, as well as clear visual indication of which speakers are currently active.

Smooth and Elegant Integration with MONITOR PILOT

Most pilots are used to going just about anywhere and adapting seamlessly to the destination. MONITOR PILOT is no exception. The most visible part of the system is the remote control, which combines a sleek design with tactile deliciousness and a tiny footprint. In short, it will not take up a lot of desktop real estate and with a solid rubber base.

Finally, the single-cable connection keeps your desktop clutter-free. The I/O box can be easily mounted on top of your desk, or underneath the table for easy access to the headphones output and 1/8” mini jack input. Since it’s also an all-analog solution, the MONITOR PILOT is completely computer independent, making integration an absolute breeze.

Precision Control. Sonic Integrity. Pure Quality.

The solid aluminium knob gives you a tactile feel of ultimate precision control and pure quality. Yes, your work is all about audio, but having a tool at your fingertips that actually feels amazing only supports your overall studio experience.

Now, on the audio side, it gets even better! The VCA based circuit ensures L/R level tracking with very little risk of imbalance even at low playback levels. Most audio interfaces, digital mixers and other digital audio devices are restricted to digital attenuation of the output signal, reducing the digital-to-analog converter resolution, ultimately rendering a poorer output sound quality.

Using MONITOR PILOT as your post-DAW analog level control ensures unrivaled sonic integrity of your Main Out audio signal. Finally, MONITOR PILOT is ready to fly with all headphones, supporting a wide impedance range from 8 to 600 Ohm. And with 18dB trimming, it covers the sensitivity range across virtually all headphones on the market.

Calibrated Listening

With individual trim pots for speaker outputs, you can keep the playback levels even across the various speaker sets you have connected. In short, no level jumps when you switch between speakers. But why is that important?

Well, our ears and brain react differently to various listening levels. For instance, voices live in the mid-range, which is likely the reason why our brain emphasizes the mid-range at low levels, while we allow more bass and treble to come through at higher listening levels.

Consequently, if you mix at low levels you would be likely to boost the lows and highs more than you would at a higher listening level.

Now, there can be many reasons for mixing at low or high levels, but whatever the case you should make sure that the level is consistent, as jumping levels will affect your all-important mixing decisions. Simply keep your playback at the same SPL with MONITOR PILOT and take your mixing approach to the next level – even when using headphones.

In conclusion, you get a more informed starting point that will ultimately allow you to make better calls when mixing and mastering your productions.

TC Electronic MONITOR PILOT Key Highlights:

  • Multi-monitor switching control station for up to three sets of studio monitors and one set of headphones
  • Easy access master volume control in elegant design with monitor switching controls
  • Separated I/O housing and control panel for tidy cable runs and sleek aesthetic
  • Multi-monitor switching control station for up to three sets of studio monitors and one set of headphones
  • Easy access master volume control in elegant design with monitor switching controls
  • Separated I/O housing and control panel for tidy cable runs and sleek aesthetic
  • High-quality main studio stereo XLR inputs and 1/8″ TRS jack input for use with external media devices
  • All stereo outputs include independent precision trim pots for calibrated listening
  • High-quality passive switching to A/B between monitor sets
  • All-analog signal path retains original audio quality
  • High-grade aluminum desktop control housing with visual feedback of active speaker set
  • Extremely easy to setup and use
  • Universal wall wart included

Analog Inputs

Main input: 2 x XLR, balanced

Input impedance: 10 kΩ balanced, 5 kΩ unbalanced

Max input level: +22 dBu

Aux input: 1/8 ” TRS, stereo unbalanced

Input impedance: 500 Ω

Max input level: +5 dBu

Monitor out 1-3: 2 x XLR, balanced

Output impedance: 100 Ω balanced, 50 Ω unbalanced

Max output level: +22 dBu

Phones: 1/4 ” TRS, stereo

Output impedance: 50 Ω

Max output level: +22 dBu

System (XLR in to XLR out)

Frequency response: +0/-0.2 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Dynamic range: 105 dB, (0 dB gain) unweighted, BW 20 Hz – 20 kHz

Crosstalk: < -90 dB @ 1 kHz

Max gain: +6 dB

Trim gain per output pair: -18 to 0 dB

Power Supply / Voltage

Mains voltage: 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power consumption: 12 W max

Power supply: 12 V DC, 1000 mA (included)

Main Unit Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions (H xWx D): 39 x 261 x 70 mm (1.5 x 10.3 x 2.8″)

Weight: 0.6 kg (1.2 lbs)

Finish: Powder coated black steel plate

Remote Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions (H x W x D): 37 x 53 x 78 mm (1.5 x 2.1 x 3.1″)

Weight: 0.2 kg (0.4 lbs)

Finish: Aluminum anodized knob, plastic body with metal foot

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