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Headphone without a Headphone jack!

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by ninicorj, May 3, 2010.


  1. ninicorj

    ninicorj

    Oct 29, 2009
    Hi,

    My amp (hartke hydrive 115c) doesn't have a headphone jack and I don't know exactly what to do to get some sound from it...

    There are two outputs in the back of the amp:

    1 - Direct Output (XLR connector)
    2 - Preamp Out / Send (1/4-inch jack)

    First I was thinking in getting a XLR to 1/4 cable to connect my headphone, but then I though that I would hear anything, because I think that the signal is not amplified (I'm really stupid in this! I'm saying those things without any knowledge). Moreover, I was also worried that it could blow my cans...

    I wasn't even thinking about the Preamp Out... Is there any problem if I connect my headphone directly there??? Am I gonna loose the volume control or something???

    Any help!?

    !!!!!!
     
  2. The preamp out will also not drive a pair of headphones. You can consider a headphone amp or most multi effects pedals can drive a pair of head phones.
     
  3. ninicorj

    ninicorj

    Oct 29, 2009
    Yeah...

    I knew that it would finish like this... I was only hopping...

    Thank you!!
     

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