Connecting Amp Head to mixer / headphone amp through...? (+ head circuit question)
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Connecting Amp Head to mixer / headphone amp through...? (+ head circuit question)

Hello,

I have a couple of questions for you guys:

I'm trying to put up a good electric guitar rig for studying and home-recording (for now.)


I need to play with the headphones, else, to connect an Amp Head to the Heaphone amplifier somehow, and eventually to the mixer/ADC (.)

I've been using some crappy tiny headphone amps, and now I'm using a linear gain booster, which I connect to a good headphone amp with better results.


I've been thinking about getting an amp head, but would not know how to connect it to the headphone amp and/or to the mixer.


I have some technical issues I haven't been able to solve.

1) I've seen that many Mesa Boogie and HiWatt heads feature a "slave out", "power amp out", "balanced out" etc...
Are those all line-level outs? Can I connect the Heads to my headphone amp and/or to a mixer directly through those outs?

2) What's behind those outs? An attenuator, a transformer, or just the preamp section? What kind of output stage is that?
(tube/transistor/IC(chip/Op-Amp?)

3) Would buying a cabinet simulator be an anyway better solution?

4) I would like also to ask whether a mixer beetween the amp head (or cabinet simulator) and the headphone amp is needed



Thank you all very much.
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Originally Posted by nedorama View Post
This has been covered many times before - search the forums for this.

Or just click here and get one of these.

https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/hpa50.htm
Thanks for this answer too, but I've put "headphones" "headphone" in the search engine for this forum, and nothing appears. Also, I thought a couple of questions to be quite unusual.



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Originally Posted by nedorama View Post
Or just click here and get one of these.

https://taweber.powweb.com/weber/hpa50.htm
Thanks but I don't think I'm going to; I do not know that producer, and also, shall I put a 80$ box between a 1500€ head and a pair of high-end headphones?
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Again, use the search function. Weber is a very well regarded name in speakers and attenuators and will be fine for your amp, whether it's 1500€ or 200€. GS is a good place to get educated about good gear you may not know about.

Again, search the forums for keywords like "attenuator", "silent recording" "speaker simulator" The topic of connecting a guitar amp to various gear to reduce or eliminate sound has been covered over and over, but if all you want is a headphone tap off your speaker line, the Weber will be fine.
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