The Maonocaster AMC2 NEO stands out as an affordable audio mixer offering versatile connectivity options. It seamlessly connects microphones via the XLR/6.35mm interface or directly to a computer through the USB-C port for effortless recording.
Equipped with a premium preamp boasting an adjustable gain of up to 60dB, this mixer accommodates dynamic mics with ultra-low gain, ensuring compatibility. Its 48V phantom power elevates the performance of XLR condenser mics for enhanced audio production.
With Bluetooth wireless audio input, it provides added flexibility. Featuring 3 fully customizable sound pads, 6 preset reverb scenes, and 4 voice changers, the Maonocaster AMC2 NEO adds a unique and interactive dimension to podcasts, engaging audiences with entertainment.
Utilizing the AUX interface allows seamless background music playback from your phone, while the Stream-out output facilitates direct phone recording. The dual-level noise reduction capability creates an immersive live broadcast atmosphere by reducing ambient noise.
The AMC2 NEO offers independent controls for MIC volume, MIC gain, AUX IN, Headphones, and stream out, ensuring a user-friendly experience. Additionally, the intuitive one-button monitoring on/off function simplifies monitoring while recording.
|Headset Output Power
|20mW, 32Ω (1kHz, THD+N=1%)
|Appr. 8h (Highest keypads brightness)
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Design, Features & Performance
The Maonocaster AMC2 NEO sports a lightweight plastic build that combines sleek aesthetics with user-friendly design. Its intuitive controls feature well-spaced chunky buttons, catering to both beginners and experienced creators. This versatility makes it an ideal choice for various user levels.
Its array of features allows seamless mixing of phone and microphone sound, with USB-C connectivity for recording via computer while enabling live monitoring through a headset. Most software easily recognizes and configures the device’s buttons, streamlining setup.
With a built-in 1500mAh battery, the AMC2 NEO offers around 6 hours of operation under light use when used solely on battery power, while USB-C connection to a PC eliminates the need for the battery. The inclusion of six preset reverb scenes and four voice changers adds uniqueness and flair to content creation, enhancing audience engagement.
When paired with the Maono PD200X XLR Microphone, the AMC2 NEO provides an enjoyable experience. However, ensuring cable jack stability is crucial to prevent static interference, which can impact recording quality.
The mixer impresses with its range of input and output options, ensuring compatibility across devices like phones, computers, tablets, and cameras. Noteworthy features include support for 48V phantom audio, separate controls for stream and headphone audio, as well as inputs for music and AUX sounds, pushing its capabilities to a higher level of performance.
The Maonocaster AMC2 NEO portable audio mixer impresses with its user-friendly design, catering to creators of varying expertise levels. While its seamless mixing capabilities and multiple connectivity interfaces offers convenient usability, ensuring cable jack stability is vital to prevent static interference during recordings.
Despite a learning curve in operation, the AMC2 NEO offers a rich array of options, commendable performance, and an intriguing price point.