Author Topic: Hooking Up A Balanced Headphone Amp  (Read 5118 times)

Offline Jack in Wilmington

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Hooking Up A Balanced Headphone Amp
« on: October 23, 2018, 11:49:17 AM »
All right guys, put on your thinking caps.

I'm looking to upgrade my headphone amp and was thinking about going balanced. How can I hook up a balanced headphone amp if I only have one set of balanced outputs on my preamp?
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Re: Hooking Up A Balanced Headphone Amp
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2018, 04:36:17 PM »
I would think a simple XLR Y Connector would do the trick.



https://www.amazon.com/Tisino-Splitter-Balanced-Microphone-Adaptor/dp/B07DHHF2BD/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_267_tr_t_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=M4CZ7V64YERWH5V0Z1JK

I am sure  there are better quality ones available , but this is the type of device you would need.

Just be careful when you order one. Y+They come both 1 female to two males and one male to two females. Be sure to check which you need and get the right one.
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