TWO VALVE is geared at DJs who need maximum audio quality in a stripped-back package.
The TWO VALVE gets its name from two dual triode valves lying on the input stage of the mixer's VCA. According to designer Andy Rigby-Jones (best known for coming up with Allen & Heaths Xone DJ mixer series), "The valves' high input impedance minimises loading on the preceding stages but provides low output impedance to drive the VCAs, whilst natural compression smooths and warms harsh transients."
The compact two-channel setup comes with a three-band EQ per channel (unlike MasterSounds other two-channel offering), an aux send for external effects, which can be set pre- or post-fader, and rotary faders from ALPS. There's also a full-kill three-band isolator on the master for more drastic filtering.
Every mixer is hand-built at Union Audio in Cornwall. A unit will set you back £1495.
Last week, Japan's Alpha Recording System announced a top-of-the-line six-channel rotary, the MODEL9900.
Read our review of the MasterSounds Radius 2 rotary mixer.