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SPL Phonitor x Headphone Amplifier / Preamplifier; New w/ Full Warranty

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Phonitor x
The headphone amplifier with preamplifier
Enjoy music over headphones and over speakers equally excellently with the superior VOLTAiR technology – that’s why we developed Phonitor x.

For all headphones
The Phonitor x offers connections for standard headphones with jack plug and for balanced headphones a 4-pin XLR connector. Thanks to the enormous output power of 18 watts, all headphones are driven effortlessly.

To the power amplifiers
or to the active loudspeakers you can use the balanced XLR- for long, and the RCA sockets for short cable runs.
Practical are the AMP CTL sockets to which power amplifiers with 12V trigger inputs can be connected to switch them on and off together with Phonitor x.

Milled from solid
is the big 45mm Volume control. Its mass together with the motorized Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer enhances the “spoon in the honey” feeling even further.
The red marker LED makes the setting visible even in darkened environments.

Volume RC
The volume can be remote controlled with any infrared remote control, that the Phonitor x simply learns.
To do this, press the IR programming button and then the buttons for louder and quieter.

Source of joy
Up to six (6 !) stereo sources can be connected to Phonitor x:
XLR, RCA, USB, Coax, Optical and AES/EBU
Phonitor x accepts a large variety of audio connections. Balanced via XLR or unbalanced via RCA connectors.
With the optional DAC768xs, three additional digital sources can be added.

The DAC768xs
The highly acclaimed AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ premium DAC chip is used as the converter chip in the optional digital-to-analogue converter, which thanks to its new architecture reproduces the finest sound details.
It converts PCM audio with a resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 768kHz, which is equivalent to 16 times CD resolution. Direct Stream Digital is also supported up to a resolution of DSD4 or DSD256.

Good ol' times
Two mechanical VU meters visualize the input levels for the left and right audio channel.

Finding the middle
is not always easy. By our very nature, hearing can be leaning more to the left or more to the right. This is especially obvious when listening with headphones.
That’s why Phonitor x has the uniquely finely resolved laterality control. With it, the center can be found perfectly.
With the mode switch you can choose between stereo or mono playback. To the right, the laterality control is switched on.

The Revolution
in the headphone amplifier is the Phonitor Matrix, thanks to which you can listen to music through headphones as if you were listening through speakers. The tiring super stereo effect is a thing of the past.
Enjoy your music exactly the way it should be heard.

Specifications:

Analog inputs & outputs: XLR (balanced) and RCA
Maximum input & output gain
32.5 dBu
Input impedance (RCA)
20 kΩ
Input impedance (XLR)
20 kΩ
Output impedance
75 kΩ
Common mode rejection (XLR)
82 dB
Frequency range (-3dB)
4 Hz – 300 kHz
THD + N (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 0 dBu)
0.00085 %
Noise (A-weighted)
-103.8 dBu
Crosstalk (1 kHz)
-106 dB
Dynamic range
136.3 dB
Digital Inputs: DAC768xs (optional)
Coaxial SPDIF (RCA), PCM sample rates
44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz
Optical SPDIF (Toslink F06), PCM sample rates
44.1/48/88.2/96/with Glass fibre

USB (B), PCM sample rates

44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192/352.8/384/705.6/768 kHz
USB (B), DSD over PCM (DoP), sample rates
2.8 (DSD64), 5.6 (DSD128), 11.2 (DSD256) MHz
0 dBFS calibrated to
15 dBu
Balanced Headphones Output: 4-pol XLR
Pin wiring
1 = L (+), 2 = L (-), 3 = R (+), 4 = R (-)
Source impedance
0,36 Ω
Damping factor (40 ohms)
180
Frequency range (-3dB)
10 Hz – 300 kHz
Crosstalk (1 kHz)
-90 dB
THD + N (0 dBu, 10 Hz – 22 kHz)
0.00091 %
Noise (A-weighted)
-98 dBu
Output power (1 kHz, 1% THD, 600 Ω)
2 x 8 W
Output power (1 kHz, 1% THD, 300 Ω)
2 x 3.5 W
Output power (1 kHz, 1% THD, 32 Ω)
2 x 0.7 W
Dynamic range
130.5 dB
Standard Headphones Output: 6.35 mm (1/4") TRS Jack
Wiring
Tip = Left, Ring = Right, Sleeve = GND
Source impedance
0.18 Ω
Damping factor (40 ohms)
180
Frequency range (-3dB)
10 Hz – 300 kHz
Crosstalk (1 kHz)
-90 dB
THD + N (0 dBu, 10 Hz – 22 kHz)
0.00091 %
Noise (A-weighted)
-103 dBu
Output power (1 kHz, 1% THD, 600 Ω)
2 x 2.7 W
Output power (1 kHz, 1% THD, 300 Ω)
2 x 5 W
Output power (1 kHz, 1% THD, 32 Ω)
2 x 1 W
Dynamic range
135.5 dB
Internal Linear Power Supply with Shielded Toroidal Transformer
Operating voltage for analog audio
+/- 60 V
Operating voltage for relays and LEDs
+12 V
Operating voltage for optional DAC768xs
+5 V, +3.3 V
Mains Power Supply
Mains voltage (selectable, see fuse chamber)
230 V AC / 50; 115 V AC / 60 Hz
Fuse for 230 V
T 500 mA
Fuse for 115 V
T 1 A
Power consumption
max. 40 VA
Stand-by power consumption
< 0,3 W
Dimensions & Weight
W x H x D (width x height incl. feet x depth)
278 x 100 x 300 mm
11 x 4 x 11.81 inch
Unit weight
4.4 kg
9.7 lbs
Shipping weight (incl. packaging)
5.65 kg
12.46 lbs

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