This looks like an interesting piece, but I'm very unsure about the balanced output....
Paul, could you perhaps please clarify the following:
- For dynamic, balanced and electrostatic headphones
How exactly does this drive balanced headphones? I realize it has balanced outputs on the back (albeit male connections, not the typical female ones that most headphone amps use for outputs). Basically, what I am asking is, are the rear balanced outputs run through the amp and crossfeed circuitry versus the original Phonitor where it was only through the crossfeed circuitry?
I see no electrostat outputs... In addition, the circuitry for eletrostats vs dynamic is different - is this just a typo (eg, were orthodynamics meant)? Or, is this amp capable of driving stats with something like a WEE? And if that is the case, would this not then capable of driving sensitive speakers? And if THAT'S the case, and the balanced outs are essentially the same as the singled ended output on the front (in the context of it being amped) wouldn't that be far too powerful to pipe into another piece of gear as this has the potential to be in series with other gear?
The idea if the Phonitor 2 learning my remote for volume control is pretty interesting. Clever implementation with the button on the rear.
One thing I did not see listed was the size of the unit - do you have this information?
Thank you very much!