Wednesday, September 28, 2011

JBL MSC1 Monitor System Controller with Room Mode Correction

 JBL's MSC1 is a Monitor System Controller with their RMC Room Mode Correction technology that works with any speaker. Its list of features and small size makes it an excellent choice for a desktop or mobile studio.

"As the “hub” of your system, the MSC1 controls the monitoring of three stereo input sources such as a computer workstation, mixing console, electronic musical instrument, CD or personal MP3 player. The MSC1's primary speaker “A” outputs include a level control, monitor EQ and RMC Room Mode Correction to tune the monitors to the room. Selecting the “B” outputs assigns the volume control and input routing to a second set of speakers. Subwoofer controls let you add a sub to the “A” speaker system, with a dedicated level control, and a choice of bass management crossover settings. The MSC1 headphone output and independent level control let you send a headphone feed to a performer or monitor using headphones in the control room."
"The MSC1 includes JBL’s acclaimed RMC Room Mode Correction technology that measures your room and tackles low frequency problems caused by room modes and boundary conditions. The MSC1 comes with everything needed to calibrate your system including a Calibration Mic, MSC1 Control Center Software*, and accessory cables. Calibration is simply carried out using the supplied microphone, MSC1 Control Center Software and your computer. Before measuring your room, Control Center meticulously measures the signal path of your audio system to set the stage for an accurate speaker calibration. Control Center Software guides you through every step. Once your system has been measured, re-calibration of your speakers is fast and easy and can be done at any time. After RMC calibration, the MSC1 works as a stand-alone controller and connection to a computer is not required."
"In addition to managing RMC Calibration, the MSC1 Control Center Software provides fine-control of monitor EQ, speaker alignment delay, subwoofer balance, and bass-management crossover settings. Control Center Software is included with the MSC1. Control Center is compatible with XP and Vista 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. Macintosh software now available."


  • Master Volume Control
  • A/B Speaker Select
  • A/B/C input Source Select
  • Subwoofer Output with Level Control and 
  • Selectable Cross Over Frequencies
  • Adjustable Low Frequency and 
  • High Frequency Speaker EQ
  • Headphone Output with Volume Control
  • Monitor Mute Control
  • RMC On/Bypass Control
  • Adjustable input gain with Signal Present and Clip indicator
  • Can be used with any studio monitor system

  • S/N, Dynamic Range : 110 dB typical A-weighted 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Frequency Response : +0/-O.5 dB, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • THD+N : < 0.04% A/D/A, 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • A/D, DA Converters : 24 Bit
  • Internal Processing : 48 Bit, 48 kHz
  • Maximum Input Level : +24 dBU 6.5mm (1/4" TRS Inputs), +4 dBu phono (RCA Inputs)
  • Maximum Output Before Clipping : +17 dBu
  • Power Requirements : 12 VDC, 0.5A
  • Dimensions W x D x H : 198 x 165 x 83 mm (7.8 x 6.5 x 3.25 in)
  • Inputs A, B / C : 4 Balanced 1/4" TRS, 2 Unbalanced RCA
  • Outputs A, B and Subwoofer : 5 Balanced 1/4" TRS
  • Headphone : Stereo 1/4"
  • RMC Mic IN / OUT : 1/8" TRS
  • Computer Interface : USB 2.0
  • LF EQ Frequency : 20 Hz to 1.1 kHz Shelf 32 options
  • LF EQ Gain : +/- 3 dB in .25 dB increments
  • HF EQ Frequency : 2.5 kHz to 17 kHz Shelf 28 options
  • HF EQ Gain : +/- 3 dB in .25 dB increments
  • Level : +/- 10 dB from nominal in .5 dB increments
  • Selectable Crossover Frequencies : 60 Hz, 80 Hz, 120 Hz
  • Polarity : 0 degrees / 180 degrees 

$299 at Dale Pro Audio