The RB-SSML1 is a 1U rack-mountable source selector for compressing or limiting an incoming microphone or stereo line signal and mixing this signal with a stereo monitor input, which can then be metered and mixed to two headphone outputs. The unit is mainly used in situations where level control is required, for example in voiceover applications.The mic input consists of an independent low-noise microphone pre-amplifier for converting microphone level signals to a line level. There are independent switches to control a high pass filter (low frequency roll-off at 125Hz) and to provide phantom power at +48V to the connected microphone. A preset pot on the rear panel allows adjustment of the mic gain from 36dB to 75dB.A front panel switch selects between mic and line inputs. Both mic and line inputs have fully adjustable volume control via front panel pots, with the line input having an additional 10dB gain increase via a switch on the rear panel for use with unbalanced equipment. The mono mic input is converted to a stereo signal before being passed to the compressor/limiter.The XLR-3 stereo monitor input has an adjustable volume control via a back panel recessed pot, and has an additional 10dB gain increase via a switch on the rear panel, for use with unbalanced equipment. The audio on this input is only present on the headphone outputs, and is therefore suitable as a return feed from a codec, a PC audio output, or similar equipment.