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SPL Phonitor XE Headphone Amplifier

SPL Phonitor XE Headphone Amplifier

$1,999.00
  • XLR & RCA Ins for Studio & Consumer Gear
  • Balanced & Unbalanced Headphone Outputs
  • Simulate Loudspeakers with Matrix Switch
  • Crossfeed & Angle Settings
  • Stereo & Mono Modes
  • Left/Right Laterality Adjustment Knob
  • Controllable via Any IR Remote
  • 120V Technology for High-Headroom
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  • Description

    The SPL Phonitor xe Headphone Amplifier is the ultimate standalone device for headphone enthusiasts who want the perfect solution without compromise.

    DUAL POWER AMP

    • Balanced headphones can be connected to the 4-pin XLR socket. The Phonitor xe has a built-in advanced dual power amp that drives headphones balanced with twice the power of the standard 1/4" jack. This tightens the bass response and makes the overall playback even more relaxed and transparent. Both the standard and the 4-pin headphone outputs can be used simultaneously.

    HEADPHONE OUTPUTS

    • The Phonitor xe features both balanced and standard headphone output sockets on the front and on the back. Permanently connected headphones can be put in the rear sockets so that the headphone cable does not get in the way. A switch on the front allows to toggle between front and rear outputs. This also allows you to compare headphones without plugging and unplugging.

    OPTIMIZED PHONITOR MATRIX

    • The Phonitor Matrix is identical to the Phonitor x and purely designed for audio playback. Unlike the professional version Phonitor 2, features like Center Level, Solo and Polarity are not included in the Phonitor xe as they are only of use in music production.

    CROSSFEED

    • The Crossfeed switch allows you to adjust the frequency-dependent crossfeed simulation of both channels by adjustments of interaural level difference – as if this characteristic would be heard from monitors when in their own room ambience. One can compare variations in crossfeed values as approximating the influence of different room sizes and characteristics on a given loudspeaker setup. This adjustment can be made in six steps ranging from “minimum” to “maximum”. Crossfeed interacts with the Angle value to simulate the width of a stereo image.

    ANGLE

    • The Angle switch provides for frequency-dependent simulation of your stereo image width by adjustments of interaural time difference. This influences the moment in time at which a signal’s wave form arrives at the ear and corresponds to a particular variation in the angle of an actual loudspeaker pair. The time constants of the interaural time differences between the left and right channels occur within a range of 90 to 635 microseconds.

    REMOTE CONTROL

    • To control the Volume you can use any IR remote control. The cool part is that the Phonitor xe learns your remote! You can use the remote control of your CD player for instance. Assign Volume Up and Volume Down to any button and let the Phonitor xe learn them.
    • XLR & RCA Ins for Studio & Consumer Gear
    • Balanced & Unbalanced Headphone Outputs
    • Simulate Loudspeakers with Matrix Switch
    • Crossfeed & Angle Settings
    • Stereo & Mono Modes
    • Left/Right Laterality Adjustment Knob
    • Controllable via Any IR Remote
    • 120V Technology for High-Headroom
  • Tech Specs

    XLR Input
    Input
    Neutrik XLR, balanced, Pin 2 = (+)
    Impedance
    ca. 20 kohms
    CMR
    -82 dBu (at 1 kHz)
    Max. Input Level
    +32.5 dBu
    RCA Input
    Input
    RCA, unbalanced (single-ended)
    Impedance
    ca. 10 kohms
    Max. Input Level
    +32.5 dBu
    Balanced Headphone Output
    Output
    Neutrik 4-pin XLR connector
    Pin wiring
    1= L (+), 2= L (-), 3= R (+), 4= R (-)
    Impedance
    0.36 ohms
    Damping Factor
    180 @ 40 ohms
    Frequency Range
    10 Hz to 300 kHz ( -3 dB)
    Crosstalk at 1kHz
    -90 dB
    THD & N
    0.00082 % (at 0 dBu, 1kHz, 100 kohms load)
    Noise (A-weighted)
    -98 dBu
    Dynamic Range
    130.5 dB
    Unbalanced Headphone Output
    Output
    6.35 mm TRS connector
    Pin wiring
    Tip = Left, Ring = Right, Sleeve = GND
    Impedance
    0.18 ohm
    Attenuation Factor
    180 @ 40 ohms
    Frequency Range
    10 Hz to 300 kHz ( -3 dB)
    Crosstalk at 1kHz
    -90 dB
    THD & N
    0.00082% (at 0 dBu, 1 kHz, 100 kohms load)
    Noise (A-weighted)
    -103 dB
    Dynamic Range
    135.5 dB
    Digital Inputs (optional)
    Coaxial SPDIF (RCA) - sample rates PCM (kHz)
    44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
    Optical TOSLINK (F06) – sample rates PCM (kHz)
    44.1, 48, 88.2, 96
    USB (B) – PCM sample rates (kHz)
    44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384, 705.6, 768
    USB (B) – DSD 1, 2 and 4 (DoP)
    AES – sample rates PCM (kHz)
    44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
    Max. Output Power (at +30 dBu @ 1 kHz)
    2 x 1 W at 600 Ohm impedance
    2 x 2 W at 300 Ohm impedance
    2x 3.7 W at 120 Ohm impedance
    2x 2.9 W at 47 Ohm impedance
    2x 2.7 W at 32 Ohm impedance
    Internal Operating Voltages
    Analog
    +/- 60 V
    Digital
    + 5 V and + 3,3 V (optional DAC768)
    Power Supply
    Mains voltage (switchable)
    230 V AC / 50 Hz or 115 V AC / 60 Hz
    Fuses
    230 V: T 500 mA; 115 V: T 1 A
    Power consumption
    max 40 VA
    Stand-by power consumption
    0.7 W
    Dimension
    278 mm W x 100 mm H x 330mm D
    10.95 in W x 3.94 in H x 12.99 in D
    Weight
    11.24 lbs (5,1 kg), unit only
    13.78 lbs (6,25 kg), shipping
  • Reviews

    Customer Reviews

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    This is a very transparent amp, with lots of functionality, I’m looking forward to doing A/B testing with its rear headphone outs, and front toggle for front or back out. Plus aesthetically it is awesome, one of the best looking, while also being so far the best performing amp I’ve tried to date! If you have the THX 789 from Massdrop....this is the next level....well multiple next levels up from that. Just a great overall piece of kit. Will be my primary solid state for awhile!

The SPL Phonitor xe Headphone Amplifier is the ultimate standalone device for headphone enthusiasts who want the perfect solution without compromise.

DUAL POWER AMP

  • Balanced headphones can be connected to the 4-pin XLR socket. The Phonitor xe has a built-in advanced dual power amp that drives headphones balanced with twice the power of the standard 1/4" jack. This tightens the bass response and makes the overall playback even more relaxed and transparent. Both the standard and the 4-pin headphone outputs can be used simultaneously.

HEADPHONE OUTPUTS

  • The Phonitor xe features both balanced and standard headphone output sockets on the front and on the back. Permanently connected headphones can be put in the rear sockets so that the headphone cable does not get in the way. A switch on the front allows to toggle between front and rear outputs. This also allows you to compare headphones without plugging and unplugging.

OPTIMIZED PHONITOR MATRIX

  • The Phonitor Matrix is identical to the Phonitor x and purely designed for audio playback. Unlike the professional version Phonitor 2, features like Center Level, Solo and Polarity are not included in the Phonitor xe as they are only of use in music production.

CROSSFEED

  • The Crossfeed switch allows you to adjust the frequency-dependent crossfeed simulation of both channels by adjustments of interaural level difference – as if this characteristic would be heard from monitors when in their own room ambience. One can compare variations in crossfeed values as approximating the influence of different room sizes and characteristics on a given loudspeaker setup. This adjustment can be made in six steps ranging from “minimum” to “maximum”. Crossfeed interacts with the Angle value to simulate the width of a stereo image.

ANGLE

  • The Angle switch provides for frequency-dependent simulation of your stereo image width by adjustments of interaural time difference. This influences the moment in time at which a signal’s wave form arrives at the ear and corresponds to a particular variation in the angle of an actual loudspeaker pair. The time constants of the interaural time differences between the left and right channels occur within a range of 90 to 635 microseconds.

REMOTE CONTROL

  • To control the Volume you can use any IR remote control. The cool part is that the Phonitor xe learns your remote! You can use the remote control of your CD player for instance. Assign Volume Up and Volume Down to any button and let the Phonitor xe learn them.
  • XLR & RCA Ins for Studio & Consumer Gear
  • Balanced & Unbalanced Headphone Outputs
  • Simulate Loudspeakers with Matrix Switch
  • Crossfeed & Angle Settings
  • Stereo & Mono Modes
  • Left/Right Laterality Adjustment Knob
  • Controllable via Any IR Remote
  • 120V Technology for High-Headroom

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
100%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
T
T.M.
SPL Phonitor XE

This is a very transparent amp, with lots of functionality, I’m looking forward to doing A/B testing with its rear headphone outs, and front toggle for front or back out. Plus aesthetically it is awesome, one of the best looking, while also being so far the best performing amp I’ve tried to date! If you have the THX 789 from Massdrop....this is the next level....well multiple next levels up from that. Just a great overall piece of kit. Will be my primary solid state for awhile!