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SPL Audio - Phonitor 2 Headphone Amp and Preamp

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Phonitor 2

The headphone monitoring amp and preamplifier with Phonitor Matrix.

Phonitor 2 is the ultimate headphone amplifier for sound and mastering engineers who also mix and master on headphones. Speakers can also be connected, making Phonitor 2 a full-fledged monitor controller.

Milled from the solid

aluminum is the 45mm large volume knob. Its mass in combination with the motorized Alps RK27 “Big Blue” potentiometer further enhances the “spoon in honey” turning feeling.

Remote control

The volume can be adjusted with any infrared remote control, which Phonitor 2 simply learns.

Just press the IR programming button on the back and then the buttons for louder and softer.

Monitor Controller Features

  • Sources: 2x XLR, 1x RCA
  • Solo L/R
  • Phase reversal for L and R
  • Output switchable to headphones or speakers 
  • Mute
  • Phonitor Matrix with crossfeed, speaker angle and center level (the latter can be switched off)

To The Power Amp

or to the active loudspeakers it goes symmetrically via XLR sockets.

Slave Thru

The volume control can be switched off by means of a dip-switch on the bottom of the unit.

The Sources

Two balanced and one unbalanced stereo sources can be connected to Phonitor 2.

If a CD player or other HiFi equipment is connected to the RCA jacks, the consumer level can be raised from -10 dBV to 0 dBu using a dip switch on the bottom of the unit. In this way the sources are comparable in level.

Mechanical VU Meter

visualize the input levels, which can be switched in sensitivity with the VU Cal switch.

Laterality

By its very nature, hearing can be directed more to the left or more to the right. This is particularly evident when listening with headphones.

That’s why Phonitor 2 has the finely resolved Laterality control. With it the center can be set perfectly.

The Revolution

in the headphone amplifier is the Phonitor Matrix, thanks to which you can create and evaluate your production through headphones in the same way as through speakers.

To achieve this, the super stereo effect must be corrected. It makes the placement of voices and instruments in the stereo image appear to be more widely distributed and effects like reverb and delays are overdone.

The Phonitor Matrix Parameters

Crossfeed

Level and frequency corrections of the right (red) and left audio channel (green) at maximum crossfeed

Speaker Angle

Settings for the speaker placement angle to determine the interaural time difference.

Expansion Rack (Sold Separately)

The Phonitor 2 can be installed in the Expansion Rack to be screwed into a 19-inch rack.

The Expansion Rack is equipped with a switch that can passively route the stereo output signal of the Phonitor 2 to four stereo outputs.

In this combination, the Phonitor 2 is expanded by three additional stereo outputs.

This expands the Phonitor 2 to become a full-fedge monitor controller driving full-range, midfield and nearfield stereo speakers.

Phonitor Comparison

Phonitor xe Phonitor x Phonitor se Phonitor 2 Phonitor One Phonitor One d
Phonitor Matrix
Crossfeed 6 Values 6 Values 2 Values 6 Values Potentiometer Potentiometer
Speaker Angle 22° / 30° / 40° / 55° 22° / 30° / 40° / 55° 30° 15° / 22° / 30° / 40° / 55° / 75° 30° 30°
Center Level
Matrix on/off
Remote Control* Volume
Laterality Control Super fine Balance
Stereo/Mono Playback Modes
Mute
Solo L/R & Phase Monitoring functions
VU Meters
ø 36mm illuminated VUs
0dBVU Calibration (+4dBu) 0 / 6 / 12 dB 0 / 10 dB 0 / 6 / 12 dB
Headphone Outputs
Front & Rear Outputs
Additional Output Boost +22 dB +12 / +22 dB +12 dB +6 / +12 dB
1/4” Jack
1/4” Jack Output power (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 600 Ω) 2 x 2.7 W 2 x 2.7 W 2 x 2.7 W 2 x 2.7 W 2 x 190 mW 2 x 190 mW
1/4” Jack Output power (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 250 Ω) 2 x 5 W 2 x 5 W 2 x 5 W 2 x 5 W 2 x 330 mW 2 x 330 mW
1/4” Jack Output power (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 32 Ω) 2 x 1 W 2 x 1 W 2 x 1 W 2 x 1 W 2 x 400 mW 2 x 400 mW
4-pin XLR (Balanced)
4-pin XLR Output power (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 600 Ω) 2 x 8 W 2 x 8 W
4-pin XLR Output power (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 250 Ω) 2 x 3.5 W 2 x 3.5 W
4-pin XLR Output power (1 kHz, 1 % THD, 32 Ω) 2 x 0.7 W 2 x 0.7 W
Line Outputs
XLR (Balanced)
1/4” Jack (Balanced)
RCA (Unbalanced)
Speaker Output Selector
Line Inputs
XLR (Balanced) ● (2x)
1/4” Jack (Balanced)
RCA (Unbalanced)
RCA -10dBV to 0dBu Boost
DA converter (optional)
Model DAC768 DAC768xs DAC768xs DAC768xs
DLP120 (dual low pass filter)
Bit/Max SR kHz 32/768 32/768 32/768 32/768
DSD (max) 256 (11.2MHz) 256 (11.2MHz) 256 (11.2MHz) 256 (11.2MHz)
USB (USB-B)
AES (XLR)
Coaxial (RCA)
Optical (Toslink)
Housing WxHxD (incl. Feet) 278 x 100 x 300mm 278 x 100 x 300mm 278 x 57 x 300mm 278 x 100 x 300mm 210 x 49.6 x 220mm 210 x 49.6 x 220mm
11” x 4" x 11.81” 11” x 4" x 11.81” 11” x 2.24" x 11.81” 11” x 4" x 11.81” 8.23” x 1.95” x 8.66” 8.23” x 1.95” x 8.66”
Weight 5.1kg/11.24lbs 4.3 kg/9.5 lbs 3.1kg; 6.8 lbs 4.3kg; 9.5 lbs 1.2kg; 2,65 lbs 1.45kg; 3.2 lbs
*Units learn any IR remote. RC is not part of the scope of delivery.

Specifications:

Color: Black, Silver

Analog inputs & outputs; XLR (balanced), RCA

  • Maximum input & output gain: 32.5 dBu
  • Input impedance (RCA): 10 kΩ
  • Input impedance (XLR): 20 kΩ
  • Output impedance: 75 Ω
  • Common mode rejection (XLR): -82 dB
  • Frequency range (-3 dB): 4 Hz – 300 kHz
  • THD +N (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 0 dBu): 0.00085 %
  • Noise (A-weighted): -103.8 dB
  • Crosstalk (1 kHz): -106 dB
  • Dynamic range: 136.3 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 (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 0 dBu): 0.00091 %
  • Noise (A-weighted): -103 dB
  • Dynamic range: 135.5 dB
  • Output power (1 kHz, 1% THD, 600 Ω): 2 x 2,7 W
  • Output power (1 kHz, 1% THD, 250 Ω): 2 x 5 W
  • Output power (1 kHz, 1% THD, 32 Ω): 2 x 1 W

Internal Linear Power Supply with Shielded Toroidal Transformer

  • Operating voltage for analog audio: +/- 60 V
  • Operating voltage for relays and LEDs: +12 V

Mains Power Supply

  • Mains voltage (selectable, see fuse chamber): 230 V AC / 50; 115 V AC / 60 Hz
  • Fuse for 230 V: T 630 mA
  • Fuse for 115 V: T 1.25 A
  • Power consumption: max. 40 VA

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: 4.3 kg (9.5 lbs)
  • Shipping weight (incl. packaging): 5.4 kg (11.9 lbs)

Reference: 0 dBu = 0,775V. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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