PPA as a pre-amp?
- Thread starter Watchdog
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| Originally Posted by Watchdog |
If I took the headphone out of the PPA and hooked it up to a power amp, how well would this work? How would it compare to a good pre-amp?
| Originally Posted by sacd lover |
Use a stereo rca to 1/4" adapter($2-3) and you can drive the interconnects from the headphone output. This will let you see the result without having to change anything. In fact, if you like the results you can continue to use the ppa in that manner, and simply pull the adapter out when you want to listen to your headphones.
| Originally Posted by fiddler |
No this won't work, as the topology of the PPA requires the signal ground to be separate from output ground.
Check those threads for more info. Basically, to use the PPA as a preamp you have to add extra line out jacks that are grounded to signal ground rather than output ground.