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Silas Ng

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Headphones for Drummer
« on: December 29, 2010, 10:43:47 pm »

So we currently use wedge mons for everyone, but I want to get the drummer to use headphones so hopefully they play quieter and also hear everyone else better.

I was thinking of just using an output from our matrix (A&H Gl2400), but I can't seem to find the best unit to interface to the headphones on stage. I've looked at headphone amps but they seem to take an unbalanced line into it whereas my matrix line out is balanced. What else can I use in terms of a headphone amp/volume so the drummer can control the volume and hopefully there's some kind of limiter on it?

Would I have to get something like a PSM200 to make it work? Or use a small mixer on the other end?

Thanks! I'm sure there's a simple answer...  Smile
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Re: Headphones for Drummer
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 01:16:14 am »

u need an xlr or balanced input right?

try check this..

http://www.rolls.com/product.php?pid=PM50s
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Re: Headphones for Drummer
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 10:13:28 am »

presonus hp4 has balanced input. It is 1/4 though so an xlr to balance 1/4 cable/adapter will be needed.
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Silas Ng

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Re: Headphones for Drummer
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010, 02:17:11 pm »

Great. Thanks! You guys are the best.
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Silas Ng

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Re: Headphones for Drummer
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 02:37:25 pm »

So the rolls is a xlr mic level input. That wouldn't work with my line out from the matrix on the board, right?

I like the Presonus, but only need one output. Hmm.

The matrix out is a 1/4" that gets converted to an xlr on stage.
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Re: Headphones for Drummer
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010, 04:35:47 pm »

If you are faced with the need to feed a line level signal into a mic input, a resistive pad will solve the problem.

You may be able to find one on the internet. 30dB (of attenuation, ballpark) should do the trick. You can also roll your own:

http://www.uneeda-audio.com/pads/


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Re: Headphones for Drummer
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2010, 05:28:17 pm »

How about an ART CLeanbox or something like it, to convert balanced to unbalanced, and then using a normal headphone amp? Would that work?

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=245- 868

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Re: Headphones for Drummer
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2010, 11:39:52 pm »

Silas Ng wrote on Thu, 30 December 2010 14:37

So the rolls is a xlr mic level input. That wouldn't work with my line out from the matrix on the board, right?

I like the Presonus, but only need one output. Hmm.

The matrix out is a 1/4" that gets converted to an xlr on stage.


Yes, the Rolls would work.  Balanced matrix out 1/4 " TRS to balanced XLR Rolls in.




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Tim Padrick

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Re: Headphones for Drummer
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2011, 09:43:08 pm »

You want something with a protective limiter, such as:

http://www.rockonaudio.com/package.php

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/Shure-P4HW-Hard wired-Bodypack-for-PSM-400-Systems?sku=243606

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Re: Headphones for Drummer
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 11:18:17 am »

Thanks.

For headphones, I know there's in-ear ones. Do drummers (we have 3) ever share headphones? I'm thinking of getting over the ear headphones cause they're cheaper. Not really sure where to look though, should any "studio" headphones work like the Audio Technica ATH-22?
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