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Headphone amp? Headphone Amps
Old 10th July 2006
Gear Head

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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.
Old 10th July 2006
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.
Old 10th July 2006
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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: ???????
Old 10th July 2006
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you should check out the Art HeadAMP. it's ultra-cheap and functional. 50 bucks from zzzounds, cheaper on ebay...
Old 10th July 2006
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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.
Old 10th July 2006
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Mackie headphone matrix is a very good choice.
Regards Tamas Dragon
Old 10th July 2006
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The ART 406 six channel headphone amp is proving very useful.
And it rackmounts!
Old 10th July 2006
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Old 10th July 2006
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Lou's Avatar

I've had good luck with the Presonus HP4. Its small and fits on top
of my rack perfectly.
Old 10th July 2006
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My only piece of Behringer gear... an H-8000heh

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.
Old 10th July 2006
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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...
Old 10th July 2006
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I second the furman.
It is sturdy and sounds ok.
Doubles as a stereo poweramp 2x20w which can be handy.
Old 10th July 2006
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I've gotten by with the Rolls 4 channel headphone amp
Old 10th July 2006
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Originally Posted by Lou
I've had good luck with the Presonus HP4. Its small and fits on top
of my rack perfectly.
I dig the HP4.
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