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Heritage Audio proudly announces the Baby Ram Monitor Controller
Old 25th June 2020
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Heritage Audio proudly announces the Baby Ram Monitor Controller

Introducing the Baby RAM: a boutique, passive-circuit monitor controller inspired by classic European console designs. Baby RAM is the ultimate controller for total transparency — a zero-compromise signal path, paired with a simplified control set keeps both your monitors and your ears where you need them.

Baby RAM features a 4 gang, 24 step rotary switch for volume as opposed to cheaper stereo potentiometers, which means the precision of your stereo signal is perfect on every position! Baby RAM also has no insertion loss, meaning that there’s no extra coloration or signal loss at any settings.

Baby RAM might pack a zero-compromise circuit design, but it couldn’t be any easier to use: 2 stereo -pair inputs and outputs — both balanced and ground free (unbalanced compatible) on gold plated TRS jacks, and Mute, Dim, Mono, and Volume monitoring controls make Baby RAM a breeze to work with. And with it’s passive design, it also means you have no concerns with bad power supplies, as no supply is needed!

Baby RAM is built with the most cutting edge methods in manufacturing and design, without ever compromising audio quality or cutting corners.

Price: $179
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Old 25th June 2020
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Looks interesting stepped alternative to the nos monitor controller
Old 26th June 2020
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Well this is exactly what I'm looking for.
When will these ship?
Old 26th June 2020
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Hmmm, considers possibility of hacking the back into a db25 for neatness...
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Hmmm, considers possibility of hacking the back into a db25 for neatness...
Good idea. Add a small "doghouse" at the back? I reckon with about 4-5cm you could do just that.


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Old 27th June 2020 | Show parent
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Hmmm, considers possibility of hacking the back into a db25 for neatness...
Good idea considering it's only 8 TRS inputs. That said, one 8ch snake would keep it super clean as well!
Old 28th June 2020
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Wow. That price looks too good to be true!
Old 28th June 2020
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Are these shipping? Exactly what I've been waiting for for the home studio.
Old 28th June 2020
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It looks great, but 24 steps may result too few, I think.
Old 28th June 2020
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Looks very nice. If you add 2 headphone outputs and charge an extra $50 I would be happy to pay $229.00
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Looks very nice. If you add 2 headphone outputs and charge an extra $50 I would be happy to pay $229.00
buuuut that would require active circuitry etc etc... maybe just get a JDS atom

to go with it?
Old 19th July 2020
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Can both output work at once? Like can you run a sub on this that you can cut?
Old 19th July 2020
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I already have Drawmer MC3.1, but this fills a hole in the market nicely - If I need a simple monitor controller this would be the one - the other affordable options I'ver seen look cheesy and colour the sound!
Old 20th July 2020
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Nice. Will there be a version with xlrs? I’d hate to have to build converter cables for something as clean as this.

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Old 20th July 2020
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Nice, this is exactly what I’ve been looking/waiting for. Will certainly be buying this!
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Nice. Will there be a version with xlrs? I’d hate to have to build converter cables for something as clean as this.

j,
does anything exist in two versions like that?
Old 20th July 2020
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This is exactly what the market has been needing. Would be nice to have headphones and talk-back, though. Basically to replace the functions of Apollo twin.
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does anything exist in two versions like that?
Plenty of gear with combo jacks.

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Old 7th August 2020
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Is this resistor-cascade based volume regulation?

If so, this would be a very interesting (and much cheaper) alternative to the Goldpoint SA2X series.

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Old 4th November 2020
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Anyone know what the latest on the release date for this is? Keeps getting pushed back by Thomann.
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Anyone know what the latest on the release date for this is? Keeps getting pushed back by Thomann.
Same here
Old 18th November 2020
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Do we have any specs for these? It's not even listed on the manufacturer's website.
Old 19th November 2020
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I emailed them a few weeks ago and got an email back yesterday saying it should be in the USA this week. I too would like to see some more info/specs though.
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I emailed them a few weeks ago and got an email back yesterday saying it should be in the USA this week. I too would like to see some more info/specs though.
Cool. Actually I just checked their website and apparently they are based in Madrid, which happens to be where I live. Funny thought that no stores carry their products there. I've just emailed them to ask where I can buy their stuff locally, hopefully they'll get back to me quicker than "a few weeks" lol.
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Cool. Actually I just checked their website and apparently they are based in Madrid, which happens to be where I live. Funny thought that no stores carry their products there. I've just emailed them to ask where I can buy their stuff locally, hopefully they'll get back to me quicker than "a few weeks" lol.
I double checked and they actually responded within 11 days. I guess that’s not bad if English isnt their first language. It felt like a few weeks, but I guess my time perception is just off due to this covid times vortex lol. Anyway, I didn’t want to misrepresent or disparage the company so I wanted to clear that up.
Old 11th December 2020
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It was a bit of a wait, but mine finally came today. It's bigger than I expected. Sound wise it sounds good. I'm using it with an Apollo X6 - which has digital volume control for its monitor outs. I wanted to get an analogue volume control to avoid bit rate reduction, and the Baby Ram fits the bill. Whether it sounds better or not its hard to say without an easy way to do an A/B. It may be my imagination, but the sound stage sounds taller if that makes sense. I like it though and think its a keeper.

I had also planned to open it up and see what is going on inside, but I've never seen the type of screw it uses before (see pic). I wanted to confirm that the stepped volume knob has individual resistors for each setting to control volume. Maybe some one more technically proficient than me can get it open though.
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Old 11th December 2020 | Show parent
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It was a bit of a wait, ...
thanks for sharing,


I may be wrong but this looks like a TORX ISO 7380 A2 (black).
thanks for making me aware of that they use some 'unusual' screws.


https://www.screwsandmore.de/media/i...6c_600x600.jpg
Old 12th December 2020 | Show parent
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Thanks dyscode. I don’t think it is a T wrench type screw. I have a T5 and T6 ive used on my Mac before, but the screw on the baby ram doesn’t really have a star shape or any ridges I can see.
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Thanks dyscode. I don’t think it is a T wrench type screw. I have a T5 and T6 ive used on my Mac before, but the screw on the baby ram doesn’t really have a star shape or any ridges I can see.
Hmm tamper-proof screws... I'm a (generally) responsible adult and my gear needs to be serviceable. I avoid gear with no screws or special screws, especially pricey gear. I think I'll look elsewhere.

Do you have a clearer pic of the screw head?
Old 4th January 2021
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If anyone is interested, I just got one of these today. The screws can easily be opened up with an allen wrench. It's a little tough to see, but that's what they are. I did pop mine open out of curiosity. Sorry, no pics.....It's very well made. The pot is huge inside and out. It looks similar to the Goldpoint style pot. It is 4 layers as well. All the jacks are connected to a board which is connected to the rest of the controls via ribbon cable. Wiring looks nice and tidy on the pot as well. That's about it! The switches are ok....They don't feel incredible, but I trust they will hold up. I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but hopefully I'l get it all wired up by the coming weekend. I bought it to go with a Lynx Aurora n which is also coming this week.
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