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Headphone amp with a "mono" switch

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Does anyone know of a high-end headphone amp that has a "mono" switch (i.e., that will combine both channels before outputting to the headphone jack)?  I recall seeing one somewhere on this site, but can't seem to find it again, and I wasn't having much luck searching this forum (but I may not have been doing the best job of that).  Because of a hearing issue, I would like both channels combined so I hear both in the left earcup of a pair of headphones.  I realize that this may really hurt AQ, imaging, depth, etc., but it's better than not hearing what's on the right channel.

 

Many thanks!

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you can just wire up an adapter to be mono (and plug your phones into them when needed)?
 

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Many thanks for the responses.  The SPL amps are the ones I remember seeing.  I just wish that they had regular RCA jacks...

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Not ideal, but they will take an RCA to XLR adapter for input smily_headphones1.gif
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Jules, have you done yourself a favor and purchased an SPL Auditor/Phonitor yet?  I can't get enough of the pairing with my HE-500's.

Regarding the adapters, here is what you can use NA2FPMF.


Edited by rezolver - 12/6/12 at 8:07pm
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Originally Posted by rezolver View Post

Jules, have you done yourself a favor and purchased an SPL Auditor/Phonitor yet?  I can't get enough of the pairing with my HE-500's.

Regarding the adapters, here is what you can use NA2FPMF.


Not yet.  I wrote Beyerdynamic, and they said that you only need to bridge the output jacks on the A1 amp to make it run mono, which is perfect for me.  (Auditor with XLR-RCA adapters would do the same thing, but I've read that running it unbalanced isn't ideal.)  Anyway, I'm probably going to go with the A1 amp, assuming I can find one at a good price.

 

Many thanks for the great advice re. the Auditor.

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