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Old 24th February 2009, 02:39 AM   #1
dakine is offline dakine  United States
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Default Connecting Speakers to Headphone Jack

Hello,

I have a Crown D-45 with a front panel headphone jack. It would be really convenient to plug my speakers into the jack; the rear barrier block connectors are not easily accessible when the unit is in my mobile rack.

So, I made a TRS speaker jack using unshielded wire and connected it to my 8 ohm speakers. It sounds fine but my concern is that headphones have a much higher impedance than speakers, so am I losing tone, or is there any other issue connecting speakers to a headphone jack?

Thanks!
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Old 24th February 2009, 03:07 AM   #2
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According to:
http://www.crownaudio.com/pdf/amps/136711.pdf

"The headphone output is unpadded and in parallel with the main amplifier output."
No different from the barrier strip.
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Old 25th February 2009, 02:49 AM   #3
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Thanks, this is a very cool site, I'll have to build an amp someday
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