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SPL Auditor 120 V Headphone Amplifier
SPL Auditor 120 V Headphone Amplifier


 
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Product Code: 9999-06345

 

SPL Auditor Headphone Amplifier Details

The SPL Auditor is a high-end headphone amplifier. The basis for such high-end developments is SPL's 120 volts reference technology. Core elements are the handmade SPL SUPRA op-amps running on 120 volts it corresponds to approximately twice that of most modern analog audio semiconductor technologies. Through such 120 volts circuitry and processing, it reaches performance levels far beyond conventional designs in dynamic range and distortion levels, and such technical specifications exceed all known analog or digital standards.

There is more than meets the eye in working with headphones. For example the modern audio production is often a decentralized process, maybe recording and track laying in one studio and mixing in another and as a result a production often take place in acoustically questionable rooms. In such circumstances, a mix might occur in an acoustically deficient ambiance (for example, in an extremely modal room), and employing headphones then begins to make sense when a successful mix would otherwise turn out to be impossible.

Another fact is that many musicians or producers might wish to or be able to mix at home (to say nothing of having to). Then the headphone becomes a clear must, enabling an evening or late night session that can only take place thanks to its being unhindered by the local acoustic environment.

SPL Auditor Headphone Amplifier Features

  • SPL followed a strictly purist approach in designing the Phonitor to achieve the highest sound quality.
  • The basis for such high-end developments is SPL's 120 V rail reference technology.
  • Core elements are the handmade SPL SUPRA op-amps running on 120 volts it corresponds to approximately twice that of most modern analog audio semiconductor technologies.
  • Through such 120 volts circuitry and processing, SPL has been able to reach performance levels far beyond conventional designs in dynamic range and distortion levels, and such technical specifications exceed all known analog or digital standards. No bad, eh?

SPL Auditor Headphone Amplifier Specifications

  • Audio
    • Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 200 kHz (-3 dB)
    • CMR: -80 dBu (@1 kHz, 0 dBu input level and unity gain)
    • Crosstalk: -84 dB (@1kHz)
    • THD: 0,001 % (@ 1kHz, 0 dBu input level and unity gain)
    • Noise: -97 dBu (A-weighted)
    • Dynamic Range: 129 dB (@ 600 Ohms Impedance)
  • Inputs
    • Connectors: XLR, electronically balanced
    • Impedance: ca. 20 Ohms balanced/ca. 10 Ohms unbalanced
    • Maximum Input Level: +24dBu
  • Outputs
    • XLR Connections: Input thru, electronically balanced
    • Headphone Output: 1/4" (6,35 mm) stereo TRS connection (Pin Wiring Tip = left, Ring = right, Shaft = GND)
    • Impedance: 9 Ohms
  • Power Amplifier
    • Max. Output Performance:
      • 1,7W (+32,2dBm) @ 1 kHz and 600 Ohms connection
      • 360mW (+25,6dBm) @ 1 kHz and 30 Ohms connection
  • Power Supply
    • Operating Voltages: 230V AC, 50Hz / 120V AC, 60Hz
    • Power Consumption: max. 5,6 W/7,9  VA/0,03 A
    • Fuses (slow blow): 200-240 V AC: 200 mA/100-120 V AC: 400 mA
  • Dimensions & Weight
    • Height x Width x Depth: 95 x 210 x 315 mm
    • Height with lifted feet: 127 mm
    • Depth with volume knob: 335 mm
    • Weight: 4,05kg

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Average Customer Review:
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Sounds great after power cable upgrade... February 1, 2013
Reviewer: Shawn from Ballwin, MO United States  
I was most impressed with the micro-resolution, it lays out the sound and reveals the details within. Though very resolving, it also sounds smooth, this is the only sensation of coloration this amp has for me. The amp is also very transparent and revealing of changes in source equipment. Rhythm was very good from this amp, it initially seemed to slow down the music, and everything feels well defined and well spaced over time. It never sounds rushed or hurried, rather, it very easily keeps up with the tempo of the music creating a naturalness that is engaging and realistic.

My only qualm with this amp is the bass. It's not the wow kind of bass I think is a hallmark of most gear these days. It's there and it's tuneful, but it's not the super-punchy rumble many high end systems have.

I would recommend this for discerning listeners who value fineness of presentation over wow factor and in-your-face sound.




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Good headphone amp but not great October 12, 2010
Reviewer: Steve  
I've owned an SPL Auditor for just about 7 months and have used it with a variety of headphones including the Sennheiser HD800, Beyerdynamic T1, and AKG K701. The specs of this amp indicate possible optimal performance with high-impedance, inefficient headphones and I found this to be true, with the exception of the HD800 (which it didn't sonically gel with, more on that in a bit). It drove the Beyer T1 well enough, as well as the HiFiMan HE-5 (now discontinued). Fast impulse response and strong overall clarity throughout the frequency response are its main pros, and it has a nice treble tilt that can help balance out headphones with a lack of treble. Not ideal with treble-oriented headphones though (like the HD800) for this reason and it has a relatively light mid-range and bass too.

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