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Crimson

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Crimson

USB Audio Interface + Monitor Controller

Crimson combines an audio interface with high-quality preamps and a fully-featured monitor controller. You can play and play back, record and convert, control and listen with one single device.

So all you essentially need for a professional recording start-up is the Crimson and a DAW.

  • Max. six recording and six playback channels
  • 10 source connections, 20 monitoring channels
  • 34V operational voltage for pro levels up to +22dBu
  • 24Bit/192kHz converter
  • Two discrete mic preamplifiers
  • Two instrument preamplifiers (Hi-Z, +22dBu)
  • Two separate headphones amps
  • Connect and control two stereo speaker sets
  • Monitor mix from recording and DAW return paths
  • Individual artist monitoring signal, with talkback option
  • Hot-plugging iPad recording/monitoring (Class 2 compliance)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (480MBit/s), MIDI I/O, SPDIF I/O
  • WIN XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32/64 Bit)
  • MAC OSX 10.6/higher, iOS 6/higher
  • HxWxD: 60x330x207 mm, 2.36"x13"x8.15"
  • Made in Germany

New Features of the 2nd Revision:

  • Monitoring of a digital input (SPDIF SOURCE) available in stand-alone mode (no DAW required)
  • Artist Mode can be disabled via dip switch, if SPK B is used for a second pair of speakers
  • Improved gain matching with new level range dip switch
  • Improved Mic Gain potentiometer range
  • Improved Mic inputs overvoltage protection
  • Longer illumination/Peak Hold of the -6dB LEDs
  • Longer illumination/Peak Hold of the MIDI LED

Specifications

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

  • H x W x D in mm: 67x330x212 cm, 2.64x12.99x8.35 inch

 Weight

  • 2,8 kg, 6.17lbs

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