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Discussion in 'Backline' started by ::XeS::, May 19, 2011.

  1. ::XeS::

    ::XeS:: Member

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    I'm looking for a relatively cheap and nice headphones amplifier for drummers in studio.
    I found the Behringer Powerplay that seems very good but I don't need 8 output , only 1 (2 would be nice).
    What do you usually use/advice?
     
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    Behringer HA400. 4 channels for $22 US.
     
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    Genius Gone Insane http://www.¯\(°_o)/¯.com

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    Wow I've never seen the Behringer HA400 -- is it loud enough?
     
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    I honestly don't know about the HA400, but I used the AMP800 while tracking drums for the Black Dahlia band I posted and he didn't have a problem hearing anything.
     
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    arv_foh Brian K

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    if you only need one why don't you just use the headphone output on your interface?
     
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    Tachy Senior Fuckers

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    I have it, but after 5 finutes of working one output channel died.....hahaha, but it work.....
     
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    The Behringer is loud enough I have used it.
     
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    professorlamp I are Joe

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    The presonus hp4 has good reviews all round, and is LOUDD
     
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    Because if I have it cranked, the drummer can't hear parts of the kit but only the click.
    Usually I don't understand why some drummers want to hear kick or snare having them pretty close (it's like recording guitars with a cranked mesa cab at 1m. and pretend to have it loud on headphones) anyway some likes it.
     
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    The behringer headphone amps are clones of this one from Samson: http://www.thomann.de/it/samson_sphone.htm
    It works well and is very loud.. I never went beyond 12 o'clock. It has 4 channels with three stereo-outputs each, you can mix the signal with a second signal (pretty cool for monitoring if you do not have a DSP interface) and EQ each channel. I'm very content with it, the sound is as good as the headphone out of my Fireface. Never had a problem.

    There are also smaller variants of the amplifier (also cloned by Behringer):
    http://www.thomann.de/it/samson_cque8_kopfhoererverstaerker.htm
    http://www.thomann.de/it/samson_samp_headphoneamp.htm
     
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    I have one. It's true. Loud as hell.
     
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    arv_foh Brian K

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    10-4. This is the one I use

    http://www.google.com/products/cata...w&ved=0CGYQ8wIwBA&biw=1089&bih=582#ps-sellers
     
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    Hell yeah, we use the Presonus HP60 on our productions (I work for the biggest theatre in Africa) and I swear by em
     

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