The revolution in the headphone amplifier: Phonitor Matrix

With Phonitor Matrix you can create
perfect mixes on headphones.

The Phonitor Matrix enables mixing and mastering engineers to create perfect mixes on headphones, which will translate perfectly to all types of stereo speaker systems.

But the Phonitor Matrix is not only designed for professional use in the studio.
It also enables the hifi enthusiast to enjoy music on headphones, like if it was played back on speakers.

How is this possible?

Music is normally produced and mixed for playback on stereo speakers.

Listening on headphones is different from listening on loudspeakers. The biggest difference is the lack of crossing signals of the sound signal from the left speaker to the right ear and from the right speaker to the left ear.

These crossing signals are missing in conventional headphone listening, because there are no signals crossing from one side of the headphones to the other. This results in an unnaturally wide stereo stage and sound sources are not played back at their correct position in the stereo spectrum.

The SPL Phonitor Matrix can correct this false stereo image with an analog circuitry.

The Phonitor Matrix parameters

The two main parameters of the Phonitor Matrix are Crossfeed and Angle:

• Crossfeed determines the crossing signals of the channels.
• Angle determines the opening angle of the stereo image.

Crossfeed

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

Angle

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

During conventional listening on headphones, our brain can compensate a certain level of false playback representation – but this is very exhausting and leads to listening fatigue.

To make the listening experience even more perfect, the level of the center of the stereo image needs to be attenuated when the Phonitor Matrix is active. This ensures that not only the position of all sound sources is correct but also their volume.

In most Phonitor devices this value is set to a fixed attenuation of -1 dB, which is the best choice for getting an authentic representation of the sound stage. Only Phonitor 2, designed for the most advanced mixing and mastering applications, allows to adjust the center level in 0.3 dB steps with the „Center” switch. (Bild: „Center“)

Summed up:

The SPL Phonitor Matrix corrects the false representation of the stereo sound image, which makes it much easier to find the right decisions for mixing and mastering engineers. The hifi enthusiast can experience the music, like it was originally mixed and recorded.

So nothing stands in the way of a successful and long mixing session on headphones.

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Products with Phonitor Matrix

Phonitor 3 DAC

The headphone monitoring amp, DAC and preamplifier
Phonitor 3 DAC is not only the ultimate headphone amplifier and monitoring controller with 120V technology – the integrated DAC makes it the perfect monitoring centerpiece for demanding producers as well as sound and mastering engineers working with digital sources or in the DAW. see product →

Phonitor 3

The headphone monitoring amp and preamplifier
Phonitor 3 is the ultimate headphone amplifier with 120V technology for sound and mastering engineers who also mix and master on headphones. Speakers can also be connected, making Phonitor 3 a full-fledged monitor controller.
see product →

Phonitor One d

The Audiophile Headphone Amplifier + DAC
with innovative Phonitor Matrix and outstanding sound quality.
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Phonitor One

The Audiophile Headphone Amplifier with innovative Phonitor Matrix and outstanding sound quality.
see product →

Marc One

The Monitor And Recording Controller with innovative features and a 32-bit AD/DA converter. A monitor controller with which you can also record – both in impressive sound quality.
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Control One

The Monitor Controller with innovative features, developed for fast workflow and impressive sound quality.
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HPm

The Headphone Monitoring Amplifier for series 500.
500 series double-slot module headphone monitoring amplifier with Phonitor Matrix for two
headphones. see product →

MTC Mk2

The next generation Monitor & Talkback Controller –
studio standard redefined.
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