SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier (Red)

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  • Product Highlights
  • 120V Rail Headphone Amplifier
  • Balanced & Unbalanced Analog Inputs
  • USB, Coax & Optical Digital Inputs
  • Volume Remotely Adjustable
  • Phonitor Matrix
  • Standby/Power On Switch
  • Linear Power Supply

120V Rail Headphone Monitoring Amplifier

Our Phonitor headphone amplifiers found a huge fan base among Hi-Fi enthusiasts. The Phonitor e comprises the most essential functions and features in a slim and beautiful housing.

The 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.

Up to five input sources can be connected to the Phonitor e. Two analog stereo inputs (XLR und RCA) and, if the optional DAC is installed, three more digital stereo inputs (USB, coaxial and optical).

The technical basis of all Professional Fidelity units is our proprietory 120 V Rail Technology, which we also call 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. More information on the 120 V Rail Technology can be found here.

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.

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.

Remote Control
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 our 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.

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.
  • 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
  • Standby/power on switch
  • Linear power supply with toroidal transformer
  • Front and Lid made from aluminum, housing made from sheet metal
  • Made in Germany
  • XLR Input
  • Neutrik XLR, balanced, Pin 2 = (+)
  • Impedance: ca. 20 kohms
  • CMR: -82 dBu (at 1 kHz)
  • Max. Input Level: +32.5 dBu
  • RCA Input
  • RCA, unbalanced
  • Impedance: ca. 10 kohms
  • Max. Input Level: +32.5 dBu
  • Digital Inputs (optional)
  • Coaxial SPDIF (RCA)
  • Optisch TOSLINK (F06)
  • USB (B)
  • Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48 , 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192
  • Balanced Headphone 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: 0.00091 % (at 0 dBu, 1kHz, 100 kohms load)
  • Noise (A-weighted): -98 dBu
  • Dynamic Range: 130.5 dB
  • Unbalanced Headphone 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: 0.00091% (at 0 dBu, 1 kHz, 100 kohms load)
  • Noise (A-weighted): -103 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 135.5 dB
  • 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)
  • 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 30 VA
  • Stand-by power consumption: 0.7 W
  • Dimensions (incl. feet)
  • 278 mm W x 57 mm H x 335mm D
  • 10.95 in W x 2.24 in H x 11.19 in D
  • Weight
  • 3.3 kg; 7.3 lbs (unit only)
  • 4.4 kg; 9.7 lbs (shipping)
  • 0dBu = 0.775V. Specifications subject to change without notice
  • Stereo preamplification and headphone amplification for three sources
  • High-quality music playback at home
  • Central monitoring unit in professional environments with all classic features like phase reverse, solo, mono
  • Re-Amping (for example, level boost after analog master processing)
  • Headphone amplifier for all headphone systems and impedances
  • Loudspeaker simulation with headphones
  • Monitoring alternative in studios and mobile units
  • Adjustment of headphone playback to match familiar monitor speakers
  • Mobile reproduction of usual monitoring conditions
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