I'm selling a brand new, open-box, SPL Phonitor xe headphone amplifier, which I purchased just a couple of months ago as a Christmas gift for my parents. However, I decided on a different all-in-one system for them and unfortunately was past the return period for this amp. It's in pristine condition, with all accessories and packaging, and it's a truly gorgeous piece of equipment.
Reason for Selling:
I bought this amp with the intention of giving it to my parents this Christmas, but plans changed, leading me to choose a simpler system for them. Now, this brand new amplifier is looking for a new home.
About the Amplifier:
When I briefly tested the SPL Phonitor xe, it was evident that its performance was exceptional. Paired with my Meze and Audeze headphones, it brought out details in music I hadn’t noticed before. The sound quality was clear and powerful, providing an immersive experience. I’ve explored various headphone amplifiers in the past and often found their "crossfeed" features (which blend some of the right-channel audio into the left channel and vice versa) to be lackluster. But the Phonitor xe stood out.
Its Matrix technology is arguably the best implementation of crossfeed for headphone listening I've encountered. The Phonitor xe's matrix and crossfeed created a wider, deeper, and more spatially precise soundstage. These nuances in sound reproduction made my listening sessions with the Phonitor xe uniquely engaging and intriguing.
- Balanced and Unbalanced Outputs: The amp accommodates various headphone types, ensuring compatibility with most setups.
- Phonitor Matrix Technology: Offers a natural, speaker-like listening experience. It’s not just an amplifier; it’s a gateway to a more immersive audio world.
- Output Power: It effortlessly powers demanding headphones, maintaining clarity and richness in sound at all levels.
- Comparison with Benchmark HPA4: Having a Benchmark HPA4 myself, I can attest that the SPL Phonitor xe complements it beautifully. It’s a testament to its quality, offering a nuanced and sophisticated sound.
Price and Inclusions:
- Inputs: Neutrik XLR and RCA, both with an impedance of 20 kΩ.
- Output Power: 2.7W at 600 ohms, 5W at 300 ohms, 1W at 32 ohms.
- Digital Inputs: AES, RCA, optical, USB B (optional).
- Size: Compact and sleek at 11" x 4" x 11.81".
I'm asking for $1,699
, a price I've carefully set to reflect its value in today's market and consider its pristine condition and newness. This includes completely free and fully insured shipping and all original accessories, manuals, and packaging, which are all in perfect condition. Summary:
This SPL Phonitor xe is more than just an amplifier; it's an unexplored journey in audio fidelity. It’s ideal for someone who values pristine sound quality and is looking for an untouched, high-end amplifier.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions or if you're interested in this beautiful piece.
Thank You and Kind Regards,