An item marked as Showroom Demo was used by AV Luxury Group for customers auditioning equipment in our retail store. We rarely sell our demo units unless the model or finish is no longer available. We go to great lengths to ensure our demo gear stays in mint condition. If anything isn't perfect, we make a note of that and post photos. Demo items carry a full manufacturer's warranty unless otherwise noted.
Product Condition: Brand New! Comes in original box & packaging with everything included. Full product warranty applies.
Sound Performance Lab Director MK2 Digital to Analog Converter & Preamplifier
Whether you 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 DAC Preamplifier User's Manual
Analog Inputs & Outputs: XLR ( balanced ), RCA
Maximum Input & Output Gain: 32.5 dBu
Input Impedance: ( RCA ) 47 kΩ
Input Impedance: ( XLR ) 20 kΩ
Output Impedance: 75 Ω
Common Mode Rejection: ( XLR ) -82 dBu
Frequency Range: ( -3 dB ) 4 Hz – 300
Crosstalk: ( 1 kHz ) -108 dBu
THD: ( 0 dBu, 1 kHz ) 0.000992 %
Noise: ( A-weighted ) -102.5 dBu
Dynamic Range: 135 dB
Main Power Supply
Main Voltage ( selectable, see fuse chamber ) 230 V AC / 50; 115 V AC / 60 Hz
Power Consumption Max. 40 VA
Stand-by power consumption < 0,3 W
Dimensions & Weight
W x H x D ( including feet x depth ) 11" x 4" x 11.81"
Unit Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Weight: 13.01 lbs, 21" x 15' x 5"
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