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Building on the success of its flagship Radius 4V DJ mixer, MasterSounds, has added the compact Radius TWO VALVE to its range. The new 2 channel DJ mixer is manufactured using the highest quality components, and comprises a similar feature set as its award-winning 4 channel sibling, in a smaller footprint.
At the heart of TWO VALVE and its unique sound quality are two dual triode valves, which form part of the input buffer stage to the VCAs.
“The valves’ high input impedance minimises loading on the preceding stages but provides low output impedance to drive the VCAs, whilst natural compression smooths and warms harsh transients. Careful circuit design around the valves minimises noise and distortion,” explains leading DJ mixer designer, Andy Rigby-Jones, from MasterSounds’ technology partner, Union Audio.
TWO VALVE comprises 2 fully-featured channel strips with Aux send (switchable pre or post fader), input level trim, illuminated input select switch, a super smooth 3-band asymmetric EQ, large illuminated Cue switch and high quality ALPS rotary faders.
To the right of the channel strip features a 3-band Master EQ/Isolator, Master and Booth level controls, and headphone monitor with split and Cue/add mix control. Below the master section is a high-quality Penny & Giles crossfader, with contour control to adjust the curve from smooth mix to fast cut.
Two 36mm illuminated analogue VU meters provide accurate signal level monitoring of the mix buss, which automatically switch to monitoring the Cue level when a channel Cue is activated. If the signal level is excessive, the VU meter illumination will change from warm white to bright red.
A new split composite/passive RIAA stage featuring Vishay 2% Polypropylene capacitors, close tolerance thin film resistors and JFET pre-amplifiers provide outstanding fidelity from the turntable inputs. All circuit coupling is through bypassed Panasonic electrolytics to preserve this fidelity throughout the entire signal chain. The icing on the cake is a pair of MUSES operational amplifiers providing world class summing for the fully balanced main mix buss.
Finally, MasterSounds mixers are hand built at Union Audio in Cornwall, UK, ensuring the finest build quality.
“TWO VALVE has been designed for clubs and DJs requiring a conventional DJ toolkit with ‘no compromise’ audio fidelity. It is the ideal companion for DJ purists who only require 2 audio channels in a premium package. The open, dynamic and transparent sound stage, portable size for carrying between venues, and intuitive feature set gives users an optimal DJ experience, be it at home or in the club,” concludes MasterSounds founder, Ryan Shaw.
*Please note - orders outside the EU do not have VAT applied, but will be subject to local import taxes on delivery*
(Each mixer is supplied with a compact switch mode power supply for anywhere in the world and we supply the correct IEC lead for your country)
External Power Supply - Universal 90V – 265V AC 50/60Hz
18V 18W Max
DC Internal Power Rails - +/- 18V DC
Residual Output Noise - <-97dBu 20Hz to 20kHz un-weighted
Mix noise Unity Line IN to Mix Out - <-90dBu 20Hz to 20kHz un-weighted
Distortion THD+N - <0.008% Line IN to Mix OUT 0dBu
Dynamic Range - >116dB
Maximum Signal Level - ±27dBu
Frequency Response - 10Hz – 50kHz +0/-1dB
10Hz – 80kHz +0/-3dB
Headphone Output Power - 800mW RMS into 32 Ohms
Channel EQ - 3 Band -20/+6dB
Channel EQ Frequency - 100Hz, 1kHz, 5kHz
Master EQ/Isolator Cut/Boost - OFF to +12dB
Master EQ/Isolator Crossover Fc - 350Hz and 3.5kHz
RIAA Accuracy - Within 0.25dB 40Hz – 20kHz.
W = 230 L = 282 H = 84 (mm)
Weight = 3.3KG
W = 351 L = 351 H = 180 (mm)
Packed weight = 5.5KG
W = 9 L = 11 H = 3.5 (inch)
Weight = 7.5lb
W = 14 L = 14H = 7 (inch)
Packed weight = 12lb
MasterSounds reserves the right to change the specification without notice.