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Headphone system

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by Kent L T, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Kent L T

    Kent L T Active Member

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    I'm looking for a headphone monitoring system needs good power to drive at least 2 headphones per channel with at least 4 channels with and insert on each channel. We have a B*@%$#ger that is a junk the amps are underpowered just when it gets to the right level it clips like hell. The jacks are terrible. To sum it up it is worthless to us and we need something much better. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have seen the sampson (which obviously B...ger copied)but I am worried that it would be of the same quality. I want something that will be bullet proof!
     
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

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    Most if not all of the good headphone amps and distribution units don't have inserts on them. I own and use the Rane HC-6 and it has always worked great with enough drive to handle AKG 240's.
     
  3. Kent L T

    Kent L T Active Member

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    Started thinking (danger unused brain cells being activated) maybe I just need 4 good individual headphone amps. duh! Would this change your recomendation.
     
  4. jonyoung

    jonyoung Well-Known Member

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    Check out the Furman HDS6. It works in conjunction with individual submixer modules (sold seperately) that will drive two sets of phones each. You can daisychain up to six modules, allowing for 12 sets of cans, and each module can create its own mix. There are four mono and one stereo (fx) channels, or you can use the fx channel for additional track signal.
     
  5. Groovetree

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    HEAR music just came out with a headphone system. I went to check it out at the music store. The spl's are high without breaking up. As a matter of fact, I really liked accept for the fact that if you let the artist mess around with it and they don't know what they're doing, they may just blow their heads off with the volume and compressor controls.

    Once I got the hang of it, it seems pretty cool.

    - Jason
     
  6. maintiger

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    I've had a rolls 4 ch little headphone amp for a few years and I've been happy with it- I think they are only like 75 bucs!
     
  7. maintiger

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    I connect it to the headphone out of my moto 828mkII
     
  8. Kent L T

    Kent L T Active Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. The Rane looks like the right one for what we need. The furman looks like it might be too complicated. Same thing with the Hear. All that technology what if something goes wrong? Just simple, reliable, and lots of spls.
     
  9. jdier

    jdier Active Member

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    I have an Oz Audio 6 headphone system with stereo ins + 4 mono inserts. Works very well for me.
     
  10. Davedog

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    Oz Audio.Simple...quiet...loud...patchable for different inputs...the 4 channel is about $200.
     
  11. Barkingdogstudios

    Barkingdogstudios Active Member

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    I can tell you one to stay away from (as if you didn't already know this) ... Behringer. It has lots of neat features but it isn't capable of properly driving the AKG 240's that I'm using in my studio. Unfortunately I fell for the sirens of low cost calling to me from the shore ... shoulda stayed lashed to the mast.
     
  12. dabmeister music

    dabmeister music Active Member

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    Have you checked out the DOD SR460H headphone amp? It's a 6 channel amp that accepts stereo input & has independent level controls on each channel. It drives whatever is put into it. I've owned one for about 3 years now. It works great. Forgot how much it set me back for.
     
  13. Kent L T

    Kent L T Active Member

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    We live (and hopefully) we learn. I feel your pain. Thank God we have the RO mast to tie ourselfs to.
     

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