SPL Phonitor x in Home Cinema Choice

Jon Thompson did a mini group test of headphone amplifiers including our Phonitor x.
Check out what he has to say about the outcome of this endeavor:

“This device is a technological tour de force.”

“An example is its unique Phonitor-Matrix option, which is designed to make the sound match that of traditional loudspeakers.”

“On paper it may sound like a gimmick, but it actually works well and creates a very natural soundfield, effectively giving the impression of sound emanating from in front of you.”

“Another USP of the SPL is its ‘Voltair’ 120V amp technology, where a higher voltage is used to maintain dynamic range and avoid clipping in the amplification process.”

“the Phonitor x offers effortless amplification (…) with no discernible imperfection.”

Sound: [ references: DTS-HD soundmix of the movie Dunkirk (4K BD) and David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii (BD) ]

“And how does it sound? Exemplary. It’s natural, solid and bold when it needs to be, other times delicate and conveying the finest details.”

“The ticking watch of Hans Zimmer’s score sat perfectly in the mix, clear but never annoying.”

“As for David Gilmour: Live at Pompeii, it was the next best thing to actually being there. Through the Phonitor x it sounded like the Pink Floyd founder was wielding his guitar in front of me; real and powerful drums pounding behind, the mix dripping with unlimited detail.”

Conclusion:

“If you live anywhere where you are limited to how much noise you can make, and headphones are the way to go, this device will fill the role of a very desirable pair of speakers.”

“As a headphone amplifier, the SPL Phonitor x is the best I have ever heard.”

“In fact, I can’t recommend the Phonitor x enough.”

You can find the complete test in the edition 3/18 of Home Cinema Choice magazine.