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SM Pro Audio Stage-Buddy Expandable Monitoring System Package
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The Stage-Buddy system from SM Pro Audio is an expandable monitoring solution, comprised in its simplest form of 1 Master unit and 4 Remote Stage-Bud...Click To Read More About This Product
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A feature-rich personal monitoring control that's easy to use and easy to afford.
The Stage-Buddy system from SM Pro Audio is an expandable monitoring solution, comprised in its simplest form of 1 Master unit and 4 Remote Stage-Buddy units. Remote units can be connected either directly to the Master or daisy-chained (up to 8 units) to each other in succession using readily available standard Cat 5 network cable. Bi-directional audio transmission and power is supplied to each remote unit directly from the Master, making it an extremely simple and elegant solution for distributing personal monitoring to end-users.
The Stage-Buddy Master is a 1RU 19" rack-mountable hardware chassis that houses both the main audio connections for the system in addition to 4 Cat 5 distribution outlets for connection to the Remote units. Power/signal LEDs on the front panel display current audio activity while a handy split-output pair is also provided to allow simple expandability of the system and offer further possibilities to audio engineers.
Each Stage-Buddy Remote is a little wonder in itself. With a host of features packed into a compact monitoring unit, the Remote offers quality personal microphone preamplification, EQ, Reverb, limiting, and a powerful, pristine headphone amplifier. The special and ingenious "More Me" control is a standout. What could be easier than simply turning up the More Me knob when wanting to listen to a little more of your own voice or instrument through a pair of headphones or monitoring amplifier?
How about a little reverb on your voice, or would you prefer to wind back the top end a little? Simply dial it in on the front panel of the Stage-Buddy Remote. Dial in some reverb, dial in More Me, and you're done.
Whether you are using floor wedges, an in-ear system, or a pair of headphones to monitor your audio, the SM Pro Audio Stage-Buddy System represents the next generation in personal monitoring control. Featuring onboard EQ, signal limiting, and a quality reverb, Stage-Buddy provides a much-needed personal monitoring solution suitable for monitoring voice, guitar, or any line level or microphone signal.
Personal audio monitoring has, for the main part, been limited in use due to both the prohibitive expense of available systems coupled with their excessively complex operation for untrained users. With the release of Stage-Buddy, personal monitoring is now accessible to the masses. The Stage-Buddy is not only affordable, but provides a much-needed solution in an easy-to-use package. The Stage-Buddy ushers in exciting innovations in personal monitoring.
With the Stage-Buddy there is no longer a need for complex monitor mixing, multi-channel inputs, or complex monitoring configurations. Simply sending a stereo master mix feed from the front of house mix to the Stage-Buddy Master unit allows Remote users the ability to dial up their monitoring preferences without fuss.
Monitoring options abound with the Stage-Buddy system. Whether you connect headphones, powered stage monitors, or in-ear monitoring systems, the Stage-Buddy has all options covered. It is ideal for a wide range of application environments like recording studios, broadcast facilities, live band venues, home studios, and orchestra pits.
Consider personal monitoring for an entire orchestra. With the Stage-Buddy system, up to 16 units can be connected to a single Master unit. Each member of the orchestra could quickly control his or her own desired level and settings. Several Master units could also be cascaded to offer 128, 256, or even more Stage-Buddy Remote systems all running concurrently.
All housed in an external chassis, the SM Pro Audio Stage-Buddy is shielded from any stray electrical interference. Robust connectors are provided for all inputs and outputs.
- 2 x XLR Combo inputs
- 2 x Mic preamplifiers
- Switchable 48V and PAD per input channel
- Built-in personal monitor reverb
- Tone control
- "More Me" mix balance control
- 2 x XLR FOH/DI outputs with GND lift switch
- 2 x XLR Monitor outputs
- 2 x Cat 5 system link connectors
- 4 x Cat 5 system link connectors
- 8 x Audio/Power activity indicators
- 2 x XLR mic inputs with inserts
- 2 x XLR split outputs