SPL Crimson MKII - Monitor Controller & USB Interface

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SPL Crimson MKII - Monitor Controller & USB Interface


SPL Crimson MKII - Monitor Controller & USB Interface

The SPL Crimson is a high-performance USB 2.0 audio interface and monitor controller. The Crimson can record 4 analogue channels simultaneously and features 2 mic preamps, 4 line inputs and 2 separate monitor outputs. MIDI I/O is also included alongside S/PDIF in and out.

The Crimson is designed to operate with your Digital Audio Workstation. But it can also work as a stand alone monitor selector and controller as well as a basic mixer with the microphone and line input being operational.

New Features of the 2nd Revision:

  • Monitoring of a digital input (SPDIF SOURCE) available in stand-alone mode (no DAW required)
  • Artist Mode can be disabled via dip switch, if SPK B is used for a second pair of speakers
  • Improved gain matching with new level range dip switch
  • Improved Mic Gain potentiometer range
  • Improved Mic inputs overvoltage protection
  • Longer illumination/Peak Hold of the -6dB LEDs
  • Longer illumination/Peak Hold of the MIDI LED

SPL Crimson Features

  • Max. six recording and six playback channels
  • 10 source connections, 20 monitoring channels
  • 34V operational voltage for pro levels up to +22dBu
  • 24Bit/192kHz converter
  • Two discrete mic preamplifiers
  • Two instrument preamplifiers (Hi-Z, +22dBu)
  • Two separate headphones amps
  • Connect and control two stereo speaker sets
  • Monitor mix from recording and DAW return paths
  • Individual artist monitoring signal, with talkback option
  • Hot-plugging iPad recording/monitoring (Class 2 compliance)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (480MBit/s), MIDI I/O, SPDIF I/O
  • WIN XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32/64 Bit)
  • MAC OSX 10.6/higher, iOS 6/higher
  • HxWxD: 60x330x207 mm, 2.36"x13"x8.15"
  • Made in Germany

SPL Crimson Specification

Recording and DAW return channels, Inputs and Outputs

  • Recording Channels
    • 2 microphone inputs (XLR) 
    • 2 Instrument inputs (TRS) 
    • 4 balanced line inputs (TRS)
    • 2 SPDIF 
    • Note: any 4 analog channels can be recorded simultaneously. Including S/P-DIF, six channels can be recorded simultaneously.
  • Playback Channels 
    • 4 channels via USB (DAW 1-4) 
  • Analog Inputs (Sources)
    • 2 TRS line input channels (balanced) 
    • 2 RCA line input channels (rear, unbalanced) 
    • 1 mini jack stereo input (unbalanced) 
  • Digital Inputs
    • 1 USB
    • 1 SPDIF stereo input (coax) 
    • 1 MIDI 
  • Analog Outputs
    • Speakers A: 2 XLR sockets (L/R, balanced)
    • Speakers B: 2 TRS sockets (L/R, balanced, w. trimming)
    • 2 headphone sockets (TRS)
  • Digital Outputs
    • 1 USB
    • 1 SPDIF stereo output (coax)
    • 1 MIDI

USB Interface

  • Firmware updates via USB.
  • Hardware
    • USB2 audio/MIDI system
    • High-performance, 32 bit microcontroller
    • 24 bit audio processing
    • 6 input and 6 output channels up to 192 kHz
    • Sample rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz or 192kHz
    • Fixed master clock for lowest jitter
    • True 1:1 audio, no sample rate conversion or clock recovery
    • SPDIF and MIDI I/Os
  • Software
    • Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
    • Multi-application mode, simultaneous ASIO and/or WDM playback
    • Low-latency Mac OS X (ASIO-like) HAL plug-in driver
    • Low-latency Windows ASIO and WDM driver
    • Driver feedback synchronization to hardware clock
    • ASIO control panel for Windows and Mac
    • USB Audio Class 2.0 compliance (asynchronous mode)