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SPL Crimson 3 Audio Interface Black

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The SPL Crimson 3 is an audio interface with analog monitoring. Crimson 3 is ready for your studio, with two mic preamps, four balanced line inputs, two instrument inputs, two stereo headphone amplifiers, and four speaker outputs. The Crimson 3 is capable of recording and playing back up to 6 channels with 24-bit/192khz. New to the Crimson 3 is the...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The SPL Crimson 3 is an audio interface with analog monitoring. Crimson 3 is ready for your studio, with two mic preamps, four balanced line inputs, two instrument inputs, two stereo headphone amplifiers, and four speaker outputs. The Crimson 3 is capable of recording and playing back up to 6 channels with 24-bit/192khz. New to the Crimson 3 is the Phonitor Matrix and Talkback microphone. It meets all your recording needs in any setting—from the studio to your home office.

Phonitor Matrix
In the headphone amplifier, you'll find the Phonitor Matrix, with an adjustable crossfeed, so you can create mixes with headphones that sound the same on speakers. Phonitor Matrix enables correct mixing on headphones, removes the super stereo effect, and calculates the inter-aural levels and time differences.

With a traditional headphone amplifier, the right ear only perceives the right signal, and the left ear only perceives the left signal. The Phonitor Matrix creates a more speaker-like experience, but on headphones. Instruments appear on the correct position within the stereo image. Just like mixing on speakers, you have a true image of effects like reverb and delay in the mix.

In its largest expansion stage, the Phonitor Matrix has three setting parameters: Crossfeed, Speaker Angle and Center Level. Crossfeed approximates influences like room size, reflection and absorption characteristics. In the Crimson 3, the center level is preset to -1 dB and the speaker angle to 30 degrees. These are the most commonly used values. The crossfeed function determines the crosstalk of the channels, or the so-called inter-aural level difference. The intensity of the crossfeed is fully variable.

Talkback Microphone
When recording other artists, give them their own headphone mix with the Artist Mode, and use the Talkback function by pressing the Talk button to communicate with them.

Specifications
Microphone Input; XLR (balanced)
  • Maximum input gain (Gain fcc): 14.5 dBu
  • Input impedance: 10 kΩ
  • Frequency range (-3 dB): 20 Hz – 200 kHz
  • THD + N (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 30 dB): 0.003 %
  • Noise (A-weighted, 150 Ω, 30dB): -94 dBu
  • E.I.N. (150 Ω): -128 dBu
Common mode rejection (1 kHz): 70 dBInstrument Input; 1/4", 6.3mm TRS Jack (balanced)
  • Maximum input gain (Gain fcc): 24 dBu
  • Input impedance: 1,1 MΩ
  • Frequency range (-3 dB): 20 Hz – 200 kHz
  • THD + N (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 1:1 Gain): 0.005 %
  • Noise (A-weighted, 1:1 Gain, 100 Ω): -89 dBu
Line/Source Preamplifier; 1/4", 6.3mm TRS Jack (balanced), RCA, 3,5mm Mini-Jack
  • Maximum input gain: 22.5 dBu
  • Input impedance (balanced): 20 kΩ
  • Input impedance unbalanced): 10 kΩ
  • Frequency range (-3 dB): 10 Hz – 200 kHz
  • THD + N (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 0 dBu): 0.002 %
  • Noise (A-weighted, 600 Ω): -95 dBu
  • Common mode rejection (1 kHz): -60 dBu
Speaker Output A (XLR, balanced) & B (1/4", 6.3mm TRS Jack, balanced)
  • Maximum output gain: 22.5 dBu
  • Output impedance (balanced): 150 Ω
  • Output impedance (unbalanced): 75 Ω
  • Volume control range: -78 dB – 0 dB
Headphone Amplifier; 1/4", 6.3mm TRS Jack (balanced)
  • Pin Wiring: Tip = L, Ring = R, Sleeve = GND
  • Output impedance: 33 Ω
  • Frequency range (-3 dB): 10 Hz – 200 kHz
  • Max output power (600 Ω): 150 mW
  • Max output power (300 Ω): 265 mV
  • Max output power (470 Ω): 670 mW
  • THD + N (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 0 dBu, 47 Ω): 0,0026 %
DA converter (ASIO direct)
  • Noise (44.1/48 kHz sample rate): -109 dBFS
  • Noise (88.2/96 kHz sample rate): -107 dBFS
  • THD + N (44,1/48 kHz, -15 dBFS, 10 Hz – SF/2): 0.0022
  • THD + N (44,1/48 kHz, -1 dBFS, 10 Hz – SF/2): 0.0014
  • THD + N (88,2/96 kHz, -15 dBFS, 10 Hz – SF/2): 0.0025
  • THD + N (88,2/96 kHz, -1 dBFS, 10 Hz – SF/2): 0.0032
  • Dynamic range (44.1/48 kHz sample rate): 109 dB
  • Dynamic range (88.2/96 kHz sample rate): 107 dB
  • Sample rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
  • 0 dBFS calibrated to: 15 dBu
AD converter (ASIO direct)
  • Noise (44.1/48 kHz sample rate): -113 dBFS
  • Noise (88.2/96 kHz sample rate): -110 dBFS
  • THD + N (44,1/48 kHz, -15 dBFS, 10 Hz – SF/2): 0.002 %
  • THD + N (44,1/48 kHz, -1 dBFS, 10 Hz – SF/2): 0,001 %
  • THD + N (88,2/96 kHz, -15 dBFS, 10 Hz – SF/2): 0.0016 %
  • THD + N (88,2/96 kHz, -1 dBFS, 10 Hz – SF/2): 0,001 %
  • Dynamic range (44.1/48 kHz sample rate): 113 dB
  • Dynamic range (88.2/96 kHz sample rate): 110 dB
  • Sample rates: 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 kHz
  • 0 dBFS calibrated to: 15 dBu
Internal Power Supply
  • Operating voltage for analog audio: +/- 17 V
  • Operating voltage for digital audio: +5 V, +3.3 V
  • Phantom power: + 48 V
  • Power consumption: 16.8 W
External Power Supply
  • AC/DC switching adapter: Mean Well GE18/12-SC
  • DC plug: (+) pin 2.1mm; (-) outside ring 5.5mm
  • Input voltage: 100 - 240 V AC; 50 - 60 Hz; 0.7 A
  • Output voltage: 12 V DC; 1.5 A
Physical
  • Dimensions: 13" W x 2.64" H x 8.35" D
  • Unit weight: 6.17 lb
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