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1/4" Female to Speaker Tabs - connect headphones to Emotiva speaker amps

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Hi, I made some extra adapters to allow headphones to be connected to speaker tabs. I used a 1/4" female neutrik, wired with Mogami Quad Star Cable, and terminated with banana clips. Price is $35 shipped within the continental US. This is quite fair considering ordering random parts Amazon will bring the cost to $25 and it is not as clean a solution. Please feel free to ask me any questions. Thanks for looking. 

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This will not work if I have an amp where both channels have separate grounds right? Cable looks great!

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This cable only works on amps that share a common ground. If they have separate grounds, then it will not work. I would have to re-terminate the 1/4" female to a 4-pin XLR or 2 3-pin XLR for balanced mode. PM if you want to discuss further details.  

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And thanks for the compliment. A little more detail on the cables. It's a Mogami Quad Star, a favorite cable amongst studios. High purity Japanese copper cable with shielding. 

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Have one sold so far. The buyer was very pleased with the quality and workmanship. He contemplating buying another 2.  I'll try to get him to write in this thread. 

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OK, idiotic question due to me having no working knowledge on speaker taps or the engineering of receivers. Would standard speaker taps on a stereo receiver share a ground? Or is this something more associated with separate amplifiers?
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Some amps/receivers have common grounds and some do not. The ones that do not share a common ground usually call their amps dual differential or some other equivalent to signify it  (and are more expensive). If you list your amp, we can try figuring it out.  

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I use a HK3480 stereo receiver. Never particularly liked the headphone jack on it, so was curious if this might be an option.
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It's 120wpc. A resistor will also be required. One can easily be placed between the L- and L+; and R- and R+. 

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How about a Pioneer SX-1050, SA-9900 and Spec 1?  Will these work for my HE-6?

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I'm unsure how well the HE-6 will handle 120 wpc @ 8 ohms. You may want to check w/ other folks using the HE-6 on receivers on the maximum wpcs. I've sold the adapter to a fellow Head-Fier who uses a 50 wpc Sherbourn and he was happen with the results. 120 wpcs may be too much. Of course, if resistors are in pathway, I'm sure it will work fine. 

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