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Phonitor X

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  • Regular price R 39,577.44


Phonitor x

Headphone Amplifier and Preamplifier

Our Phonitor headphone amplifiers found a huge fan base among Hi-Fi enthusiasts. With the Phonitor x we have accommodated the wishes of our Hi-Fi customers.

The Phonitor x is the ultimate headphone amplifier. It offers connections for headphones operated both balanced and unbalanced. With up to 3.7 W output power the Phonitor x delivers an impressive performance.

The revolutionary Phonitor Matrix delivers the most realistic playback on headphones. As almost all music was mixed for speaker playback the Phonitor Matrix lets you experience music on headphones as being played back through speakers.

The Phonitor x is not just a headphone amplifier, but also an excellent preamplifier that can also drive power amplifiers or active monitors.

Up to five input sources can be connected to the Phonitor x. Two analog stereo inputs (XLR und RCA) and, if the optional DAC is installed, three more digital stereo inputs (USB, coaxial and optical).

  • 120V rail headphone amplifier and preamplifier
  • Separate connections and power amplifiers for headphone driven balanced and unbalanced 
  • Suited for all headphones with impedances >10 ohms
  • Balanced and unbalanced analog inputs (XLR and RCA)
  • Optional digital inputs: USB, coaxial and optical
  • Optional DAC: 192 kHz and 24 Bit, Win driver supplied, Apple Class compliant
  • Balanced and unbalanced analog outputs (XLR and RCA)
  • Innovative Phonitor Matrix: speaker-equivalent listening on headphones
  • Laterality control: super-fine balance control
  • Mono switch function
  • Volume remotely adjustable (learns any IR remote control)
  • Maximum output power: 2 x 3.7 W (into 120 ohms)
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz - 300 kHz (-3 dB)
  • THD+N: 0.00091 % (HP), 0.00085 % (Line)
  • Dynamic range: 135.5 dB (HP), 136.3 dB (Line)
  • AMP CTR connection with Performer power amplifier for coupled On/Off switching 
  • Standby/power on switch
  • Linear power supply with toroidal transformer
  • Front and Lid made from aluminum, housing made from sheet metal
  • Made in Germany

The technical basis of all Professional Fidelity units is our proprietory 120 V Rail Technology, which we also call VOLTAiR technology. The name makes reference to the unequalled high voltage of 120 V (+/-60 V DC) and the huge dynamic range of over 140 dB that goes with it. More information on the 120 V Rail Technology can be found here.

 

Specifications

XLR Input

  • Neutrik XLR, balanced, Pin 2 = (+)
  • Impedance: ca. 20 kohms
  • CMR: -82 dBu (at 1 kHz)
  • Max. Input Level: +32.5 dBu

RCA Input

  • RCA, unbalanced (single-ended)
  • Impedance: ca. 10 kohms
  • Max. Input Level: +32.5 dBu

Digital Inputs (optional)

  • Coaxial SPDIF (RCA)
  • Optisch TOSLINK (F06)
  • USB (B)
  • Sample Rates (kHz): 44.1, 48 , 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 

Balanced Headphone Output

  • Neutrik 4-pin XLR connector 
  • Pin wiring: 1= L (+), 2= L (-), 3= R (+), 4= R (-)
  • Impedance: 0.36 ohms
  • Damping Factor: 180 @ 40 ohms
  • Frequency Range: 10 Hz to 300 kHz ( -3 dB)
  • Crosstalk at 1kHz: -90 dB 
  • THD & N: 0.00091 % (at 0 dBu, 1kHz, 100 kohms load)
  • Noise (A-weighted): -98 dBu
  • Dynamic Range: 130.5 dB 

 

Unbalanced Headphone Output

  • 6.35 mm TRS connector 
  • Pin wiring: Tip = Left, Ring = Right, Sleeve = GND
  • Impedance: 0.18 ohm
  • Attenuation Factor: 180 @ 40 ohms
  • Frequency Range: 10 Hz to 300 kHz ( -3 dB)
  • Crosstalk at 1kHz: -90 dB 
  • THD & N: 0.00091% (at 0 dBu, 1 kHz, 100 kohms load)
  • Noise (A-weighted): -103 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 135.5 dB 

Max. Output Power (at +30 dBu @ 1 kHz)

  • 2 x 1 W at 600 Ohm impedance
  • 2 x 2 W at 300 Ohm impedance
  • 2x 3.7 W at 120 Ohm impedance
  • 2x 2.9 W at 47 Ohm impedance
  • 2x 2.7 W at 32 Ohm impedance

Speaker/Line Outputs

  • Neutrik XLR, balanced, Pin 2 = (+)
  • RCA, unbalanced (single-ended)
  • Frequency Range: 4 Hz to 300 kHz (-3 dB)
  • Crosstalk at 1 kHz: -106 dB 
  • THD & N: 0.00085 % (at 0 dBu, 1 kHz, 100 kohms load)
  • Noise (A-weighted): -103.8 dB
  • Dynamic Range: 136.3 dB 

Internal Operating Voltages

  • Analog: +/- 60 V
  • Digital: + 5 V and + 3,3 V (optional)

Power Supply

  • Mains voltage (switchable): 230 V AC / 50 Hz or 115 V AC / 60 Hz
  • Fuses: 230 V: T 500 mA; 115 V: T 1 A 
  • Power consumption: max 40 VA
  • Stand-by power consumption: 0.7 W

Dimensions (incl. feet)

  • 278 mm W x 100 mm H x 335mm D
  • 10.95 in W x 3.94 in H x 11.19 in D

Weight

  • 4.3 kg; 9.5 lbs (unit only)
  • 5.4 kg; 11.9 lbs (shipping)

0dBu = 0.775V. Specifications subject to change without notice.