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Headphone distribution

Discussion in 'Recording' started by KingSix, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    What's the best bang for the bucks? I need one who can plug 4 headphones.
     
  2. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    How many, and what type of aux lines have you got available to push a headphone system?
     
  3. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    Only one stereo mix.... or 2 mono mix... 2 x 1/4 jack
     
  4. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    no one can help? just info...
     
  5. jg49

    jg49 Well-Known Member

    I have used Berinfinger(very noisy but cheap) and I presently have an ART which is less than impressive but inherited. I know Rane makes a very good unit that you might find used on feebay. What are you coming out of?
     
  6. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

    I own a 4-channel Berinfinger that jg mentions, and a Rane 6-channel I got used off feebay for around 100 bucks.
    The 1st is very noisy indeed.
    I like the Rane b/c my Firestudio option of sending multiple cues (mixes), and the Rane supports 6 mono/stereo inputs,
    each routed to its own individual channel -
    whereas the Berinfinger (I like that!) only accepts a single stereo input.
    Drummer wants more vocals? Bassist wants more drums? Guitarist only wants to hear himself? Done.
     
  7. MadMax

    MadMax Well-Known Member

    I have the Rane that I use for mobile/remote sessions... and highly recommend it.
     
  8. KingSix

    KingSix Active Member

    Thanks a lot everyone... I'll look at the Rane
     
  9. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

    OZ Music used to sell something called a Q-Mix. I think Mackie bought them out... and renamed the mixer HMx-56.

    4 balanced TRS Aux inputs + LR Stereo ins to 6 headphone mixes. Should be cheap if you can find one on ebay or Craigslist.

    http://www.mackie.com/products/hmx56/index.html


    Furman still makes that sort of thing too.
     
  10. Rimshot

    Rimshot Guest

    I have one of those Behringer 4 preamp headphone splitters - and bang for the buck I didn't see anything that comes close. For lightweight portable recording the thing is amazing; fits in your pocket and cost about 35$. Noise wasn't a problem, in fact the audio quality was pretty good.
     

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