“Impressive dynamics, effortless sound, holographic imaging, solid construction and a compact design.”
Mad from the Youtube channel Mad Audio already did two awesome video about the SPL Crossover and headphone amplifier SPL Phonitor xe. He now dedicated a new video to review our RIAA Phono Preamplifier, SPL Phonos.
“The SPL Phonos shows up in the classic size of the SPL Professional Fidelity series – with an elegant and clean front panel.”
“The SPL Phonos is compatible with Moving Magnet cartridges and Moving Coil and something unique: you can choose between three capacitances to correct frequency linearity in the moving magnets cartridges.”
“Then we have six different impedance settings.”
“SPL construction quality is impressive – the metal chassis is really solid, the knobs are beautifully made, all-aluminum and it also features four beautiful isolated feet.”
“We have three different gain settings: normal, -10 dB and +4dB. On the right side you can find a sub filter. A very interesting feature if you have speakers that doesn’t have great low frequency extensions.”
“The Phonos power supply is fully analog and it’s coming with a linear design. We only find high quality components here like a toroidal transformer and the famous SPL VOLTAiR technology.”
“I tested the Phonos with three different turntables.”
“The first thing I noticed is that the sound stage is overall holographic. It doesn’t sound like you are watching an orchestra, rather than you are inside the heart of it.”
“The SPL Phonos was not only giving me a clean and warm sound – I was really impressed by the authoritarian effortless way the SPL Phonos delivered sound through the speakers of my room.”
“The dynamic authority is impressive. It will give you great textures in terms of three-dimensionality. I could focus on every instrument without any problem.”
“Highly recommended for everyone who is looking for a powerful phono stage in a compact size.”
Have fun watching the video!