For the edition 3/21 of American Recording magazine, Paul Vnuk Jr. wrote a great review about the SPL Marc One, the Monitoring and Recording Controller with innovative features and a 32-bit AD/DA converter. A monitor controller with which you can also record.
You can find the complete review online and in the magazine. We really recommend to check it out! Here we provide a short summary.
“Each model in the series shares the same 8.25″ x 1.75″ rounded steel enclosure finished in black with a robust, weightly build and top quality knobs, jacks and switches.”
“You can input two analog sources: the outputs of an audio interface, a mixer, or even a keyboard or drum machine, and send them to one of two sets of monitor speakers at the click of a switch.”
“The Phonitor section… lives up to its reputation as a first-class headphone amp. Not only will it supply an ample and loud level to your ears, it also offers an exceptionally full and detailed representation of the music by appropriately driving any headphones you plug in.”
“If the headphone amp is the star of the show, the converter and interface options on the Marc One are its hidden gems.”
“In each case, the conversion was clear, clean and detailed…”
“The Marc one is not only a class-compliant D/A converter, it’s also a simple yet capable audio interface; signals sent to the audio inputs can be recorded into your DAW.”
“The headphone amp is a real highlight darn near worth the admission price alone – I’m enjoying it as I type this. All in all, the Marc One is a reliable and great sounding piece of kit, from its sound to its features and built.”