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Headphones with AV32R.........How?

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by Rob, Oct 26, 2003.

  1. Rob

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    OK,

    I'm missing something here. I'm trying to use a pair of headphones with my AV32R connected to the tape outputs as recomended, using a 2 phono-3.5m adaptor, but no sound :confused:

    Do I need a headphone amp? I bought an inline volume control to use, as I thought the sound would be to loud! Do I have to enable something for the tape output to work?

    Thanks Rob.
     
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    With mine I use the Musical Fidleity x-cans which works fine, there's a few others around that you can use of course, what sort of headphones are you using?
     
  3. Rob

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    Hi,

    I'm using a pair of Sennheiser HD600s, and a Sennheiser in-line volume control which I may or may not need :confused:

    I've tried the tape-outs into a recording deck, and still no sound, so its not the headphones. Strange one this.

    Regards Rob.
     
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    There are some issues re digital signal, analogue outputs etc on earlierAV32 lower specs. A tape output should be ale to drive the phones no problem directly
     
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    Early AV32Rs could not output digital sources to the tape outputs, IIRC the change to enable this was made when the 192/24 DACs were introduced.
     
  6. Rob

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    Ah, that would explain it then. Mine is a July 01 model, so I guess old now! I don't have the upgraded DACs, didn't realise you needed them for headphone output. Better get saving.

    Thanks Guys.
     
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    Analogue sources should be output fine, if they aren't then something's not right. You could run a second set of analogue cables from your CD/DVD player to use when you're listening on the headphones.

    Another solution might be to use some sort of phono switch box between the AV32R L/R outputs and your power amp, that way you can switch whether the poweramp or your headphones are used. This would also allow you to control the volume of your 'phones.
     
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    Good idea. I haven't tried using an analogue input so I'll give it a go.

    Thanks again.
     

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