SPL Mercury Mastering DA Converter


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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.

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
  • Power Cable
  • Manual
  • Warranty Information

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