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SPL Phonitor Headphone Monitoring Amplifier

Phonitor is an elegant headphone amp with crossfeed control and nice big VU's. It sounds great!  The Phonitor design is our high-end interpretation for what a complete headphone amplifier should be. A well chosen system of Phonitor and headphones can by and large replace loudspeakers and offers all that is required for a successful session long listening periods without ear fatigue. We therefore refer to the Phonitor as a headphone monitoring amplifier.


      The basis for this high-end development is our proven 120 volts reference technology based on handmade operation amplifiers. 120 volts corresponds to approximately four times the performance of standard analogue audio semiconductor technologies and twice that of the most powerful designs. Through such 120 volts circuitry and processing we reach performance levels far beyond conventional designs in dynamic range and distortion levels, and the main technical specifications in music reproduction exceeds all known analogue or digital standards.

      In addition to its standard monitoring functions the Phonitor offers new controls such as “Crossfeed“, “Speaker Angle“ and “Center Level“. These are the essential parameters that create the width, balance and overall space within a listening field and how we recognize them coming from the loudspeaker. Crossfeed simulates the frequency dependent interaural level differences from both channels. Speaker Angle determines the stereo width caused by frequency dependent interaural time differences. Center Level regulates the balance between phantom centre and L/R stereo signals.

      Aside from its outstanding abilities as a loudspeaker substitute, the Phonitor offers well equipped studios a fully functional monitoring alternative. 
      In addition one can take along the Phonitor into an unfamiliar studio or production environment that always provides the engineers or producers own monitor sound. Furthermore, with the Phonitor one can simply enjoy music as it was originally mixed, namely for playback over loudspeakers.

      Unbalanced connections, e. g. to and from RCA or TS Jack

      You can establish unbalanced connections easily and without adaptors - for example from CD-Players with RCA outputs or to (HiFi) power amplifiers with RCA inputs. In any case we recommend to use readily configured cables from XLR to the respective RCA or TS/TRS connector to dispense with adaptors. Ask your dealer for configured cables. It is important to pay attention to the correct polarity of the three XLR wires. With the XLR pin configuration diagram in our manuals any audio expert can ensure to select or configure appropriate cables. 

      Frequency Response: 10Hz to 200kHz (-3dB)
      CMR:-80dBu (@1kHz, 0dBu input level and unity gain)
      Crosstalk: -67dB (@1kHz)
      THD: 0,005% (@ 1kHz, 0dBu input level and unity gain)
      Noise: -97dBu (A-weighted)
      Dynamic Range: 129,5dB (@ 600 Ohms Impedance)


      (XLR connections, electronically balanced)
      Impedance: ca. 20 Ohms balanced/ca. 10 Ohms unbalanced 
      Maximum Input Level: +24dBu


      XLR Connections: Input thru, electronically balanced
      Headphone Output: 6,3 mm stereo TRS connection
      Pin Wiring Tip = left, Ring = right, Shaft = GND, Impedance: 9 Ohms

      Power Amplifier

      Max. Output Performance: 
      1,7W (+32,2dBm) @ 1 kHz and 600 Ohms connection
      360mW (+25,6dBm) @ 1 kHz and 30 Ohms connection

      Display Elements

      VU Meter: Input levels from -20dB to +5dB
      Signal LED: Input signals from -22dBu
      Overload LED: Displays input overload from +21dBu

      Power Supply

      Voltages: 230V AC, 50Hz/120V AC, 60Hz
      Power Consumption: max 23,7VA
      Fuses (slow blow): 200-240V AC: 500mA/100-120V AC: 1A

      Dimensions & Weight

      H x W x D (mm): 106 x 216 x 393 (H w/o Feet 88mm/2U) 
      Weight: 4,05kg

      0dBu = 0,775V. Subject to change without notice.
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