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List Price: $725.00
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Availability: Currently On Order, Stock Arriving 07-28-14
Product Code: 9999-14723

 

SPL Crimson USB Audio Interface and Monitor Controller Details

The SPL Crimson USB Audio Interface and Monitor Controller combines a USB interface with high-quality preamps and a separate, fully-featured monitor controller. You can play and play back, record and convert, control and listen all with one single device (ever heard of the Crimson King?) So, essentially all you need for a truly professional recording setup now is the Crimson and your favorite DAW.

With or without DAW

Crimson is designed to operate with your Digital Audio Workstation. But you can also do a lot with it as a stand-alone device: plug in an instrument and play. Connect a microphone and sing along. Mix your own monitor signal with playback or guide tracks from any source including your smartphone. What you are playing is not bad? Turn on the DAW and record it.

A new concept with phenomenal value

SPL designs audio equipment in all price ranges except "cheap gear". Therefore each SPL unit provides professional quality. The Crimson leaps forward and sets a new sound quality benchmark in its price range: They have re-designed proven circuitries and created a new, fully integrated design. Together with new production methods they are able to break through usual price limits. So with the Crimson interface and controller you have a boutique standard recording and monitoring device at a fraction of the price we used to know from traditional engineering and manufacturing.

A couple of notes about the input functionality:

  • Line 1 has preference over Mic 1, Line 2 has preference over Mic 2.
  • Instrument 3 has preference over Line 3, Instrument 4 has preference over Line 4.
  • In order to monitor a stereo signal via Line input 3 and 4 no instrument ought to be connected.
  • Line input 3 will be mono on the monitoring bus if Line 4 is free.

SPL Crimson USB Audio Interface and Monitor Controller Features

  • 30 I/O channels (10 recording channels and 20 playback channels)
  • +/- 18V operational voltage for professional levels up to +24dB
  • -20dB DIM monitoring switch
  • Two discrete, Class A, +/-30V high-voltage, boutique mic-preamplifiers
  • Two Hi-Z instrument preamplifiers
  • Two separate headphone amps, individually controllable
  • Connect and control two stereo speaker sets
  • Monitor mix function for playback and recording signals
  • MIDI input and output via two DIN sockets
  • USB 2.0 (USB cable NOT included), S/PDIF digital input and output
  • 24Bit/192kHz (44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176,4, 192 kHz) converter
  • Made in Germany
  • Compatible with:
    • Mac OS 10.4 and higher
    • Windows XP, Vista,7 and 8, 32 and 64Bit

SPL Crimson USB Audio Interface and Monitor Controller Specifications

  • Input Sockets
    • Mic Inputs 1 -2: XLR
Line Inputs 14: 6,3mm TRS
Instrument Inputs 34: 6,3mm TRS
Source 1 Input: 6,3mm TRS
Source 2 Input: RCA
Source 3 Input: 3,5mm TRS
Midi Input: DIN (5 pins)
SPDIF Input: RCA
  • Output Sockets
    • Speaker A Output: XLR
    • Speaker B Output: 6,3mm TRS
    • Midi Output: DIN (5 pins)
    • SPDIF Output: RCA
    • Headphone Outputs: 6,3mm TRS
  • Input Impedances
    • Microphone Input: 10 kOhm
    • Line Inputs: 10kOhm unbalanced, 20kOhm balanced
    • Instrument Inputs: 1,1 MOhm
    • Source 1 Input: 10kOhm unbalanced, 20kOhm balanced
    • Source 2 Input: 10kOhm
    • Source 3 Input: 10kOhm
    • SPDIF Input: 75 Ohm
  • Output Impedances
    • Speaker A Output: 75 Ohm unbalanced, 150 Ohm balanced
    • Speaker B Output: 75 Ohm unbalanced, 150 Ohm balanced
    • Headphone Outputs: 33 Ohm
  • Maximum Input Levels
    • Mic Inputs: +14,5 dBu (Gain fully left)
    • Line Inputs: +22,5 dBu
    • Instrument Inputs: +24,0 dBu (Gain fully left)
    • Source 1 Input: +22,5 dBu
    • Source 2 Input: +22,5 dBu
    • Source 3 Input: +22,5 dBu
  • Maximum Output Levels
    • Speaker A Output: +22,5 dBu
    • Speaker B Output: +22,5 dBu
  • Mic Preamplifier (balanced, XLR)
    • Gain Control: +8dB - +60dB
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
    • Noise (unweighted, 30dB gain, input termination 150 Ohm): -90 dBu
    • Equivalent Input Noise: -128 dBu
    • Common Mode Rejection Ratio: < -70 dBu
    • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (30dB gain, input termination 150 Ohm): 0,003 %
    • High Pass Filter: fg = 80Hz, 6dB/Oct.
    • Phantom Power: 48Volt
  • Instrument Input (unbalanced, 6,3mm TRS)
    • Gain Control: -6dB - +31dB
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
    • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 100 kOhm): -85 dBu
    • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 100 kOhm): 0,005 %
  • Line Input (balanced, 6,3mm TRS)
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
    • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 600 Ohm): -95 dBu
    • Common Mode Rejection ratio: < -60 dBu
    • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 600 Ohm): 0,002 %
  • Source 1 Input (balanced, 6,3mm TRS)
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
    • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 600 Ohm): -95 dBu
    • Common Mode Rejection ratio: < -60 dBu
    • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 600 Ohm): 0,002%
  • Source 2 Input (unbalanced, RCA)
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
    • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 600 Ohm): -90 dBu
    • Noise (unweighted, -10dBV, input termination 600 Ohm): -85 dBu
    • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 600 Ohm): 0,003 %
    • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (-10dBV, input termination 600 Ohm): 0,003 %
  • Source 3 Input (unbalanced, 3,5mm TRS)
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
    • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 600 Ohm): -88 dBu
    • Noise (unweighted, +15dB gain, input termination 600 Ohm): -76 dBu
    • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 600 Ohm): 0,003 %
    • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (+15dB gain, input termination 600 Ohm): 0,005 %
  • Headphone Outputs (stereo, 6,3mm TRS)
    • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
    • Power@0dBu: 47 Ohm load: 13 mW/300 Ohm load: 1,7 mW/600 Ohm load: 1,0 mW
    • Power max: 47 Ohm load: 670 mW/300 Ohm load: 265 mW/600 Ohm load: 150 mW
    • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (Power@0dBu): 47 Ohm: 0,0026 %/300 Ohm: 0,002 %/600 Ohm: 0,002 %
  • AD Conversion
    • Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
    • Dynamic range converter chip (manufacturer's specification): 115 dB
    • Dynamic range measured via Line Input > AD Converter > DAW > SPDIF Output:
    • 44.1kHz: 110dB, 48kHz: 110dB, 96kHz: 107dB (unweighted)
    • THD+N ratio @ 1kHz (-1dBFS): 44.1kHz: 0,01 %, 48kHz: 0,01 %, 96kHz: 0,01 %
    • 0dBFS = +15 dBu
  • DA Conversion
    • Dynamic range converter chip (manufacturer's specification): 115 dB
    • Dynamic range measured via SPDIF Input > DAW > DA Converter > Speaker Output:
    • 44,1kHz: 106dB, 48kHz: 106dB, 96kHz: 104dB (unweighted)
    • THD+N ratio @ 1kHz (-1dBFS): 44,1kHz: 0,006 %, 48kHz: 0,006 %, 96kHz: 0,007 %
  • Power Supply
    • External Power Supply, Input 100240V AC/5060 Hz; Output 12V DC/1,5A
    • Internal Power Supplies: Audio: +/-17V, Digital: +5V and +3,3V
    • Power Consumption: 16.8 watts
  • Dimensions and Weight
    • Housing (BxT=bottom panel w/o sockets, H w/o controls)
    • H x W x D: 60 x 330 x 207 mm
    • H x W x D: 2.36 x 13 x 8.15 inch
    • Weight: 2,7 kg / 5.95 lbs

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