- Little Nelly is our smallest stereo monitor controller sharing the same core technology of her bigger sister, Solitaire: A unique 100% passive signal path running through a 23 position stepped attenuator that processes four independent signals at once. You can thus either control two balanced or up to four single ended signals with Little Nelly. Of course just like her sibling, the controller runs without any external power, ensuring that nothing is added nor taken away from your valuable audio signal.
- With these versatile configuration options, you can for example use the Aux output to feed a constant level signal to an external headphone amp while the main output connects to your speaker system and is controlled by Little Nelly. Or you can set up two parallel, single ended and level controlled outputs, that feed one or two headphones. Then by pressing both the Mute and the Aux switch simultaneously, you can easily switch between filling the whole control room with your sweet sounds or just your very own ears.
Besides the balanced stereo inputs and outputs there is also an additional "Aux" output. Both outputs can be muted individually and independently from each other (that's what the two latching switch buttons are for). Internally, Little Nelly can be configured to provide either the pre- or post-processed signal to the Aux output and you can also choose from two different pinouts, having either the left and right channel routed in a balanced configuration (identical to the main output) or using two parallel single ended outputs.
The processing range on Little Nelly's attenuator covers -60dB to zero dB. The characteristics do closely match that of a logarithmic potentiometer or in other words it just feels like what you would expect from a regular volume dial. While most steps on the attenuator are 2dB appart, at very low volumes there will be steps of 4, 6 or 8 dB due to the logarithmic nature of the processing range. To have Little Nelly's higher resolution steps operate on your preferred levels, the unit features an additional Pad switch on the rear which attenuates the signal by a further 12dB. The Aux output is not affected by this Pad option so that you can also use it to match levels between the main and the auxiliary output.