Audiolinear AXIS Passive Monitoring Controller


The zero compromise passive desktop monitoring controller

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Audiolinear AXIS Passive Monitoring Controller

The zero compromise passive desktop monitoring controller

Designed and built by hand in England


AXIS is a zero compromise, high-end desktop monitor controller. AXIS is entirely passive in its design, and offers a completely transparent signal path. There are no active electronics to add interference or distortion to your source.

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The main feature of AXIS is it’s high-quality, Swiss-made, 24-position stepped output volume attenuator, with large 64mm Ø dial. The positions are ultra-smooth, and are 2dB steps to -30dB, 5dB steps thereafter to -65dB. The attenuator uses high-quality 1% resistors throughout it’s resistive network.

Each output has a dedicated trim control on the top panel. The controls are all high-quality, smooth-turn potentiometers, made by ALPS. Each control has a range of -20dB to 0dB.


Two stereo inputs via 1/4″ TRS Jack sockets, for connection from your audio interface or other line-level equipment. Accepts both TS and TRS Jack connections.

One stereo input via RCA/Phono sockets, for connecting CD players or other unbalanced equipment.

One stereo 1/8″ TRS mini-jack socket, for quick referencing to any device with a 1/8″ TRS socket (iPhone, Android, iPod, iPad etc.)

Three stereo outputs via 1/4″ TRS Jack sockets.


  • Input 1: Neutrik Stereo 1/4″ Jacks
  • Input 2: Neutrik Stereo 1/4″ Jacks
  • Input 3: Switchcraft Stereo RCA/Phono sockets
  • Input 4: Schurter Stereo 3.5mm Jack socket
  • Output A: Neutrik Stereo 1/4″ Jacks
  • Output B: Neutrik Stereo 1/4″ Jacks
  • Output C: Neutrik Stereo 1/4″ Jacks
  • 24-Position ELMA Attenuation Switch
  • ALPS Output Trim Controls
  • Mono: Sums the selected inputs to mono
  • Mute: Mutes both left and right channels
  • Dim: Attenuates the output by 25dB
  • Input and output switches are interlocking
  • Can use multiple inputs/outputs simultaneously
  • Hand-built in England


  • Frequency Response (0dB/-1dB): DC to 530kHz
  • Frequency Response (0dB/-3dB): DC to 1.02MHz
  • Distortion (10Hz to 100kHz): 0.003%
  • Noise Floor: Same as source. AXIS adds no additional distortion.
  • Nominal Input Signal Voltage Rating: +4dBu
  • Maximum Input Signal Voltage Rating: +35dBu
  • Output Signal Voltage Rating: -1.15dB w.r.t input (with trim and volume controls at 0db)
  • Crosstalk – Left on Right: -83dB
  • Crosstalk – Right on Left: -83dB
  • Crosstalk – Adjacent Inputs: -96dB
  • Crosstalk – Mute Level: -115dB
  • Level Control: 24-position, ultra-smooth stepped attenuator
  • Attenuator resistors: high-quality, 1% tolerance
  • Source impedance: calibrated to 100Ω
  • Load impedance: calibrated to 10kΩ
  • Input impedance: 3.8kΩ to 10.4kΩ (dependent on output and trim settings)
  • Output impedance: 470Ω to 1380Ω (dependent on output and trim settings)
  • Trim controls: -20dB to 0dB range, smooth-turn
  • Mono button: Sums the selected channel inputs to a mono output
  • Mute button: Mute is OFF, output is resistor grounded.
  • Unit Dimensions (HxWxD in mm): 87.6 x 208.0 x 175.7
  • Shipping Box Dimensions (HxWxD in mm): 160 x 307 x 280
  • Weight: 1.87kg (4.12lbs)