Using 800RB low side amp to power IEM?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SwitchGear, Feb 27, 2010.


  1. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Sunny Beach
    Anyone ever try this?
     
  2. woody357

    woody357 Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2005
    I don't understand what you are talking about.
     
  3. If you are talking about powering them from the Amp I think you would toast them. I don't think
    they are designed to handle that kind of Power.
     
  4. SpamBot

    SpamBot

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    RAG has mentioned on here before that one of their amps' speaker outputs could be used to power headphones, but I don't remember which model and the context.

    Why wouldn't you just get a $20 headphone amp and a $2 y-splitter? That would be a lot easier.
     
  5. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    Virginia
    please don't ever do that.
    well, ok, go ahead....
     
  6. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Sunny Beach
    So, it can be done?

    edit: dummy me, I meant can the 100 watt amp power a IEM, not the "low" amp.
     
  7. SpamBot

    SpamBot

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    I have no idea, as it may be amp-specific. The GK folks will take care of you though, email their support or PM TBer "rag" (Mr. Gallien himself)
     
  8. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Sunny Beach
    Maybe RAG will drop by.
     
  9. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    IEMs are in essence headphones and the same rules apply to both. If you drive them directly from a speaker level output you will destroy them and quite possibly damage your hearing permanently.

    You need to limit the power available to the IEMs to a safe level. I have described construction of such an adapter box several times on this forum. It's simple, cheap to make and very effective. If you search under my forum name and "headphone" you should find the information.

    Paul
     
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