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Hello SPL Fans & Friends (and anybody else out there)!

As you have probably noticed already, there hasn’t been much happening in the SPL Blog lately… Don’t think we have forgotten about you or that we are too lazy or that there’s nothing going on at SPL (there’s actually A LOT happening in and around SPL at the moment!… Just wait and you’ll see what we are talking about!). The thing is, we have decided to take the SPL Blog and integrate it directly in the main SPL website: spl.info. So, from now on, you can follow us there and stay up to date with everything SPL in one single place! icon smile On the move
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The second edition of “The Voice of Germany” will start airing October 18, 2012, with the presence of “The Blackout Brothers,” whose members are top seasoned German session players. For monitoring tasks, the Brothers will be using none other than our much acclaimed SPL Auditor headphone amp, having decided to adopt the 120-volt beast after sound engineers ORTH+KERN introduced them to it.

BB SAT1 ProSieben A Kowalski bw 1500 SPL Auditor Chosen as New In Ear Amp for the Voice of Germany Band

Toni Kern and Chris Orth take their technical setup very seriously (as we all should!). “We are always on the look out for new possibilities and building blocks that make the end result better,” told us sound craftsman Chris Orth, “but it should never overshoot the goal.” When looking for a solid foundation in terms of headphone amplification, Chris didn’t shy from taking a look at the top shelf: “that’s the only thing that makes differences stand out.” View Full Article »

FAQ of the Week – 20 – Tubes

faq logo 3 FAQ of the Week – 20 – TubesAs you all know, every week we post a new FAQ from our database in the SPL Blog… 20 weeks – 20 FAQs. Enjoy!

Q: Why don’t the tubes of my SPL product glow?

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FAQ of the Week – 19 – VITALIZER

faq logo 3 FAQ of the Week – 19 – VITALIZEREvery week we post a new FAQ from our database… and today is the turn of number 19. Enjoy!

Q: What are the differences between the several Vitalizer® versions?

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FAQ of the Week – 18 – VITALIZER

faq logo 3 FAQ of the Week – 18 – VITALIZERAs you know, every week we post a new FAQ from our database in the SPL Blog… and here’s the latest one. Enjoy!

Q: Are the Hi-Fi PSD 3000 and PSD 4000 also Vitalizers?

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FAQ of the Week – 17 – VITALIZER

faq logo 3 FAQ of the Week   17   VITALIZERAs you know, every week we post a new FAQ from our database in our blog. Here’s the latest one… Enjoy your read!

Q: Can you give me some tips on how to set the Vitalizer and PSD 3000/4000?

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Charisma 2 Review @ Release Time.de

Charisma2 front Charisma 2 Review @ Release Time.de

Here is the second review of 2011 that hadn’t made it to our blog yet. ReleaseTime.de decided to put our two-channel tube processor to the test last August. Editor Holger Obst calls the Charisma 2 a “real analog sound refiner,” based on a very comprehensive review of the unit with multiple sound samples. Among his statements are the following:

“The SPL Charisma 2 Model 9733 is very flexible and delivers a very convincing tube and tape saturation effect. It opens up the stereo panorama and makes everything sound warmer, full of harmonics and powerful.”

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FAQ of the Week – 16 – HEADPHONE AMP

faq logo 3 FAQ of the Week   16   HEADPHONE AMPAs you know, every week we post a new FAQ from our database in our blog. Here’s the latest one…

Q: Why do I hear squeaking noises when I turn off my headphone amp?

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co 5 smal Channel One Review @ Release Time.de

We would like to bring your attention to a couple of reviews from 2011 that hadn’t made it to our blog yet. First we have a review from our Channel One MKII 2950 published at ReleaseTime.de. Editor Holger Obst decided to carry out a thorough inspection of our hardware channel strip and write a comprehensive review, including many sound examples:

“The Channel One does a very elegant and respectful job regarding the sound of the original unit. The FET Distortion confers more power to dull vocals without distorting or coloring them, and if you really want to get down to business you have to try it on guitars.”

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