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SPL Announces Crimson USB Audio Interface, Madison 16+16 Channel Studio I/O System

SPL Madison 16+16 Channel Studio I/O System

At this week’s Musikmesse international music fair in Frankfurt, SPL (Sound Performance Labs, based in Niederkruechten, Germany) announced its Madison 16+16 Channel Studio I/O System (Model 1260; $1,899 MSRP) and Crimson USB audio interface and controller (Model 1250; $725 MSRP). Availability is scheduled for June 2013.

The Madison 16+16 Channel Studio I/O System is designed to integrate into any home, project, or commercial studio or scoring stage by combining state-of-the-art conversion, reliable clocking, and MADI processing with a straightforward system housed in a single-rackspace unit offering 16 input and 16 output channels. Madison brings SPL’s analog sound to MADI-equipped digital consoles, audio routers, or PC MADI cards. Its built-in MADI port promises pristine and near-zero latency digital transmission of up to 64 inputs and outputs with galvanic insulation via four units connected on a single MADI port as a front end for converting multiple audio channels.

Madison includes 16 AD/DA converters with an 18V analog section (36V audio rail for +24dBu professional level); 44.1 to 192kHz operation (with ±10-percent 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); simple operation and setup directly from front panel controls; easily readable meters; fan-less, silent lower-power design (30W max); redundant power supply (optional); and four Tascam D-Sub analog 8-channel multicores.

SPL Crimson USB audio interface

Crimson combines a USB interface with high-quality preamps and a separate, fully-featured monitor controller in one portable desktop package that is compatible with popular digital audio workstations. Crimson is capable of up to 24-bit/192kHz audio and offers 30 I/O channels (10 recording and 20 playback); +/-18-volt operational voltage (for professional levels up to +24 dB); two boutique-level, discrete Class-A +/-30V high-voltage mic preamps; two Hi-Z instrument preamps; 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; USB 2 connectivity; and S/PDIF input and output.

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