Passive monitor controller and volume control

Introducing Nowsonic Switcher

The Nowsonic Switcher is a controller for connecting a stereo audio source and setting its level on a connected monitoring system. The multifunctional Switcher has a completely passive design, so the sound of the input signal is not distorted by active components. The Switcher’s output signal is identical to the input signal, but the volume can be lowered. This allows to set the perfect level for the audio source in your control or editing room without considering the operating level in the monitoring signal flow.

The Switcher has balanced combo inputs for connecting balanced or unbalanced XLR or 1/4″ TRS plugs. The two output pairs for connecting powered monitors or a monitoring amplifier are also implemented as XLR and 1/4″ TRS jacks. A selector switch allows the A/B comparison of the two connected monitoring systems. The Switcher’s main volume knob also serves as a mute switch for both output pairs. The enclosure of the compact desktop unit is made of metal and can freely be placed in your work space. Due to the passive signal flow, no external power supply is required.


Features and Applications


  • Balanced inputs and outputs with convenient combo jacks
  • Potentiometer with extremely synchronous running for accurate stereo imaging
  • Large, central volume controller with high-quality components
  • No sound coloration thanks to completely discrete design
  • Convenient mute function integrated in the volume knob
  • Easily accessible output selector switch on the top panel
  • Sturdy, durable metal housing


  • Quickly switch between different monitoring systems for accurate and fast mixdowns
  • Wide range of applications from the project studio to the mastering suite to the video editing studio
  • Accurate volume control of one or more monitoring systems


  • Inputs:
    • 2x Combo sockets, XLR & 1/4″ TRS jack
  • Outputs:
    • 2x XLR
    • 2x 1/4″ TRS jack
  • Weight: 0.38 kg
  • Dimensions: 170 x 50 x 87 mm (W x H x D)

Scope of delivery

  • Switcher
  • User manual


“[…] the Switcher meets the most important requirements of a simple, passive monitor controller and is worth its price with 69 Euro.”

“[…] practical feature set, good workmanship and chic design at a small price. If you are looking for simple solutions for your home recording setup, you should always take a look at Nowsonic’s products when shopping.”

“With the Switcher, Nowsonic has succeeded in creating a high-quality product that captivates with its simplicity. […] In addition, the workmanship is at the highest level and the Switcher should also be able to take a lot when used on the road.”