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SPL Crimson

Crimson combines an audio interface with high-quality preamps and a fully-featured monitor controller. You can play and play back, record, convert, control, listen with one device.

Mix your own monitor signal with playback or guide tracks from any source - including your smartphone. What you are playing is not bad Turn on the DAW and record it.

The Crimson leaps forward to set a new sound quality benchmark in its price range. With the Crimson you have a boutique device at a fraction of the price we used to know from traditional engineering and manufacturing.
  • 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)
  • Specifications
    Recording Channels:
    2 microphone inputs (XLR)
    2 Instrument inputs (TRS)
    4 balanced line inputs (TRS)
    2 S/P-DIF
    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 S/P-DIF 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 S/P-DIF stereo output (coax)
    1 MIDI

    USB 2 audio/MIDI system
    High-performance, 32bit microcontroller
    24bit audio processing
    6 input and 4 output channels at 192kHz (6/6 at 96kHz)
    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
    S/P-DIF and MIDI I/Os
    Selectable internal and external clock source or automatic detection

    Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 (32 and 64 bit) Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
    Multi-application mode, simultaneous ASIO and/or WDM playback
    Extremely low-latency Mac OS X (ASIO-like) HAL plug-in driver (1 ms)
    Extremely low-latency Windows ASIO and WDM driver (1 ms)
    Driver feedback synchronization to hardware clock
    ASIO control panel for Windows and Mac
    USB Audio Class 2.0 compliance (asynchronous mode)
    Moe Abbas
    Montreal, QC
    April 1, 2015
    SPL Crimson
    The SPL Crimson is an interesting product for many reasons. Firstly, it is does not require a computer to be operational. Secondly, it's extremely flexible- I can use up to 4 different sets of speakers on this single monitor controller. It has a very impressive set of drivers that provide very low latency. Lastly, the mic preamps are probably the best I've heard to date. There are however some disadvantages; i) when the main level knob is low producing low output, it usually only comes out of the Left speaker, as you put it up you eventually hear it on both Left and Right. ii) It also doesn't have any software so you can't adjust input/output trims or routing. iii) You can actually hear the noise-floor on the output which is troubling. I recommend this product for anyone who wants to have a good interface merged with a controller, but probably not the best for someone who wants specialized products. As usual my shopping experience at Studio Economik was superb, Louis Simard was very helpful and patient- this is by far my favourite goto recording store and will remain so for good reasons!
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