I've been testing my newly-bought iS202 with my iPad, and I think something isn't right. When I plug the output of a line-level device into any of the inputs on the back of the device, I hear no sound. I assumed that there was hardware playthrough, and that the Monitor knob balanced the passed-through sound from the inputs and and iPad audio output. This doesn't seem to be the case with my unit. I can actually hear a very faint sound from the input, but it's Very quiet, and adjusting the input trim and/or pressing the '+12' button makes no difference to the volume. Is this normal, or do I have a faulty unit?
thanks for getting back to me. I must admit, I hadn't read through the relevant pages of the Quickstart guide. However, having now done so, I'm still convinced there's a fault with my unit.
I've tried all the front panel knobs and all inputs, and all I get is a very quiet signal with a line-level input plugged into the XLR inputs. Nothing at all from the phono inputs. The level of this signal from inputs 1 and 2 can be adjusted using the 1 and 2 input level knobs, but only from very quiet at the maximum setting, to nothing at the minimum value.
The Monitor knob appears to do nothing. I get the output of my iPad at maximum volume, whatever the setting of the Monitor knob.
This is frustrating... I don't think you're understanding my question, or are not properly reading the information above.
Can you please tell me if I should be able to hear a strong signal with a line level input plugged into either of the XLR inputs on the back of the device, the relevant gain knob for that channel turned up and the Monitor knob set to the minimum '1/2/Aux' value? I don't think I can make it any clearer than that.
As stated above, this is not currently happening, and the Monitor knob has no effect on the output from the Main output. Is this how it's supposed to work?
I think I've found the answer myself. Re-reading the Quickstart guide, it seems that hardware play-through is only routed to the headphone output, not to the main outputs. Seems like an odd design decision, but if that's the way it's been designed, my unit may be working as it should. I will test it as soon as I get home (at work at the moment).