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Receiver headphone jack doesn't work

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I purchased my Yammy RX-a3000 a few years back and the headphone jack never worked.  I was too lazy to unhook everything and take it in for service just for that as I figured I wouldn't use it that much.  Well, now I want it.  I would like to buy a separate headphone amp that would allow me to plug into the Amp and use it for headphone listening with movies/music.  I will be using a pair of old sennheiser HD650's for now until If and when I decide to upgrade.

 

If possible I would like to plug in via the front USB port in the Yammy as both my pre-outs are in use in the back for feeding separate amps.

 

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.  Thanks.

 

Mark

post #2 of 6

Chances are if you get a external headphone amplifier connected to the Yamaha (RCA output jacks) You will not get Silent Cinema headphone surround sound, just stereo audio.

I would say to take the Yamaha into a shop and see how much it would cost to fix the headphone jack.

What sources are connected to the Yamaha?

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

I am using a computer to feed the Yamaha via HDMI, which in turn feeds a projector.

 

If I go to all the trouble to unhook this beast, I would probably just buy a different newer receiver other than put more money into it.  I am running the front and centers to Mcintosh amps.

 

Does this answer your question?

 

Mark

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by acemt View Post
 

I am using a computer to feed the Yamaha via HDMI, which in turn feeds a projector.

If I go to all the trouble to unhook this beast, I would probably just buy a different newer receiver other than put more money into it.  I am running the front and centers to Mcintosh amps.

Does this answer your question?

 

I would think the best option is just to get a sound card for the PC.

So when you want to use speakers, you just keep sending audio thru the HDMI.

When you want to use headphones, just send the audio thru the sound card.

Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card, might be able to get one used ($130) off eBay.

Even cheaper would be a Creative labs Sound Blaster Z sound card, $85

An Asus Xonar DX or D1 sound card (used, $60) used with an external headphone amplifier of your choice, is another option.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

I appreciate all the input PA -

 

I was just wondering if there wasn't a simpler way to just hook up an Dac/Amplifier to either of the USB ports on either the computer or the receiver.

 

All of your suggestions require tearing something apart to install.  either fixing the tammy or opening up the computer case (I think I would have to upgrade my board as I don't have any more slots.)

 

Thanks again for your insight.

 

Mark

post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by acemt View Post
 

I appreciate all the input PA -

I was just wondering if there wasn't a simpler way to just hook up an Dac/Amplifier to either of the USB ports on either the computer or the receiver.

All of your suggestions require tearing something apart to install.  either fixing the tammy or opening up the computer case (I think I would have to upgrade my board as I don't have any more slots.)

Thanks again for your insight.

 

I'm guessing it's better to hook up something to the computer, over hooking something to the Yamaha.

Schiit Modi (USB or optical) DAC and Magni headphone amplifier, $200+tax/shipping.

Personally, i prefer optical as it allows you to still use the motherboard's on-board sound card.

Where as USB is easier, but bypasses the sound card features.

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