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    Default Using headphones with existing amp

    I cant find the post, or remember who talked about it, but someone posted a item that allowed you to take the outputs from an existing amp, connect them into this unit, and it would let you connect your headphones into it.

    I thought it might be Zingo or Face, but it looks like I was wrong. So if you remember the post, or thread please let me know.

    I thought it would be a cool product to use if you already like your existing tube or solid state amp, but want to be able to connect headphones into it.

    In my case my TGP-II doesnt have a headphone output on it (and I am using coaxial for signal) and I dont want to have to buy a headphone amp just for it on top of the other amps I already have.

    Thanks in advance.
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    You can make your own adapter, no special parts needed, as long as you're using a SS amp. For a tube amp, IIRC things will work better with resistors in parallel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face View Post
    You can make your own adapter, no special parts needed, as long as you're using a SS amp.
    Just a little special math...

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    Depending on the headphone's impedance...
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    I found another option for folks out there, so thought I would bump this thread. Its the Vinyl Flat Can Opener.

    Attachment 88455

    Its getting some decent press as well.

    Stereophile: http://www.stereophile.com/content/entry-level-31

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    Great name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zingo View Post
    Great name!
    Yup, its on my christmas list for my vintage setup. I have no headphone capabilities for my 2 channel setup right now. It would require a little bit of work as obviously I have to disconnect my speakers and connect the Can Opener to get it working.
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