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SPL of Germany Ships “Mercury” Mastering DAC Featuring 120V Technology

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SPL of Germany Ships “Mercury” Mastering DAC
Featuring 120V Technology


The “Mercury” stereo DAC fulfills the highest demands in Mastering both technologically and tonally, it’s the first mastering DAC designed with SPL’s 120V rail technology

Anaheim, CA — NAMM — January 16, 2020 — 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
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https://spl.audio/mastering/mercury/?lang=en

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@ IanBSC , it's calling your name...
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https://spl.audio/mastering/mercury/?lang=en

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@ IanBSC , it's calling your name...
Wow, that looks awesome! Esp for the price. 120V rails...insane.
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What is practical advantage of 120v rail technology?
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What is practical advantage of 120v rail technology?
More headroom maybe?
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Why do we need more headroom if we are not going above 0dbfs.
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120v rails = Bipolar 60?
I don’t think it’s output level and headroom alone...it contributes to a effortless sound.
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here's what spl says on the topic:

https://spl.audio/120v-technologie/?lang=en
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