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SPL Phonitor se Headphone Amplifier

SPL Phonitor se Headphone Amplifier

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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