how do you plug in the headphone on this amp there is no output for headphone?
I have the Emotiva Mini-X and used it with the Q701. I liked the pairing; it brought a bit more impact to the bass than my tube amp and had a nice, big soundstage. A couple things to be careful about:
Be very careful using a TRS to banana plugs adapter on other amps. The Emotiva has common ground, so it's fine, but such an adapter will ruin the amp and/ or headphones if you use it on an amp without common ground (for example, the cheap Topping T-amps).
You will want resistors. BTG Audio can add them to their adapters. Without resistors, there will be some noise with no music playing and the music will get loud very fast at low positions on the volume knob.
If you don't want to wait for a custom adapter, you can build one yourself easily, even if you can't solder. I made one using a Switchcraft model 1230 TRS female jack (it has screw terminals inside, instead of solder terminals, so you just tighten the wires to the screws). If you try to make your own, you only need 3 wires -- one for R+, one for L+, and one for the sleeve on the TRS jack, which you can connect to either L- or R- on the amp (it makes no difference which). For the resistors, you can buy a 300 ohm 1/8" to 1/4" adapter on Ebay for cheap.
You can make a really cheap adapter by chopping the end off a TRS extension cable, just make sure you can tell which wire is ground.
You will not blow the drivers unless you try to and don't use resistors. With 300 ohm resistors, I'm only getting around 120 mw max into my HE-400. I plugged some Apple earbuds into my Emotiva with no resistors (around 13 W), and they didn't blow until I turned the volume knob to max. Then they made a nice spark and a little smoke Between the higher resistance of the Q701 and the beefier drivers, they might not even blow at max power with no resistors. Not that I would try. With 300 ohm resistors, there is no chance they would blow.
Edited by manbear - 11/24/13 at 8:56am