Crimson USB Audio Interface
Niederkruechten, Germany (April 11, 2013)—Analog and digital audio processor manufacturer SPL has announced its Madison 16+16 Channel Studio I/O System and the Crimson USB Audio Interface.
The 24-bit/192kHz-capable Crimson includes 30 I/O channels (10 recording and 20 playback); +/-18V operational voltage (for professional levels up to +24dB); two boutique-level, discrete Class A, +/-30V high-voltage mic pre-amps; two Hi-Z instrument pre-amps; two separate headphone amps (individually controllable); dual stereo speaker set connections (and control); monitor signal mix function (from playback and recording paths); MIDI input and output; and USB 2.0, S/PDIF input and output.
The Madison 16+16 Channel Studio I/O System is aimed for the studio or scoring stage by combining conversion, clock and MADI processing with surround system housed in a compact 1U rack-mountable unit offering 16 input and 16 output channels. It brings SPL sound to MADI-equipped digital consoles, audio routers or PC MADI cards, and reportedly offers near zero latency digital transmission of up to 64 inputs and outputs with galvanic insulation (through four units connected to one MADI port).
Special features in the Madison 16+16 include: 16 AD and DA convertors with an 18V analogue section (36V audio rail for +24dBu professional level); 44.1 to 192kHz operation (with ±10% varispeed); SPL clock-shop (for jitter-free operation); MADI I/O (with ultra-low conversion latencies); four directly-selectable reference levels (15/18/22/24); operation and setup directly from front panel controls; ergonomic, distance readable meters (for clear level status indication of any I/O channel); fan-less, silent lower-power design (30W max); redundant power supply (optional); and four industry-standard (TASCAM) D-Sub analogue eight-channel multicores.
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