SPL Director Mk2 D/A Converter & Preamplifier (Black)

BH #SPLDIRECTM2B • MFR #SPLDIRECTMK2-BL
SPL Director Mk2 D/A Converter & Preamplifier (Black)
Key Features
  • PCM Sample Rate up to 756 kHz
  • DSD Sample Rate up to DSD4
  • Frequency Range of 10 Hz to 200 kHz
  • USB, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical Inputs
Styled in black, the SPL Director Mk2 is designed to be the centerpiece of your stereo system. It is the hub to which you can connect all your other components. Whether your need to play audio from a computer, a media player, or a phono preamp, the device can port the sound to headphone amplifiers, your passive speakers' amplifier, or active loudspeakers directly.
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SPL Director mk2 Overview

Styled in black, the SPL Director Mk2 is designed to be the centerpiece of your stereo system. It is the hub to which you can connect all your other components. Whether your need to play audio from a computer, a media player, or a phono preamp, the device can port the sound to headphone amplifiers, your passive speakers' amplifier, or active loudspeakers directly.

The Director Mk2's preamp can handle up to ten stereo input sources at a time. Six of these sources are analog connections on XLR terminations for balanced signal, and RCA inputs for unbalanced audio. Four inputs are in the digital domain, handling PCM audio at high sample rates over AES/EBU, coaxial S/PDIF, or optical connections. The Director Mk2 can support PCM audio up to 768 kHz, and DSD up to DSD4 (DSD256), thanks to its AK4490 Velvet Sound DAC chip from AKM.

Any power amp or loudspeaker can be connected over the XLR outputs, and any headphone amp can connect to the direct RCA outputs. As an added bonus to tape-machine afficionados, SPL has added an insert path which can be used as a tape monitor, or as a place in the circuit for your favorite EQ to tune the sound. A calibration switch on the rear lets you switch between consumer- and professional-level gear, so you don't ever accidentally distort the signal. Volume and source input selection can be remotely controlled using any existing infrared (IR) remote control, and the SPL Director Mk2 will learn your remote commands.

  • D/A converter and preamplifier with 120V rail technology (VOLTAiR )
  • Four digital inputs: USB, AES/EBU, coaxial, optical
  • PCM up to 756 kHz and DSD up to DSD4
  • Tape monitoring path
  • Prominent VU metering with calibration
  • Amp CTL 12V trigger connections for connecting SPL power amps
  • 32-bit playback 

SPL Director mk2 Specs

Converter TypeD/A Converter
Number of Channels2
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O4 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Input
4 x Stereo RCA Coaxial Unbalanced Input
1 x Stereo RCA Coaxial Return
1 x Stereo RCA Coaxial Send
2 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Output
1 x Stereo RCA Coaxial Unbalanced Output
Digital Audio I/O1 x XLR 3-Pin AES3 Input
1 x RCA Coaxial S/PDIF Input
1 x TOSLINK Optical S/PDIF Input
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-B
Sync I/ONone
Network I/ONone
MIDI I/ONone
Performance
Frequency ResponseAnalog:
10 Hz to 200 kHz +0/-1.2 dB
Max Input Level+32.5 dB
ImpedanceInputs:
10 Kilohms (Balanced)
47 Kilohms (Unbalanced)
Dynamic RangeAnalog:
135 dB
Digital:
115.2 dB
SNRAnalog:
-102.5 dBA
Digital:
-100.2 dBA
THDAnalog:
0.01 (at 0 dBu)
Digital:
0 (at -1 dBFS)
CrosstalkAnalog:
-108 dB (1 kHz)
Digital:
-108 dB (1 kHz)
Digital Audio
Sample Rates44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 / 176.4 / 192 / 352.8 / 384 / 705.6 / 768 kHz (PCM)
2.8 / 5.6 / 11.2 MHz (DSD)
Power
Rail VoltageAnalog:
±60 V
Digital:
+7 V
+3.3 V
AC Input PowerUser Selectable:
115 VAC, 60 Hz (T 1 A 250 V)
230 VAC, 50 Hz (T 500 mA 250 V)
Power Consumption0.7 W (Standby)
Physical
Dimensions13 x 11 x 3.9" / 33 x 27.8 x 10 cm
Weight10.0 lb / 4.5 kg
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