SPL Diamond Premium DAC

SPL Diamond Premium DAC in black
Rear panel of SPL's Diamond DAC
SPL Diamond Premium DAC

SPL present a brand new Premium-grade DA converter for home and professional audio armed with multiple input flavours and impressively high-headroom.

£2499.00 inc VAT
ETA 1-2 WEEKS
SKU SP-DIAMOND/B
EAN 4260149322524

  • Dual channel DA converter
  • AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound DAC chip
  • 120V SUPRA operational amplifiers
  • DLP120 dual lowpass filters
  • Analogue aluminium rotary knob
  • Connect up to 6 digital stereo sources
  • External clock connectivity
  • Internal linear power supply
  • Slimline rack-friendly chassis
StereoNET Applause Award

"Highly transparent, very dynamic and an excellent communicator on an emotional level, it makes music magic"

StereoNET Applause Award
Hi-Fi News - Outstanding Product

"The Diamond DAC is both superb-sounding and something of a high-end bargain"

Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product

While the shift to digital sources becomes more and more prevalent in audio listening, SPL’s Diamond is a premium converter designed to present musical detail in swathes heard like never before.

Diamond can accommodate sources via AES, coaxial, optical, and USB digital inputs, routing its converted signal out via XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced outputs. Up to six digital stereo sources can be connected at once with PCM across every channel. Direct Stream Digital may also be used at DSD4 and DSD25 standards, but only via USB.

Velvet Sound
Introducing AKM's elite "Velvet Sound" DAC chip

At the heart of the DAC’s inner workings is the elite AKM4490 "Velvet Sound" DAC chip, delivering sample rates up to 768kHz at 32-bit and enabling PCM audio playback across all inputs.

VOLTAiR 120v
SPL's signature 120V rail technology

Diamond is armed with SPL’s unique 120v VOLTAiR technology to allow for exceptional conversion, high input levels and high headroom for any source thanks to its high-operation DC voltage.

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SPL Diamond in Silver - Premium DAC and preamplifier

Inputs 1x XLR (AES), 2x Coax (S/PDIF), 2x Optical, 1x USB & Word Clock
Outputs 2x XLR, 2x RCA
Max Output 32.5 dBu
Impedance 75 Ω
Frequency Range 10 Hz – 300 kHz
Crosstalk -108 dB @ 1 kHz
THD & N 0.001001 % (0 dBu, 10 Hz – 22 kHz)
Noise -102.3 dBu (A-weighted)
Dynamic Range 135 dB
Dimensions 278 x 57 x 300 mm, 3.15 kg