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Equalizer with headphone jack?

Discussion in 'Hi-Fi Stereo Systems & Separates' started by Robert Caradine, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. Robert Caradine

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    I have a need for a graphic equalizer which has a headphone output jack. I am hard of hearing with a degraded frequency response curve, have searched ebay several times, but no luck finding one. An alternate solution would be to find a low cost way of connecting the line out jacks through some sort of low impedance adaptor, then to the standard 32 ohm headset.
     
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    How much would you be planning to spend? I think you would be better off looking for an equaliser and then plugging it into a headphone amp for your headphone output.

    I can't think of any sensible reason for a designer to incorporate a headphone output on an EQ I'm afraid. :)
     
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    The reason for this need is that I don't use a separate amp which would probably have a jack. I am connecting a multi-CD player directly to a Bose WAVE on which the idiots at Bose neglected to place a headphone output. I have a Yamaha equalizer, but it doesn't have one either. May have to install an amp between the CD and Bose, just seems like a waste, but do have an old Denon which would probably work just fine. Thanks for replying.
     
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    I agree with eviljohn2. Behringer do graphic equalizers that should be able to do this job well.

    The unit would be a 19" rackmount in format, but would lay flat on almost any hifi rack shelf.

    Black & Silver, look quite nice.

    The product below takes 6.3mm Jacks which would be the best option, as the others take XLR connectors which wouldn't normally be suitable for Hifi

    http://www.behringer.com/DEQ1024/index.cfm?lang=ENG


    31-Band equaliser should give you enough control I hope.

    I must warn you that these items take 6.3mm Large Male jack plugs, rather than phonos.

    I have a behringer rackmount mixer and rather than buying whole new cables, I would suggest get yourself some Phono-to-6.3mm Jack adaptors from Cableuniverse.

    http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=624

    Cable Universe service has always been exceptional for me.

    You will need 4 of these connectors, 2 to add onto your phono cables going into the unit and 2 going out. Nice solution as I use these myself.

    Hope this helps.

    P.S: It's the Behringer DEQ1024 you would need (confirm for yourself), but there are other equalisers that they nake that look exactly the same, but take XLR connectors instead, so watch out to make sure you don't buy the wrong one!

    Dan.
     
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    Damn - DEQ1024 - No headphone socket.

    Sorry...
     

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