SPL Track One Model 2960

Single-channel transistor preamp w/ de-esser, compressor/limiter and EQ
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The Track One is a complete mono channel strip with a very attractive price/performance ratio. It is a perfect tool for the fast and safe recording of voices and instruments and especially popular in the German broadcasting industry.

The Track One meets highest demands in sound quality and reliability and covers an unlimited application range from studio over live to post production applications.


  • Preamp stages optimized for all microphone types and instruments
  • SPL's De-Esser
  • Compressor/limiter stage
  • 3-band EQ stage
  • Output stage with metering
  • Balanced XLR and 1/4 inch TRS connectors

The controls are reduced to the necessary basics to ensure highest user-friendliness. Therefore, working with the Track One can be dramatically time-saving which is most important especially in live situations.

Its excellent sound quality qualifies the Track One as a highly recommended alternative to built-in console preamps and processing tools. All the modules are immediately at hand for fast interactions. Recording a voice and providing clarity, detail and intelligibility is a question of seconds.

The microphone input can optionally be equipped with a transformer input stage. These transformers already amplify the microphone signals by factor 5 - the preamps are relieved by this factor at any gain setting. The balanced output can also be equipped with optional transformers.

The compressor can be linked with a second Track One compressor for coherent stereo operation of two units.

A central display shows metering for output level and gain reduction and all other status LEDs.

A special feature of the printed circuitry layout is the central star ground wiring scheme: Disturbing influences that could affect the ground paths are minimized in that the audio-ground is separated from the ground of the remaining equipment. This leads, in the truest sense of the word "clean", to considerably improved tonal quality.

The scatter free toroidal transformer supplies the equipment with the necessary voltages and forms the basis for a clean electrical supply to all parts of the circuitry.





  • Frequency response: 10 Hz-200 kHz (200 kHz = -3 dB)
  • Common mode rejection: 1 kHz: -80 dB / 10 kHz: -68 dB (at -20 dBu)



  • amplification A-weighted
  • 20 dB -97,5dBu
  • 40 dB -91,0dBu
  • 65 dB -69,6 dBu
  • Dynamic response: 115 dB



  • Frequency response: 10 Hz-180 kHz (180 kHz = -3 dB)



  • amplification A-weighted
  • 7 dB -98,4 dBu
  • 20 dB -95,8 dBu
  • 42 dB -77,2 dBu
  • Input impedance Line: 12 kOhm / Instr.: 1 MOhm
  • Max. input level Line: +28 dBu / Instr.: +12 dBu
  • Dynamic response: 115 dB



  • Max. output level XLR/jack: +20 dBu
  • Output impedance: 50 Ohm


Power supply

  • Toroidal transformer: 15 VA
  • Fuses: 315 mA (230 V/50 Hz)
  • 630 mA (115 V/60 Hz)



  • Stand.-EIA-19 inch/1U housing: 482 x 44 x 210 mm
  • Weight: 3.1 kg


Optional Upgrades

  • 24bit/192kHz A/D Converter ($200)
  • Mic in Lundahl transformer ($219)
  • Line out Lundahl transformer ($179)
More Information
Manufacturer SPL
Condition New
Model 2960
Type Channel Strip
Features Solid State
Number of Channels 1
Type Channel Strip
Bundled No
Bundled Items No
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