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Two new monitor controllers in SPL “Series One” product line offer pro sound at an affordable price

Montreal, Canada – October 20, 2020 – SPL of Germany has shipped the “Control One” ($599.) and “Marc One” ($799.) monitor controllers from their new affordable “Series One” product line. The SPL line of products is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada.

The SPL Control One is the ideal monitor controller for the modern studio. As a high-quality analog control center, it manages audio sources and monitor speakers including subwoofer. In addition, the device features an individually adjustable high-quality headphone amplifier with Phonitor Matrix. Thanks to the various monitoring modes, no sound detail remains undiscovered.

The SPL Marc One extends this feature set by a state-of-the-art stereo AD/DA converter with the highly acclaimed AKM AK 4490 Velvet Sound(tm) chip on the DA side and the matching AK 5552 on the AD side. Besides playing and recording digital PCM audio material with up to 768 kHz/32Bit, a playback of Direct Stream Digital Audio up to DSD4 is also possible. Marc One can directly be connected to a computer via USB – regardless of whether it is a Mac, PC or Class Compliant Mobile Device. Analog volume controls, premium switches and a high-quality metal housing with aluminum front panel round off the overall professional design.

True to the motto “Number One in Sound”, SPL has developed a new product line that combines the sound of their big devices with a desktop-friendly design and an affordable price for the ambitious user. The Series One was equally developed for professional recording studios, home studios, musicians, music lovers, and media creatives of all kinds.

Hermann Gier, co-founder and CEO of SPL said, “With the Marc One and the Control One we are bringing two monitoring controllers to the market, designed to speed up the workflow and to create remarkable sounding mixes. The Marc One is our first monitoring and recording controller with a hi-res AD/DA converter on board. That means that users can not only monitor any USB source but they can now also record using their beloved channel strips or mic preamps reaching a higher sound quality than with the usual interfaces.”

SPL Control One rear

SPL “Control One” – Monitor Controller

  • 2 Stereo Line Inputs
  • 2 Stereo Speaker Outputs for control of two sets of speakers
  • Subwoofer Output
  • Stereo Line Output
  • Powerful Headphone Amplifier
  • Phonitor Matrix with ‘Crossfeed’ Control
  • Analog volume controller
  • Aluminum front panel and metal housing
  • Made in Germany


SPL marcOne rearSPL “Marc One” – Monitoring and Recording Controller with A-to-D and DAC

  • Digital Stereo I/O (USB)
  • 2 Stereo Line Inputs
  • 2 Stereo Speaker Outputs for control of two sets of speakersSubwoofer Output
  • Stereo Line Output
  • Powerful Headphone Amplifier
  • Phonitor Matrix with ‘Crossfeed’ Control
  • Analog volume controller
  • Aluminum front panel and metal housing
  • Made in Germany

The SPL “Control One” has a recommended retail price of $599.00 USD, while the “Marc One” with A-to-D and DAC has a recommended retail price of $ 799.00 USD. Both products are set to be available in stores starting October 19th, 2020.

Find further information about Series One on the product page on the SPL website: https://SeriesOne.spl.audio

About SPL

SPL has been developing and manufacturing analog and digital audio gear for the music, film, multimedia, and broadcasting industries for more than 35 years.SPL products are respected worldwide for their innovative approach and user-friendliness, but most of all for their outstanding performance. Among SPL’s most celebrated developments are the patented Vitalizer(r) sound-optimization processing, the first-ever level-independent dynamic processor known as the Transient Designer, the 5.1 microphone system Atmos, as well as compact monitor controllers and channel strips. The development of the SUPRA op amps by SPL allowed analog signal processing to outperform the best digital processing in terms of quality. These op amps, which make use of the unsurpassed 120 Volt Technology, were first used on the MMC mastering console. Ever since, the 120V technology has become a quality trademark of SPL products, laying the foundation for all SPL Mastering devices as well as various devices of the SPL Studio line, like the 120V microphone preamplifier Crescendo. Within the SPL Hi-Fi series “Professional Fidelity” this technology gained popularity under the name of VOLTAiR. SPL stormed the USB and MADI audio-Interface market with the introduction of the Crimson, Madicon and Madison interfaces. Its collaboration with German company Brainworx resulted in the Analog Code(r) plug-Ins, which translate to the digital realm the same quality expected from all SPL products. This relationship has led SPL to become a member of the Plugin Alliance. Sound Performance – Made in Germany

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, IsoAcoustics, Zaor Studio Furniture, Vicoustic, and EarSonics. 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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