SPL Director D/A Converter & Preamplifier (Red)

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SPL Director D/A Converter & Preamplifier (Red)
Key Features
  • Preamp with VOLTAiR 120V Rail Technology
  • PCM Sample Rate Up to 384 kHz
  • DSD Sample Rate Up to DSD2
  • Frequency Range: 4 Hz to 300 kHz
The red Director D/A Converter & Preamplifier by SPL is designed to be the hub of a stereo system to which all components are connected. It combines a digital-to-analog converter with a preamplifier, allowing you to connect digital and analog sound sources, as well as amplifiers and powered speakers. Optimized for high-fidelity music playback, the Director is part of the Professional Fidelity series that takes its roots from SPL's professional mastering-studio technology.
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SPL Director D/A Converter & Preamplifier (Red)

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SPL Director Overview

The red Director D/A Converter & Preamplifier by SPL is designed to be the hub of a stereo system to which all components are connected. It combines a digital-to-analog converter with a preamplifier, allowing you to connect digital and analog sound sources, as well as amplifiers and powered speakers. Optimized for high-fidelity music playback, the Director is part of the Professional Fidelity series that takes its roots from SPL's professional mastering-studio technology.

Built around 120V rail technology (VOLTAiR), the preamplifier delivers an impressive 137.6 dB of dynamic range, an extended frequency range of 4 Hz to 300 kHz, and a total harmonic distortion of 0.0008%. In addition, the D/A converter plays back PCM and DSD audio formats. PCM sampling is supported up to 384 kHz and DSD sampling is supported up to DSD2.

Connect up to six stereo sources: two in the analog domain with RCA connectors, and four in the digital domain with USB, AES, coaxial and optical connectors. This unit is Apple class-compliant. When connected to a PC running Windows, a driver must be installed to playback audio files with a resolution higher than 44.1 kHz. To avoid shrinking bit resolution at lower listening levels, volume is controlled in the analog domain using a motorized ALPS RK27 Big Blue potentiometer with channel matching. Volume as well as input selection can be remotely controlled using any existing infra-red (IR) remote control.

Other features include a dot-matrix display that shows source selection & sample rate of the selected digital input, and a set of six DIP switches to customize signal routing, muting, gain structure and output calibration.

  • D/A converter and preamplifier with 120V rail technology (VOLTAiR )
  • Four digital inputs: USB, AES/EBU, coaxial, optical
  • PCM up to 384 kHz and DSD up to DSD2 
  • Two analog inputs and two analog outputs 
  • Avago dot-matrix display shows selected input and sample rate frequency for digital inputs
  • Analog volume control with motorized ALPS Big Blue potentiometer
  • Remote-controllable volume and source selection (Director learns commands from any IR remote-control)
  • Six DIP switches to customize signal routing, muting, gain structure and output calibration
  • AMP CTL connection to SPL's Performer power amplifier for coupled on/off switching 
  • Windows driver, Apple class-compliant
  • Stand-by/power-on switch
  • Linear power supply with toroidal transformer
  • Front and lid made from aluminum, housing made from sheet metal
  • Made in Germany

SPL Director Specs

Analog Inputs2 x stereo RCA, unbalanced
Impedance10 kOhms
Maximum Input Level+32.5 dB
Digital Inputs1 x AES/EBU XLR, balanced
Sample Rates PCM: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

1 x coaxial S/PDIF (RCA)
Sample Rates PCM: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

1 x optical TOSLINK (F06)
Sample Rates PCM: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 kHz

1 x USB (B)
Sample Rates PCM: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz
Sample Rates DSD: DSD1 (DSD64), DSD2 (DSD128)
Analog Outputs2 x Neutrik XLR, balanced, pin 2 = (+)
1 x stereo RCA, unbalanced (single ended)
Frequency RangeAnalog: 4 Hz to 300 kHz (-3 dB)
CrosstalkAnalog: -95 dB
Digital: -100 dB
THDAnalog (0 dBu): 0.0008%
Digital (-1 dBFS): 0.0004 % 
NoiseAnalog: -105.1 dBA
Digital: -96.8 dBA
Dynamic RangeAnalog: 137.6 dB
Digital: 120.8 dB
Internal VoltagesAnalog: ±50 V
Digital: +5 V & +3.3 V
Voltage SupplyMains Voltage (Switchable): 230 VAC, 50 Hz and 115 VAC, 60 Hz

Fuses: T 500 mA (230 V) / T 1 A (115 V)

Power Consumption: Max. 40 VA

Standby Power Consumption: 0.7 W
Dimensions (W × H × D)10.94 x 2.24 x 12.91" / 278 x 57 x 328 mm
Weight7.27 lb / 3.3 kg
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