SPL Phonitor 2 - Silver

Stereo Headphone Amplifier and Monitor Controller, with 3 Source Inputs, Line Level Outputs, Headphone Output, and Spatial Processing - Silver
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$1,999.00
Sweetwater Savings: $200.00 MSRP: $2,199.00
Special Financing - Ends Jul 6

Or just $56/month§ for 36 months

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SPL Phonitor 2 - Silver
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Listen with Precision and Accuracy

Using a top-quality amplifier like the SPL Phonitor 2 for your headphones and studio monitors ensures that you're hearing the most accurate representation of your recordings. This amp provides transparent performance at all volume levels. Its 120-volt operation delivers ample headroom, astonishing dynamic range, and an ultra-low noise floor. The Phonitor Matrix mode uses spatial processing to give you a loudspeaker-like listening experience with headphones, and switchable signal levels allow you to calibrate for virtually any headphones or monitor speakers. With three input sources, versatile metering, and helpful signal controls, the SPL Phonitor 2 is a capable monitor amp for any system.

SPL Phonitor 2 Headphone/Monitor Amplifier at a Glance:
  • Wide dynamic range and ample headroom thanks to 120V operation
  • Phonitor Matrix gives you a loudspeaker-like monitoring experience with headphones
  • Control volume with any infrared remote control
  • Flexible I/O and signal levels for easy integration into your system
Wide dynamic range and ample headroom thanks to 120V operation

The Phonitor 2 employs SPL-designed op-amps that operate at 120 volts, resulting in an amazing 150dB of dynamic range. The noise floor is virtually nonexistent. Transients come through without any loss of detail, presence, or spatial reference. You'll hear every nuance in your recordings, and the high headroom means you'll hear the same level of sonic accuracy at any volume level.

Phonitor Matrix gives you a loudspeaker-like monitoring experience with headphones

You'll be able to use your headphones more effectively when you monitor through the SPL Phonitor 2. The Phonitor Matrix re-creates the spacial effects of listening on stereo loudspeakers (listening angle and crosstalk between left and right channels) in your headphones. Recording engineers at Sweetwater know that headphones are a great tool for magnifying edit points, unwanted clicks and pops, fades, and other details in your recordings. For this type of editing, turn off the Phonitor Matrix spatial processing. Then turn the Phonitor Matrix mode on when you're ready to make adjustments to panning, EQ, effects sends and other mixing tasks. The realistic stereo imaging of the Phonitor Matrix mode will allow you to achieve better mixing results than you otherwise would with headphones.

Control volume with any infrared remote control

For remote volume control, the SPL Phonitor 2 is ready to work with virtually any infrared remote control. The remote circuit uses a motor to physically control the volume pot, so your audio signal remains in the analog domain the entire time - no loss of dynamic range or sonic detail.

Flexible I/O and signal levels for easy integration into your system

For studio monitoring, the SPL Phonitor 2 is ready to interface with a wide range of gear. You've got two pairs of XLR inputs and a pair of RCA inputs, for a total of three input sources. The RCA inputs can be toggled between -10dBV (consumer level) and +4dBu (pro level). A pair of XLR outputs on the rear panel can be used to drive powered speakers, a power amplifier, or headphone distribution system. The headphone output is conveniently placed on the front panel.

SPL Phonitor 2 Headphone/Monitor Amplifier Features:
  • Amplifier and source selector for headphones and studio monitors
  • Ample headroom and ultra-high dynamic range thanks to 120-volt operation
  • High operating voltage means extreme sonic accuracy and transparency at any volume level
  • Optimized for all headphones over 10 ohms (over 40 ohms for balanced headphones)
  • Phonitor Matrix loudspeaker emulation adds crosstalk and listening angle to headphone signals for a loudspeaker-like monitoring experience
  • Virtually nonexistent noise floor
  • Volume can be controlled with any infrared remote control (not included)
  • Perfect for editing, mixing and home listening
Provide better sound for your headphones and monitor speakers, with the SPL Phonitor 2!

What Does "Special Order" Mean?

A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Studio Monitor Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Input Channels 6
Output Channels 2
Analog Inputs 4 x XLR, 2 x RCA
Analog Outputs 2 x XLR, 1 x TRS
Talkback No
Form Factor Desktop
Height 3.9"
Width 10.9"
Depth 12"
Weight 9.5 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 1281

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