New ‘Phonitor se’ headphone amp is now shipping in two models, one with an SPL DAC
SPL of Germany has announced the new ‘Phonitor se’ headphone amp is now shipping in two models, one with an SPL DAC. The new model is an entry into the SPL “Professional Fidelity” Phonitor world. The SPL line of products is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada.
The Phonitor se features the same audio signal amplification as its bigger brothers Phonitor x and Phonitor xe and therefore – thanks to SPL’s VOLTAiR technology – offers the same sound experience. Of course, the high-quality look and feel is maintained. Playback of analog signals are via an unbalanced stereo RCA input and for digital players, via the optional DAC768xs.
An unbalanced headphone input, easily accessible on the front of the device, allows the connection of all common types of headphones. Thanks to its powerful amplification stage, the Phonitor se provides enough output power— 2 x 5 W at 250 Ω (1 kHz, 1 % THD) —to satisfy even the most demanding headphones.
“The connectivity options and functions of the bigger SPL headphone amplifiers are too extensive for some occasional headphone listeners. After having developed the Phonitor xe, the ultimate headphone amplifier, I am pleased that we now have a version reduced in feature set and price on the market – the Phonitor se,” said Bastian Neu, SPL Developer.
Phonitor se has a retail price in the US/Canada of $1190. USD. Phonitor se with DAC768xs has a retail price in the US/Canada of $ 1590. USD. The Phonitor se will be available in stores starting August 24, 2020.
See the many models of SPL Phonitor headphone amps in a comparison chart for detailed information:
Visit the SPL website at: https://spl.audio/en/home-en/
SPL has been developing and manufacturing analog and digital audio gear for the music, film, multimedia, and broadcasting industries for more than 35 years. SPL products are respected worldwide for their innovative approach and user-friendliness, but most of all for their outstanding performance. Among SPL’s most celebrated developments are the patented Vitalizer® sound-optimization processing, the first-ever level-independent dynamic processor known as the Transient Designer, the 5.1 microphone system Atmos, as well as compact monitor controllers and channel strips. The development of the SUPRA op amps by SPL allowed analog signal processing to outperform the best digital processing in terms of quality. These op amps, which make use of the unsurpassed 120 Volt Technology, were first used on the MMC mastering console. Ever since, the 120V technology has become a quality trademark of SPL products, laying the foundation for all SPL Mastering devices as well as various devices of the SPL Studio line, like the 120V microphone preamplifier Crescendo. Within the SPL Hi-Fi series “Professional Fidelity” this technology gained popularity under the name of VOLTAiR. SPL stormed the USB and MADI audio-Interface market with the introduction of the Crimson, Madicon and Madison interfaces. Its collaboration with German company Brainworx resulted in the Analog Code® plug-Ins, which translate to the digital realm the same quality expected from all SPL products. This relationship has led SPL to become a member of the Plugin Alliance. Sound Performance – Made in Germany
About Focal Naim America
Focal Naim America (formerly Audio Plus Services) is a leading North American importer and distributor of premium consumer and professional electronics brands including Focal Professional, SPL of Germany, Lauten Audio, IsoAcoustics, Zaor Studio Furniture, Vicoustic, and EarSonics. Based in Montreal with U.S. shipping facilities in Champlain, NY, the company has sales personnel located throughout the United States and Canada to professionally service their active roster of more than 350 specialty A/V and Pro Audio dealers. The company specializes in products and services for the professional audio and performing musician markets, as well as the home theater and custom integration (CI) market – both residential and commercial – for North America.
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