Phonitor xe is an all-in-one standalone head amp solution for headphone enthusiasts, offering Phonitor Matrix technology, balanced and unbalanaced inputs and IR control from almost any remote.

Double The Power

Phonitor xe is equipped with a 4-pin balanced XLR input along with an advanced dual power amp circuit capable of driving headphones with double the power of a standard quarter-inch jack. During playback, this has the effect of tightening bass response, and injecting even more transparency into the audio's stereo image.

Both balanced and unbalanced inputs are present on the Phonitor xe to cater for a wide selection of different headphone models. Input ports are also present on the rear of the unit and can be switched in and out using the Phonitor xe's toggle switch.

A single unbalanced and unbalanced input can also be used for playback simultaneously without degradation of signal or performance.

The X Factor

The Phonitor xe's Phonitor Matrix circuit is inherited directly from SPL's larger Phonitor X model and features the same streamlined design including only controls necessary to optimise audio playback.

A crossfeed switch is available to adjust frequency-dependent interaural levels on both channels. This furnishes users with the power to intelligently adjust virtual room ambience when dialling in the Phonitor Matrix.

Phonitor xe also features a dedicated angle switch to alter frequency-dependent simulation of the stereo image, a similar exercise to adjusting the placement of speakers when listening to them from a studio control room.

Programmable Remote Control

As with many SPL Professional Fidelity products, the Phonitor xe can be operated remotely using almost any infrared remote control handset.

Using your existing CD player, DAC or network streaming device remote, Phonitor xe can be programmed to adjust volume by selecting any user-specified button available.


Analogue Inputs:
XLR (balanced) and RCA


Max Input Gain:
32.5 dBu
Input Impedance:
20 kOhm
82 dB
Source Impedance:
0.36 ohm XLR, 0.18 ohm Jack
Damping Factor:
180 (40 ohm)
Frequency Range:
10 Hz – 300 kHz (-3 dB)
-90 dBu (1 kHz)
0.00082% (10 Hz – 22 kHz, 0 dBu)
-98 dBu XLR, 103dBu Jack (A-weighted)
Output Power:
2 x 8W XLR, 2 x 2.7W Jack (1 kHz, 1% THD, 600 Ω)
Dynamic Range:
130.5 dB XLR, 135.5 dB Jack


Shielded Toroidal
Operating Voltage:
+/- 60 V (analogue), + 12 V (relays)
230 V AC / 50; 115 V AC / 60 Hz
T 500 mA (230V)
max. 40 VA
< 0.3 W

Physical Properties

278 x 100 x 300mm (WxHxD)
4.9 kg
Shipping Weight:
5.6 kg

Main Features

  • Dual power amp for double the output via 4-pin XLR
  • Balanced and unbalanced inputs on front and rear
  • Identical Phonitor Matrix technology to Phonitor X
  • Adjustable crossfeed and angle controls
  • Programmable volume control from any IR remote
SSP (inc VAT) £ 2,100.00
EAN 4260149321930