SPL Mercury Mastering DA Converter (All Black)


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The SPL Mercury Mastering DA Converter is the first mastering DA-converter in 120V technology. It offers seven digital stereo input sources, all of which can be synchronized with each other or with a word clock. The additional variable output qualifies Mercury as a monitor controller. This is the "All Black" version, sleek and stealthy for your studio!

The SPL Mercury is designed and built in Germany, with the highest demand of quality in form and function. This mastering grade DAC provides a multitude of output types, and support for PCM and DSD formats - offering a cream of the crop solution for accurate and musical monitoring in a mastering facility. The SPL Mercury Mastering DA Converter is a stereo digital to analog converter that fulfills the highest demands both technologically and tonally. A total of seven digital inputs, two AES/EBU, two SPDIF, two TOSLINK as well as USB can be connected to Mercury. AES input 2 also supports Dual-Wire (DW) mode. Each digital sources has its dedicated and illuminated switch for instant selection and fast comparison. The DA converter (DAC) in the Mercury is the AK4490-Velvet Sound converter chip from AKM. It offers a bit depth of 32 bits and a maximum sampling rate of 768kHz for PCM digital signals and DSD4 or DSD256 for direct-stream digital signals.

SPL Mercury Mastering DA Converter Features

  • 120V
  • USB Input
  • DSD over USB
  • 2x AES Input
  • 2x Coax Input
  • 2x Optical Input
  • Sample Rate up to 768khz/24bit
  • Made in Germany
  • Available in Black, All Black, and Red.

SPL Mercury Mastering DA Converter Specifications

  • Analog inputs & output; XLR (balanced)
    • Maximum input & output gain: 32.5 dBu
    • Input impedance: 20 kΩ
    • Output impedance: 75 Ω
    • Common mode rejection: -82 dBu
    • Frequency range (-3 dB): 4 Hz – 300 kHz
    • Crosstalk (1 kHz): -108 dBu
    • THD (0 dBu, 1 kHz): 0.000992 %
    • Noise (A-weighted): -102.5 dBu
    • Dynamic range: 135 dB
  • Digital Inputs
    • AES/EBU (XLR), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
    • Coaxial SPDIF (Cinch), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
    • Optisch SPDIF (Toslink F06), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/with Glass fibre
    • USB (B), PCM sample rates: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384/705.6/768 kHz
    • USB (B), DSD over PCM (DoP), sample rates: 2.8 (DSD64), 5.6 (DSD128), 11.2 (DSD256) MHz
    • 0 dBfs calibrated to: 15 dBu
  • Mains Power Supply
    • Mains voltage (selectable, see fuse chamber): 230 V AC / 50; 115 V AC / 60 Hz
    • Fuse for 230 V: T 500 mA
    • Fuse for 115 V: T 1 A
    • Power consumption: max. 40 VA
    • Stand-by power consumption: < 0,3 W
  • Dimensions & Weight
  • W x H x D (width x height x depth): 19 x 1.73 x 11.8 inch
  • Unit weight: 10 lbs
  • Shipping weight (incl. packaging): 14.77 lbs

SPL Mercury Mastering DA Converter Includes

  • Mercury Mastering DA Converter (All Black)
  • Power Cable
  • Manual
  • Warranty Information

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