the headphones wouldnt be volume matched so one may be too loud for one person and fine for another
Add a volume attenuator. Like this: http://www.amazon.com/Shure-Level-Attenuator-Listening-Controller/dp/B00029U0X6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
i think it would stop the upgrades as its sq is supposed to be the best out there among portable setups
regarding volumes, one person would have to use the attentuator, in the post above yours
Such a hard configuration decision.
MY GF...loves accurate sound.
does not want to buy 3 systems, and 3 pre-amps and amps
She wants audiophile quality...
Car system (one wire harness)
home system. (another wire harness)
home 2 (another wire harness) Floor standers
Home 3 (another wire harness) Mini monitors
current inventory ;
Macbook Pro with pure music
(2) McIntosh 400 watt 4 channel amplifiers*
Magnaplanar Typani 1d
*the amplifiers have AMP quick disconnects- so one plug makes all the signal and power and speaker level inputs and 12 volt turn on. She has a car battery at home and may buy a 14.4 volt power supply.
Digital source home is Macbook Pro using USB (controlled by iphone and remote app)
or AirTunes using SPDIF optical from Airport express controlled by iPhone or Macbook Pro. (so she can work and move around)
XLR combo jacks use (2) 1/4 TRS inch jacks to vertically bi-amp her Magneplanar Tympani 1D speakers which love current (and her amps Mcintosh MC431 are high current and can be bridged and safely operated at 4ohms).
Digital source is IPhone 5 with ANNOYING CCK adapter to USB. Uses Siri for playlists and music requests.
XLR runs to her amps USING TTRS 1/4 COMBO JACKS.
One 4 channel McIntosh MC431 amp runs her Her tweeter via a passive 2 way with a BG Radia planar Neo 10 midrange, and Scan Speak 18w 7242 midbass drivers
One McIntosh MC440M 6 channel amp runs her subs (bridging 2 channels for 3 10" a/d/s RS-10 dual voice coil 6 ohm subs in series and parellel for 4 ohm load at 200 watts) and the remaining 4 50 watt channels run her rear door speakers passively bi amped.
On Ski slope:
Digital source is iPhone 5 with CCK (Uggh fragile!!!!! can we make a custom lighting to square USB cable to avoid this???)
to HI-Fi M8 USB in.
Here is where we wish she went 4 pin.... oh well..... 1/4 TRS to mini plug adapter...uuuughhh to her JH-16's
debating if we should go 4 pin and 1/4" TRS instead of XLR. Reterminate her JH-16's to 4 pin. And for those times when we need TRS 1/4" use a UGH "y cable."
adapters are sad.
can anyone think of a better way to do this?? We don't want to give up the option for an untethered Macbook Pro- we thought XLR might be a good idea if she were to use some sort of balanced input parametric EQ later....but if there is a better solution..I would rather go with that. Getting away from teh Combo jacks means she needs a y-spliter for her TRS 1/4" and that could lead to hum issues.
I gots my shirt!
Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has circuitry on it, attracts women
Cons: Only 2 XLRs (could probably use a few more on the 'guns'), cannot see amp when sitting with arms crossed, amp would have been better if it glowed in the dark.
8/10 would preorder again.