Headphone amp connection
Probably a beating horse subject but help needed please. Thanks in advance
How are headphone amps connected to stereo pre amps in a normal 2 channel system.
(My goal is to be able to listen to headphones or through power amp for speakers, Not at the same time obviously)
I purchased a set of Hifiman Massdrop HE4xx headphones , impedance is 35.
my 2 channel system includes (GTP-555) Adcom pre amp with a built in headphone amp plug in, and Carver power amp, only analog input not being occupied on back of pre amp is (aux/vid). I keep reading about how separate headphone amps will only enhance my Phones sound quality over standard electronics built into separates ( eg: pre, power) ,
[[So am I correct to assume since the CD player (source) has a DAC built in, would I be able to run a Y splitter out of the CD players output RCA jack , and hook one line of splitter to the Adcom pre amp for normal through the speakers play and the other off the splitter feeding the phono amp, this way bypassing the Adcom volume control for headphone use, but still able to listen to the source (the CD player), then I guess that would bypass the Adcom pre amp completely along with any tone controls which would be an issue. Looking for ideas]]
Pre amp inputs being used are both Tapes 1&2, CD, Phono, Processor,Tuner, (Aux/Vid is only free).
How would I connect a external headphone amp to this type of system, I am confused from all the different explanations, none of which are for something similar to a simple 2 channel separates system. I mainly would use it to listen to my SACD player.
I also have a seperate Denon 3313ci AVR ( which is solely used for Audio/Video),with a SACD player hooked up also, would it be easier to use this system for what I am trying to accomplish considering it has so many more connection options free, if so , what connections would be advised.
Thanks for any input!
Last edited by pizzano; 07-24-2019 at 03:04 PM.