SPL of Germany is now shipping their new “Mercury” Mastering DA Converter. Mercury is a stereo digital to analog converter that fulfills the highest demands both technologically and tonally. It is the first Mastering DA converter designed in 120V rail technology. The new SPL DAC is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada, is available now, and retails for $2,999.00 USD.
“Our customers have wished for a DAC that matches the undisputed performance of our 120V mastering series,” stated Hermann Gier, Managing Director at SPL. “They also requested hot keys to directly access each input and forgo bothersome menu navigation. We have taken their wishes to heart. The result is the new Mercury DAC.”
The mandatory low-pass filters that immediately follow the DA converter’s analog output are built in 120V rail technology. The filters are each optimized for PCM and for DSD playback. We refer to them as DLP120, which stands for dual low-pass filters in 120V technology. DLP120 significantly increases the dynamic range and headroom beyond the current benchmarks.
A total of seven digital inputs, two AES/EBU, two SPDIF, two TOSLINK as well as USB, can be connected to Mercury.
Conversion is designed around AKM’s highly acclaimed Velvet-Sound® converter technology that sports sampling rates of up to 768kHz, 32bit and Direct Stream Digital up to DSD4.
Mercury provides two sets of analog stereo outputs. One of which is fixed and can be calibrated to all common reference levels, the other provides an analog controllable output level, which makes Mercury a state-of-the-art monitor controller as well.
See SPL’s website for more information on the Mercury Mastering DAC: https://spl.audio
120V DC Audio Rail Technology:
To find out more about SPL’s unique 120V DC Audio Rail Technology, visit: https://spl.audio/120v-technologie/?lang=en
Or watch the 120V DC Audio Rail Technology video at: https://youtu.be/93liM7d5GlQ
About Focal Naim America
Focal Naim America (formerly Audio Plus Services) is a leading North American importer and distributor of premium consumer and professional electronics brands including Focal Professional, SPL of Germany, Lauten Audio, IsoAcoustics, Zaor, and Vicoustic. Based in Montreal with U.S. shipping facilities in Champlain, NY, the company has sales personnel located throughout the United States and Canada to professionally service their active roster of more than 350 specialty A/V and Pro Audio dealers. The company specializes in products and services for the professional audio and performing musician markets, as well as the home theater and custom integration (CI) market – both residential and commercial – for North America.
For more information about Focal Naim America visit their website at https://www.focalnaimamerica.com or call (800) 663-9352.
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