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PATHOS InControl Mk2

PATHOS InControl Mk2

New InControl Mk2 is the natural partner of InPower Mk2, the stunning and powerful final stage produced by Pathos: more versatile, more compact, with a dedicated headphone amplifier and a new design inspired by InPower Mk2.


We decided to keep the name “InControl” for coherence with the previous pre-amplifier, but new InControl Mk2 is so different from the old one to deserve a new name.


Fully balanced differential circuitry

InControl Mk2 hides a fully balanced differential circuitry. We chase prestigious Tung-Sol ECC803S tubes to guarantee a pure and defined sound, with an high gain.


Mk2 version is more compact and light than previous InControl: all Pathos technology used for this pre-stage is held in the chassis, which perfectly matches with InPower Mk2.


Versatile and adaptive control

VFD display is the same of InPol Heritage: bigger, clearer, with an adjustable brightness according to your preferences. The large full aluminum knob set the volume with maximum precision. 100 steps have an high dynamic range, in addition to the natural logarithmic progression of decibels: volume control is therefore versatile and adaptable.


This pre-amplifier operates with a remote control, too: we chase the new universal remote control, which allows to drive all our units, including new Converto Mk2 RR. InControl Mk2 has 4 RCA inputs and 2 XLR inputs; optional HiDac Mk2 board adds 4 digital inputs.

We implemented the same headphone amplifier we used for Kratos; its dedicated circuitry supplies 2W32Ohm and let drive most of headphones in the market.

  • Manufacturer's Spec

    InControl MK2

    Type Pre-amplifier, pure class A, fully balanced
    Tubes 2x ECC803S Tung-Sol
    Max. input voltage 9 Vrms (unbalanced); 18 (9+9) Vrms (balanced)
    Input impedance 100K Ohm
    Gain Adjustable 6 dB / 12 dB
    Frequency response 2 Hz – 200 KHz ± 0,5 dB
    Max output voltage Balanced 10+10 Vrms
    Unbalanced 10 Vrms
    Output polarity Selectable by remote control
    Analogue inputs 2 balanced XRL line, 4 unbalanced RCA line
    Digital inputs (optional) 2 USB type “B” ports, 1 coaxial SPDIF, 1 optical SPDIF
    (Installation of HiDac Mk2 board is required)
    Outputs 1 Unbalanced RCA, 1 Balanced XLR
    Headphone Specifications  
    Output power 3,3 W @ 16 Ω , 2 W @ 32 Ω
    Max output level 10V RMS
    Amplifier 290mm (D) x 360mm (W) x 155mm (H)
    Weight 18Kg

    UK Shipping: 

    APC Overnight (up to 30kg). The premium Next Day service is upgraded on request to 12 noon delivery / SECURITY / Saturday and various options. We have found APC to be a reliable, courteous and predictable service.


    Europe, EC, and abroad: 

    For every despatch we use a professional broker to organize the fastest and highest quality shippers, and we normally use DHL or UPS depending on territory. Our broker monitors the documentation and Customs Clearance carried out by these two reliable carriers.

    Above 30kg: 

    For UK and overseas we use pallet shipping which is a professional service and avoids risks of mishandling and loss. It is not expensive under our contractors and worth a quote.


    The Music Room enjoys a 40-year tradition of customer care and at time of writing, full 5-star Google reviews. In addition UK customers enjoy the legal rights of mail order and distant selling. 

    We have exported happily for many years and most probably have happy customers in your country who will confirm our reliability and refund in the event of mishaps. 

    Refunds can only be made by the same payment form and to the same account to avoid possible fraud or money laundering.

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