The SPL Phonitor e is the ultimate headphone amplifier. It offers connections for headphone operated both balanced and unbalanced. With up to 3.7 W output power the Phonitor e delivers an impressive performance.
- 120 V Rail headphone amplifier
- Separate connections for headphones driven balanced and unbalanced
- Suited for all headphones with impedances >10 ohms
- Balanced and unbalanced analog inputs (XLR and RCA)
- Optional digital inputs: USB, coaxial and optical
- Optional DAC: 192 kHz and 24 Bit, Win driver supplied, Apple Class compliant
- Phonitor Matrix with two presets for speaker-equivalent listening
- Volume remotely adjustable (learns any IR remote control)
- Maximum output power: 2 x 3.7 W (into 120 ohms)
- Frequency response: 10 Hz - 300 kHz
- THD+N: 0.00091 %
- Dynamic range: 135.5 dB
- Made in Germany
The technical basis of all Professional Fidelity units is the proprietary 120 V Rail Technology, which is also called VOLTAiR technology. The name makes reference to the unequalled high voltage of 120 V (+/-60 V DC) and the huge dynamic range of over 140 dB that goes with it.
The Phonitor e was designed for those who are looking for a straightforward, powerful and excellent sounding amplifier for their headphones. The feature set is – compared to its bigger brother, the Phonitor x – reduced to the essentials.
What is the essence of the Phonitor e?
Dual power amp for balanced headphones
Phonitor e drives headphones operated both balanced and unbalanced. For the balanced operation Phonitor e has an advanced dual power amp built-in which delivers twice the power of the standard 1/4" jack output. This tightens the bass response and makes the overall playback even more relaxed and transparent. The front houses a 4-pol XLR connector to connect the balanced headphone. Both the standard and the 4-pol headphone outputs can be used simultaneously.
Optional DA converter
Phonitor e can be equipped with a DA converter. With that installed the available inputs are expanded by USB, coaxial and optical digital stereo inputs. The DA converter supports sample rates up to 192 kHz with 24 bit. It syncs automatically to the sample rate of the selected digital input.
Phonitor-Matrix with two presets
The Phonitor-Matrix offers two presets. The Speaker Angle is fixed to the most common setting of 30° representing the ideal angle for a stereo speaker placement. For the Crossfeed adjustment there are two settings. Crossfeed adjust the so-called interaural level difference. The setting C1 has less crossfeed than C2.
To control the Volume you can use any IR remote control. The cool part is that the Phonitor e learns your remote! Take the remote control of your CD player for instance. There are many buttons and there are at least two you don't really use. Assign Volume Up and Volume Down to those buttons and let the Phonitor e learn them. Please check the manual for more.
Professional Fidelity • Pro-Fi-Series
Phonitor e is part of the Pro-Fi series of products. Pro-Fi stands for Professional Fidelity and it expresses that these products have their roots in professional studio technology being optimized for high-fidelity music playback. SPL love simple elegance and a certain level of understatement. Therefore SPL renounce over-dimensioned housing milled out of a solid block and other mostly price-driving attributes of many high-end products. The background is come from professional studio technology, where inner values and audio performance count the most. Mastering studios give your records and CDs the final tough – with SPL 120V technology. And because the Phonitor e is built with the same technology it belongs to best headphone amplifiers on the planet. With its extraordinary specifications and enormous headroom Phonitor e plays back audio in the most relaxed and uncompromised fashion. Ear fatigue is reduced by far and hearing session stay delightful for a long.
|Active or Passive||Active|
|Number of Speakers||No|
|Number of Inputs||No|
|Input Connectors||Analog XLR, RCA, S/PDIF Coaxial|
|Number of Outputs||No|
|Output Connectors||1/4 in. TRS, AES/EBU XLR|