The ESI MoCo Is A Handy $89 Studio Monitor Volume Controller

German pro audio hardware maker, ESI, tells us their new device provides perfect playback volume control of studio monitors and is aptly named MoCo.  

LEONBERG, GERMANY: leading professional and semi-professional audio equipment vendor ESI is proud to announce availability of MoCo — as implied by name, a fully-passive monitor controller designed to help provide perfect playback volume control of studio monitors — as of September 25…

There are no active components involved in MoCo’s minimalist design that could in any way alter the audio signal sound quality for connected studio monitors, meaning playback control volume is kept at maximum. MoCo provides two separate stereo INPUTS — one with balanced 1/4-inch TRS (Tip-Ring Sleeve) connectors, the other with both unbalanced RCA (Radio Corporation of America) and unbalanced 1/8-inch TRS connectors — and two separate stereo OUTPUTS — one with balanced XLR (Canon X Series, Latch, Rubber) connectors, the other with balanced/unbalanced 1/4-inch TRS plus unbalanced 1/8-inch TRS connectors. Users can quickly select the INPUT signal via an A/B switch and enable each OUTPUT with separate (A and B) buttons. There is also a MONO signal-activating button as well as an ability to quickly MUTE the playback audio signal at the press of another appropriate button. It is also possible to speedily swap the left and right audio signal channels. Last, but not least, the stylish big knob at the centre of MoCo’s delightful desktop design controls the all-important, actual playback volume — after all, that is what it’s all about!

ESI MoCo

As such, perfect playback volume control of studio monitors could not be simpler or speedier than working with MoCo, making for a sensible studio addition anywhere... and at a perfectly-positioned price point to match, making a purchase decision equally easy! 

MoCo Features

  • 2x mono balanced 1/4" TRS input (input A)
  • 2x mono unbalanced RCA input (input B)
  • 1x stereo unbalanced 1/8" mini jack input (input B)
  • 2x mono balanced XLR output (output A)
  • 2x mono balanced / unbalanced 1/4" TRS output (output B)
  • 1x stereo unbalanced 1/8" mini jack output (output B)
  • selected high quality potentiometer for passive volume control
  • A/B input selection switch
  • L/R switch to swap left & right audio channels
  • independent A and B buttons to enable and disable the outputs
  • mono downmix button (mixes left to right channel and right to left channel)
  • mute button to mute output signal instantly
ESI MoCo rear view.

ESI MoCo rear view.

 

MoCo is available to purchase at an MSRP of €89.00 EUR/$89.00 USD. (For availability and pricing internationally, please visit ESI's dedicated distributor webpage: http://www.esi-audio.com/company/distributors/)

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated MoCo webpage here: http://www.esi-audio.com/products/moco/ 

 

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Rounik is the Executive Editor for Ask.Audio & the macProVideo Hub. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic (and a self-confessed Mac fanatic) he's taught teachers, professional musicians and hobbyists how to get the best out of Apple's creative software. He has been a visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University's Teacher training pro... Read More

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