In the French magazine KR Home-Studio, you’ll find a review about the SPL Series One. You can read the complete review (in French) in the May/June edition of the magazine. Of course, we also provide a short summary in English here on our blog.
“SPL’s Series One, consisting of Marc One, Control One, Phonitor One d and Phonitor One, is a group of four affordable products with metal chassis and a similar matching design that all include a headphone preamp with the SPL Phonitor Matrix. Depending on the model, you will also find monitoring controller functions and high-end A-D/D-A conversion.”
“The USB connectivity of Marc One and Phonitor One d is a strong argument for the devices, considering the high dynamic range (113 dBA) and precision offered by the converters as well as the potential functionality with a DAW.”
“The Phonitor Matrix, even in a light mode, is also an undeniable advantage when considering mixing with headphones in environments where working with speakers is rarely optimal, or sometimes even impossible, such as at night. It also provides the possibility of listening longer with less listening fatique.”
“The headphone preamp, tested with different headphone references, brings out the transparent and analytical character of the sound, with a linear frequency response, accurate and tight bass, midrange with attenuated transients and airy highs. The position of the sources in the stereo image is also ultra-precise.”
“The SPL Series One is the perfect choice for home-studio set-up owners that want to enjoy real SPL quality at a small price, but also for the demanding audiophiles who want to complement their hi-fi with very professional equipment.”