“It doesn’t get any better!”
At Amazona you can find a review of our headphone amplifier, monitor controller and DAC with 120V technology – the SPL Phonitor 3 DAC. The complete review (in German) is available online – a summary here on our blog.
“It is rare enough that the market leader of a pro audio product comes from Germany. The company SPL from Niederkrüchten is one of the representatives to whom this honor is given, since especially their Phonitor headphone amplifier series has been occupying the top positions for years, if not number 1 worldwide.”
“Designed and manufactured in Germany, the SPL Phonitor 3 DAC is the heart of the studio which is used as soon as headphone operation is involved, although the device can also be used as a monitor controller for normal monitors.
“Thereby, of course, the 120V technology is also used again. This technology convinces due to the significantly increased operating voltage with a higher headroom and generally better performance, for which once again the well-known SUPRA operational amplifier modules are responsible.”
“The heart of the system is once again the Phonitor Matrix, which, with the help of a circuit design developed by SPL, allows listening situations with headphones to come very, very close to an analog monitoring situation using monitors.”
“In my opinion, the original Matrix circuit is still the benchmark for all competitors, but is currently unmatched in its quality and flexibility by any other supplier in this perfection, which clearly declares the SPL Phonitor 3 DAC the winner in this application domain.”
“After the first few notes on the headphones, you can already feel how incredibly ‘relaxed’ the playback of the signal is due to the 120V technology. The headroom of the SPL Phonitor 3 DAC is incredible and allows hours of fatigue-free work due to the highly dynamic playback. Every detail of the incoming signals is captured and reproduced, every dynamic shift is transferred 1:1 without any compression.”
“The finest resolutions of vocal recordings, outstanding spatial reproduction and neutral playback across the entire frequency spectrum lay the foundation for an outstanding product that, in my opinion, is once again ranked number one among the best headphone amplifiers in the world.”
“With the SPL Phonitor 3 DAC, the Niederkrüchten-based company once again proves to be right at the very top in terms of headphone amplifiers. Whether concept, sound, components or matrix, all features of the SPL Phonitor 3 DAC have to be rated with the highest possible score, once again putting itself at the top of the pro headphone amplifier ranking.”