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In this sense, James Longman published a review about our headphone amplifier SPL Phonitor xe.
As always, we provide you with a short summary:
“Phonitor xe is an extremely versatile and powerful headphone amp. It features both balanced (4-pin XLR) and unbalanced (6.35mm) headphone outputs. You have not one but two pairs of headphone outputs (one on the rear, one on the front). When it comes to available inputs, the basic version has both XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced inputs. The advanced version with a built-in DAC has also digital inputs – coaxial, optical, USB, and AES.”
“SPL is known for incorporating its proprietary professional technological solutions in their hi-fi products. SPL Phonitor xe is the perfect example. Some of the most notable SPL’s proprietary technologies you can find on Phonitor xe are VOLTAiR 120V Rail Technology and Phonitor Matrix.”
“The most important feature of every Phonitor headphone amp, including Phonitor xe, is the so-called Phonitor Matrix. It’s something that makes them different from standard headphone amps. This technology was developed by the SPL’s R&D team and its sole purpose is to make headphones sound like stereo speakers by adjusting the angle and crossfeed. It’s an interesting and very effective technology that raises the listening experience to a whole new level.”
“SPL Phonitor xe headphone amp is made for both audio mastering professionals and regular audiophiles. It’s top-of-the-line solid-state amp (or DAC/amp, depending on the configuration you choose) offering uncompromised versatility and sound quality.”
“With its multiple front and rear headphone outputs and amazing set of adjustment options, Phonitor xe is quite a unique headphone amp. It is definitely one of the best solid-state headphone amps under $3.000 we have ever tested. If you have the money, we strongly recommend getting the version with a built-in DAC768.”
You can find the complete review online at AudioReputation.