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post #31 of 196

Phonitor 2' specifications: http://spl.info/en/products/headphone-amps/phonitor2/specifications.html

 

Power Amplifier
Max. Output Power:
65m W (+20 dBm) at 1 kHz and 600 Ω connected impedance
560 mW (+20 dBm) at 1 kHz and 40 Ω connected impedance

 

only 65mw@600 and 560mw@40 ohm?


Edited by tyom86 - 12/1/13 at 9:39pm
post #32 of 196
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Phonitor 2' specifications: http://spl.info/en/products/headphone-amps/phonitor2/specifications.html

 

Power Amplifier
Max. Output Power:
65m W (+20 dBm) at 1 kHz and 600 Ω connected impedance
560 mW (+20 dBm) at 1 kHz and 40 Ω connected impedance

 

only 65mw@600 and 560mw@40 ohm?

 

65mW for a 600 ohm headphone is not necessarily a problem. High impedance models are far more concerned with voltage swing than current. The 560mW into 40 ohms is a reasonably high number, though not as high as some others on the market. Do you need more than that? Some would say yes, others, no. Depends on you headphone for sure.

post #33 of 196

Great update. Loving the 2 balanced pairs. Smart. If only I could convince her to let me buy it. Damn I want it!

post #34 of 196

does this mean I can use this thing as a preamp for my headphone amp to introduce crossfeed?

post #35 of 196

Wow, I was wondering what I would do if this ever happened. I wonder if they would to a trade in with my P1. I might contact them and ask.

 

I was going to sell my Phonitor a while ago, pretty glad I didn't.

post #36 of 196

looks good, but no balanced output:(

post #37 of 196
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looks good, but no balanced output:(


Maybe balanced outs (pre-outs) on back panel works as balanced headpnones' outputs ? hmm


Edited by tyom86 - 12/9/13 at 7:16pm
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Maybe balanced outs (pre-outs) on back panel works as balanced headpnones' outputs ? hmm
The pictures on SPL's website indicate that one set of the XLR outputs on the back can be used as a balanced headphone output. It notes, however, that you might need to get a gender adapter to make it work. Inconvenient to be on the back. But better than nothing.
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post #40 of 196

I liked the Auditor quite a bit, so I'm sorely tempted to get one of these. Because it's also a pre-amp it ticks enough feature boxes that I can start rationalizing getting one.

post #41 of 196
SPL's website lists under "Special Features" - Remote volume control with motor potentiometer

So the remote will move the knob like old A/V receivers?
post #42 of 196

I read the manual and that's what it sounds like! Stereo amps with analogue volume controls also do remote control this way.

post #43 of 196

At 32 ohms it was modestly powerful but nothing special. At 300 or 600 ohms it was among the most powerful amps available. Maybe that's why people tended to pair it with beyer headphones a lot.

DlK22p

post #44 of 196

Hi

Slight diversion maybe from the topic but want to use it as the most alive thread about Phonitor.

I just bought Phonitor, slightly unfortunate timing due to the new version coming soon.

I wonder if someone compared it to SPL 2Control. I consider downgrading. I use it for casual listening, I am a fan of crossfeed in all my rigs for headphones. To my ears decreasing angle does the same as increasing crossfeed, also strangely reducing center acts the same way to me, so having crossfeed at max with angle at minimum and with maximum center reduction I achieve something very close to mono sound. Typically for listening on Phonitor I use crossfeed at 2 or 3, speaker angle at 30 degrees, center at -0.3 or -0.6 or  keep it off. I wonder if I would achieve similar sound with 2Control. I use Beyerdynamic DT 990 250 ohm mostly.

Thanks

Andy

post #45 of 196

I looked up the manual for the 2Control in order to learn just how it works in comparison to the Crossfeed functions on the Phonitor. On the 2Control the Speaker Angle and Center Channel settings are fixed at 30 degrees (and whatever Center Channel level corresponds to work best with that), while the Crossfeed knob works the same as on the Phonitor. So it's a simplified version, but as they state several times in the 2Control manual, it's based on the work they did on the Phonitor. If you want to read exactly how they describe it, it's on Page 18 of the 2Control manual available on the SPL website here. The link is on the right sidebar.

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