Before powering on the Phoenix, users must connect the DC power cables
and data cable.
2, Phoenix sound is neutral and faithful like (very
neutral and less coloration, just as "a wire
with gain"), its sound quality depends most on the quality of
the source and recording, if the source or recording is not good, then
the sound quality will not be good either. Please keep in mind and
think about this aspect if neutral and faithful-like sound will suit
your taste before you place an order for Phoenix.
3, In Phoenix volume control, memory function is
default (users can cancel the memory function), volume display ¡§00" is
the minimum volume. While using Phoenix for the first time, users must
make sure that the volume is set on minimum.
4, Because Phoenix applies
aluminium feet, if users want to stack or touch gear side by side,
don't let the feet and classis box, or two classis
boxes, be in direct contact or joined without electrical insulation.
Place a piece of paper or some other insulating material between gear,
because the aluminum chassis and feet are conductive.¡@
The input/output of Phoenix:
ample inputs and outputs, and includes two RCA inputs, two XLR inputs,
and one ACSS input.
When fed with an RCA signal, Phoenix can
change the RCA signal to an exact XLR signal at first, then change to a
current signal to feed ACSS modules.
When fed with an XLR signal, Phoenix can
re-proofread the XLR to make a complete mirror (exact) XLR signal, then
change it to current signal to feed to ACSS modules. In cases where the
source output XLR signal is not exact (Hot signal level not same with
cool signal level's absolute value), through this re-proofread process,
it can correct the signal to produce an exact XLR signal.
In short, whatever the input might be,
Phoenix will output XLR signal to Headphones, unless your headphone is
plugged into the SE output socket.
Phoenix has one 4 pins xlr and one set of
3 pins xlrs and one single-ended 6.5mm stereo socket as output.
The Phoenix applies ACSS (Current Audio Signal Transmission)
technology. The heart of our ACSS technology is in the ultra low
distortion BPM-7110 V2 module. The sound of Phoenix is neutral and
faithful-like, very neutral and sounds exceptionally clear and
transparent. Soundstage is precise, three-dimensional and huge,
detailed and lifelike midrange, and transparent treble with tight and
Phoenix has five pairs of inputs:
one pair of ACSS current mode input, two pairs of balanced inputs on
XLRs and two single-ended inputs on RCAs. If the input signals are
coming from XLRs and RCAs, they are internally converted into current
signals and then amplified. To use the Phoenix as a preamplifier, there
are 2 pairs of outputs, one XLR and one RCA for your power amp
In order to minimize interference,
the left and right channel circuitries are completely separated from
the digital LED display and controller modules to minimize distortion
of sound quality. Three special transformers are used to supply power
separately for the audio and control circuit. The signal amplifying
section and the voltage and control section are separately installed in
different chassis which further enhances the transparency of the tone
to its peak. To achieve a perfect performance, Phoenix also applies the
complex two-stage parallel-stabilized voltage supply to get a purer
power supply so that a better sound quality is guaranteed. We are the
first people in the world to apply and make use of the ACSS power
Phoenix uses a heavyweight all
aluminum alloy chassis to prevent the eddy current of the transformer
from interfering with the circuit board. Phoenix net-weight is 16KG.
Furthermore, the interior is separated into 2 sections by aluminum
boards for the best channel separation.
All the sockets of Phoenix use Hi-End
grade products, and it is sealed by WBT silver solder. Everything that
we have done has been for better audio and sensational effect.
The control function of Phoenix is very
user friendly. The volume switch adopts IV method, which effectively
decreases the effect on tone quality. The overall impedance is
invariable, and the change of volume also applies in other ways. To
lower the control circuit's interference on the audio circuit, we
have applied a high-speed optocoupler to separate control signals and
executing sessions; in the same way that other sky-high priced imported
equipment adopts to improve quality. When not operational, the control
circuit is stopped and the control signal is temporarily stored in the
memory, which also outputs direct current levels to control the
executing session. This will effectively eliminate the detrimental
effect caused by long-time data output of an ordinary control circuit.
Phoenix has a memory function. It
can independently memorize the status of the 5 input channel groups;
and maintain them even when the machine is shut down. Unlike machines
without a memory function, the input channel and volume do not need to
be adjusted every time the machine is operated. This function brings a
more convenient and pleasant way for users to enjoy music.
About volume in ACSS circuits:
Phoenix use ACSS technology, which is very
different from conventional technology.
In conventional technology the gain is fixed, like 3DB or 6DB.
But in ACSS
technology the gain changes with volume, and when you turn off the
volume, the gain is -80DB or -100DB (in conventional technology it
can't work lower than 0DB).
While you are listening in normal
volume, the gain may be around -50DB, or between -80 to +12DB.
The volume control is also
different from conventional technology. Conventional technology volume
control is placed in the input, and attenuates the signal.
But in ACSS, it is placed at the
ACSS modules output, where the output is the current signal, not the
voltage signal. The volume control is I/V conversion, and the volume
depends on the current (I) conversion to the voltage (V). (Like D/A
chips output I/V conversion)
As you can see, ACSS circuits have no
gain, as it is a completely different circuit.
The sound quality benefits from I/V
conversion volume control. Mark Levinson also knows that current
volume control has great benefits, so in their Top End preamp NO.32
volume control, they use many components to change the signal to
current signal (I), then through the R-2R network to control the
volume, and then change back to voltage signal (V) again. But
Phoenix is simply a more complete work in terms of the current signal,
and technically, it is superior to conventional technology.
ACSS is fully non-feedback with very low
distortion, so sound is neutral (neutral and faithful) because it has
no feedback effect.
How to choose
the functions in Phoenix:
With the Phoenix, the user has a choice of 70
steps and 99 steps of volume control, and you can also choose whether
to have volume memory.
1. Choose 70/99 steps volume control:
Step A: Push in the "Debug" switch.
Step B: The display shows as pictures below.
Step C: Turn the volume knob; chooses between 70 or 99 volume steps
display on right.
Step D: Push out the "Debug" switch.
99 step volume control
2. Choose volume memory:
Step A: Push in the "Debug" switch.
Step B: Turn the selector knob; makes the display show as pictures
Step C: Turn the volume knob; choose between memory "ON" or "OF" on
Step D: Push off the "Debug" switch.
Volume memory off.