SPL Phonitor se Headphone Amplifier
A high-power headphone amp with crossfeed and an optional DAC module
The Phonitor se has the same audio signal amplification as its bigger brothers Phonitor x and Phonitor xe, just has fewer features and inputs. An optional DAC lets you connect up to three digital sources.
The volume potentiometer is a high-quality Alps RK27 “Big Blue”, and output is via a 6.35 mm jack with up to 2 x 5 W of output power. Effortlessly drive even power-hungry headphones such as magnetostats or electrostats.
The Phonitor Matrix function offers adjustable crossfeed, speaker angle, and center level, which allows a speaker-like experience through headphones. This avoids some common problems with headphone listening, such as a super-stereo effect, and the exaggerated reproduction of reverberation and other effects.
The optional DAC768xs module adds three more digital sources: USB, coax, and optical. It uses the highly acclaimed AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ DAC chip with rates up to 32 bit and 768 kHz. Up to DSD2576 is also supported.
- Phonitor Matrix with crossfeed, speaker angle, and center level
- Gold-plated RCA input sockets
- Optional DAC module with USB, coax, and optical inputs
- High-quality Alps RK27 potentiometer
- Internal linear power supply with shielded toroidal transformer
Analog Input: 1 x stereo RCA
Input Impedance: 20 kOhm
Digital (with optional DAC768xs)
Inputs: 1 x coax S/PDIF, 1 x Toslink, 1 x USB B
Max sample rates (coax, optical, USB): 192 kHz, 192 kHz (with glass fiber < 1 m), 768 kHz
DSD (DoP): DSD64, 128, 256
Analog output: 1/4" TRS jack
Output Power (600, 300, 32 Ω): 2.7 W, 5 W, 1 W
Dimensions (WHD): 11" x 2.24" x 11.81"
Weight: 6.17 lb