The Yamaha AS801
Originally Posted by Leroy Bad
Hey guys, I've been considering this amp. I would like to connect a Beyerdynamic A2 headphone amp to it. But from looking at the connections on the back I don't think this is possible. I wanted to know if any of you have done something similar or if it is even possible? Thanks!
has a Headphone Out, why would you need an external headphone amp? I'm not saying you don't need it, I'm simply asking Why?
If you want the Headphones to track the volume on the AS801, then use the headphone out of the AS801.
If you want Fixed Level input to the headphone and to the in turn use the Headphone Amp volume control, the use the AS801 Tape or Line Out.
The Headphone amp runs about $1600, so I can see why you would want to use it, I just don't think it is necessary. Though that amp appears to be able to feed TWO headphone which could be nice.
The Yamaha AS801 has two standard Line Level REC outputs.
Now it is possible that those outputs are simply mirroring their inputs, rather than mirroring whatever is playing on the amp. Can't say for sure without some detailed digging on the matter.
It is also possible, I suspect, to use the AS801 Headphone out as a Varialble Line Level signal to drive the Headphone amp. But in that case you have two volume controls to contend with.
Curious, how do you drive the Headphone amp now?