The SPLITMON 3
allows you to feed and monitor three camera decks from
any field mixer with line levels outputs. Utilizing cabling from the
popular ENGH M3 7-pin Quick Release Cable System the SPLITMON 3 is a
Godsend on multi-camera shoots.
transformers provide isolation and proper impedence matching. Ground
lift switches are provided for the "B" and "C" outputs to help prevent
ground loop hums and buzzes.
Listen to the
program audio or individual tape monitor returns with ease. The
Splitmon's premium quality rotary switch is sealed and extremely quiet
with smooth action.
SPLITMON CONCEPT -
The idea grew out of a need to integrate cabling and transformer
isolation to multi-camera setups.
Accessory: HP-36 - 36" Mini 3.5mm TRS to 1/4" TRS cable for recorder
cabling of the ENGH M3 7-pin Quick Release Cable System:
(1) M3 7-pin Quick
Release cable set for "A" Camera
(3) M3-30X 7-pin Extension cables
(2) M3-Camera ends for "B" & "C" cameras
SPLITMON 3 Features:
connections for I/O
capacity; up to +24 dB
1/4" TRS Jack for
Heaphones, returns may also be monitored through this jack
1/4" "AUX" jack
for connecting a return monitor feed from a transcription recorder
sealed, super quiet rotary monitor switch
construction, tough wrinkle powder coat finish with laser engraved
No power required
- passive design
Dimensions: 2" x
6" x 4"
Weight: 22 oz.
cable, 36" 3.5mm TRS Mini Stereo to 1/4" TRS Stereo for recorder return
Handcrafted in USA
by Peter Engh
Simplicity: Toggle between (3) cameras and Transcription audio
with the turn of the monitor rotary switch
image for SPLITMON 3 Flowchart detail
Field Use Notes
for SPLITMON 3:
breakdown is so easy you'll smile every time you use it. When the
producer walks in and makes changes in your set, you simply unplug 7-pin
cables and rearrange.
LESS NOISE &
isolation, each camera deck has its own feed. The mixer outputs are
properly loaded and the camera inputs are well matched.
"Lift" means to
"break" or "cut" part of the ground circuit. When feeding a second or
third camera there may be more than one ground path. This happens when
you add BNC cables and AC powering to an already complicated audio
circuit. Buzzes and hums are the result of these multiple grounds acting
as antennas or noise pickups. Dimmers for lighting are notorious noise
generators that prey on these complex cabling situations. A ground lift
switch gives you a tool for reducing or eliminating unwanted noise.
What's the normal
position of the switch? Usually you will start with the ground
connected, or non-lifted. Listen to the return and select the seeting
with the least amount of noise.