How to connect headphone amp..

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by divingduck, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. divingduck

    divingduck Guest

    Hi all,
    I'm confusing myself trying to work out how to set up a headphone cue system for location recording, any advice on balanced/unbalanced connections would be great:

    I'm making submixes in an RME Fireface, using two balanced outputs. I want to eventually connect these to the stereo jack input of an ART Headamp.

    Can I use a splitter cable (2 mono jacks into the fireface outputs going to XLR), connect this to a stagebox, and come out of the stagebox using XLR to stereo jack into the headamp? Would this be ok?

    Would there be any benefit to using 2 balanced lines of the stagebox (so the signal is balanced for longer), and having the splitter cable at the Headamp end (2XLRs into stereo jack)? or is the whole signal effectively unbalanced because part of it is....

    Thanks in advance.

    (the fireface can handle unbalanced connections to the outputs, and the headamp accepts line level)

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