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4-Channel headphone Distribution System
Now Hear This!
Are you and your session players and bandmates tired of straining to hear underpowered headphones? We were too. That’s why Jim Odom and his jambalaya-fueled team of engineers designed 150 mW headphone amps for the HP4 headphone-distribution system.
These headphone amps are not just loud enough for session and stage use, they’re loud enough to explode the oysters in a Po’ Boy sandwich. Yet the sound is clear and clean, with a wide dynamic range. At last, everybody will be able to hear—assuming they are capable of hearing. Be careful with that level control!
The loudness of your headphones will vary depending on their design and their input impedance. The output impedance of the HP4 is 51Ω (ohms), and it will work fine with professional and consumer headphones but the volume will differ depending on which type of headphone you use.
Headphones with lower input impedances will generally be louder than higher-impedance headphones. (In this case, louder does not mean better!) Most professional headphones have impedances between 150Ω and 600Ω. Consumer headphones for CD players and the like often have impedances between 8Ω and 32Ω.
Broadcast headphones are specialized, and you are unlikely to use them with an HP4; their impedances are typically between 1.5 kΩ (kilohms) and 2 kΩ.
Simplicity is the HP4’s hallmark. You get left and right line inputs, left and right line outputs with level control, and the four headphone outs. You can adjust the overall headphone level, sum the stereo signals to mono, and mute the rear-panel Monitor outputs.