Two Valve MK2 Grey
Four Valve MK2 - IN STOCK- Same-day shipping if ordered before 12 O'Clock GMT.
Two Valve MK2 - IN STOCK- Same-day shipping if ordered before 12 O'Clock GMT.
MasterSounds Audio Limited
The Tannery By Colony
Stockport SK1 2BP
MasterSounds & Union Audio continue their award-winning partnership with the creation of a MK2 version of their flagship Valve range of hand-made esoteric DJ Mixers.
Valve MK2 encompasses the true spirit of its predecessor, with its esoteric principles of sound & simplicity, and now includes added playability with a VariableQ high pass filter per channel, a re-designed 3-band EQ & RIAA Input stage, plus Innofader as standard.
Union Audio’s Founder Andy Rigby Jones has been at the forefront of analogue DJ mixer design for over 25 years, whilst MasterSounds' Ryan Shaw's history in DJ’ing and audio spans a similar era.
"We are so very proud of Valve, and the addition of the new features in our MK2 model elevates the DJ Mixer's playability for discerning DJs, from club & bar owners to home DJs, Valve's club-standard feature set and beautiful, open, dynamic & transparent sound is a real gem to experience." - Ryan Shaw, MasterSounds Founder.
“It’s hard to believe that five years have passed since we launched the original FourValve, but it’s a fitting anniversary on which to launch the new MK2! The addition of VariableQ high-pass filters and an all-new EQ adds another level of playability and audio manipulation." - Andy Rigby Jones, Union Audio Founder.
Each unit is hand-crafted in small numbers by Union Audio in Cornwall, England.
RIAA - We have changed the design of our RIAA circuit, which in listening tests proved to give a more open sound signature.
MasterSounds Valve MK2
At the heart of the Valve mixers are matched dual triode valves (tubes) which form part of the input buffer stage to the VCAs. The valve’s high input impedance minimises loading on the preceding stages but provides low output impedance to drive the VCAs, whilst the valve’s natural compression smooth and warm harsh transients. Careful circuit design around the valve minimises noise and distortion.
There are 2/4 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 equaliser, large illuminated cue switch, high-quality pots, and 10-point LED VU meter & VariableQ filter per channel.
To the right of the channel strip features a 3-band Master EQ/Isolator, Master and Booth level controls, headphone monitor with split and cue/add mix control.
Two 36mm illuminated analogue VU meters provide accurate signal level monitoring of the mix buss, these 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.
(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 30W Max
DC Internal Power Rails - +/- 18V DC
Residual Output Noise - <-97dBu 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted
Mix noise Unity Line In to Mix Out - <-90dBu 20Hz to 20kHz unweighted
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 = 230mm*
L = 283mm*
H = 84mm
Weight = 3.3KG
*Please Note: This is the Faceplate size. Not including knobs, sockets, headphone jack, cabling, etc.
W = 351 L = 351 H = 180 (mm)
Packed weight = 5.5KG
MasterSounds reserves the right to change the specification without notice.
All of MasterSounds DJ mixers and FX Units come with a limited 2-year international warranty. The warranty applies only to the original purchaser and is not transferrable. Head to Manuals for more details.
Return & Exchange Policy
If you are not completely satisfied with your MasterSounds purchase please contact us within 14 days of receiving your item to discuss a refund or exchange. Refunded and exchanged items must be unused and in all original packaging. No returns or exchanges are permitted on custom orders. The buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs.
Can MasterSounds mixers or FX Unit be used where I live?
Each of our mixers & FX Units is supplied with a compact external switch mode power supply, enabling use anywhere in the world with the correct IEC lead, which we supply for your country of residence. Touring DJs can use our mixers anywhere in the world, simply by changing the IEC lead relevant to the country the unit is shipped to. The FX Unit comes with a portable power supply with several types of plug configuration, enabling use anywhere in the world.
Do you ship to my location?
We ship items to locations across the world on a daily basis via signed courier service, so yes, we will be able to ship directly to you.
We send all of our audio accessories via Royal Mail tracked & signed.
Our DJ mixers & FX units are all sent via UPS or DHL courier service.
VAT, do I have to pay for it?
VAT is automatically applied to any purchase made within and shipped to the UK. Orders made outside the UK do not have VAT applied, but will be subject to local import taxes on delivery. If you are unsure how much import tax will be payable, please contact your local customs office who will be able to advise.
Shipping & Payment
UK - £24.95 GBP
EU - £44.95 GBP
USA - £74.95 GBP
ROW - £94.95 GBP
Please Note - Customers outside the UK will have to pay import duty on receiving goods, MasterSounds specifies the full purchase amount on all shipping and customs documents.
PayPal Express Checkout
We now offer the facility for customers to pay for their orders with PayPal Express Checkout. This allows you to take advantage of the various credit options supplied directly by PayPal to you as the customer. MasterSounds is not the proprietor of any credit agreements.