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Headphone amp?

Hello all,


I am looking to pick up a headphone amp for 4-6 channels. Any recomendations? I would like something on the cheap side, as sound quality isn't that important for me while tracking.
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My Q-Mix (from Oz Audio) has worked fine for... what, ten years? Nothing too fancy but it's got six channels and I never think about it... that's gotta be the best recommendation, right there.

Edit--it is kinda fancy, come to think of it, you can send different levels of reverb to the different outs... very cool feature.

Oh, yeah yeah yeah-- it's got four inserts, for giving everyone a bit more of their own mic. This thing is better and better, the more I think about it.
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I'm trying to make the same choice but want something really nice. Especially for tracking vocals, I think a good headphone amp will help!

Budget: B******ger HA4700

Mid-Range: Furman HA6AB

High-end: ???????
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you should check out the Art HeadAMP. it's ultra-cheap and functional. 50 bucks from zzzounds, cheaper on ebay...
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I hate behringer as much as the next guy but....

The ha4700 has to be the only piece of gear I would recommend from them. Very powerful and it sounds fine for tracking. Now, I certainly won't try to mix through it, but for good power on the cheap, you really couldn't beat it. $100 on ebay for a new one. Or call BPMMusic. Those guys are really cheap.

it also has an aux input to get control over the "more me" situation easily. You won't be disappointed.
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Mackie headphone matrix is a very good choice.
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Smile

The ART 406 six channel headphone amp is proving very useful.
And it rackmounts!
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I've had good luck with the Presonus HP4. Its small and fits on top
of my rack perfectly.
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My only piece of Behringer gear... an H-8000

Its great. It has the ability to take two aux sends so you can get stereo in the cans. Its very loud, and has 8 1/4 connections in the front AND in the back (8 total channels.. not 16). I think it can be had for around a hundy on the bay.
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I'll give another thumbs up for the Behringer 4700 -- lots of power, both the guitarist and the singer on a recent session needed to be "turned down"... and we weren't even at the 11 o'clock mark...
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I second the furman.
It is sturdy and sounds ok.
Doubles as a stereo poweramp 2x20w which can be handy.
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I've gotten by with the Rolls 4 channel headphone amp
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lou
I've had good luck with the Presonus HP4. Its small and fits on top
of my rack perfectly.
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I dig the HP4.
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