MUSIKMESSE: SPL launches Crimson Audio Interface
SPL launches Crimson Audio Interface -
Analogue and digital audio processor developer/manufacturer SPL
is proud to launch its Crimson USB Audio Interface & Controller
at Musikmesse 2013...
As implied by its full name, Crimson combines a USB interface
with high-quality pre-amps and a separate, fully-featured monitor
controller, creating a cost-effective, portable package. Play,
playback, record, convert, control, and listen with a single
device. Add a DAW and you've got yourself a truly professional
recording setup with outstanding SPL performance to boot at a
hitherto unachievable price point.
How is this possible, though? To create Crimson, SPL redesigned
its tried-and-tested circuitries, creating a new, fully-integrated
design. This, together with new production methods, enabled the
company to break through previous price barriers to create a
boutique-level product at a fraction of traditional German
So what exactly does this keenly-priced product offer, then? The
24-bit/192kHz-capable Crimson packs an amazing amount of features
into its conveniently compact and attractive desktop footprint,
that's for sure.
With its 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; plus USB 2.0, S/PDIF input
and output, Crimson creates professional sound at an incredible
The Crimson USB Audio Interface & Monitor Controller (Model
1250) will be available to purchase worldwide from any SPL dealer
with a RRP of €549.00 EURO (including German VAT)/$725.00 USD .
Availability is scheduled for June 2013.