A high-level DAC/Pre, versatile, performing, and with a great sound
Diamond, the new jewel from SPL
Alongside Director Mk2 , a fully analog preamplifier with built-in DAC, this new Diamond, digital only, is equipped with an analog output section with potentiometer volume control.
SPL, a German company with over 33 years of history, was born from the passion for music of the two founders, Hermann Gier and Wolfgang Neumann. There are many products in the catalogue, based on the unsurpassed musical qualities of analog technology, which for SPL are the starting point in optimizing digital products.
There are many inventions introduced over time by Gier and Neumann, from the first discrete 5.1 Atmos surround microphone system, to that of VOLTAiR technology with 120V operational amplifier and then the exclusive and ingenious Phonitor Matrix for listening through headphones equivalent to that done with a pair of speakers.
Diamond: elegant and original in three classic SPL colours
Diamond has the classic aesthetics of all SPL products, and is available in the three classic colours, black, silver and red, the latter particularly original and very popular with the public.
VOLTAiR technology and AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ DAC
the heart of the SPL Diamond audio converter
A sophisticated DAC with many connectivity options and customizable outputs
The analog outputs are XLR or RCA and a dip switch is placed on the rear panel which makes one or the other pair or variable, therefore under the volume control, or fixed, so as to possibly connect a power amp in the first case or, for example, a headphone amplifier already equipped with volume.
Why buy SPL Diamond ?
|Maximum output level
|Signal to noise ratio
|AES/EBU, Optical/Coaxial SPDIF, USB-B
|44.1 to 768kHz, DSD 256
|AKM 4490EX Velvet Sound