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SPL of Germany Debuts Crescendo Duo Mic Preamp

Crescendo Duo, a new 2-channel mic preamp version based on SPL’s flagship Crescendo, will ship this month.

Montreal, Canada (April 1, 2020)—SPL of Germany has announced a new Crescendo Duo mic pre—a two-channel version of the SPL Crescendo microphone preamplifier that makes use of SPL’s 120V technology.

Crescendo Duo provides the same sonic and technical features as the original Crescendo, an 8-channel mic pre released in September 2018, and the company claims “it is nearly impossible to overdrive” the preamplifier.

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Besides a switchable +48V phantom power for condenser microphones, Crescendo Duo offers a high-pass filter to eliminate low-frequency noise, the ability to reverse the polarity of the signal and a PAD to lower the input level. The two large VU meters visualize the output level of the amplified signal. The unit also allows individual control of Mic Gain and Output Gain. The output signal can be accessed at the rear via two parallel XLR outputs per channel.

“After having brought my vision of a 120V technology microphone preamplifier to life with the Crescendo, I am now pleased that this philosophy is being continued with the two-channel version Crescendo duo,” said Wolfgang Neumann, chief developer at SPL. “It is the ideal front-end for studios and production spaces that only require a few, but high-quality, microphone preamps to get the most out of their microphones and recordings using SPL 120V high dynamic linear technology.”

The Crescendo Duo is set to ship worldwide April 14, 2020, and is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada, it retails for $2,499 USD.

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