Crimson 3

Audio Interface with Analog Monitoring, Phonitor Matrix and Talkback Microphone

With the Crimson 3, German hardware specialist SPL puts out an even more excellent successor of their big seller. By including a Talkback Microphone and especially by integrating the legendary Phonitor Matrix, SPL takes the unit to a whole new level in terms of product value and practicality.

I do absolutely recommend this unit for any kind of home or postproduction studio and as far as I know when it comes to the price-performance ratio it owns an unrivalled market position.

Axel Ritt

 
769

Recommended Retail Price
including 19% VAT
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  • 16 Inputs

  • 6 Recording Channels (24Bit/192kHz)

  • 2 High-Quality Discrete Mic Preamps

  • 2 Instrument Inputs

  • 4 Balanced Line Inputs

  • Stereo Digital I/Os

  • MIDI I/O

  • 2 Stereo Speaker Outputs

  • 2 Stereo Headphone Amplifier

  • Phonitor Matrix (NEW)

  • Talkback Mic (NEW)

  • One Knob Monitor Mix

  • Artist Mode

  • Real-Time Analog Monitoring

  • Play-along and monitoring also without DAW (stand-alone)

  • Class 2.0 compliant for iOS device recording/monitoring

  • 34V operational voltage for professional levels up to +22 dBu

  • Pro level boost for consumer electronics

  • Very low jitter due to FMCTM (Fixed-Master-Clock)

  • No sample rate conversion or clock recovery for true 1:1 audio

  • Hi-Speed USB

  • Windows XP/7/8/10

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, iOS 6 and higher

  • Made in Germany

Input Sockets
  • Mic Inputs 1, 2: XLR
  • Line Inputs 1, 2: 6.3mm TRS
  • Instrument Input: 6.3mm TS
  • Source 1 Input: 6.3mm TRS
  • Source 2 Input: RCA
  • Source 3 Input: Mini-J
Output Sockets
  • Speaker Out A: XLR
  • Speaker Out B: 6.3mm TRS
  • Headphone Outputs 1 and 2: 6.3mm TRS
Input Impedances
  • Microphone Input: 10kohms
  • Line Inputs: 10kohms unbalanced, 20kohms balanced
  • Instrument Input: 1.1Mohms
  • Source 1 Input: 10kohms unbalanced, 20kohms balanced
  • Source 2 Input: 10kohms
  • Source 3 Input: 10kohms
Output Impedances
  • Speaker Outputs A and B: 75ohms unbalanced, 150ohms balanced
  • Headphone Outputs: 33ohms
Maximum Input Levels
  • Mic Inputs: +14.5dBu (Gain fully left)
  • Line Inputs: +22.5dBu
  • Instrument Input: +24dBu (Gain fully left)
  • Source 1 Input: +22.5dBu
  • Source 2 Input: +22.5dBu
  • Source 3 Input: +22.5dBu
Maximum Output Levels
  • Speaker Output A and B: +22.5dBu
Microphone Preamplifiers (balanced, XLR)
  • Gain Control: +7dB - +60dB
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
  • Noise (unweighted, 30dB gain, input termination 150Ohm): -90dBu
  • Equivalent Input Noise: -128dBu
  • Common Mode Rejection Ratio: < -70dBu
  • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (30dB gain, input termination 150Ohm): 0.003%
  • High Pass Filter: fg = 80Hz, 6dB/Oct.
  • Phantom Power: 48Volt
Instrument Input (Unbalanced, 6.3mm TS)
  • Gain Control: -6dB - +31dB
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
  • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 100kOhm): -85dBu
  • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 100kOhm): 0.005%
Line Input (balanced, 6.3mm TRS)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
  • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 600Ohm): -95dBu
  • Common Mode Rejection ratio: < -60dBu
  • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 600Ohm): 0.002%
Source 1 Input (balanced, 6.3mm TRS)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
  • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 600Ohm): -95dBu
  • Common Mode Rejection ratio: < -60dBu
  • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 600Ohm): 0.002%
Source 2 Input (unbalanced, RCA)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
  • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 600Ohm): -90dBu
  • Noise (unweighted, -10dBV, input termination 600Ohm): -85dBu
  • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 600Ohm): 0.003%
  • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (-10dBV, input termination 600Ohm): 0.003%
Source 2 Input (unbalanced, Mini-J)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
  • Noise (unweighted, unity gain, input termination 600Ohm): -88dBu
  • Noise (unweighted, +15dB, input termination 600Ohm): -76dBu
  • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (unity gain, input termination 600Ohm): 0.003%
  • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (+15dB, input termination 600Ohm): 0.005%
Headphone Outputs (stereo, 6.3mm TRS)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - >200kHz
  • Power@0dBu: 47Ohm load: 13mW/300Ohm load: 1,7mW/600Ohm load: 1.0mW
  • Power max: 47Ohm load: 670mW/300Ohm load: 265mW/600Ohm load: 150mW
  • THD+N Ratio@1kHz (Power@0dBu): 47Ohm: 0.0026%/300Ohm: 0.002%/600Ohm: 0.002%
AD Conversion (ASIO direct)

Noisefloor (A-weighted)

  • 44.1/48kHz: -113dBFS
  • 88.2/96kHz: -110dBFS

Dynamic range

  • 44.1/48kHz: 113dB
  • 88.2/96kHz: 110dB

THD+N ratio @ 1kHz (-1dBFS):

  • 44.1/48kHz: 0.002%
  • 88.2/96kHz: 0.0025%

0dBFS = +15dBu

DA Conversion (ASIO direct)

Noisefloor (A-weighted)

  • 44.1/48kHz: -109dBFS
  • 88.2/96kHz: -107dBFS

Dynamic range

  • 44.1/48kHz: 109dB
  • 88.2/96kHz: 107dB
Power Supply
  • External Power Supply, Input 100–240V AC/50–60 Hz; Output 12V DC/1,5A
  • Internal Power Supplies: Audio: +/-17V, Digital: +5V and +3,3V
  • Power Consumption: 16.8 Watt
Dimensions & Weight
  • H x W x D in mm: 67x330x212 cm, 2.64x12.99x8.35 inch
  • 2,8 kg, 6.17lbs

0dBu = 0.775V. Subject to change without notice..

Mac Driver Download

Driver version: 3.3.11

Release date: Nov 16, 2016
Mac OS X 10.6 and higher

Installed firmware version on Crimson 3: 2.0.0

    Notes:
  • This driver version makes the Bit Accurate driver fully compatible with macOS Sierra and macOS High Sierra
  • The Bit Accurate driver should not be installed under OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Instead Crimson should be run in class compliant mode (no driver install required).

Windows Driver Download

Driver version: 2.9.86.25

Release date: February 26, 2016
For Win XP / 7 / 8 / 10

Installed firmware version on Crimson Revision 3: 2.0.0

Legacy Driver Mac

Legacy Driver Win

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