SPLPhonitor eusedSPL - Phonitor e - Headphone Amplifier/DAC - Red - Customer Trade In - BTC Now Accepted!!!Offered for sale is a Red SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier/DAC conservatively rated as Very Good Condition. This amp/DAC is a recent Customer Trade-In, conservatively rated as Very Good Condition...800.00

SPL - Phonitor e - Headphone Amplifier/DAC - Red - Customer Trade In - BTC Now Accepted!!!

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Offered for sale is a Red SPL Phonitor e Headphone Amplifier/DAC conservatively rated as Very Good Condition. This amp/DAC is a recent Customer Trade-In, conservatively rated as Very Good Condition and is an absolute powerhouse capable of driving any headphone. The Phonitor e can power both balanced and unbalanced headphones. Likewise, it can take both balanced and unbalanced analog inputs and includes the optional DAC192 DA-converter with coaxial, optical and USB digital inputs. The unit features a switchable crossfeed matrix (Off, C1, C2), allowing headphone listeners a stereo experience that more closely resembles sitting in front of loudspeakers. The Phonitor e also includes a learning IR system, allowing you to control your Phonitor with any remote control (including Apple TV).

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To learn more about the Phonitor e, see below for details from SPL's web site.


Phonitor e

All essential functions in a stylish, slim housing.

The Phonitor e offers Phonitor Matrix, volume remote control, connection also for balanced headphones, DA converter option and the all superior VOLTAiR technology.

(plus DAC768xs)
For all headphones

The Phonitor e offers connections for standard headphones with jack plug and for balanced headphones a 4-pin XLR connector.

Thanks to the high output power, all headphones are driven effortlessly.


Volume with remote control

The volume is adjusted with a milled all-aluminium rotary knob. The Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer provides a pleasant “spoon in honey” turning feeling.

The volume can be adjusted with any infrared remote control. The Phonitor e learns their commands. To do this, press the IR programming button on the back and then the buttons for louder and softer.

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Learning made easy

This video explains how you can use any infrared remote control to remotely control the volume.


Source selection

A total of five sources can be connected to Phonitor e:

XLR, Cinch, USB, Coax, and Optical


Phonitor e is equipped with RCA connectors and balanced XLR connectors for the analog inputs.

The optional DAC768xs adds three more digital sources: USB, Coax and Optical.


The optional DAC768xs

The converter chip used in the optional digital-to-analog converter is the highly acclaimed AKM AK4490 Velvet Sound™ premium DAC chip, 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 corresponds to 16 times the CD resolution. Direct Stream Digital is also supported up to a resolution of DSD4 or DSD256. 


The Revolution

in the headphone amplifier is the Phonitor Matrix, with switchable crossfeed, thanks to which you can listen to music with headphones as if you are listening to speakers.

The tiring super stereo effect and the exaggerated reproduction of reverberation rooms and effects are a thing of the past.

Enjoy your music without tiring and exactly as it should be heard.

The Phonitor Matrix, in its largest expansion stage, has three adjustment parameters: Crossfeed, Speaker Angle and Center Level.

In Phonitor e the center level is preset to -1 dB and the speaker angle to 30°.

These are the most common values.

The crossfeed function determines the crosstalk of the channels, the so-called interaural level difference. There are two switch positions C1 and C2 for the intensity of the crossfeed.



Phonitor Matrix


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Everything you need to know about the Phonitor Matrix

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Everything you need to hear about the Phonitor Matrix

The VOLTAiR Technology

The 120V technology is our reference technology. The 120V technology is unique in the world. It operates at a DC voltage of 120 volts. This is four times that of IC-based semiconductor op-amps. In our Professional Fidelity series, we refer to this unsurpassed technology as VOLTAiR technology.

The highest possible audio quality requires the highest possible audio operating voltage.

The 120V technology works with +/-60 V. To be able to handle such a high voltage, we have developed special proprietary operational amplifiers that can operate with a DC voltage of +/-60 V: the SPL 120V SUPRA operational amplifiers. 

This high voltage would destroy conventional components and operational amplifiers.

By the way, the “120V” in the name of the technology has nothing to do with the local mains voltage from the mains power socket. This is about the operating voltage inside the device with which the audio signals are processed.
The mains voltage from the mains power socket is transformed to the required secondary voltage in the device’s internal linear power supply with toroidal transformer. Rectifiers convert this AC voltage into DC voltage required in the audio device.

VOLTAiR is a composition of the terms Volt and AirVolt is the unit for electrical voltage and Air stands for the unlimited space the music can breathe in.

VOLTAiR symbolizes the perceived limitless dynamics resulting from high audio voltage.

What exactly is that?

And what does it do?

Good questions need good answers.

And that’s what the 120V technology (VOLTAiR) video gives you.

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Most audio devices work with an internal operating voltage of +/-15 volts and can thus process a maximum input level of +21.5 dBu. If a DAC, for example, has an output level of +22 dBu at 0 dBFS, level peaks of the music material would already cause overloads in the input stage of the device. 

All components in the audio device often operate at their limits. The result is an unsteady sound that causes stress and faster ear fatigue.

SPL devices with VOLTAiR technology can handle input levels of +32.5 dBu thanks to the higher internal operating voltage of +/- 60 volts – thus offering 12 dB more headroom. All components consequently operate continuously in the optimum operating range. The result is a very pleasant, natural and relaxed sound experience. So you can enjoy your music in every detail.

These diagrams clearly show the superiority of the VOLTAiR technology in comparison to other circuits with lower, common operating voltages.


Our Company: Next Level HiFi is a premier retailer of the world’s finest HiFi products. We operate by appointment and offer our clients the opportunity to experience systems not heard elsewhere. We are proud to support our business partners including: Aavik, Ansuz, Børresen, Dynaudio, Focal, Kudos, Naim, Nordost, Octave, Rega, REL, Soulution, & YG Acoustics.  

Payment can be made by Check, Cash, Money Order, Credit Card, or PayPal. Credit Card or PayPal adds 3% to the total.    

Illinois Residents add 7% to the total. 

Local pickup is available as well.

Feel free to contact us at the following for questions, appointment requests, and or orders:   

o: 630-797-5117
c: 630-246-0390
f: 630-830-0395  
e: [email protected]
w: www.nextlevelhifi.com


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