“The SPL Director Mk2 is a sonic powerhouse that combines musicality with a modern/retro design; a state-of-the-art DAC with cool-looking VU meters.”
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“I found the slightly retro design of the SPL Director Mk2 both intuitive and refined. The front of the unit is nicely balanced, and the display was easy to read from across the room. The volume knob also has a red light to indicate the volume level.”
“This is a good time to talk about the VOLTAiR technology SPL has developed. Almost all the audio devices we listen to have an internal voltage of 30 volts. The designers of the Director Mk2 do not think this is enough for true high fidelity and that the dynamic range of a product can be limited by this factor. Therefore, they have increased the internal voltage to 120 volts. Being increased by a factor of four allows for greater dynamic range and lower distortion.”
“The listening tests went very well. I immediately noticed a broad 3D soundstage with nice front-to-back depth perception. All music, from solo instruments to full orchestras, had a solid feel and the dynamics were impressive.”
“The SPL Director Mk2 is a preamp/DAC combo that keeps things simple while adding a couple of unique twists that make it something special.”
“I found the SPL Director Mk2 to be well-engineered and sonically without blemish. If you are looking to set up a stereo system, the Director Mk2 would be a good choice if you prefer musical detail and dynamics to be paramount in your system.”
“VOLTAiR is more than a novelty as the sonics of the Director Mk2 were impressive. Pair this with a quality amplifier and you’re ready to go. With its detailed instructions, I would not hesitate to recommend this unit to a novice. I wish I had the Director Mk2 when I was in college, just getting into the stereo scene. You know, when VU meters first came out on all the cool receivers. The SPL Director Mk2 is a great balance of nostalgia and high-end audio.”