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SPL Crescendo 8

SPL updates the Crescendo 8.  ·  Source: SPL


With the SPL Crescendo 8, the key features of the Crescendo have been adapted to fit an eight-channel format. For those who require the cleanest of clean gain, the SPL 120V DC Audio Rail technology delivers.


If you’re looking for an alternative to colourful transformer-based mic preamps, the Crescendo is a great option as a high-end tool for recording a wide range of sources where detail and dynamics matter.

The updated SPL Crescendo 8

Each of the eight channels is equipped with an individual VU meter. Moreover, this can be set with the VU -10 switch to deal with high signal levels.

Gain is adjustable in 12 steps between +18 and +70dB, and each channel has individual phantom power, polarity, and 20 dB pad switches.

On the back of this 3U rack-mountable unit, you’ll find a Tascam-compliant D-Sub output. This makes the installation into your studio’s existing patchbay a breeze.

Crescendo 8

The Crescendo 8 front panel.

Overall, the Crescendo 8 is a high-end solution that will suit more nuanced sources. It will surely make any mic shine with its extremely transparent characteristics, but the applications you’ll really notice will be Jazz, Classical, and even foley effects recording.

This will also benefit those who plan on pressing recordings to vinyl or any situation where preserving the dynamics and honesty of the performance is essential.


Pricing and availability:

The Crescendo 8 is currently available for order from Thomann.

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  • The Crescendo 8 front panel.: SPL
SPL Crescendo 8

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